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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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Unavailable song when playing remote

Hello! When controlling my macbook via spotify connect with my iphone, it regularly happens that a song is unavailable. I don’t understand why. I had that for example with « Are you passionate? » by Neil Young. Back on my iphone, it worked perfectly....

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  • Hello!   When controlling my macbook via spotify connect with my iphone, it regularly happens that a song is unavailable. I don’t understand why. I had that for example with « Are you passiona...
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constantly freezes

freezes constantly. can't browse without it freezing. just turns black with the loading image. i click on an artist and it freezes midway. click on one of my playlists and it freezes. click play on a song and it freezes and won't play the song. somet...

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  • freezes constantly. can't browse without it freezing. just turns black with the loading image. i click on an artist and it freezes midway. click on one of my playlists and it freezes. click play on a...
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Solved!! Is there a way to solve?

I would like to select multiple songs to put them in a playlist on Spotify. It is about 300 tracks. It's a hard job to do it manually and I was wondering if you could do something alternative to simplify the process.I await a reply,Thank you.

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  • I would like to select multiple songs to put them in a playlist on Spotify. It is about 300 tracks. It's a hard job to do it manually and I was wondering if you could do something alternative to simp...
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Macbook Pro & Bluetooth

The Spotify app for Mac seems to take over bluetooth and do a few weird things. If I am playing music through Spotify with my Bose QC35's and I have some other audio source coming from the computer (anything at all, an ad, notification, you tube vide...

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  • The Spotify app for Mac seems to take over bluetooth and do a few weird things.   If I am playing music through Spotify with my Bose QC35's and I have some other audio source coming from the c...
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution Only plays 2 songs

Since some days my spotify premium only plays two songs and then stops.After the first song it will play the second song in line while the information bar at the bottom still shows the first song it played, after that song is done it stops playing al...

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  • Since some days my spotify premium only plays two songs and then stops. After the first song it will play the second song in line while the information bar at the bottom still sh...
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Superuser Contribution wont search for new music

Spotify wont let me search for music on my macbook air, it is only searching for my own playlists.. when I search for an artist or a song, spotify displays the message "your search did not match anything in our catalouge. Please ensure all words are ...

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  • Spotify wont let me search for music on my macbook air, it is only searching for my own playlists.. when I search for an artist or a song, spotify displays the message "your search did not match anyt...
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Superuser Contribution 'Popular' tracks will not play

Hello, For about a month now, any tracks in 'popular' under an artist will not play. If I view a song from here in the original album it will. Any ideas why and how to fix it? Holly

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  • Hello,   For about a month now, any tracks in 'popular' under an artist will not play. If I view a song from here in the original album it will. Any ideas why and how to fix it?   Holly
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BUG - newest update add to playlist UI

I keep my playlists in folders and this looks like a UI bug. Steps: 1. Right click track2. Add to playlist3. View dropdowns for each folder, playlists in folders are missing. They are visible in the playlists panel. UPDATE: Dragging and dropping DOES...

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  • I keep my playlists in folders and this looks like a UI bug. Steps:   1. Right click track 2. Add to playlist 3. View dropdowns for each folder, playlists in folders are missing. They a...
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Solved!! High CPU usage on OSX

Hi guys When I'm listening to Spotify from time to time the fans on my MacBook spin up and CPU usage of Spotify Helper rises up to 40%.Apart from that CPU usage is around 3-7% Is that normal?? Specs: MacBook Pro Retina 13" Late 20132.4Ghz8Gb RAMOSX Y...

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  • Hi guys   When I'm listening to Spotify from time to time the fans on my MacBook spin up and CPU usage of Spotify Helper rises up to 40%. Apart from that CPU usage is around 3-7%   Is ...
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Spotify won't shuffle songs added by others in our collaborative playlist

I started a collaborative playlist to end the constant fist fights over who gets to 'dj' at the office. Two of my colleagues can see this collaborative playlist, and they've succesfully added songs to it. So far so good. However, when I play this pla...

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  • I started a collaborative playlist to end the constant fist fights over who gets to 'dj' at the office. Two of my colleagues can see this collaborative playlist, and they've succesfully added songs t...
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Solved!! Spotify will not install on Mac OS 10.11.6

I have the latest version of Mac OS X software El Capitan 10.11.6. When I download the Spotify app and install it, it says that it is a Power PC program and is not supported on my Intel based iMac. What's the deal? This really shouldn't be happening ...

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  • I have the latest version of Mac OS X software El Capitan 10.11.6. When I download the Spotify app and install it, it says that it is a Power PC program and is not supported on my Intel based iM...
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Playlist Image Rotates 90 degrees

Every time I attempt to add a picture cover to one of my playlists, the image rotates 90 degrees and I cannot seem to fix it. I used to be able to trick this issue by rotating the original image so this glitch would restore it to its upright position...

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  • Every time I attempt to add a picture cover to one of my playlists, the image rotates 90 degrees and I cannot seem to fix it. I used to be able to trick this issue by rotating the original image so t...
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Try doing better

I'm typing this on a $2500 MacBook Pro I purchased 9 years ago. It's in like new condition. I've updated to a SSD 2 years ago. Apple doesn't appreciate customers like myself, and won't offer an OSX update that functions other than 10.7.5. The only th...

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  • I'm typing this on a $2500 MacBook Pro I purchased 9 years ago. It's in like new condition. I've updated to a SSD 2 years ago. Apple doesn't appreciate customers like myself, and won't offer an OSX u...
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Spotify freezes when I try to login on my Macbook

I accidentally logged out of my Spotify Premium account from my Macbook about a week ago. When I try to log in again it now freezes. I type my email and then my password and hit log in and then the boxes fade and nothing happens. As if it is stuck in...

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  • I accidentally logged out of my Spotify Premium account from my Macbook about a week ago.  When I try to log in again it now freezes. I type my email and then my password and hit log in and the...
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School blocked spotify, but i accidentally clicked download. Now i cant play the song

School blocked spotify, but i accidentally clicked download. then afterwards i tried to download the song with 4g, but it keeps on downloading and doesnt download. WHen i try to play it, it says 'cant play the song'. Howeverm on my phone, the same so...

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  • School blocked spotify, but i accidentally clicked download. then afterwards i tried to download the song with 4g, but it keeps on downloading and doesnt download. WHen i try to play it, it says...
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Add a source (album bought from Itunes) not working - Mac OXS

Hi Community An album is not available in France, so I wanted to add it as a source - local file - and I bought the album via Itunes.I don't get why I can't now add it, it's grey. (I converted the file .mpa to .mp3 but it is not working).What can I d...

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  • Hi Community 🙂   An album is not available in France, so I wanted to add it as a source - local file - and I bought the album via Itunes. I don't get why I can't now add it, it's grey. (I co...
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Friends I follow not appearing all of a sudden

I didn't see any other topics about this, so here goes.... The people I follow have always been listed in the upper right corner, when using the Mac desktop app. Today, they suddenly disappeared and it's replaced by what says "See what your friends a...

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  • I didn't see any other topics about this, so here goes....   The people I follow have always been listed in the upper right corner, when using the Mac desktop app.  Today, they suddenly d...
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Playlist images not updating

Hey!! Every time I seem to make a playlist or change the images the playlist images never update!! This is so annoying as I like to change them frequently but they never change from the old photos, what can I do to make them update??? Thanks heaps

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  • Hey!! Every time I seem to make a playlist or change the images the playlist images never update!! This is so annoying as I like to change them frequently but they never change from the old photos, w...
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Superuser Contribution Lost my playlists

Hi all, I lost all my playlists. And I can not find the option recover playlist as suggested by Spotify. Can anayone help me. Srange thing is al my album are stil there same goes with the songs. Thanks Marcel

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  • Hi all,   I lost all my playlists. And I can not find the option recover playlist as suggested by Spotify.   Can anayone help me. Srange thing is al my album are stil there same goes wi...
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Can't scroll on Mac

I've seen a simliar topic to this but there was no solution present. I cant slowly scroll down like I used to be able to do and the space bar is rarely present (???) I can only scroll when Im in the left coloumn while choosing a playlist but never wh...

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  • I've seen a simliar topic to this but there was no solution present. I cant slowly scroll down like I used to be able to do and the space bar is rarely present (???) I can only scroll when Im in the ...
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