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New "Now Playing View" sidebar

Spotify is introducing a new "Now Playing View" sidebar in the desktop app and Web Player to go along with the recently released "Your Library" sidebar. The Now Playing View in the right sidebar shows the album art and info of the current song or pod...

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New Your Library sidebar

Spotify is introducing a new Your Library sidebar in the desktop app and Web Player. The new Your Library sidebar is rolling out to all desktop users now, so you will be seeing it soon if you haven't already. The new Your Library sidebar improves nav...

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Solved!! Spotify free: Music stops on MAC

Edited: Thank you very much everyone for helping! Finally I managed to correct the error and the steps are those that DerpyNerd offered and highlighted as a solution. Hi! I have a MacBook Pro, and for a week now I have a problem with the desktop app....

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[Mac] Troubleshooting Spotify

Having trouble with Spotify on your Desktop app? Here’s what to try first. Search the Community Someone might have asked your question on the Community before. So type your issue into the search box and have a look. Tip: Don't forget to check our Spo...

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Why does remote spotify stop being discoverable?

I have Spotify running on a MacOS "server" that's connected to my stereo. I often run Spotify on my laptop, which is on the same LAN, and find something I want the server version to play. Usually I can click Connect To A Device, and the server will s...

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  • I have Spotify running on a MacOS "server" that's connected to my stereo. I often run Spotify on my laptop, which is on the same LAN, and find something I want the server version to play. Usually I c...
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Superuser Contribution Add To Playlist Blinking and Can't Select

PlanPremiumCountryUSADeviceMacbook Pro 2020 IntelOperating SystemiOS 14.3.1 My Issue The issue is when I click on the three dots of a song and then select "Add To Playlist" it shows two menus blinking back and forth and I can't select the playlist I ...

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  • Plan Premium Country USA Device Macbook Pro 2020 Intel Operating System iOS 14.3.1   My Issue   The issue is when I click on the three dots of a song and then select "Add To Play...
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution Speaker Names in Spotify Menu Bar

PlanFree/PremiumCountry UK Device(iPhone SE, Macbook Air late 2016)Operating System(iOS 17.3.1, macOS 12.3.1) IssueIn the Spotify menu bar you can select a speaker, I have two Airport Express devices, both have been factory reset and renamed in the M...

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  • Plan Free/Premium Country UK   Device (iPhone SE, Macbook Air late 2016) Operating System (iOS 17.3.1,  macOS 12.3.1)   Issue In the Spotify menu bar you can select a speaker...
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Superuser Contribution Light Mode for desktop / mobile app

Hi, I've been a premium user for almost a decade now and have a Mac and iPhone, but this topic goes beyond platforms in general. I was wondering if there are any plans to have a Light Mode for the app. The extreme contrast difference between the blac...

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  • Hi,   I've been a premium user for almost a decade now and have a Mac and iPhone, but this topic goes beyond platforms in general.   I was wondering if there are any plans to have a Lig...
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Spotify crashes immediately when the desktop window opens

PlanPremiumCountryUSDeviceMacbook Pro 2015 RetinaOperating SystemCatalina 10.15.6 My Question or Issuehi, my spotify desktop client crashes immediately upon opening. catalina 10.15.6. UPDATE: Spotify opened using this command: open /Applications/Spot...

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  • Plan Premium Country US Device Macbook Pro 2015 Retina Operating System Catalina 10.15.6   My Question or Issue hi, my spotify desktop client crashes immediately upon opening. catalina...
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Superuser Contribution Facebook friend list not appearing

My Spotify account is connected through my Facebook account. I used to be able to connect with more friends on Spotify through my Facebook friends but now when I try to add friends on my Spotify on my Macbook, it is telling me that I have zero friend...

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  • My Spotify account is connected through my Facebook account. I used to be able to connect with more friends on Spotify through my Facebook friends but now when I try to add friends on my Spotify on m...
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution Desktop app for Mac doesn't open

PlanFreeCountryMexicoDeviceiMacOperating SystemMacOS Ventura 13.6.4 My Question or IssueHi! Since mid-February the Spotify desktop app for Mac doesn't open. I tried with reinstall the app and update to the latest MacOS version but the issue persists.

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  • Plan Free Country Mexico Device iMac Operating System MacOS Ventura 13.6.4   My Question or Issue Hi! Since mid-February the Spotify desktop app for Mac doesn't open. I tried with rein...
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Spotify intermittently causes wifi to slowdown on my Mac and causes kernel panic

Plan: PremiumCountry: United States Device: MacBook Pro 15 inch Early 2019 Operating System: macOS Big Sur 11.6.4 My Question or IssueWhen I use the Spotify Desktop app on Mac, it plays fine for maybe like 30 min and then all of a sudden, my internet...

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  • Plan: Premium Country: United States   Device: MacBook Pro 15 inch Early 2019  Operating System: macOS Big Sur 11.6.4   My Question or Issue When I use the Spotify Desktop ...
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Superuser Contribution Crackling/Clipping Noise on Macbook

Crackling/popping/clipping/stuttering issue that I've seen in different forums. Can't find a fix for the mac. Just started noticing it today. Please help! Macbook running macOS Catalina v10.15.6 Retina, 12 inch, 2017.

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  • Crackling/popping/clipping/stuttering issue that I've seen in different forums. Can't find a fix for the mac. Just started noticing it today.    Please help!   Macbook running macO...
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Superuser Contribution Playlist sorting and shuffle reset randomly

PlanPremium Operating SystemmacOS Sonoma I noticed on several different macOS devices that the sorting of my playlists as well as my shuffle and repeat settings randomly reset.Instead of sorting by artist (which is my preferred sorting), I find my pl...

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  •   Plan Premium   Operating System macOS Sonoma   I noticed on several different macOS devices that the sorting of my playlists as well as my shuffle and repeat settings randomly...
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Superuser Contribution Re: Issue about the Spotify Community Website

Hello this is my 1st visit to the SPOTIFY forum so apologies if I have misplaced this question: I am a co user with my partner and a week ago I am no longer able to play my playlist in sequence (as I have before) but the next song jumps to a random s...

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  • Hello this is my 1st visit to the SPOTIFY forum so apologies if I have misplaced this question: I am a co user with my partner and a week ago I am no longer able to play my playlist in sequence (as I...
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution Re: Spotify app not playing on Sonoma 14.1

I've also run into this issue. The web version of the app works fine. The desktop app appears to work but the play button etc buttons are always greyed out. I've tried restarting and reinstalling. The desktop app worked fine a week ago.Spotify for ma...

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  • I've also run into this issue. The web version of the app works fine.  The desktop app appears to work but the play button etc buttons are always greyed out. I've tried restarting and reinstalli...
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Popover menu jumps from left to right constantly

- Spotify for macOS (Intel) 1.2.31.1205.g4d59ad7c- Window is stretched enough horizontally, so right hand 'currently playing' panel is max width- Initial click on the menu button for song is high enough up the screen so the popover drops downwards- S...

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  • - Spotify for macOS (Intel) 1.2.31.1205.g4d59ad7c - Window is stretched enough horizontally, so right hand 'currently playing' panel is max width - Initial click on the menu button for song is high...
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Superuser Contribution Every song says 'Spotify can't play this song right now'

PlanFreeCountryUS DeviceMacbook Air 2015 My Question or IssueFor the last week or two, every time I try to listen to music on the web player a message comes up saying that Spotify can't play that song right now. It happens to every song, not just a p...

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  • Plan Free Country US   Device Macbook Air 2015   My Question or Issue For the last week or two, every time I try to listen to music on the web player a message comes up saying that...
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Superuser Contribution Why is my Spotify webplayer just a black screen as soon as I log in?

My webplayer has always worked fine but a few weeks ago, I stopped being able to use it on Safari because as soon as I clicked on the link, it would take me to the webplayer page but it would be black. A few days ago, I got Google Chrome and I've pla...

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  • My webplayer has always worked fine but a few weeks ago, I stopped being able to use it on Safari because as soon as I clicked on the link, it would take me to the webplayer page but it would be blac...
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[Unsolved] Desktop "Couldn't find that page" and Open at Login Error

PlanPremium CountryPortugal Device(Mac Mini M1 2020) Operating System(MacOS Monterrey 12.0.1) I've had this issue for over a week. I'm posting now because I found a solve that works for me. EDIT: The solve worked for a day, on two separate installati...

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  •   Plan Premium   Country Portugal   Device (Mac Mini M1 2020)   Operating System (MacOS Monterrey 12.0.1)   I've had this issue for over a week. I'm posting now ...
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution Error code: Accesspoint: 31 - Spodify can not detect internet connection

PlanPremium DuoDevice(iMacbook Pro Operating SystemiOS 10, My Question or IssueSpotify can not detect my internet connection. I have 207mbps connection and no issues with any other applications. I deleted Spotify app from ios and reinstalled. Now I a...

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  • Plan Premium Duo Device (iMacbook Pro  Operating System iOS 10,   My Question or Issue Spotify can not detect my internet connection. I have 207mbps connection and no issues with an...
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution The artist profiles are not loading

PlanPremiumCountryUKDevice(iPhone 8, Samsung Galaxy 9, Macbook Pro late 2016)Operating System(iOS 10, Android Oreo, Windows 10,etc.) My Question or IssueOn both the Mac app and the IOS app, the artist profiles are not loading.Using:Spotify for macOS ...

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  • Plan Premium Country UK Device (iPhone 8, Samsung Galaxy 9, Macbook Pro late 2016) Operating System (iOS 10, Android Oreo, Windows 10,etc.)   My Question or Issue On both the Mac ...
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Superuser Contribution Playlists Missing "Custom Order" Option

In the new re-design (both Mac app and Web app) it is missing the "Custom Order" option when viewing playlists and it will not allow me to rearrange playlists and playlist folders. It shows a "Creator" option, which seems redundant, I am the creator ...

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  • In the new re-design (both Mac app and Web app) it is missing the "Custom Order" option when viewing playlists and it will not allow me to rearrange playlists and playlist folders.    It ...
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Superuser Contribution Airplay devices not showing up in mac app

PlanPremiumCountryUnited STatesDeviceMacbook Pro 14-inch, 2021, M1 MaxOperating SystemMacOS Ventura My Question or Issue The mac app won't show any airplay devices other than my phone or the web browser. My iphone Spotify app can see and send audio t...

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  • Plan Premium Country United STates Device Macbook Pro 14-inch, 2021, M1 Max Operating System MacOS Ventura   My Question or Issue   The mac app won't show any airplay devices oth...
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