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Jam now available on Desktop

Spotify is bringing Jam to the desktop app! 拾 ️ Now you can start or join a listening party with your friends, family, colleagues, and classmates, with the Spotify desktop app in addition to the mobile app. Although you can listen on your own, Jam in...

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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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Latest update messed up the user interface !!!

PlanPremiumCountryCanada DeviceMacBook Pro early 2015Operating SystemOS X El Capitan (Version 10.11.6) My Question or IssueEver since I've updated my desktop app (to version 1.1.28.721.g5b5ee660) a really annoying glitch has appeared.I attached a gif...

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  • Plan Premium Country Canada   Device MacBook Pro early 2015 Operating System OS X El Capitan (Version 10.11.6)   My Question or Issue Ever since I've updated my desktop app (to v...
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Spotify On Mac Pro Randomly Stopped allowing adding and deleting of playlists

Spotify PremiumUSA | Mac Pro 2019 It seems like every time there is an update something goes wrong with Spotify. I thought leaving Android and going to iPhone, which actually worked wonderfully would have solved all my problems, but now for no reason...

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  • Spotify Premium USA | Mac Pro 2019   It seems like every time there is an update something goes wrong with Spotify.  I thought leaving Android and going to iPhone, which actually worked ...
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Files in local folder won't show/sync now?!?

Now songs I'm adding to that folder don't show in desktop or phone app, songs that had been in that folder do. Ughh, wasted two hours trying to figure this out. Mac on Catalina.

  • Music Fan
  • Now songs I'm adding to that folder don't show in desktop or phone app, songs that had been in that folder do. Ughh, wasted two hours trying to figure this out. Mac on Catalina.
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Playlists not playing all songs in order

PlanPremiumCountryUnited StatesDeviceMultiple recent MacBooks / iMac / MacMini / Mac ProOperating SystemOS 10.14.6Spotify Build:11.28.721 My Question or Issue:When playing a large playlist in order (not shuffle) Spotify is consistently skipping track...

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  • Plan Premium Country United States Device Multiple recent MacBooks / iMac / MacMini / Mac Pro Operating System OS 10.14.6 Spotify Build: 11.28.721   My Question or Issue: When playin...
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¡Vaya! Algo no ha ido como debía. Volver a cargar

PlanFree/PremiumCountry Device(iPhone 8, Samsung Galaxy 9, Macbook Pro late 2016)Operating System(iOS 10, Android Oreo, Windows 10,etc.) My Question or IssueNo me deja buscar música en el navegador y si la instalo no deja escuchar música pero si pued...

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  • Plan Free/Premium Country   Device (iPhone 8, Samsung Galaxy 9, Macbook Pro late 2016) Operating System (iOS 10, Android Oreo, Windows 10,etc.)   My Question or Issue ...
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Alignment icons and times

PlanPremium (family)CountryItaly DeviceMacbook Pro (13-inch, 2017, Two Thunderbolt 3 ports)Operating SystemCatalina 10.15.4 My Question or IssueI'm not sure that the alignment of the time is correctly position. Should it to stay under the clock icon?

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  • Plan Premium (family) Country Italy   Device Macbook Pro (13-inch, 2017, Two Thunderbolt 3 ports) Operating System Catalina 10.15.4   My Question or Issue I'm not sure ...
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Siri on Mac (OS X catalina)

PlanPremiumCountryItaly DeviceMacBook Pro 2019Operating SystemOS X Catalina My Question when you try to use siri to check spotify, it is impossible because I am asked to update from the mac app store

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  • Plan Premium Country Italy   Device MacBook Pro 2019 Operating System OS X Catalina    My Question   when you try to use siri to check spotify, it is impossible becaus...
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Play/Pause + Last/Next Track media keys stopped working

Device: Macbook Pro late 2016, 13-in, 2016Operating System: macOS Catalina V. 10.15.3 My Question or Issue I've been using the Spotify desktop app for a while and suddenly the play/pause and next/last track buttons stopped working. I tried playing so...

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  • Device: Macbook Pro late 2016, 13-in, 2016 Operating System: macOS Catalina V. 10.15.3   My Question or Issue   I've been using the Spotify desktop app for a while and suddenly th...
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Superuser Contribution friends cannot see my activity on their friend feed

A friend has just told me that my activity doesn't pop up on her feed.I've never done a private session & am constantly listening to music, so I can't figure out why I wouldn't be showing up.I decided to toggle some of the settings ("Share my activit...

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  • ...ctivity feed.  Anyone know what else I can do to make sure my activity is public for my friends? Thank you!! 
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Superuser Contribution Two different devices using my Spotify account can play different songs at the same time! Why?

Hi there everybody.. When playing a song on Spotify on my Mac - I used to be able to change it using Spotify on my iPad. I like this feature. It was like using my iPad as a controller. But since about 6 months ago, it stopped working, meaning I can a...

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  • Hi there everybody..   When playing a song on Spotify on my Mac - I used to be able to change it using Spotify on my iPad. I like this feature. It was like using my iPad as a controller. &nbs...
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click next to the song doesn't show the track in the playlist anymore

Hey,since I updated my spotify version a few days ago a for me very importend function doesn't work anymore:when i play a playlist with a lot of tracks inside i could click next to the titel of the song and artist in the low left corner and inside th...

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  • Hey, since I updated my spotify version a few days ago a for me very importend function doesn't work anymore: when i play a playlist with a lot of tracks inside i could click next to the titel of t...
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Pop Up Button on the Mac

On the Mac, there is button to make a small square pop up with your music that allows you to skip songs and pause. This was working around early March, however, it is not working now, which is a little inconvenient because I used to use it a lot to h...

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  • On the Mac, there is button to make a small square pop up with your music that allows you to skip songs and pause. This was working around early March, however, it is not working now, which is a litt...
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Superuser Contribution Friend Activity not updating properly on Desktop

PlanPremiumCountry: Australia Device Macbook Air 2017Operating SystemMac Version 10.13.2(High Sierra) My Question or IssueMy friend activity keeps blanking out and I normally follow 40 people but only 10 people are coming up on my Friend Activity

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  •   Plan Premium Country: Australia    Device  Macbook Air 2017 Operating System Mac Version 10.13.2(High Sierra)   My Question or Issue My friend activity keeps bla...
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution Next song starts somewhere in the middle

On some playlists (the last one this happened on was "Deep House Relax") when one song ends it starts the next some somewhere in the middle after an unusually long crossfade. After some investigation, it seems this is a feature that some playlists ha...

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  • On some playlists (the last one this happened on was "Deep House Relax") when one song ends it starts the next some somewhere in the middle after an unusually long crossfade.  After some invest...
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Plan: PremiumCountry: USA DeviceMacbook Pro late 2015Operating SystemMacOS Catalina 10.15.3 My Question or IssueOver the past few days, my friend activity feed has failed to update and at times friends have stopped appearing from the feed. I only fol...

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  • Plan: Premium Country: USA   Device Macbook Pro late 2015 Operating System MacOS Catalina 10.15.3   My Question or Issue Over the past few days, my friend activity feed has failed ...
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Filter is back in Albums view! But it doesn't quite work right.

Thank you for finally adding a filter function to the Albums view. This is a looonnnng overdue feature. I'm glad to see that it's there and that it filters the grid of albums as you type. One problem:It only filters on the album title. If I type "Rad...

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  • Thank you for finally adding a filter function to the Albums view. This is a looonnnng overdue feature. I'm glad to see that it's there and that it filters the grid of albums as you type.   On...
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Recently played artist not updating

PlanPremium Operating SystemmacOS Catalina 10.15.3 My Question or IssueYet another post about recently played artists not updating! There's a number of posts regarding this that have been closed claiming that it's been fixed.. it hasn't, it's still a...

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  • Plan Premium   Operating System macOS Catalina 10.15.3   My Question or Issue Yet another post about recently played artists not updating! There's a number of posts regarding this th...
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Can't seem to get rid of "sponsored" banner on Browse page

HiWhen I opened up Spotify there was a huge banner advertising Post Malone with the small letters saying it was sponsored content. I'm a premium subscriber so why am I still getting an advert. I've attached a file to show what I mean. There seems to ...

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  • Hi When I opened up Spotify there was a huge banner advertising Post Malone with the small letters saying it was sponsored content. I'm a premium subscriber so why am I still getting an advert. I've...
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Superuser Contribution Can't delete playlists on macbook

Premium Device(Macbook pro 2017 13" & 2018 15")Operating System(catalina) I can't seem to delete playlists on either of my macbooks. I click delete but nothing happens. This is the case for the sidebar as well as my public playlists screen. Persists ...

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  • ...appens. This is the case for the sidebar as well as my public playlists screen. Persists even after removing Spotify and redownloading it.    Gave it a go on my iphone and it worked. &n...
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution Podcasts (saved and suggestions) disappeared? Menu gone?

After the last update I just performed, I can't access any podcasts anymore. No menu for them any more. When I search for podcasts, I get a completely non-responsive menu that gives me nothing. All my saved podcasts have disappeared as well. Premium ...

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  • After the last update I just performed, I can't access any podcasts anymore. No menu for them any more.   When I search for podcasts, I get a completely non-responsive menu that gives me nothi...
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