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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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Solved!! Beta desktop client showing commercials for premium account

DescriptionThe desktop beta is displaying the bottom commercial even though I'm logged in as premium user. A more detailed description, using numbered stepsThe ads are there in every window (queue, browsing lists and so on). What I expected to happen...

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  • Description The desktop beta is displaying the bottom commercial even though I'm logged in as premium user.   A more detailed description, using numbered steps The ads are there in every win...
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Bug with latest Mac client in fullscreen mode

I'm running version 1.0.2.6.g9977a14b. The bug:1. Launch Spotify2. Switch to fullscreen mode3. Scroll down in any of the views (Browse or Activity or your Playlists, whatever)4. Switch to another application (command+tab for example)5. Switch back to...

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  • I'm running version 1.0.2.6.g9977a14b.   The bug: 1. Launch Spotify 2. Switch to fullscreen mode 3. Scroll down in any of the views (Browse or Activity or your Playlists, whatever) 4....
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Solved!! Playlist sorting is not working

So in all my playlists, I have artists with multiple albums with multiple songs. And when I sort my playlist by artist, it will sort by artist, but all the albums for that artist will be out of order. I never had a problem with this until the new upd...

Albums out of order
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  • So in all my playlists, I have artists with multiple albums with multiple songs. And when I sort my playlist by artist, it will sort by artist, but all the albums for that artist will be out of order...
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Wrong Album Art Displaying

When I select any song to play (X, Y, Z) -- album artwork and the song title from the same song (A) keeps displaying. If I'm playing from a playlist, this makes it impossible to know which song is actually playing. This doesn't happen if a song gets ...

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  •   When I select any song to play (X, Y, Z) -- album artwork and the song title from the same song (A) keeps displaying. If I'm playing from a playlist, this makes it impossible to know which so...
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Song takes a while to start and pauses mid song as if it's buffering

Recently I've noticed that with all my devices sometimes Spotify will take like 10 seconds to start a song after I double click one and even after it starts it will only play for about 15 seconds before it stops - almost as if it were taking time to ...

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  • Recently I've noticed that with all my devices sometimes Spotify will take like 10 seconds to start a song after I double click one and even after it starts it will only play for about 15 seconds bef...
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Solved!! "Choose as Current Playlist" Features Missing in Mac?

Has the function "Choose as Current Playlist" disapppeared in the latest update? Could someone assist with this? I play music on large photo shoots as well as just at home and the inability to use either of this is really frustration. Thanks.John

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  • Has the function "Choose as Current Playlist" disapppeared in the latest update?   Could someone assist with this? I play music on large photo shoots as well as just at home and the inabi...
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Drag and drop

Since the "upgrade" when I want to drag a song into one of my playlists it often won't do it. I have to close Spotify then open it again for it to do it, but then it only works again for a couple of minutes and then the problem starts again. Before t...

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  • Since the "upgrade" when I want to drag a song into one of my playlists it often won't do it. I have to close Spotify then open it again for it to do it, but then it only works again for a couple of ...
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Solved!! Sortierung der Playlisten

Hallo zusammen ich versuche krampfhaft, meine Playlisten nach dem Alphabet zu sortieren. Nicht falsch verstehen, ich versuche nicht, die Titel in einer Playliste zu sortieren. Kann mir jemand helfen? Gruzz

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  • Hallo zusammen   ich versuche krampfhaft, meine Playlisten nach dem Alphabet zu sortieren. Nicht falsch verstehen, ich versuche nicht, die Titel in einer Playliste zu sortieren.   Kann ...
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Activity feed updating to friend feed

Hello, Hopefully someone can help. I have an older version of Spotify installed (0.9.11.27) and have it set up so it does not auto update. Thanks to those who have posted how to do this! However, while my Spotify no longer auto updates, on the rare o...

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  • Hello,  Hopefully someone can help. I have an older version of Spotify installed (0.9.11.27) and have it set up so it does not auto update. Thanks to those who have posted how to do this! Howev...
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Solved!! What happened to Edit Info option?

What happened to the Edit Info option? Deleted as of the latest update? Why?

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  • What happened to the Edit Info option? Deleted as of the latest update? Why?
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Solved!! Spotify still auto-updates after trying different solution

Hey guys! I know there are many people giving a lot of solutions to stop Spotify from auto-updating but I have tried many methods but it still doesn't work and I have no idea what to do fix it. I am now using the old version of Spotify which is 0.9.1...

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  • Hey guys! I   know there are many people giving a lot of solutions to stop Spotify from auto-updating but I have tried many methods but it still doesn't work and I have no idea what to do fix ...
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troubles with mac spotfy

ive experienced NO SOUND in my spotify... (MAC USER YOSEMITE) its playing but theres no sound. when i open itunes the sound works perfectly? whats the issue? HELP

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  • ive experienced NO SOUND in my spotify... (MAC USER  YOSEMITE)     its playing but theres no sound. when i open itunes the sound works perfectly? whats the issue? HELP
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Subscribed Playlist - New Track's Number Missing?

Previously before the update, when im folllowing a playlist and a new track is added to that playlist, alittle number would show next to the playlist letting me know that there are 1-99 new tracks. However, now I dont see this number... Is this somet...

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  • Previously before the update, when im folllowing a playlist and a new track is added to that playlist, alittle number would show next to the playlist letting me know that there are 1-99 new tracks. H...
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Viewing Friend's Top Tracks

Hello, Prior to the latest version of Spotify, one could enter the following into the search bar: spotify:user:USERNAME:top:tracks and then view their friend's top 50 tracks. It doesn't seem to work anymore...so my question is, is there a way to view...

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  • Hello,  Prior to the latest version of Spotify, one could enter the following into the search bar:   spotify:user:USERNAME:top:tracks   and then view their friend's top 50 tracks....
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Won't sync newly added friends from iPhone to Desktop version?

I'm new to Spotify (yes, I'm late to the party) and last night I followed all of my Facebook friends (all 654 of them) on my iPhone. Today, on the desktop version, it is showing all of my "followed" friends (in between "overview" and "following"), ho...

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  • I'm new to Spotify (yes, I'm late to the party) and last night I followed all of my Facebook friends (all 654 of them) on my iPhone. Today, on the desktop version, it is showing all of my "follo...
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Solved!! What happened to the click song in thumbnail and see it in playlist?

Before the latest update you were able to click the thumbnail box that was playing in a created playlist, and once that was clicked it would hilight and bring present that same song in that playist so that you could delte or star. WHat happened to th...

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  • Before the latest update you were able to click the thumbnail box that was playing in a created playlist, and once that was clicked it would hilight and bring present that same song in that playist s...
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Local files: if tag is the same , spotify play always the same track

Hello,for archive purpose, I have a few files on my mac with different name but they have the same ARTIST and TITLE tag. This means that once in spotify they look like the same file. But this is not an issue. The problem is that spotify play always o...

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  • Hello, for archive purpose, I have a few files on my mac with different name but they have the same ARTIST and TITLE tag. This means that once in spotify they look like the same file. But this is no...
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Update change reasoning?

From a user perspective, what does Spotify have to gain by restricting the customizability of their software? - Can't adjust column width anymore. Why not? What does Spotify gain by prohibiting this?- No in-playlist search (although this might be com...

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  • From a user perspective, what does Spotify have to gain by restricting the customizability of their software?   - Can't adjust column width anymore. Why not? What does Spotify gain by prohibit...
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Downgrade to Previous Version??

How can I downgrade to the previos version? The new version sucks! I can't filter and my local music files aren't loading.

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  • How can I downgrade to the previos version? The new version sucks! I can't filter and my local music files aren't loading. 
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Autologin isuue using facebook account while it is offline

This is not a serious issue, more like a bit annoying. If using facebook account, it means I need to use internet connection to login to spotify. Which it will stop me on login page.Usually I use facebook to log in, so when i bring my laptop out of m...

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  • This is not a serious issue, more like a bit annoying.    If using facebook account, it means I need to use internet connection to login to spotify. Which it will stop me on login pa...
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