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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 Clicking on song/album/artist after search results in "Oooops, something went wrong" error message

Plan(Premium)Country(USA)Device(Macbook Pro 2016)Operating System(macOS Big Sur) My Question or IssueAfter searching for an artist, song, or album on the Desktop app for Mac and clicking on the result, an error message pops up displaying "Oooops, som...

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  • Plan (Premium) Country (USA) Device (Macbook Pro 2016) Operating System (macOS Big Sur)   My Question or Issue After searching for an artist, song, or album on the Desktop app for Mac ...
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution Spotify won't pause using Mac Siri voice assistance

PlanPremium CountryIndonesia DeviceMacbook Pro M1 Operating SystemBig Sur My Question or IssueI know Spotify is doing a lot of updates to the app and the last time I use Siri to pause music was running smoothly however I've been using Siri lately and...

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  • Plan Premium   Country Indonesia   Device Macbook Pro M1   Operating System Big Sur   My Question or Issue I know Spotify is doing a lot of updates to the app and the...
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Superuser Contribution Spotify connect: "Can't play this song right now" even when it plays.

PlanPremiumCountryNorwayDeviceMacbook m1 My Question or IssueSpotify connect consistently does this: Even when the song plays fine.

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  • Plan Premium Country Norway Device Macbook m1     My Question or Issue Spotify connect consistently does this:     Even when the song plays fine.
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Superuser Contribution Cut function does not work

I need to reorder some songs from my playlists, move the song with cut-paste function but this doesn't work. Spotify version (1.1.61.583.gad060c66-a)Device(Mac mini 2018)Operating System(Mac OS Big Sur v11.2.3)

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  • I need to reorder some songs from my playlists, move the song with cut-paste function but this doesn't work.   Spotify version (1.1.61.583.gad060c66-a) Device (Mac mini 2018) Operating Syst...
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Superuser Contribution Keep selected song after searching in playlists

Sometimes I need search a song in my playlist and select it to know its ubication, but when I close the filter, the selection mark disappear. With the other spotify version I did it without problems. Spotify version (1.1.61.583.gad060c66-a)Device(Mac...

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  • Sometimes I need search a song in my playlist and select it to know its ubication, but when I close the filter, the selection mark disappear. With the other spotify version I did it without problems....
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution Can't add songs to friend's collaborative playlist using Desktop app

PlanFreeCountryUnited States of AmericaDeviceDesktop App Operating SystemMacbook air My Question or IssueMy friend has invited me and a couple of friends to make a playlist (using desktop), and they have shared it with us via share link and we still ...

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  •   Plan Free Country United States of America Device Desktop App   Operating System Macbook air   My Question or Issue My friend has invited me and a couple of friends to ma...
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Superuser Contribution Updates Consistently Change Playback and Audio Quality Settings

PlanPremiumCountryUSA Device(iPhone 8, Macbook Pro 16,1)Operating System(iOS 14.6, macOS 10.15.7) My Question or IssueWondering why my audio playback settings and audio quality settings are changed during updates. I would estimate that this has been ...

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  • Plan Premium Country USA   Device (iPhone 8, Macbook Pro 16,1) Operating System (iOS 14.6, macOS 10.15.7)   My Question or Issue Wondering why my audio playback settings and audi...
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Superuser Contribution High CPU usage on OS

Dear Spotify, for your information, this is still a thing and I can't believe it.The Spotify Helper Render is running like crazy in the background and leading to high CPU usage, energy costs and the fan's getting crazy.Please find a solution.Kindest ...

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  • Dear Spotify,  for your information, this is still a thing and I can't believe it. The Spotify Helper Render is running like crazy in the background and leading to high CPU usage, energy costs...
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Superuser Contribution [Mac] Spotify Won't Recognize Artist From Local File

Plan - FreeCountry - USDevice - MacBook Pro w/ Touch Bar (2018), Windows 10 PCOperating System - MacOS Catalina, Windows 10 I am having an issue where I'm trying to sync up my local music files from my Windows PC to my Mac. I was able to transfer my ...

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  • Plan - Free Country - US Device - MacBook Pro w/ Touch Bar (2018), Windows 10 PC Operating System - MacOS Catalina, Windows 10   I am having an issue where I'm trying to sync up m...
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Superuser Contribution Album Covers Cut Off on Desktop App

After updating Spotify on the desktop app (I use a Mac), I have begun to notice that the currently playing view slightly cuts off the edges of the album art (as seen in the images, I went with an example that was noticeable and provided a screenshot ...

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  • After updating Spotify on the desktop app (I use a Mac), I have begun to notice that the currently playing view slightly cuts off the edges of the album art (as seen in the images, I went with an exa...
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Superuser Contribution Spotify app won't start and keeps copying itself every 4 seconds until I delete the "original"

PlanPremiumCountrySpain DeviceMacBook Pro 2017Operating SystemmacOs Big Sur My Question or IssueI have several users on my laptop. I was working on one user listening to my music, finished my tasks, logged out (completely out) from that user and ente...

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  • Plan Premium Country Spain   Device MacBook Pro 2017 Operating System macOs Big Sur   My Question or Issue I have several users on my laptop. I was working on one user listening ...
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Superuser Contribution Mac Desktop Queue everything is playing

PlanPremiumCountryNetherlandsDeviceMacbook Pro mid 2015Operating SystemMacOS Big Sure 11.1 My Question or IssueSteps to reproduce:1 - start playing an album or playlist2 - go to queue to see what song is up nextExpected behavior: only one song appear...

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  • Plan Premium Country Netherlands Device Macbook Pro mid 2015 Operating System MacOS Big Sure 11.1   My Question or Issue Steps to reproduce: 1 - start playing an album or playlist 2 ...
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Superuser Contribution The app starts up with a black screen

PlanPremiumCountrySpainDeviceMacBook Pro 2014Operating SystemOS X 10.9.5 My Question or IssueSince 2 days ago the app starts up with black screen. Nothing more. The only thing we can do is close it. App was reinstalled twice, but still doing the same

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  •   Plan Premium Country Spain Device MacBook Pro 2014 Operating System OS X 10.9.5   My Question or Issue Since 2 days ago the app starts up with black screen. Nothing more. The...
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Superuser Contribution Profile Search Results Merge on Back Button Click

DeviceMacbook Pro late 2016Operating SystemmacOs Big Sur On searching for a profile (I have not tested for other entry types), clicking the back button from one search term back to the first will merge the results from the two. To ReproduceOpen Spoti...

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  • Device Macbook Pro late 2016 Operating System macOs Big Sur   On searching for a profile (I have not tested for other entry types), clicking the back button from one search term back to the...
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Superuser Contribution [Desktop] Not all my liked songs appear

PlanPremiumCountryCanadaDevice(MacBookAir 2012 running on Big Sur) My Question or Issue I have a little over 4000 liked songs on my spotify that all show up on my mobile application. However, on my desktop app, my liked songs remains stuck a 999. Why...

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  • Plan Premium Country Canada Device (MacBookAir 2012 running on Big Sur)     My Question or Issue   I have a little over 4000 liked songs on my spotify that all show up on my ...
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Superuser Contribution Spotify does not work! At all!

So a few months ago i noticed that on my desktop app (Mac) songs started to pause from the 0-10 second mark and i would have to quit the program. This now happens with every single song, whether it be in an album or playlist shuffled or unshuffled.A ...

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  • So a few months ago i noticed that on my desktop app (Mac) songs started to pause from the 0-10 second mark and i would have to quit the program. This now happens with every single song, whether it b...
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Superuser Contribution Logging into app

For about a week now, I have not been able to get past the login screen on the spotify app on my MacBook. I log in with the correct username and password and it gets stuck, appearing to be loading, but never opens my library. I have tried: uninstalli...

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  • For about a week now, I have not been able to get past the login screen on the spotify app on my MacBook. I log in with the correct username and password and it gets stuck, appearing to be loading, b...
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Superuser Contribution Albums beyond initial 25 cannot be loaded on artist's albums page on larger screen

PlanPremiumCountryUnited Kingdom DeviceMacbook Pro mid 2015 (2560x1440 second monitor)Operating SystemMacOS 11.4App Version1.1.60.672.g6ad9c215-aMy Question or IssueAlbums beyond the initial 25 cannot be loaded when viewing an artist's albums page on...

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  • Plan Premium Country United Kingdom   Device Macbook Pro mid 2015 (2560x1440 second monitor) Operating System MacOS 11.4 App Version 1.1.60.672.g6ad9c215-a My Question or Issu...
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Superuser Contribution Next song always plays random song outside my playlist

PlanPremiumCountryUSDeviceM1 Macbook Air 2020Operating SystemmacOS My Question or IssueWhen I hit next, or when a song ends, the next song that plays is always random, and doesn't exist in my playlist. This affects both custom and prebuilt playlists,...

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  •   Plan Premium Country US Device M1 Macbook Air 2020 Operating System macOS   My Question or Issue When I hit next, or when a song ends, the next song that plays is always random...
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution Won't Play Album

Spotify FreeUSAMacbook Air 2018 On both the Desktop app and the web player I am unable to stream this album: https://open.spotify.com/album/2b3JjOvKw9UN47ND80Tvri

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  • Spotify Free USA Macbook Air 2018   On both the Desktop app and the web player I am unable to stream this album:   https://open.spotify.com/album/2b3JjOvKw9UN47ND80Tvri   &nbsp...
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