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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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Superuser Contribution What am I listening to?

I'd like to find out what playlist/radio I'm listening to. Previously this was revealed when clicking on the album cover. Now (v. 1.1.51.380.ga06fdc8d-a) doing this simply opens the album that the current song is from. Please don't tell me to click o...

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  • I'd like to find out what playlist/radio I'm listening to. Previously this was revealed when clicking on the album cover. Now (v. 1.1.51.380.ga06fdc8d-a) doing this simply opens the album that t...
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macOS App shows wrong song details

PlanPremiumCountryNorwayDeviceMacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015)Operating SystemmacOS Catalina 10.15.7Spotify Version1.1.51.382.g8e3b11ed My Question or IssueMy native macOS app only shows the first song I start, and then get stuck on that title...

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  •   Plan Premium Country Norway Device MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015) Operating System macOS Catalina 10.15.7 Spotify Version 1.1.51.382.g8e3b11ed   My Question or I...
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Superuser Contribution [MacBook Pro] Keeps on getting signed out

PlanPremium (Student)CountryPhilippinesDeviceMacbook Pro late 2019Operating SystemMacOS My Question or IssueI updated the spotify app just this January and since then I keep on getting signed out every time I open the app. I uninstalled then installe...

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  • Plan Premium (Student) Country Philippines Device Macbook Pro late 2019 Operating System MacOS   My Question or Issue I updated the spotify app just this January and since then I...
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Superuser Contribution Shuffle is getting worse

Hey, Lately the shuffle on my playlist is driving me crazy. Every time I play a playlist, I always get the same songs in the queue. I tried with a lot of my playlists, I always get the same queue (depending on the playlist of course). I had the same ...

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  • Hey,  Lately the shuffle on my playlist is driving me crazy. Every time I play a playlist, I always get the same songs in the queue. I tried with a lot of my playlists, I always get the same qu...
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Superuser Contribution See what playlist I'm listening to on desktop app without clicking on the album artwork

On the desktop version of Spotify, I'd love to be able to see what playlist I'm listening to - like you can on the mobile App at the top, you should put this somewhere in the banner. Clicking on the artwork sucks.

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  • On the desktop version of Spotify, I'd love to be able to see what playlist I'm listening to - like you can on the mobile App at the top, you should put this somewhere in the banner. Clicking on the ...
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Superuser Contribution SPOTIFY WONT WORK ON DESKTOP ON A MAC

UK Premium iMacMac OS Catalina My Question or IssueIm having the same issue as others, i open the app and no new music can be found. My playlists appear, but I cant search, theres nothing in albums or artists etc etc Yes ive reinstalled, yes ive clea...

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  •   UK Premium   iMac Mac OS Catalina   My Question or Issue Im having the same issue as others, i open the app and no new music can be found. My playlists appear, but I cant sear...
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Superuser Contribution Create A Similar Playlist

Im on a macbook and before I uses to use the create a similar playlist feature alot but I dont know if it got taken off on an update before and I didnt notice until now but is it just me because this was a really nice feature.

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  • Im on a macbook and before I uses to use the create a similar playlist feature alot but I dont know if it got taken off on an update before and I didnt notice until now but is it just me because this...
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution Spotify doesn’t load, it’s just a black window

PlanPremiumCountryHungaryDevice(Macbook Pro mid 2009)Operating System(OS X El Capitan 10.11.6)My Question or IssueThis question got asked, but there is no solution. Problem: I open spotify, a black window opens and I'm unable to use it. I tried: rest...

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  • Plan Premium Country Hungary Device (Macbook Pro mid 2009) Operating System (OS X El Capitan 10.11.6) My Question or Issue This question got asked, but there is no solution. Problem: I open...
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Superuser Contribution once an ad plays while using shuffle, it goes back around 4 songs and repeats those same songs again

Spotify FreeUnited States DeviceMacbook Air 2016 (13-inch, Early 2014)/Xbox Series XOperating SystemmacOS/Xbox My Question or IssueWhenever I'm listening to music (both on my Macbook but also on my console) there are times where an ad will play after...

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  • Spotify Free United States   Device Macbook Air 2016 (13-inch, Early 2014)/Xbox Series X Operating System macOS/Xbox   My Question or Issue Whenever I'm listening to music (both on...
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Superuser Contribution picture icon and name keep deleting its self

Why does my picture icon and my nickname i put delete when i close the app ive done everything like logging in and out and even reinstalling the app HELP

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  • Why does my picture icon and my nickname i put delete when i close the app ive done everything like logging in and out and even reinstalling the app HELP  
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Superuser Contribution Display name and friend activity gone after recent update

After the recent update to Spotify, my account name has been set as the default letter and number user code and my friend activity has disappeared entirely. I ran through all the troubleshooting steps, including logging in with an alternative account...

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  • After the recent update to Spotify, my account name has been set as the default letter and number user code and my friend activity has disappeared entirely.   I ran through all the troubleshoo...
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Superuser Contribution Spotify app won't start and keeps copying itself every 4 seconds until I delete the "original"

PlanPremiumCountrySpain DeviceMacBook Pro 2017Operating SystemmacOs Big Sur My Question or IssueI have several users on my laptop. I was working on one user listening to my music, finished my tasks, logged out (completely out) from that user and ente...

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  • Plan Premium Country Spain   Device MacBook Pro 2017 Operating System macOs Big Sur   My Question or Issue I have several users on my laptop. I was working on one user listening ...
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution Desktop App doesn’t work on Mac after re-installing it

PlanFreeCountryMEXDeviceMacBook Pro 2017Operating SystemMojave I'd been using the Desktop App without any inconvenience for +2 years in this mac until last Friday when this error message showed up when I tried to log into my account: "A Firewall may ...

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  • Plan Free Country MEX Device MacBook Pro 2017 Operating System Mojave   I'd been using the Desktop App without any inconvenience for +2 years in this mac until last Friday when this err...
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Superuser Contribution Descrepancies between different platforms

I'm experiencing descrepancies in playlists between Spotify for Mac (macOS Catalina) and Android 10. I tried searching for similar issues but I couldn't add comments (an old thread from 2018). The thing is that my playlists (even though sorted the sa...

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  • I'm experiencing descrepancies in playlists between Spotify for Mac (macOS Catalina) and Android 10. I tried searching for similar issues but I couldn't add comments (an old thread from 2018). The th...
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Solved!! MacBook Pro 13-inch 2020

Hi thereI am brand new to Spotify - wanting to download music offline to then transfer to USB to play in the car (have taken out Spotify Premium Duo). Am using macOS BigSur v11.1 I managed to change the download location on my macbook pro so that I c...

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  • Hi there I am brand new to Spotify - wanting to download music offline to then transfer to USB to play in the car (have taken out Spotify Premium Duo).   Am using macOS BigSur v11.1   ...
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Superuser Contribution Spotify keeps hanging on queries & links

Since a few months now, I have the issue that Spotify keeps hanging when I perform a search query or click on links (in search results).With hanging I mean that when I search, the result page remains blank (or on the results that were there before). ...

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  • Since a few months now, I have the issue that Spotify keeps hanging when I perform a search query or click on links (in search results). With hanging I mean that when I search, the result page remai...
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Superuser Contribution Podcasts & Shows category not visible. And Spotify Podcasts playlists are empty

PlanPremiumCountryTravelling around the world, originally from RussiaOperating SystemmacOS Catalina Guys can you please help me I'm really frustrated by the issue. I bought Premium thinking about great podcasts I could find over Spotify just like its...

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  • Plan Premium Country Travelling around the world, originally from Russia Operating System macOS Catalina   Guys can you please help me I'm really frustrated by the issue. I bought Premium...
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Superuser Contribution Why does Spotify literally never recommend songs I actually like?

I have almost a thousand songs liked and multiple playlists. Yet when I start up release radar or discovery weekly they’re all songs I don’t like at all. A lot are in different languages too. This app did a better job at playing songs I liked when it...

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  • I have almost a thousand songs liked and multiple playlists. Yet when I start up release radar or discovery weekly they’re all songs I don’t like at all. A lot are in different languages too. This ap...
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution No internet connection detected at lower bandwidths

PlanPremiumCountryAustralia DeviceMacbook Pro mid 2015 Operating SystemMac OS 10.13.6 My Question or IssueSince the latest Spotify update, Spotify seems to be saying "no internet connection detected" for internet speeds lower than 10 Mbps. I have an ...

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  • Plan Premium Country Australia   Device Macbook Pro mid 2015   Operating System Mac OS 10.13.6   My Question or Issue Since the latest Spotify update, Spotify seems to be s...
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Superuser Contribution How do I STOP being Alpha/Beta tester of the Spotify desktop app on a Mac it's a nightmare?!

Hi, I have been using Spotify almost daily since 2013. I have multiple Spotify accounts--some free and some paid. I program a ton of playlists. For the past 2 months it's been a total nightmare to add/delete songs, move songs around, and search for s...

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  • Hi, I have been using Spotify almost daily since 2013. I have multiple Spotify accounts--some free and some paid. I program a ton of playlists. For the past 2 months it's been a total nightmare to ad...
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