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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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Superuser Contribution Cannot make playlists public in Mac OS Big Sur

PlanFree/PremiumCountry Device(iPhone 8, Samsung Galaxy 9, Macbook Pro late 2016)Operating System(iOS 10, Android Oreo, Windows 10,etc.) My Question or IssueThe "Make Public / Make Secret" option has disappeared after updating to Mac OS Big Sur. Also...

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  • ...ake Public / Make Secret" option has disappeared after updating to Mac OS Big Sur. Also the Remove button in all the lists. This makes Spotify useless for me. Yes, I have re-installed the app.
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution Version 1.1.61.583 crash on Mac OS X 10.11

PlanPremiumCountrySpainDeviceiMac 20" 2007 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 DuoOperating SystemMac OS X 10.11.6 My Question or IssueThe previous version worked more or less correctly.It is only updated to the new version 1.1.61.583 and although the program opens...

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  • Plan Premium Country Spain Device iMac 20" 2007 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Operating System Mac OS X 10.11.6   My Question or Issue The previous version worked more or less correctly. I...
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Superuser Contribution [Desktop][Browse] Display new albums

Hello, a couple of weeks ago you have changed the Spotify app and removed the section where one could see all newly released albums. Please bring that section back. This functionality was vital for me as I have discovered new music this way. Cheers.

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  • Hello,    a couple of weeks ago you have changed the Spotify app and removed the section where one could see all newly released albums. Please bring that section back. This functionality ...
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Superuser Contribution How to get layout where i can see song names vs albums ?

Im looking for a song and i have to manually click into every album to try and find it, why cant i see a list of songs anymore, this layout is terrible. How can i have the good and easy to use one back ? Plan PremiumCountry AUDevice MBP 2020Operating...

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  • Im looking for a song and i have to manually click into every album to try and find it, why cant i see a list of songs anymore, this layout is terrible.  How can i have the good and easy to use...
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Superuser Contribution List of tracks under Album

HelloI recognize new ui on my MacBook app, it's nice, beautiful, but causes a desire to check what the competition offers (after years paying the premium) because I recognize that discography is now completely useless. For me, the album title and ico...

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  • Hello I recognize new ui on my MacBook app, it's nice, beautiful, but causes a desire to check what the competition offers (after years paying the premium) because I recognize that discography is no...
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Certain playlists won't play

Plan Premium DuoCountry Australia DeviceMacBook Air Early 2015Operating SystemMacOS Mojave The problem is when I play playlists created by Spotify, they work just fine. But whenever I play playlists that I have created it doesn't work.

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  • Plan Premium Duo Country Australia   Device MacBook Air Early 2015 Operating System MacOS Mojave   The problem is when I play playlists created by Spotify, they work just fine. But ...
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[Other] why not have a dislike button available in daily mix? ideally song & artist??

i know this is not a new idea but I'm interested to know explanation from spotify - comments suggest functionality used to be there and taken away but don't see any response that acknowledges the 'complaint' feedback or explains reasoning - naturally...

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  • i know this is not a new idea but I'm interested to know explanation from spotify - comments suggest functionality used to be there and taken away but don't see any response that acknowledges the 'co...
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Superuser Contribution Why do podcasts not update without exiting and reentering the app?

I have used Spotify on Mac for quite a few years and it has always baffled me how a company this large and experienced allows such a poor user experience for podcast listeners. The podcasts lists on all podcasts do not update if you have clicked into...

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  • I have used Spotify on Mac for quite a few years and it has always baffled me how a company this large and experienced allows such a poor user experience for podcast listeners. The podcasts lists on ...
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Superuser Contribution Spotify Desktop App for Mac stopped working

PlanPremiumCountryBrazilDeviceMacbook Pro 2016Operating SystemmacOS Catalina 10.15.3 My Question or IssueSuddenly the app doesn't play anything I click on. At first I thought it had something to do with bluetooth as that's the only thing that really ...

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  • Plan Premium Country Brazil Device Macbook Pro 2016 Operating System macOS Catalina 10.15.3   My Question or Issue Suddenly the app doesn't play anything I click on.  At first I t...
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Superuser Contribution [Desktop][Browse] New Releases for all artists

Hi I was wondering where I can find the list of all new releases each week (similar to the old UI) I liked the ability to find new artists and songs there that weren't a part of my release radar playlist

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  • Hi I was wondering where I can find the list of all new releases each week (similar to the old UI) I liked the ability to find new artists and songs there that weren't a part of my release radar play...
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Superuser Contribution [Playlists] Sub playlists

I think we should have the option to have playlists in a playlist. This would help better organize songs. (or just have folders for playlists) Example: Main 'Chill' playlist with 2 sub-playlists 'English Chill' and 'Urdu Chill'. So I can choose to pl...

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  • I think we should have the option to have playlists in a playlist. This would help better organize songs. (or just have folders for playlists)   Example: Main 'Chill' playlist with 2 sub-playl...
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Superuser Contribution [Desktop][Browse] Minimized album art redirect

Clicking on minimized album art on desktop app (Mac) does not redirect to current song anymore. Clicking on expanded album art does. This happens since update to new UI.

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  • Clicking on minimized album art on desktop app (Mac) does not redirect to current song anymore. Clicking on expanded album art does.   This happens since update to new UI.
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Superuser Contribution Play button in the card plays different song than the playlist itself

PlanPremiumCountryGermany DeviceMacBook Pro 16"Operating SystemmacOS 11.4 My Question or IssueScreen recordingWhen click the play button on the card, it plays a different song than the playlist said it should would be playing.(Thankfully, after you c...

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  • Plan Premium Country Germany   Device MacBook Pro 16" Operating System macOS 11.4   My Question or Issue Screen recording When click the play button on the card, it plays a diff...
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution Clear recently played on home screen?

How do I clear the recently played items that appear on the home screen upon launching the desktop app? If I go into the Recently Played section and remove them there, they still show up on the home screen.

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  • How do I clear the recently played items that appear on the home screen upon launching the desktop app?   If I go into the Recently Played section and remove them there, they still show up on ...
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Superuser Contribution I can't listen to certain songs on new album

PremiumUSA Device(iPhone SE Gen 2, Mac Book Air 11")Operating System(iOS 14.6, macOS Catalina Version 10.15.7) An artist that I like (KSI) recently just dropped an album, and I've been wanting to listen to it, but I've been unable to. He released cer...

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  • Premium USA   Device (iPhone SE Gen 2, Mac Book Air 11") Operating System (iOS 14.6, macOS Catalina Version 10.15.7)   An artist that I like (KSI) recently just dropped an album, an...
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution Spotify Desktop App for Mac not playing music

Hi All, I am experiencing an issue for the last couple days, where music does not play on the desktop app on my MacBook. The music does play on the web player and iOS app, but anytime I want to play music on the desktop app it does not do anything. I...

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  • Hi All,   I am experiencing an issue for the last couple days, where music does not play on the desktop app on my MacBook. The music does play on the web player and iOS app, but anytime I want...
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Superuser Contribution Why can I no longer see all the songs by an artist?!?!?

Plan: PremiumCountry: USADevice: Macbook Pro I opened my computer to listen to Spotify today for work and I discovered on an Artist's page that the songs are not listed out anymore! There are the top 10 most popular songs and then the albums which yo...

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  • Plan: Premium Country: USA Device: Macbook Pro    I opened my computer to listen to Spotify today for work and I discovered on an Artist's page that the songs are not lis...
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Superuser Contribution Can't Search Within My Playlists

PlanPremiumCountryUSDevice(Macbook Pro 2017)Operating System(iOS 10,) My Question or IssueEver since the new update, on my desktop Spotify App I can't search for songs within any of my playlists (including my Liked Songs) or view the playlists in a d...

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  • Plan Premium Country US Device (Macbook Pro 2017) Operating System (iOS 10,)   My Question or Issue Ever since the new update, on my desktop Spotify App I can't search for songs within...
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[Community][Friend Feed] see what my follow is listening to without need for a facebook account

Why facebook is needed for such a feature? I just want to see why my follow is listening to if he has this feature enabled without need to open an facebook account and connect it to spotify.

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  • Why facebook is needed for such a feature?   I just want to see why my follow is listening to if he has this feature enabled without need to open an facebook account and connect it to spotify.
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Superuser Contribution Why Korean Account no support?

PlanPremiumCountryS.KoreaDeviceMacbook Pro 16 2019Operating SystemCatalina 10.15.3 My Question or IssueI used to use desktop app with free plan but after switching into premium plan its not being able to log in to desktop app at all. Why? Am I paying...

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  • Plan Premium Country S.Korea Device Macbook Pro 16 2019 Operating System Catalina 10.15.3   My Question or Issue I used to use desktop app with free plan but after switching into premi...
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