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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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Music stops every few seconds for a few seconds

Hi, On my Macbook Pro, Spotify stops streaming music every 10-30 seconds (varies). The track seems to keep going by the counter on the app, but music stops. after 10-20 seconds, the song's time stamp goes back to where it stopped and keeps playing.I ...

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  • Hi,   On my Macbook Pro, Spotify stops streaming music every 10-30 seconds (varies). The track seems to keep going by the counter on the app, but music stops. after 10-20 seconds, the song's t...
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Solved!! Suggestion for Spotify Desktop (Release Date)

PlanPremiumUSA DeviceMacBook Pro 2020 Just had a suggestion if there are any developers that read these. Love Spotify's interface as a whole, but I think it would be great to include a song/album's release date (not just year) on the Desktop version,...

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  • Plan Premium USA   Device MacBook Pro 2020   Just had a suggestion if there are any developers that read these. Love Spotify's interface as a whole, but I think it would be great t...
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution Unable to play Playlist Folders

PlanPremiumCountrySweden DeviceMacbook Pro 2021Operating SystemMac OS 12.4 My Question or IssueWhen I try to play all playlists in a folder I get a popup "Spotify can't play this right now. If you have the file on your computer you can import it."Pla...

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  • Plan Premium Country Sweden   Device Macbook Pro 2021 Operating System Mac OS 12.4   My Question or Issue When I try to play all playlists in a folder I get a popup "Spotify can'...
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Playing random songs

Whenever I am listening to a playlist, after a song finishes, a random song that isn't on the playlist starts playing. This happens after every song. How do I fix it? It is getting really annoying.

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  • Whenever I am listening to a playlist, after a song finishes, a random song that isn't on the playlist starts playing. This happens after every song. How do I fix it? It is getting really annoying.
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Superuser Contribution [Desktop] Artist Page, Discography UI (Album & List view)

US PremiumMacbook Air M1 My Question or IssueFirst, I usually browse artist page in this view for years of using Spotify desktop app.There was this List view which you can toggle, but the app remembers your choice for next time. I never use List view...

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  • US Premium Macbook Air M1   My Question or Issue First, I usually browse artist page in this view for years of using Spotify desktop app. There was this List view which you can toggle, ...
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution Spotify created a bunch of mostly empty folders on my external drive, now what?

I installed Spotify on my new iMac. Worked fine. Today, I went to my external hard drive (where I keep all my documents) and, it was oddly full of folders that had two digit names. s8, f7, aN, etc. My files were there and, fine. Just all these moslty...

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  • I installed Spotify on my new iMac. Worked fine.   Today, I went to my external hard drive (where I keep all my documents) and, it was oddly full of folders that had two digit names. s8, f7, a...
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[Desktop][Search] Next playing song from a searched song is not in the playlist

I am using the latest Spotify version 1.1.56.595.g2d2da0de-a on Mac OS Catalina 10.15.7. If I search for a song from within a playlist, the next song that plays is not within the playlist. It plays a song from the searched song's radio. The previous ...

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  • I am using the latest Spotify version 1.1.56.595.g2d2da0de-a on Mac OS Catalina 10.15.7.   If I search for a song from within a playlist, the next song that plays is not within the playlist. I...
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Superuser Contribution Cant play podcasts on any device through the app. Music works fine. The play button on podcasts will

PlanFree/PremiumCountry Device(iPhone 8, Samsung Galaxy 9, Macbook Pro late 2016)Operating System(iOS 10, Android Oreo, Windows 10,etc.) My Question or Issue

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  • Plan Free/Premium Country   Device (iPhone 8, Samsung Galaxy 9, Macbook Pro late 2016) Operating System (iOS 10, Android Oreo, Windows 10,etc.)   My Question or Issue  
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Spotify app not working for second user on Mac OSX

Mac OSX Montery 12.3.1Spotify Premium FamilyUK I've used the Spotify app on my Mac for ages with no problems. I've recently created a profile on my Mac for my son, but when he logs on and opens the Spotify app he just gets the 'Something went wrong' ...

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  • Mac OSX Montery 12.3.1 Spotify Premium Family UK   I've used the Spotify app on my Mac for ages with no problems.  I've recently created a profile on my Mac for my son, but when he logs...
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Spotify Desktop App causes kernal panic

PlanPremiumCountryUSA DeviceMacBook Pro (13-inch, M1, 2020)Operating SystemmacOS Big Sur Version 11.6 My Question or IssueI have the Spotify desktop app on my laptop. Each time I have the app running and I put my computer to sleep, when I return my c...

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  • Plan Premium Country USA   Device MacBook Pro (13-inch, M1, 2020) Operating System macOS Big Sur Version 11.6   My Question or Issue I have the Spotify desktop app on my laptop. ...
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Superuser Contribution Spotify Helper uses a lot of data after just being started

PlanPremiumCountryHong Kong DeviceMacBook AirOperating SystemmacOS Monterey 12.3.1 My Question or IssueI have Spotify on auto-start when I boot my laptop and today I'm on a metered WiFi connection (the router is using 4G). Because it's a bit slow and...

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  • Plan Premium Country Hong Kong   Device MacBook Air Operating System macOS Monterey 12.3.1   My Question or Issue I have Spotify on auto-start when I boot my laptop and today I'm...
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution [Desktop] Play/pause button not automatically focused after re-opening Spotify desktop

This used to be the case, but since the last few versions of Spotify Desktop re-opening the app does not automatically focus the keyboard on the Play/Pause button. How to reproduce:Open SpotifyPlay a songHide Spotify (Cmd+H or from menu Spotify > Hid...

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  • This used to be the case, but since the last few versions of Spotify Desktop re-opening the app does not automatically focus the keyboard on the Play/Pause button.   How to reproduce: Open S...
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution Date added not showing on playlist and column is empty

PlanFreeCountryUnited StatesDeviceMacbook Pro 2019Operating SystemmacOS My Question or IssueWhen looking at the dates added for my playlist, it wasn't there anymore after updating Spotify and instead of a dates added column it said Release date but i...

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  • Plan Free Country United States Device Macbook Pro 2019 Operating System macOS   My Question or Issue When looking at the dates added for my playlist, it wasn't there anymore after upd...
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution Search "See All" sometimes shows grey boxes instead of results

PlanPremiumCountryUSADeviceMac Mini Late 2014Operating SystemmacOS 12.4 (21F79)Spotify VersionSpotify for macOS (Intel)1.1.85.895.g2a71e1b8 My Question or IssueSearching works, but clicking on "See All" sometimes shows grey boxes instead of results (...

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  • Plan Premium Country USA Device Mac Mini Late 2014 Operating System macOS 12.4 (21F79) Spotify Version Spotify for macOS (Intel) 1.1.85.895.g2a71e1b8   My Question or Issue Searchin...
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Superuser Contribution Sound stops, can hear only noise while browsing AliExpress

DeviceMac Pro 5,1Operating SystemMacOS 10.14 My Question or IssueWhen browsing AliExpress and clicking on anything like the l/p field, clicking on a message in the message centre, or by choosing a product variation the sound stops, can hear just a fa...

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  • Device Mac Pro 5,1 Operating System MacOS 10.14   My Question or Issue When browsing AliExpress and clicking on anything like the l/p field, clicking on a message in the message centr...
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution Gigantic interface issue

Hi! Several weeks ago my interface has completely changed for no reason and it has become unmanageable and unusable. I tried to reinstall but nothing worked, the search for the interface switch from the visually impaired mode to normal was also unsuc...

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  • Hi! Several weeks ago my interface has completely changed for no reason and it has become unmanageable and unusable. I tried to reinstall but nothing worked, the search for the interface sw...
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Superuser Contribution Spotify (old) won't update?

On my MacBook, the Spotify app says "Spotify(old)". I have tried looking for updates and redownloading the app, but it still does not work? Does anybody know how to fix this? Thank you so much!

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  • On my MacBook, the Spotify app says "Spotify(old)". I have tried looking for updates and redownloading the app, but it still does not work? Does anybody know how to fix this? Thank you so much!
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Superuser Contribution Glitch when I play songs on my Mac - What do I do? Uninstall?

I've been playing songs on my Mac on spotify and there is always a glitch. The sound on my computer is fine - it doesn't happen when I watch videos or YouTube.

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  • I've been playing songs on my Mac on spotify and there is always a glitch. The sound on my computer is fine - it doesn't happen when I watch videos or YouTube.
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Superuser Contribution Can iTunes Local Library Files Be Played Via Amazon Alexa?

My goal is to get Spotify you play tracks in my desktop's local iTunes library via Amazon Alexa voice commands. I subscribed to a Premium account last year because I heard Spotify could link to my local iTunes library. After linking the iTunes librar...

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  • My goal is to get Spotify you play tracks in my desktop's local iTunes library via Amazon Alexa voice commands.   I subscribed to a Premium account last year because I heard Spotify could...
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Superuser Contribution [Desktop] Spacebar to play/pause not working after switching back to Spotify app from hidden

I'm on MacOS Mojave 10.14.6 and Spotify version 1.1.84.716.gc5f8b819 for Intel. I always hide my apps (using Command-H) to switch and manage my windows. When I hide the Spotify app, then switch back to it so it becomes the active application, then pr...

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  • I'm on MacOS Mojave 10.14.6 and Spotify version 1.1.84.716.gc5f8b819 for Intel. I always hide my apps (using Command-H) to switch and manage my windows. When I hide the Spotify app, then switch ...
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