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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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Discover weekly not updating

My discover weekly wont update, its been a few weeks, url:spotify:user:spotify:playlist:37i9dQZEVXcIltJd0OOIwu I log on through facebook, have tried logging out and back, and unfollowing the playlist but no luck. Thanks

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  • My discover weekly wont update, its been a few weeks, url: spotify:user:spotify:playlist:37i9dQZEVXcIltJd0OOIwu   I log on through facebook, have tried logging out and back, and unfollowing t...
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anyone found a solution to this issue?

Anyone else getting, "service temporarily unavailable, please try again later?" I recently get this notice each time I attempt to open Spotify on my computer. It use to function fine until I closed it recently. Now I cannot log back in. Suggestions?

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  • Anyone else getting, "service temporarily unavailable, please try again later?" I recently get this notice each time I attempt to open Spotify on my computer. It use to function fine until I closed i...
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Infinity loading for any content out of saved songs

Loads for 20 minutes before I can access content outside of saved songs. MACLatest V of app as of posted date.

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  • Loads for 20 minutes before I can access content outside of saved songs.   MAC Latest V of app as of posted date.
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Mac Desktop App won't search and doesn't quit

I have had this problem which seems relatively common based on searching the community but all the suggested fixes don't work. I'm on Mac 10.13.2 (High Sierra), I've tried reinstalling twice, restarted and shut down both application and then computer...

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  • I have had this problem which seems relatively common based on searching the community but all the suggested fixes don't work.   I'm on Mac 10.13.2 (High Sierra), I've tried reinstalling twice...
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Spotify Constantly Buffering/Loading, Fixed Temporarily After Clean Uninstall, Then Issue Returns

Hello, I have had a recurring issue with Spotify on my Mac for over a year or so. Spotify constantly is stuck on a loading/buffering screen immediately when I turn on my computer. If I try to click on a playlist, an artist profile, or anything really...

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  • Hello,   I have had a recurring issue with Spotify on my Mac for over a year or so. Spotify constantly is stuck on a loading/buffering screen immediately when I turn on my computer. If I try t...
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Spotify uploaded private files!

Spotify automatically uploaded some private audio files that were in my iTunes folders. How can I delete them from Spotify? (I looked for a Spotify folder under "Application Support" and there isn't one. Also, I can't seem to find a Cache on my compu...

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  • Spotify automatically uploaded some private audio files that were in my iTunes folders. How can I delete them from Spotify?   (I looked for a Spotify folder under "Application Support" and the...
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Black screen when opening on Mac

Error from terminal: [0108/165357.277444:ERROR:gles2_cmd_decoder.cc(12112)] [.DisplayCompositor-0x7ffefb05fe00]GL ERROR :GL_INVALID_VALUE : glScheduleCALayerCHROMIUM: unsupported texture format

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  • Error from terminal:  [0108/165357.277444:ERROR:gles2_cmd_decoder.cc(12112)] [.DisplayCompositor-0x7ffefb05fe00]GL ERROR :GL_INVALID_VALUE : glScheduleCALayerCHROMIUM: unsupported texture forma...
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Spotify keeps stoping after playing a song

This is an issue I've had on multiple devices when casting to the Chromecast in my Vizio. I got premium specifically for being able to cast it to my TV and speakers. It happens on my iPhone and Mac and the Web player when using google chrome. It's re...

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  • This is an issue I've had on multiple devices when casting to the Chromecast in my Vizio. I got premium specifically for being able to cast it to my TV and speakers. It happens on my iPhone and Mac a...
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Spotify keeps changing "launch on startup" option by itself

TL;DRI KNOW how to disable auto-launch option, I don't know how to STOP Spotify from reactivating automatically auto-launch option. I'm running Mac OS Yosemite 10.10.2 (up-to-date as of today) and everytime I launch Spotify, the "launch on startup" o...

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  • TL;DR I KNOW how to disable auto-launch option, I don't know how to STOP Spotify from reactivating automatically auto-launch option.     I'm running Mac OS Yosemite 10.10.2 (u...
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spotify playlist picture

Hi! I am a spotify premium user and I am having a problem with uploading a picture to my playlist from my desktop. The picture I want turns grey and spotify doesn't allow me to use it as a playlist cover. How do I change that, if I can?Thanks!

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  • Hi! I am a spotify premium user and I am having a problem with uploading a picture to my playlist from my desktop. The picture I want turns grey and spotify doesn't allow me to use it as a playlist c...
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I fixed the horrible Mac [Desktop] experience!

Pulled this mess together by stealing from other ideas. I take no credit for any of this, just wanted to make this somewhat convuleted fix available. I won't help you set it up, so don't ask me. (You can ask, but I won't help.....) In a nutshell, it ...

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  • Pulled this mess together by stealing from other ideas. I take no credit for any of this, just wanted to make this somewhat convuleted fix available. I won't help you set it up, so don't ask me. (You...
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app won't start in macbook

I can't get the app to open in my Macbook Pro (High Sierra 10.13.2). It just bounces for a few seconds and then disappears. Any suggestions?

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  • I can't get the app to open in my Macbook Pro (High Sierra 10.13.2). It just bounces for a few seconds and then disappears. Any suggestions? 
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Unable to stream with Spotify connect on my Bluesound powernode

I am unable to stream some of my playlists on my Bluesound Powernode.When I select music from the playlists that I imported from Itunes and try to stream to my powernode, I get the faultmessage "Kan dit nu niet afspelen" (or in english 'unable to str...

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  • I am unable to stream some of my playlists on my Bluesound Powernode. When I select music from the playlists that I imported from Itunes and try to stream to my powernode, I get the faultmessage "Ka...
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Spotify crashes as soon as I open it

As soon as i open spotify it shuts down on me. I've tried reinstalling the program...deleting all the cashes and everything, still the same problem. Ive tried closing my wifi, open spotify in offline mode, then log out, then put wifiback then log in....

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  • As soon as i open spotify it shuts down on me. I've tried reinstalling the program...deleting all the cashes and everything, still the same problem. Ive tried closing my wifi, open spotify in offline...
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Mac app not working & an odd message

Got a message along the lines of"Spotify is not an approved business application. Use the web player" I did an uninstall and reinstall and it started working again, but just wondering if I have to worry about this happening again.

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  • Got a message along the lines of "Spotify is not an approved business application. Use the web player"   I did an uninstall and reinstall and it started working again, but just wondering if I...
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Device Connect for Macbook

Be able to select only devices on your current wifi network.

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  • Be able to select only devices on your current wifi network.
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Spotify advanced settings for crossfade and volume level keep resetting to off

Everytime I restart the spotify app on my mac running high sierra it resets the cross fade and volume level to off. I tried reinstalling the app and that didn't seem to do anything.

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  • Everytime I restart the spotify app on my mac running high sierra it resets the cross fade and volume level to off. I tried reinstalling the app and that didn't seem to do anything.
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Cannot add to playlist

Recently have a issue where nested playlists are not shown when trying to add a track - see attached - only become an issue recently and the only change I am aware of making lately was increasing the audio quality - any ideas ??

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  • Recently have a issue where nested playlists are not shown when trying to add a track - see attached - only become an issue recently and the only change I am aware of making lately was increasing the...
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