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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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  • MattSuda
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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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Spotify says it can't connect until I'm online, but i AM online. Error code 4

Spotify says it can't connect until I'm online, but i AM online. Error code 4 I have logged out and back in. I have deleted the app and re-installed it. Still has the problem.

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  • Spotify says it can't connect until I'm online, but i AM online. Error code 4   I have logged out and back in. I have deleted the app and re-installed it. Still has the problem. 
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Spotify Desktop connects to audioscrobbler using insecure connection

Hi, On my Mac I'm daily using LittleSnitch - a firewall aplication that asks me whether to allow certain connections or not.When I've installed Spotify beta (1.0.0.1093.g2eba9b4b) and started setting up last.fm I was asked to allow it to connect to d...

  • Newbie
  • Hi,   On my Mac I'm daily using LittleSnitch - a firewall aplication that asks me whether to allow certain connections or not. When I've installed Spotify beta (1.0.0.1093.g2eba9b4b) and star...
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Spotify Crashing For No Reason

So I currently use this version: 1.0.3.98.g5ef498fc I had the most recent version of the Spotify client, but it kept crashing for no reason. I did a clean reinstall (including deleting the com.Spotify.client and application support for Spotify) with ...

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  • So I currently use this version: 1.0.3.98.g5ef498fc   I had the most recent version of the Spotify client, but it kept crashing for no reason.   I did a clean reinstall (including delet...
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Random Crash (OSX)

After playing spotify for a few minutes (sometimes longer) the app will randomly crash, generally not connected to any user input. the console log shows: Spotify(19256,0xb7481000) malloc: *** mach_vm_map(size=1048576) failed (error code=3)*** error: ...

  • Newbie
  • After playing spotify for a few minutes (sometimes longer) the app will randomly crash, generally not connected to any user input. the console log shows:   Spotify(19256,0xb7481000) malloc: **...
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Some tracks won't play

I have Spotify Premium. From time to time, I'll get a random song that will not play from a playlist and/or artist/album page from the desktop app. It stops the listening session and does not advance, so I go from listening to music to silence. The s...

  • Music Fan
  • I have Spotify Premium. From time to time, I'll get a random song that will not play from a playlist and/or artist/album page from the desktop app. It stops the listening session and does not advance...
  • MattSuda
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Starred playlist won't go public

I made my starred playlist private a while ago and now it won't go back to public, I was just wondering how i can fix this.thankssss

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  • I made my starred playlist private a while ago and now it won't go back to public, I was just wondering how i can fix this.thankssss
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Hardware acceleration MAC

Hi. Since the update I have laggy audio when i'm using Spotify over Bluetooth to my Logitech BT adapter.In the previous version there was an option called 'hardware acceleration'. I'm looking for this option to disable in the newest version..Is it av...

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  • Hi.   Since the update I have laggy audio when i'm using Spotify over Bluetooth to my Logitech BT adapter. In the previous version there was an option called 'hardware acceleration'. I'm...
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Solved!! Remember playlist scroll position

If anyone from Spotify could answer this, that'd be awesome. Since the latest update the program no longer remembers the playlist scroll position upon exiting / restarting and even when changing views (navigating away from the playlist, then clicking...

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  • If anyone from Spotify could answer this, that'd be awesome.  Since the latest update the program no longer remembers the playlist scroll position upon exiting / restarting and even when changi...
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Can't Reach Settings Without a Proxy to Set Proxies

I have to use proxy servers at work to use spotify. At home I have to turn it off to listen music from preferences. (Yeah I do that everytime) But when you've changed the settings to a new UI I can't reach settings without a proxy setting. What's the...

  • Casual Listener
  • I have to use proxy servers at work to use spotify. At home I have to turn it off to listen music from preferences. (Yeah I do that everytime) But when you've changed the settings to a new UI I can't...
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Link to a specific part of a track no longer works (?)

The ability to link to a specific part of a track has worked fine earlier, but i can't get this to work after the new update (Desktop client 1.0.2.6.g9977a14b). Or can this be done in some other way now? Or is it gone?

  • Casual Listener
  • The ability to link to a specific part of a track has worked fine earlier, but i can't get this to work  after the new update (Desktop client 1.0.2.6.g9977a14b).   Or can this be don...
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Solved!! Playlist generators

Since the folks here have this brilliant idea to remove the Desktop Apps could you suggest me a way to generate playlist automatically? I am using spotify mostly to discover new music and as background music at work. No time to generate every day 10 ...

  • Casual Listener
  • Since the folks here have this brilliant idea to remove the Desktop Apps could you suggest me a way to generate playlist automatically?   I am using spotify mostly to discover new music a...
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no aparece sección “Dispositivos” en la barra lateral de Spotify

hola me compre el ipod shuffle y al sincronizarlo con spotify se cerro y al volver a abrirlo avia desaparecido la seccion dispositivos de la barra lateral no consigo hacer k vuelva!!ni reintalando ni nada de nada que hago? tengo un Mac con el sistema...

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  • hola me compre el ipod shuffle y al sincronizarlo con spotify se cerro y al volver a abrirlo avia desaparecido la seccion dispositivos de la barra lateral no consigo hacer k vuelva!!ni reintalando ni...
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Latest update as of today (3/25/15) is BUGGY

Can't search a playlist anymore by typing the first letters of a song title (or whatever I've sorted them by). Songs have disappeared from my playlists. Copying songs and pasting them pastes them as links instead of hyperlinked titles of the songs an...

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  • Can't search a playlist anymore by typing the first letters of a song title (or whatever I've sorted them by).  Songs have disappeared from my playlists.  Copying songs and pasting them pas...
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liked from radio only plays first song on playlist

Hi, I'm using the desktop version of spotify on a Mac with OSX. I have a long "liked from radio" playlist. I'm able to listen to most of my songs on that list. However, at a certain point, whenever I click on a song on the list to play it, it keeps p...

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  • Hi,   I'm using the desktop version of spotify on a Mac with OSX. I have a long "liked from radio" playlist. I'm able to listen to most of my songs on that list. However, at a certain point, w...
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Solved!! MacOS 10.10 two different users same computer

Hi there. I have a macbook with two different users. Both of them are used by me. I use one for personnal use and the other one at work.I've installed Spotify in my personal profile but I would like to have it on my other profile.When I try to connec...

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  • Hi there.   I have a macbook with two different users. Both of them are used by me.  I use one for personnal use and the other one at work. I've installed Spotify in my personal profile...
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Solved!! Problem, no option to create a playlist folder

On the file menu I only have the Logout and Close Window option. Im using Spotify in spanish, any hint why Im missing the other options? Thanks a lot!

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  • On the file menu I only have the Logout and Close Window option. Im using Spotify in spanish, any hint why Im missing the other options?   Thanks a lot!
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Spotify Apps issue

Hey! After the last couple of updates, Spotify Apps (lastfm, pitchfork, hypemachine..) have suddenly disappeared from the window.I, now, can't sort this out how to find them back.BTW This has all occured on my Macbook. Thanks pals.

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  • Hey!   After the last couple of updates, Spotify Apps (lastfm, pitchfork, hypemachine..) have suddenly disappeared from the window. I, now, can't sort this out how to find them back. BTW Thi...
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Mac desktop issues with v1.0.2.6.g9977a14b

Typically don't post gripings about these cra'y releases... but with the latest mac desktop release: 1. Date Added column in all playlists are gone - - this is a necessity!(unless someone has a workaround or I neglected release notes that say 'here's...

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  • Typically don't post gripings about these cra'y releases... but with the latest mac desktop release:   1. Date Added column in all playlists are gone - - this is a necessity! (unless someone ...
  • MattSuda
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Solved!! Collaborative Playlists no longer indicate new tracks or who added them

Seriously, what is going on with this new desktop app? It's like the developers simply forgot to implement a lot of these features.

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  • Seriously, what is going on with this new desktop app? It's like the developers simply forgot to implement a lot of these features.
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List of bugs in the version 1.0.1.1060.gc75ebdfd

Mac 1.0.1.1060.gc75ebdfd Apologies if these have already been reported - Playlists not updating when multiple users contributingSpotify randomly pauses about a minute into some tracksUsername not showing correct name (track listing)Username doesn't l...

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  • Mac 1.0.1.1060.gc75ebdfd   Apologies if these have already been reported -   Playlists not updating when multiple users contributing Spotify randomly pauses about a minute into some t...
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