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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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  • dtulman14
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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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Solved!! Spotify Won't play local files!

OK, it's getting to the point where I am about to cancel my account. I add files to Spotify (I have the folder selected as a source in preferences) and when I go to play it, I get the; "This track was added as a local file. If you have the file on yo...

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  • OK, it's getting to the point where I am about to cancel my account.    I add files to Spotify (I have the folder selected as a source in preferences) and when I go to play it, I get the;...
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Spotify slow to start up? Solved! (Windows 7)

Like many of you I've noticed Spotify can take a very long time to start up as of late. On a hunch I took a look at where it was trying to pull local sources from. Sure enough my downloads folder was one of the options. Here's the thing. Windows 7 ha...

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  • Like many of you I've noticed Spotify can take a very long time to start up as of late.  On a hunch I took a look at where it was trying to pull local sources from.  Sure enough my download...
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Superuser Contribution Playlists currently not showing up on profile when you follow them. [BUG]

Currently when you follow a playlist on spotify it will still show up in your playlist folder but will not show up on your profile. I have tested this with many people following my playlist and it wont show up for them or me. Not a big issue but stil...

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  • Currently when you follow a playlist on spotify it will still show up in your playlist folder but will not show up on your profile. I have tested this with many people following my playlist and it wo...
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Crashing, and it's the GAP ad with the video causing it

I'm new to Spotify (a whole 4 hours now!) and I'm already having constant crashes. I've seen other users with complaints that the discover page makes the app crash. Mine does too, and it's reproducible. There's a GAP ad banner at the top with a video...

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  • I'm new to Spotify (a whole 4 hours now!) and I'm already having constant crashes.   I've seen other users with complaints that the discover page makes the app crash. Mine does too, and it'...
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Active song not marked as playing after playing on mobile device

When continuing a playback session from mobile on the Desktop-App the currently playing song is no longer marked as playing in the playlist overview. Spotify Version: 1.0.44.100.ga60c0ce1OS X: 10.12.4 (16E195)

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  • When continuing a playback session from mobile on the Desktop-App the currently playing song is no longer marked as playing in the playlist overview.   Spotify Version: 1.0.44.100.ga...
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Playback/streaming slow/flat

I am on a Mac. Recently updated from OS10.8.2 to OS10.8.3, don't know if that is the problem: Songs play about two semitones flat and correspondingly slower. Anyone with the same problem. Or even better: a solution?

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  • I am on a Mac. Recently updated from OS10.8.2 to OS10.8.3, don't know if that is the problem: Songs play about two semitones flat and correspondingly slower. Anyone with the same problem. Or even bet...
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Solved!! How do I unlink Spotify and Twitter?

How do I unlink my Twitter account from the Spotify desktop? I have a couple of Twitter accounts and I want to tweet my Spotify activity from a different account. Ruth

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  • How do I unlink my Twitter account from the Spotify desktop?   I have a couple of Twitter accounts and I want to tweet my Spotify activity from a different account. Ruth
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Spotify unable to QUIT.

I'm on a Mac. I try to quit the application, it restarts. I FORCE QUIT it, it restarts. I go into Preferences, change the 'Open Spotify automatically after you log into the computer' option to NO then Quit it, it restarts. I check the 'Open Spotify a...

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  • I'm on a Mac. I try to quit the application, it restarts. I FORCE QUIT it, it restarts.   I go into Preferences, change the 'Open Spotify automatically after you log into the compute...
  • sujuan888
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Won't play, goes to first song

Hey. Currently my Spotify won't play anything and I've had this issue for about a week now. I've uninstalled and re-downloaded numerous times. What happens is that while its playing, i'll stop it and then start again. Then Spotify goes to the first s...

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  • Hey. Currently my Spotify won't play anything and I've had this issue for about a week now. I've uninstalled and re-downloaded numerous times.  What happens is that while its playing, i'll stop ...
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Playlist radio -- change playlist, does the station change?

Hi all. I was wondering, if I start radio from a playlist, and I change the playlist, does the station change? Or does it read the playlist once when the station is created, and then remain static? Thanks in advance.

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  • Hi all.   I was wondering, if I start radio from a playlist, and I change the playlist, does the station change?  Or does it read the playlist once when the station is created, and then...
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Playlist from Itunen to Spotify?

Hello,how could I put Playlists from Itunes to Spotify? https://support.spotify.com/de/using_spotify/playlists/import-playlists-from-itunes/This here don´t works.

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  • Hello, how could I put Playlists from Itunes to Spotify?   https://support.spotify.com/de/using_spotify/playlists/import-playlists-from-itunes/ This here don´t works.
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Can't install Spotify on MacBook Pro

Hi, I've just switched laptops to a MacBook Pro and can't download spotify. I've tried to download the mac version and it downloads as 'unconfirmed862551 crdownload. I've then tried the one for windows - this downloads as spotify.installer exe withou...

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  • Hi,    I've just switched laptops to a MacBook Pro and can't download spotify. I've tried to download the mac version and it downloads as 'unconfirmed862551 crdownload. I've then tried ...
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Solved!! Devices missing on Mac laptop?

Normally when I open spotify on my laptop, it syncs with my phone. The devices icon shows up and I can sync songs to my ipod so I dont need wifi to listen to them. Recently the devices icon disappeared on my laptop. I cant find it anywhere. Is this a...

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  • Normally when I open spotify on my laptop, it syncs with my phone. The devices icon shows up and I can sync songs to my ipod so I dont need wifi to listen to them. Recently the devices icon disappear...
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Charts Not Working

When I go to the Charts section within Browse none of them are available. It says on the screen "There was a problem displaying this view! This view either does not exist or an error occurred". I just reinstalled spotify and there is no difference. I...

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  • When I go to the Charts section within Browse none of them are available. It says on the screen "There was a problem displaying this view! This view either does not exist or an error occurred". I jus...
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Playlist image doesnt update

When uploading a custom image to a playlist. After uploading it updates in the modal, but never sticks, when reloading spotify or opening its link its back to the standard artwork preview. image size is about 97k and i dont see any errors

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  • When uploading a custom image to a playlist. After uploading it updates in the modal, but never sticks, when reloading spotify or opening its link its back to the standard artwork preview. image size...
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Embedded but could not listen in website

Hello I'm a returning user and just be a premium user again today.I have some embedded musics in my hqtunes.com website butcannot listen the musics inside the website;when I click the play button, a new window launches and opening Spotify Web Player....

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  • Hello I'm a returning user and just be a premium user again today. I have some embedded musics in my hqtunes.com website but cannot listen the musics inside the website; when I click the play butt...
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Solved!! Help - can't search for friends

No idea why, but if I search for any of my Facebook friends in the "search" bar, nothing comes up... even if I just search something simple like "Mike" or "Katie". I am linked with Facebook and don't remember having this issue before. Just want to fi...

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  • No idea why, but if I search for any of my Facebook friends in the "search" bar, nothing comes up... even if I just search something simple like "Mike" or "Katie".  I am linked with Facebook and...
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Why is Spotify UI for podcasts is almost useless on mobile and nonexistant on the desktop. W

I am new to Spotify, and I am shocked at the pocast situation. There are tons of free apps that run rings around Spotify in this department, and I am paying for Spotify. Instructions on your web site do not match the screens that appear on my Mac des...

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  • I am new to Spotify, and I am shocked at the pocast situation.   There are tons of free apps that run rings around Spotify in this department, and I am paying for Spotify.   Instruction...
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