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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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Spotify Home Changes

When I click on "Home" for the past month or so Spotify has just shown me "Recently Played" and my daily mixes. There used to be categories like "Summer Daze" and "Throwback Thursday" that were topical and were really good for discovering new music. ...

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  • When I click on "Home" for the past month or so Spotify has just shown me "Recently Played" and my daily mixes.    There used to be categories like "Summer Daze" and "Throwback Thursday" ...
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Solved!! Spotify playing podcast when I'm listening to a playlist

Hi! Spotify is automatically playing podcasts after the first song of the playlists I'm listening to. How can I prevent that? Thanks!

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  • Hi! Spotify is automatically playing podcasts after the first song of the playlists I'm listening to. How can I prevent that? Thanks!
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution Hello! How do you use spotify as an alarm on your macbook pro?

Hi there - I would like to use spotify as an alarm on my macbook pro - doesn anyone know the best way to go about this? I tried Wakefy before but had trouble using it Many thanks in advance

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  • Hi there -  I would like to use spotify as an alarm on my macbook pro - doesn anyone know the best way to go about this? I tried Wakefy before but had trouble using it   Many thanks in ad...
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Accidentally deleted songs in playlist

PlanUnlimitedCountryGermanyDeviceWindows DektopOperating SystemWindows 10 My Question or IssueI Accidentally deleted much songs in playlist. Normaly I can use CTRL+Z to restore them but not this time. The songs are gone I can't bring them back. Those...

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  • Plan Unlimited Country Germany Device Windows Dektop Operating System Windows 10   My Question or Issue I Accidentally deleted much songs in playlist. Normaly I can use CTRL+Z to ...
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Solved!! Local files will not play at all

Can't get local files to work on desktop Spotify. I have tried logging out and back in, re-installing Spotify, deselecting the local libraries and re-selecting, selecting multiple different source folders, and I cannot get local files to play. They a...

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  •   Can't get local files to work on desktop Spotify.   I have tried logging out and back in, re-installing Spotify, deselecting the local libraries and re-selecting, selecting multiple di...
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Superuser Contribution Importing Playlist from iTunes

Plan premiumFree/PremiumCountry united states Device macbook air mid 2018(iPhone 8, Samsung Galaxy 9, Macbook Pro late 2016)Operating System mojave (iOS 10, Android Oreo, Windows 10,etc.) My Question or Issuei want to upload a playlist from my itunes...

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  • Plan premium Free/Premium Country united states   Device macbook air mid 2018 (iPhone 8, Samsung Galaxy 9, Macbook Pro late 2016) Operating System mojave  (iOS 10, Android Oreo,...
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Collaborative playlist usability issues

Plan: PremiumCountry: USA Device: Issue on Macbook Air but replicated on Lenovo laptopsOS: Issue on MacOS but also replicated on Windows 10 I've shared a link to a collaborative playlist with a few friends and unfortunately, the process for adding to...

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  • Plan: Premium Country: USA   Device: Issue on Macbook Air but replicated on Lenovo laptops OS: Issue on MacOS but also replicated on Windows 10   I've shared a link to a collaborative...
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Superuser Contribution Spotify Errors

PlanPremiumCountryGermanyDeviceMacbook Pro late 2014Operating Systemmac os mojave 10.14.1 My Question or IssueA while ago, the following problem accured: when I tried playing songs I've searched, Spotify wouldnt play them, without showing a error rep...

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  • Plan Premium Country Germany Device Macbook Pro late 2014 Operating System mac os mojave 10.14.1   My Question or Issue A while ago, the following problem accured: when I tried playing...
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Superuser Contribution Recent Artists Sync won't appear if played from desktop

Device(Macbook Air) My Question or IssueWhen I play Spotify Premium from my mobile device, my 'Recently Played Artists' updates regularly and ordinarily. However when I play music from my desktop, none of these artists are added to the list. I am def...

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  • Device (Macbook Air)   My Question or Issue When I play Spotify Premium from my mobile device, my 'Recently Played Artists' updates regularly and ordinarily. However when I play music from m...
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Superuser Contribution Equalizer mac

Hi there! i´am trying to equalize my mac and i cant find any program fot it. Could anyone help me with this? i know there are some windows software for it (equalice spotify), but does exist any for mac? thanks!

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  • Hi there! i´am trying to equalize my mac and i cant find any program fot it. Could anyone help me with this? i know there are some windows software for it (equalice spotify), but does exist any for m...
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Superuser Contribution Burn To CD

In spotify It says Itunes on the left side. I have created a new play list in Itunes and called it burn. So I can burn my CD's in Itunes. Now burn shows up in spotify but when I go to add a song from spotify to the new playlist called burn. It doesn'...

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  • In spotify It says Itunes on the left side. I have created a new play list in Itunes and called it burn. So I can burn my CD's in Itunes. Now burn shows up in spotify but when I go to add a song from...
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New bug in 1.0.2.6: Click album art to go to current song does not work

DescriptionIn previous versions of Spotify desktop for Mac, the user could click the album art in the lower left corner to navigate to the currently playing song in the current playlist. With the upgrade to 1.0.2.6.g9977a14b, this function no longer ...

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  • Description In previous versions of Spotify desktop for Mac, the user could click the album art in the lower left corner to navigate to the currently playing song in the current playlist. With the u...
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how to play more than one song in an album

Plan PremiumDevice Macbook pro When you find an album you like in spotify, it lists all the tracks. If you hit play on one track,it plays that track, then, intead of playing the next track, it always plays the Kungs, cooking on 3 burners. Much as I l...

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  • Plan Premium Device Macbook pro   When you find an album you like in spotify, it lists all the tracks.  If you hit play on one track,it plays that track, then, intead of playing the...
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Superuser Contribution Discover Weekly: Song selection completely useless since last week

I've been a great fan of that feature for years now, discoverd loads of great tracks with that feature. But suddenly this weeks selection is completely rubbish. 90% German bands that I dislike, no Hip Hop or Electronic which usually can be found in m...

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  • I've been a great fan of that feature for years now, discoverd loads of great tracks with that feature.  But suddenly this weeks selection is completely rubbish. 90% German bands that I dislike...
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playlists take too long or doesn´t load at all

Plan familyPremiumCountry Mexico Device imacOperating System high sierra Hello, im hoping someone here can help me with these issue, for a long time i've been having this problem, ever since i used spotify on my 2011 mac laptop and now on my new imac...

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  • Plan family Premium Country Mexico   Device imac Operating System high sierra   Hello, im hoping someone here can help me with these issue, for a long time i've been having this prob...
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Shuffle is broken for one specific playlist

EDIT: Shuffle is working again. See reply. Plan: PremiumCountry: Netherlands Device: MacbookOperating System: MacOS Mojave 10.14.5 My Question or Issue: The "Shuffle" functionality seems to be broken for one specific playlist: Techno Bunker. It's a S...

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  • EDIT: Shuffle is working again. See reply.   Plan: Premium Country: Netherlands   Device: Macbook Operating System: MacOS Mojave 10.14.5   My Question or Issue: The "Shuff...
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cant type in search bar or or use space bar as pause

plan: freecountry: denmarkdevice: macbook pro 13inch 2017system: macOS mojave 10.14.5 (18F132) when ever i try to type anything in the search bar, it doesnt show up and acts if i havent searched anthing in the first place. also spotify doesnt react i...

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  • plan: free country: denmark device: macbook pro 13inch 2017 system: macOS mojave 10.14.5 (18F132)   when ever i try to type anything in the search bar, it doesnt show up and acts if i ...
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Superuser Contribution 9,395 songs saved, but I am not allowed to save any more

I appear to have been hit with the dreaded "Epic collection friend" message which I had no idea of. I save a lot of music because in recent years I have been saving every album I like that gets released, which has turned into 2000+ songs in 2018 and ...

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  • I appear to have been hit with the dreaded "Epic collection friend" message which I had no idea of. I save a lot of music because in recent years I have been saving every album I like that gets relea...
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Chat with Spotify Support. Limit in library. 10000

PlanFree/PremiumCountrySpain Device(iPhone 6, Ipad Pro)Operating System(Mac Mini, High Sierra) Yesterday I chatted with Spotify support. In the conversation I said my doubts about the operation of the new "Your Library". They have told me this: "G: S...

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  • Plan Free/Premium Country Spain   Device (iPhone 6, Ipad Pro) Operating System (Mac Mini, High Sierra)   Yesterday I chatted with Spotify support. In the conversation I said my do...
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Spotify automatically starts up on macOS High Sierra

Whenever I log on to my MacBook it automatically starts up Spotify. I don't have Spotify in the Sytem Preferences > Users/Groups. I don't have the option in the Spotify settings. I don't see any agents or daemons in /Library/LaunchAgents or /Library/...

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  • Whenever I log on to my MacBook it automatically starts up Spotify.   I don't have Spotify in the Sytem Preferences > Users/Groups. I don't have the option in the Spotify settings. I don't ...
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