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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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A firewall may be blocking Spotify.

PlanPremiumCountryGermanyDeviceMacBook Air (early 2015)Operating SystemmacOS Catalina 10.15.4 My Question or IssueI recently switched over from my MacBook Pro to my MacBook Air and wanted to use Spotify there, logging in, as per usual, through facebo...

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  • Plan Premium Country Germany Device MacBook Air (early 2015) Operating System macOS Catalina 10.15.4   My Question or Issue I recently switched over from my MacBook Pro to my MacBook A...
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Superuser Contribution Play liked songs in the order in which they are displayed

Hi, I'm using Spotify Premium on Mac OS Catalina. It used to be that I could sort my liked songs by artist and Spotify would play them in their displayed order. That way if I wanted to, say, listen to all my favourite Linkin Park songs I could. I was...

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  • Hi, I'm using Spotify Premium on Mac OS Catalina.   It used to be that I could sort my liked songs by artist and Spotify would play them in their displayed order. That way if I wanted to, say,...
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Superuser Contribution Every now and then, Spotify says 'Can't play current song.' Any way to fix this?

PlanPremiumCountryUnited StatesDevice(Macbook Air, Retina, 13-inch, 2019)Operating System(MacOS) My Question or Issue I don't know how to fix an issue I get sometimes, where Spotify says 'Can't play current song.' I have to always restart Spotify and...

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  • Plan Premium Country United States Device (Macbook Air, Retina, 13-inch, 2019) Operating System (MacOS)   My Question or Issue   I don't know how to fix an issue I get sometimes,...
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Can't change playlist cover

PlanPremiumCountryUSA DeviceMacBook Pro 2017Operating SystemmacOS Catalina (10.15.4) I am unable to switch out the covers of my playlists. The desktop app also left out some highly used features and it feels less robust than what it did. How can we r...

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  • Plan Premium Country USA   Device MacBook Pro 2017 Operating System macOS Catalina (10.15.4)   I am unable to switch out the covers of my playlists. The desktop app also left out ...
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Desktop app has the same interface as the Webapp

PlanPremiumCountryThe Netherlands DeviceMacbook ProOperating SystemmacOS Catalina Desktop app has the same interface as the WebappSame issue occurred when logging in on another deviceWhen logging in with another account the desktop app turns to the n...

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  • Plan Premium Country The Netherlands   Device Macbook Pro Operating System macOS Catalina   Desktop app has the same interface as the Webapp Same issue occurred when logging in o...
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Superuser Contribution Can't Sort From Newest to Oldest + Can't see Who Added What

PlanPremiumUS DeviceMacBook Pro My Question or Issue1. I cannot sort my playlist from latest to oldest anymore on the updated desktop version which is a complete downgrade (it has the functionality of the mobile app). 2. I cannot see who added what s...

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  • Plan Premium US   Device MacBook Pro     My Question or Issue 1. I cannot sort my playlist from latest to oldest anymore on the updated desktop version which is a complete dow...
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Mac Solution: A Firewall may be blocking Spotify Error code auth:3

Open Finder In the Menu Bar select Go and then 'Go to Folder' Enter: /private/etc/hosts Locate the file called 'host' and drag to desktop Open the file and replace the text with: ### Host Database## localhost is used to configure the loopback interfa...

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  • Open Finder  In the Menu Bar select Go and then 'Go to Folder'  Enter: /private/etc/hosts   Locate the file called 'host' and drag to desktop   Open the file and repl...
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Incorrect Following count

Plan StudentPremiumUSA DeviceMacbook Pro 2016 Operating SystemCatalina 10.15.4 My Question or IssueI'm following 0 people, but the icon on my profile says I'm following 2 people; hence they are invisible. How do I remove those 2

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  •   Plan Student Premium USA   Device Macbook Pro  2016  Operating System Catalina 10.15.4   My Question or Issue I'm following 0 people, but the icon on my profile ...
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Auto pause when idle or when screen locks?

Plan: PremiumCountry: USA Device: Macbook pro 2019Operating System: macOS 10.14.6 My Question or Issue Is it possible to configure Spotify to stop playing after I have been idle for a period of time, or perhaps after the screen locks? I have searched...

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  • Plan: Premium Country:  USA   Device: Macbook pro 2019 Operating System: macOS 10.14.6   My Question or Issue   Is it possible to configure Spotify to stop playing aft...
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Shuffle on specific (large) Spotify playlist

Plan: PremiumCountry: the Netherlands Device: MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017, Two Thunderbolt 3 ports)Operating System: MacOS Catalina 10.15.4 (19E287) Hi, I'm not getting the Shuffle to work on the Mac Spotify app (or iPhone 11 pro for that matter) for ...

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  • Plan: Premium Country: the Netherlands   Device: MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017, Two Thunderbolt 3 ports) Operating System: MacOS Catalina 10.15.4 (19E287)     Hi,  ...
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution Zoom in Spotify on mac OS

It looks like Spotify desktop client on mac OS is based on web-ui. It behaves as webpage when it comes to zoom functionality. I can use pinch-to-zoom or double-finger-tap (one finger) to zoom-in. I was just wondering if this expected? CheersRadek

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  • It looks like Spotify desktop client on mac OS is based on web-ui. It behaves as webpage when it comes to zoom functionality. I can use pinch-to-zoom or double-finger-tap (one finger) to zoom-in. I w...
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"Can't play the current song" after couple minutes of inactivity

PlanFamily (also happened on Premium previously) CountryNL DeviceMacbook Pro 13-inch 2017 Operating SystemmacOS 10.15.4 My Question or IssueOver the past couple weeks/months I have experienced an issue with the macos desktop version. Songs would play...

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  • Plan Family (also happened on Premium previously)   Country NL   Device Macbook Pro 13-inch 2017   Operating System macOS 10.15.4   My Question or Issue Over the past...
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution Can't remove a playlist cover?

I'm in the US, and I have Spotify premium. I'm trying to edit my playlist covers from one of my public playlists from my MacBook air, and I decided I didn't like one of the covers I chose and wanted to go back to the original four-album cover display...

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  • I'm in the US, and I have Spotify premium.   I'm trying to edit my playlist covers from one of my public playlists from my MacBook air, and I decided I didn't like one of the covers I chose an...
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution Spotify *only* plays through Macbook speakers?

No matter what my computer's output settings are, the Spotify app will *always* play through my laptop's speakers. All other apps are able to be played through headphones, a bluetooth speaker, my Scarlett 18i8, etc. but no matter my output settings, ...

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  • No matter what my computer's output settings are, the Spotify app will *always* play through my laptop's speakers. All other apps are able to be played through headphones, a bluetooth speaker, my Sca...
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Superuser Contribution "Can't Play Track" after using Google Meet/Hangouts

Something that I've been noticing is after utilizing video calls via Google Meet with I am getting the "Cannot Play Current Track" blue error bar. Functionality is still available within the app, just not playback. Quitting/restarting Spotify helps f...

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  • Something that I've been noticing is after utilizing video calls via Google Meet with I am getting the "Cannot Play Current Track" blue error bar. Functionality is still available within the app, jus...
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Superuser Contribution Takes forever to load in general

Posting this in Desktop / Mac because thats my primary listening source, but this happens on every platform I use. I'm on premium. (iPhone, Mac, PS4, RokuTV, Web Player) When trying to load an artist page or playlist it takes upwards of 5 minutes to ...

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  • Posting this in Desktop / Mac because thats my primary listening source, but this happens on every platform I use. I'm on premium. (iPhone, Mac, PS4, RokuTV, Web Player)   When trying to load ...
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Solved!! Disabling Local Files from showing up in search results when deleting local-files.bnk does not work

Plan: PremiumCountry: IndiaDevice:MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015)Operating System: macOS High Sierra (10.13.6) My Question or IssueI have recently noticed that local files from my Mac show up in search results despite the Show Local Files opt...

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  • Plan: Premium Country: India Device:MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015) Operating System: macOS High Sierra (10.13.6)   My Question or Issue I have recently noticed that loca...
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Superuser Contribution Filter/search in a playlist not working properly

This is most likely a bug. Scenario:Scroll down a (longer) playlist listHit Cmd+F to bring up the FilterSearch for a word in a song title def found in the playlistNo song found It works if I scroll to the top of the playlist and either click straight...

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  • This is most likely a bug.   Scenario: Scroll down a (longer) playlist list Hit Cmd+F to bring up the Filter Search for a word in a song title def found in the playlist No song found &nbs...
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Superuser Contribution Error code auth:5, accesspoint:45

PlanPremium FamilyCountryUSDeviceMacbook Air 2013Operating SystemHigh Sierra 10.13.2 My Question or IssueSpotify was stuck on 'offline', saying i had no connection when I had a good connection. I tried updating and then reinstalling, but when I went ...

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  • Plan Premium Family Country US Device Macbook Air 2013 Operating System High Sierra 10.13.2   My Question or Issue Spotify was stuck on 'offline', saying i had no connection when I had...
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Superuser Contribution [Mac] keeps showing the 'computer' codes instead of normal names

Solution below!PlanPremium CountryThe Netherlands DeviceMacBook Air 2019Operating SystemmacOS Catalina Version 10.15.3 My Question or IssueI don't exactly know how to describe it, but I'll add a picture as a further explanation. The problem is that S...

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  • Solution below! Plan Premium   Country The Netherlands   Device MacBook Air 2019 Operating System macOS Catalina Version 10.15.3   My Question or Issue I don't exactly k...
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