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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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media keys won't work after latest update

I believe that recently updating my Mac to High Sierra caused my media keys to stop working in spotify. Does anyone know how to solve this problem? I checked my chrome extentions and the media key shortcuts were not being using by any extension so th...

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  • I believe that recently updating my Mac to High Sierra caused my media keys to stop working in spotify. Does anyone know how to solve this problem? I checked my chrome extentions and the media key sh...
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Chrome cast not listed on spotify mac

My Chrome cast will not show up on my spotify Mac book. I first have to open Spotify on iphone then pick the chrome cast then and only then I can see it on my Mac Book to control the music... really annoying.

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  • My Chrome cast will not show up on my spotify Mac book. I first have to open Spotify on iphone then pick the chrome cast then and only then I can see it on my Mac Book to control the music... really ...
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Coldplay's Mylo Xyloto won't stream

Hi. I can't seem to get Coldplay's Mylo Xyloto to stream on my Macbook Pro. It streams just fine on my iPhone, and I have no problems with it on my Firestick. I've tried reinstalling spotify, no luck. I've tried deleteing the cache folder, no luck. I...

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  • Hi.   I can't seem to get Coldplay's Mylo Xyloto to stream on my Macbook Pro. It streams just fine on my iPhone, and I have no problems with it on my Firestick. I've tried reinstalling spotify...
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Delete all Library, not only local files

Hello Community,I've been looking for this topic but I haven't not found a solution yet. I want to detele all my library to start from scratch. I don't have local files but just close to 10000 songs in the "Title" menu. I can select all of them (cmd+...

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  • Hello Community, I've been looking for this topic but I haven't not found a solution yet.  I want to detele all my library to start from scratch. I don't have local files but just close t...
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Music that plays on desktop version but won't show up on my mobile device library.

For some odd reason, I have tried to play "Club Paradise" by drake on my iPhone 8+ and it won't show up/be found on the mobile app. But the desktop app will show the song and let me play it on the desktop. I've tried everything and anything to get it...

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  • For some odd reason, I have tried to play "Club Paradise" by drake on my iPhone 8+ and it won't show up/be found on the mobile app. But the desktop app will show the song and let me play it on the de...
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Discover section not working.

Hi, My 'discover' section has has stopped making recommendations. All I now have is 'new releases for you..' and then some randome playlist suggestions but the lists of 'recommended based on..' has gone. This problem is on both my Macbook and Iphone ...

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  • Hi,   My 'discover' section has has stopped making recommendations. All I now have is 'new releases for you..' and then some randome playlist suggestions but the lists of 'recommended based on...
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Solved!! Spotify opens automatically after I log in, even when I select no in settings

In advanced options, under the heading 'Open Spotify' where it reads 'Open Spotify automatically after you log into the computer' I select no, restart spotify and the option has gone back to minimized, It's really annoying I don't want spotify to ope...

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  • In advanced options, under the heading 'Open Spotify' where it reads 'Open Spotify automatically after you log into the computer' I select no, restart spotify and the option has gone back to minimize...
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Can’t download a local file playlist

I’ve been trying to download a playlist with some of my local files but it just says ”wait...”. Been like that for hours. The main thing is that i want the playlist on my iPhone (no problems with this before). Anyone got any suggestions?

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  • I’ve been trying to download a playlist with some of my local files but it just says ”wait...”. Been like that for hours. The main thing is that i want the playlist on my iPhone (no problems with thi...
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Spotify Mac laggy

iOS: High Sierra 10.13.1 (last update available) Spotify Desktop Please, help me; the search bar doesn't work, it's laggy and keeps like 30 seconds to actually find the artist or song I'm looking for; sometimes it just doesn't work and I have to rest...

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  • iOS: High Sierra 10.13.1 (last update available)   Spotify Desktop     Please, help me; the search bar doesn't work, it's laggy and keeps like 30 seconds to actually find the arti...
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Solved!! Playback stops after each song when playing back an album

When I play an album in Spotify, the playback stops after each song - or sometimes it will play two songs in a row and then stop. Then I have to click on the next song to make it play.

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  • When I play an album in Spotify, the playback stops after each song - or sometimes it will play two songs in a row and then stop. Then I have to click on the next song to make it play.
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Playlist stuck on 'loading...'

Hello Spotify Community, If I open my spotify on my Macbook or my Galaxy A5 (2016), there is a playlist that says it's loading, but it never loads... anyone got a solution for this?

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  • Hello Spotify Community,   If I open my spotify on my Macbook or my Galaxy A5 (2016), there is a playlist that says it's loading, but it never loads... anyone got a solution for this?
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Login ISSUES

I signed up for free trail and got receipt in my email and worked on my phone but when I get on my computer it's like a different account, different playlist and my other account with all the music show up as a friend but in trying to figure it out I...

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  • I signed up for free trail and got receipt in my email and worked on my phone but when I get on my computer it's like a different account, different playlist and my other account with all the music s...
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"Your Music" Shuffle albums function

As of now you can right click on "Songs" under my music ang hit "Play" or "Choose as current playlist" how about implementing this function on the "Albums" tab? That way you can listen to all the albums at once without having to swap between them! Wo...

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  • As of now you can right click on "Songs" under my music ang hit "Play" or "Choose as current playlist" how about implementing this function on the "Albums" tab? That way you can listen to all the alb...
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[Mac] Spotify won't play songs which I have previously had on my hard drive AS WELL AS Spotify?

After clearing out most of my iTunes because I use Spotify for everything, Spotify will no longer play songs which I had previously had on iTunes. All of these songs are available on Spotify and work when I play them from my phone, however if the son...

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  • After clearing out most of my iTunes because I use Spotify for everything, Spotify will no longer play songs which I had previously had on iTunes. All of these songs are available on Spotify and work...
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Minor bug: app doesn't retain monitor affinity on relaunch

When closing and relaunching the app on a multi-monitor system, the Spotify window retains its X/Y coordinates, but not which monitor it was on. So, for example, I keep the app in the top-right corner of my second monitor; on relaunch, it appears in ...

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  • When closing and relaunching the app on a multi-monitor system, the Spotify window retains its X/Y coordinates, but not which monitor it was on. So, for example, I keep the app in the top-right corne...
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Still can't play almost all local files on desktop

I have a mac os x (10.10.5) on a 2011 macbook pro. Already did a clean re-install of the app. Checked for DRMs. Opened up iTunes protocols. Still, only some local files are playing on the desktop app--literally 8 out of 4,121 local files. This is dev...

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  • I have a mac os x (10.10.5) on a 2011 macbook pro.   Already did a clean re-install of the app. Checked for DRMs. Opened up iTunes protocols.   Still, only some local files are pla...
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Regular issues with Spotify app loading VERY slow

I used to have this issue where on a regular basis, Spotify would completely fail to load in a reasonable amount of time. It's not like I've got a slow internet connection or a slow Mac. I'm using 300mb broadband and I've got a recent Mac with a dece...

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  • I used to have this issue where on a regular basis, Spotify would completely fail to load in a reasonable amount of time.   It's not like I've got a slow internet connection or a slow Mac. I'm...
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Local files won't show up

I have been struggling with this problem for two weeks now. I recently switched over from Apple music to Spotify and transferred my playlists over. In those playlists, I have local files that show up on my desktop but not on my mobile device (iPhone ...

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  • I have been struggling with this problem for two weeks now. I recently switched over from Apple music to Spotify and transferred my playlists over. In those playlists, I have local files that sh...
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