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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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  • bfteach
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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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Superuser Contribution Dislike/Don't play this song button is missed

I'm using desktop app on macos Ventura.Some songs I very hate but I'm found no way to block them.

  • Visitor
  • I'm using desktop app on macos Ventura. Some songs I very hate but I'm found no way to block them.
  • Alex
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Superuser Contribution Error - App freezes on MAC

Wont play or present songs though online. Plan - PremiumCountry - Denmark Device - Macbook Pro 2019Operating System iOS 11

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  • Wont play or present songs though online.  Plan - Premium Country - Denmark   Device - Macbook Pro 2019 Operating System iOS 11
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Superuser Contribution Spotify starting and playing music overnight by itself

Have a Family Plan under MAC OS Big Sur 11.1 using Spotify version 1.1.48.625.g1c87c7f7. Every morning when I awake, Spotify has started itself on my computer and is playing strange music that I have never listened to on the last speaker that I had s...

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  • Have a Family Plan under MAC OS Big Sur 11.1 using Spotify version 1.1.48.625.g1c87c7f7.  Every morning when I awake, Spotify has started itself on my computer and is playing strange music that ...
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Superuser Contribution Spotify will crash while watching a podcast and go to a grey screen

Watching podcast and out of nowhere screen will go grey with the Spotify logo in the upper left corner. No audio or video.

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  • Watching podcast and out of nowhere screen will go grey with the Spotify logo in the upper left corner. No audio or video.
  • Alex
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Superuser Contribution Liking songs doesn't sync between the mobile and the desktop app

My list of liked songs does not update anymore - songs I add from my mobile wouldn't be added to the list on my desktop app, same for the ones I would remove

  • Visitor
  • My list of liked songs does not update anymore - songs I add from my mobile wouldn't be added to the list on my desktop app, same for the ones I would remove
  • Dian
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Spotify keeps disabling "Show Local Files"

PlanPremiumCountryUKDeviceMacBook Pro (15-inch, 2017)Operating SystemmacOS Mojave 10.14.6 My Question or IssueHi,My Spotify keeps disabling the option "Show Local Files". It happends randomly, sometimes after a reboot, sometimes after I close and reo...

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  • Plan Premium Country UK Device MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2017) Operating System macOS Mojave 10.14.6   My Question or Issue Hi, My Spotify keeps disabling the option "Show Local Fil...
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Strange songs forcibly playing themselves

Hi. So today I was just watching Netflix and all of a sudden this random techno music starts playing. I found it was on Spotify and I had no clue what it was. I have never listened to it, never clicked it, never seen it. I paused it multiple times an...

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  • Hi.   So today I was just watching Netflix and all of a sudden this random techno music starts playing. I found it was on Spotify and I had no clue what it was. I have never listened to it, ne...
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Superuser Contribution [Profile] Increase public playlists limit; View more than 200 playlists

I have a premium account and I currently have 213 public playlists. But 13 of them don't appear on my profile. I just realized that Spotify has a limit of 200 public playlists, which makes absolutely no sense to me. I've been a premium user for years...

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  • I have a premium account and I currently have 213 public playlists. But 13 of them don't appear on my profile. I just realized that Spotify has a limit of 200 public playlists, which makes a...
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I had the new UI for a day, now it's gone back to the old UI

Spotify on my Mac I got the new UI yesterday 26th April, today I opened the app and it's gone back to the old UI, weird. I quite liked the new UI. --- PremiumUKMacBook Pro (2023)macOS Ventura 13.3.1

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  • Spotify on my Mac I got the new UI yesterday 26th April, today I opened the app and it's gone back to the old UI, weird. I quite liked the new UI.   ---   Premium UK MacBook Pro (2023...
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Podcasts on desktop suck, half-baked, and unusable

I'm REALLY trying to use Spotify for podcasts but it is a horrible experience. Truly terrible, esp on Desktop. There is no feed to see recently unplayed episodes. This is available via the "New Episodes" playlist on mobile phones but is missing on De...

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  • I'm REALLY trying to use Spotify for podcasts but it is a horrible experience. Truly terrible, esp on Desktop.    There is no feed to see recently unplayed episodes. This is available vi...
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Superuser Contribution Issue Report: Keyboard Shortcut Confusion Causes Unexpected Log Out on Mac Client

PlanPremium DeviceMacbook Pro M1 MAX 2021 Operating SystemMacOS 13.4 (22F66) Hello, I've been experiencing a peculiar issue with keyboard shortcuts on the Spotify Mac client that seems to be a bug. Here's the specific situation: When I use the Comman...

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  • Plan Premium   Device Macbook Pro M1 MAX 2021   Operating System MacOS 13.4 (22F66)   Hello, I've been experiencing a peculiar issue with keyboard shortcuts on the Spotify Mac...
  • Yordan
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Superuser Contribution Queue marks more than one track when moving around tracks in queue

PlanPremiumCountrySwedenDeviceMacbook Air M1, 2020Operating SystemmacOS Ventura 13.1 Hi, Whenever trying to shift a location of a track in the queue on my the desktop app (Mac), it selects another track as well, thus removing said other track from th...

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  •   Plan Premium Country Sweden Device Macbook Air M1, 2020 Operating System macOS Ventura 13.1   Hi,   Whenever trying to shift a location of a track in the queue on my the ...
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Superuser Contribution Keeps changing device during playback

Spotify keeps changing the playback device. It will switch to my Google speakers (using Google Cast) over my computer. I'll forget those speakers and it doesn't make a difference. This happens from computer and phone. I've tried reinstalling Spotify ...

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  • Spotify keeps changing the playback device.  It will switch to my Google speakers (using Google Cast) over my computer.  I'll forget those speakers and it doesn't make a difference.  T...
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Superuser Contribution Critical issue: An album in the Library keeps playing in a loop

When playing an album in the Library, it keeps playing in a loop.Steps to reproduce:1. Turn off repeating playback.2. Play any album in the Library.Results:It keeps playing indefinitely. The next album never plays.

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  • When playing an album in the Library, it keeps playing in a loop. Steps to reproduce: 1. Turn off repeating playback. 2. Play any album in the Library. Results: It keeps playing indefinitely...
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Superuser Contribution Lyrics on fullscreen (Mac) don't show up properly

PlanPremiumCountryTurkey DeviceMacBook Air M2Operating SystemmacOS Ventura 13.3.1Spotify VersionSpotify for macOS (Apple Silicon)1.2.12.902.g1924b088 My Question or IssueFullscreen lyrics: A remarkable part of the screen is left blank. When the Contr...

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  • Plan Premium Country Turkey   Device MacBook Air M2 Operating System macOS Ventura 13.3.1 Spotify Version Spotify for macOS (Apple Silicon) 1.2.12.902.g1924b088   My Question o...
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Delete/Backspace button unsaves song

In the Songs tab it is not the most obvious when the cursor is active in the search bar and often I press Delete/Backspace when I have a song selected in my list, which by default unsaves the song. I have noticed I have lost a significant number of s...

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  • In the Songs tab it is not the most obvious when the cursor is active in the search bar and often I press Delete/Backspace when I have a song selected in my list, which by default unsaves the song. I...
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    Desktop Mac
    saved music regularly gets erased
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Downloading a song causes dozens of bogus folders to be created

PremiumDeviceMacbook Pro late 2022)Clicking the download arrow causes many folders with names like "02b" 04c" to be created in the designated folder. Plus a "Index" file. No music is downloaded. Tried reinstalling.

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  • Premium Device Macbook Pro late 2022) Clicking the download arrow causes many folders with names like "02b" 04c" to be created in the designated folder. Plus a "Index" file. No music is downloaded...
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Superuser Contribution Can't remove Spotify from background items

Hi all, I'm on macOS Ventura 13.4 (M2 Pro). I can't get rid of this background item. Uninstalling Spotify didn't help either. Is there any solution to this? Thanks in advance. Hakan PS: Screenshot attached below

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  • Hi all,   I'm on macOS Ventura 13.4 (M2 Pro). I can't get rid of this background item. Uninstalling Spotify didn't help either. Is there any solution to this? Thanks in advance.   Hakan...
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Applescript "starred" property returns Error

Plan: PremiumVersion: 1.1.18.611.g9cc9bdc9Country: New ZealandDevice: Macbook Pro 2016Operating System: Mojave The Applescript API still has a "starred" property for the current track, which I believe refers to the old system of starring tracks in Sp...

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  • Plan: Premium Version: 1.1.18.611.g9cc9bdc9 Country: New Zealand Device: Macbook Pro 2016 Operating System: Mojave   The Applescript API still has a "starred" prop...
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