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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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New update not showing me half of my liked songs on Desktop version

PremiumUK/Switzerland DeviceMacbook Pro late 2019Operating SystemmacOS Big Sur 11.3 My Question or Issue Example above, song is liked and playing fine when controlled through my phone (choosing to broadcast through my macbook). But doesn't show up in...

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  • Premium UK/Switzerland   Device Macbook Pro late 2019 Operating System macOS Big Sur 11.3   My Question or Issue     Example above, song is liked and playing fine when ...
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[Desktop][Playlists] Bring back Recently Added view to playlists on desktop

The new desktop update has a "Date added" view but puts the oldest added songs at the top of the playlist. Previously you could switch between most recently added and least recently added and that view should return. For large playlists, viewing by m...

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  • The new desktop update has a "Date added" view but puts the oldest added songs at the top of the playlist. Previously you could switch between most recently added and least recently added and that vi...
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Superuser Contribution 'New Look' Power Consumption

Hi, I have the 'new look' Spotify on macOS Big Sur, and it's now consistently slamming my power consumption. This never used to be the case, will this be fixed, can i revert to the old app, or am i just 'stuck' ?

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  • Hi, I have the 'new look' Spotify on macOS Big Sur, and it's now consistently slamming my power consumption. This never used to be the case, will this be fixed, can i revert to the old app, or am i j...
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Superuser Contribution Local Files Not Working Correctly

My local files stopped working on my phone after I updated iTunes on my computer, but the issue seems to be with the computer. The files don't show their albums covers, and a few just show a random cover from other local files. I've done a clean rein...

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  • My local files stopped working on my phone after I updated iTunes on my computer, but the issue seems to be with the computer. The files don't show their albums covers, and a few just show a random c...
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[Web Player][Your Library] Alphabetize my albums in library on mac?

can I alphabetize my albums in library on mac?They seem to be in absolutely no order whatsoever.This is crazy cause I got 300 albums.MAJOR flaw here of spotify. I can't even believe it.

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  • can I alphabetize my albums in library on mac? They seem to be in absolutely no order whatsoever. This is crazy cause I got 300 albums. MAJOR flaw here of spotify. I can't even believe it.  
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Superuser Contribution Reveal playlist in sidebar after new update

PlanPremiumCountryUSADeviceMacbook Air 2019Operating SystemiOS Big Sur 11.2.3 After updating to the new interface (version 1.1.56.595.g2d2da0de-a), searching for a playlist and opening it no longer reveals its place in the sidebar list.It used to be ...

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  • Plan Premium Country USA Device Macbook Air 2019 Operating System iOS Big Sur 11.2.3   After updating to the new interface (version 1.1.56.595.g2d2da0de-a), searching for a playlist and...
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Superuser Contribution New UI is a joke. Cancelling unless it's reverted ASAP.

Plan: PremiumCountry: UK Most users do hate when the UI (that works perfectly) is suddenly changed dramatically. People like things that they already got used to. The reason why I never switched to Apple Music was the better UI of Spotify. However Sp...

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  • Plan: Premium Country: UK   Most users do hate when the UI (that works perfectly) is suddenly changed dramatically. People like things that they already got used to.   The reason ...
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Like Button (new UI)

Plan PremiumCountryBrazil Device(Macbook Pro late 2019)Operating System(Catalina) Between the many (MANY) problems of the new UI I really can't understand why the like button (heart) was moved from beside the song name to the song lenght. I mean, WHY...

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  • Plan  Premium Country Brazil   Device (Macbook Pro late 2019) Operating System (Catalina)   Between the many (MANY) problems of the new UI I really can't understand why the l...
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Roll back to a version not using the new UI

Hey, now that all the playlist accounts I work with and update professionally on a daily basis have been forced into the new desktop UI I have to find a way to roll back to a previous version not running it. The main reasons for this are two, and the...

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  • Hey, now that all the playlist accounts I work with and update professionally on a daily basis have been forced into the new desktop UI I have to find a way to roll back to a previous version not run...
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Cannot drag currently playing song to playlist if find filter is enabled

Before adding a track to a large playlist, I like to see if there's already a song by that artist in the playlist. If you are viewing the playlist, cmd + f to filter to the artist, and then try to drag the currently playing track to the playlist, the...

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  • Before adding a track to a large playlist, I like to see if there's already a song by that artist in the playlist. If you are viewing the playlist, cmd + f to filter to the artist, and then try to dr...
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution Library Albums Not Showing - Shows on iOS App

On the Mac app, none of my saved albums appear in my library. However, they do appear on the iOS app and on the browser version of Spotify (Firefox). I've reinstalled the Mac app and updated. How can I fix this issue?

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  • On the Mac app, none of my saved albums appear in my library. However, they do appear on the iOS app and on the browser version of Spotify (Firefox). I've reinstalled the Mac app and updated. How can...
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Superuser Contribution Scroll position frequently reset

I have an issue where the scroll bar regularly resets itself to the very top. Tabbing away from Spotify and back triggers it sometimes, and if I click on an album or song and come back it's always reset.

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  • I have an issue where the scroll bar regularly resets itself to the very top.  Tabbing away from Spotify and back triggers it sometimes, and if I click on an album or song and come back it's alw...
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution Sort by last added

PlanPremiumCountryBelgium DeviceMacOperating SystemOS My Question or IssueGot a spotify update on my mac with a new interface. But now my playlist aren't sorted by last added anymore and I can't seem to find how I do it now with the new update.I can ...

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  • Plan Premium Country Belgium   Device Mac Operating System OS   My Question or Issue Got a spotify update on my mac with a new interface. But now my playlist aren't sorted by las...
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Superuser Contribution New Spotify UI on MacOS doesn't work properly when casting to Sonos

Plan: PremiumCountry: USADevice: Macbook Pro 2015Operating System: Catalina Issue:The new MacOS UI doesn't work properly when connected to a Sonos speaker system. The song that is playing is not correct, and the song time/progress bar are also incorr...

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  • Plan: Premium Country: USA Device: Macbook Pro 2015 Operating System: Catalina   Issue: The new MacOS UI doesn't work properly when connected to a Sonos speaker system.   The song t...
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution Incorporation date arragement

PlanPremiumCountrySpainDeviceMacbook pro 2018Operating SystemMac My Question or IssueHi! In a collaboration list I can't arrange items for incorporation date. The column doesn't appear even if I select this option in dropdown menu. Thank you.

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  • Plan Premium Country Spain Device Macbook pro 2018 Operating System Mac   My Question or Issue Hi! In a collaboration list I can't arrange items for incorporation date. The column does...
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Superuser Contribution Full Screen playback time is incorrect

When turning on full screen player mode, the played duration of the current song is sometimes shown incorrectly and duration slider is often white (means that the song is fully played) although the song is still playing.PlanPremiumCountryLatviaDevice...

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  • When turning on full screen player mode, the played duration of the current song is sometimes shown incorrectly and duration slider is often white (means that the song is fully played) although the s...
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Superuser Contribution The Mac Desktop application interface has remained in the old interface and does not change!

PlanPremium DuoTurkey Device(Macbook Pro late 2016)Operating System(Big Sur) My Question or IssueThe desktop spotify app for Mac is constantly displayed in the old UI (even performing updates in the same interface). It does not change to a new look i...

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  • Plan Premium Duo Turkey   Device (Macbook Pro late 2016) Operating System (Big Sur)   My Question or Issue The desktop spotify app for Mac is constantly displayed in the old UI (e...
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Superuser Contribution Search not showing local files

Plan; PremiumDesktop, MacOS Catalina 10.15.7 Spotify version 1.1.58.820 Since updating to the new desktop version, the local files don't show up in a "global search" as they did before (usually they came first), now the only way I can find the file i...

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  • Plan; Premium Desktop, Mac OS Catalina 10.15.7   Spotify version 1.1.58.820   Since updating to the new desktop version, the local files don't show up in a "global search" as they did...
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Superuser Contribution Loudness Wars is back! But only for Advertisers...

I was just blown away by the Ad "Svensk Fågel" which was easily 10dB louder than the music I was currently listening to. Not sure if that's intentional to kill non premium users but.. hey. -14 LUFS should account for all content providers.

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  • I was just blown away by the Ad "Svensk Fågel" which was easily 10dB louder than the music I was currently listening to. Not sure if that's intentional to kill non premium users but.. hey. -14 LUFS s...
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Superuser Contribution Playing entire discography in new Update

PremiumU.S. DeviceMacbook Pro 2020)Operating SystemiOS With the new update, I can no longer listen to an artist's entire discography in order, now I have to click and listen to the album by album. Why did you remove that from the desktop app? How do ...

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  • Premium U.S.   Device Macbook Pro 2020) Operating System iOS   With the new update, I can no longer listen to an artist's entire discography in order, now I have to click and listen...
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