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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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Solved!! Download of Albums for offline use worked up until a few weeks ago

Hi Streaming-People, up until a few weeks ago I was able to "download" albums to my library in my Desktop App. Now it does not work any more. Why ?

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  • Hi Streaming-People,   up until a few weeks ago I was able to "download" albums to my library in my Desktop App.  Now it does not work any more. Why ?      
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Superuser Contribution [Playlist Descriptions] Saving and editing descriptions translates special characters one way

I created a new playlist with a description using a special character (backslash /). When I edit the description after saving, it displays the HTML code / instead of /, and saving the edit leaves the HTML code rather than /. Edit: Unicode Character c...

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  • I created a new playlist with a description using a special character (backslash /). When I edit the description after saving, it displays the HTML code / instead of /, and saving the e...
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Superuser Contribution Adding to queue stops all music playing

Student PremiumUSA Macbook Pro late 2019Mac OS 11.2.1 After adding a song to the queue, the queue is sometimes completely cleared and refuses to play any music. Adding new songs to the queue does not do anything. Manually attempting to play songs or ...

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  • Student Premium USA   Macbook Pro late 2019 Mac OS 11.2.1   After adding a song to the queue, the queue is sometimes completely cleared and refuses to play any music. Adding new songs...
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Superuser Contribution Device name (English name) display error in Chinese

DeviceMacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Mid 2014)Operating SystemmacOS Catalina 10.15.7 My Question or Issue:The device name does not display correctly in Chinese, please check the screenshot.The device name is "Bowen's Echo".In English, it displays corr...

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  • Device MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Mid 2014) Operating System macOS Catalina 10.15.7   My Question or Issue: The device name does not display correctly in Chinese, please check the scree...
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Superuser Contribution Are there any decent alternatives to the spotify app for macs

PremiumAustralia Macbook Pro 2016macOS Catalina There are a lot of good things to say about spotify. But the desktop app is not one of them. I'm someone who tends to have a queue of stuff that I've found and want to investigate, rather than a set of ...

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  •   Premium Australia   Macbook Pro 2016 macOS Catalina   There are a lot of good things to say about spotify. But the desktop app is not one of them. I'm someone who tends to hav...
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Playlist editing on iPhone works but not on desktop

Plan freeFree/PremiumCountry U.K. Device(iPhone 11 , iPad and Mac desktop)Operating System(iOS 10.) My Question or IssueAble to edit my playlist in iPhone 11 and iPad ok but my desktop missing the add track button.

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  • Plan free Free/Premium Country U.K.    Device (iPhone 11 , iPad and Mac desktop) Operating System (iOS 10.)   My Question or Issue Able to edit my playlist in iPhone 11 and i...
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution I Can't Post an Idea

I don't see a button to post an idea here: https://community.spotify.com/t5/Live-Ideas/idb-p/ideas_live Are ideas posted somewhere else?

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  • I don't see a button to post an idea here: https://community.spotify.com/t5/Live-Ideas/idb-p/ideas_live   Are ideas posted somewhere else? 
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Superuser Contribution Now Playing widget is buggy: previous song grayed out, seek times do not match

PlanPremium DeviceMacBook Pro Early 2015Operating SystemmacOS Big Sur 11.2.3 My Question or IssueSometimes previous song button in the Now Playing widget is grayed out even though there are songs before that one. I don't know the exact steps to repro...

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  • Plan Premium   Device MacBook Pro Early 2015 Operating System macOS Big Sur 11.2.3   My Question or Issue Sometimes previous song button in the Now Playing widget is grayed out eve...
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Superuser Contribution Now Playing widget artwork reloads every time you seek

PlanPremium DeviceMacBook Pro Early 2015Operating SystemmacOS Big Sur 11.2.3 My Question or IssueIt is great that Now Playing widget now supports artwork on macOS. However, the artwork is reloaded every time I seek.

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  • Plan Premium   Device MacBook Pro Early 2015 Operating System macOS Big Sur 11.2.3   My Question or Issue It is great that Now Playing widget now supports artwork on macOS. However...
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Superuser Contribution See all songs on Artist page

Hey, I cannot see songs on artist page. There are just Popular songs and album. When I am looking for my favorite song I have to click and go through all albums and look there. It is like zilion clicks more and it is super unintuitive. I possible to ...

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  • Hey,    I cannot see songs on artist page. There are just Popular songs and album. When I am looking for my favorite song I have to click and go through all albums and look there. It is l...
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Superuser Contribution Extremely low volume across all my devices.

PlanPremiumCountry. USAiPhone 8 and Mac book airOperating SystemUp to date iOS my volume is extremely low on both my phone and computer. I can’t stream to Bluetooth in my car or my echo dot— because I can’t hear it. I did a fresh restart of both apps...

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  •   Plan Premium Country. USA iPhone 8 and Mac book air Operating System Up to date iOS    my volume is extremely low on both my phone and computer. I can’t stream to Bluetooth...
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Superuser Contribution Discover Weekly dislike button no longer removes song

Clicking the 'dislike song' button no longer disables/grays out a song, so it keeps playing in rotation. Restarting Spotify will fix the issue, but only for songs that have already been disliked. Device(MacMini 2018(iOS ) My Question or Issue

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  • Clicking the 'dislike song' button no longer disables/grays out a song, so it keeps playing in rotation.    Restarting Spotify will fix the issue, but only for songs that have already bee...
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Superuser Contribution App is working fine but not actually installed - weird

Strange situation which is more of an inconvenience and mystery than full problem: I download and run the Spotify installer, it seems to work all fine. The app opens and I login, all fine. But, it's not in the apps folder and if I quit I have to down...

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  • Strange situation which is more of an inconvenience and mystery than full problem: I download and run the Spotify installer, it seems to work all fine. The app opens and I login, all fine. But, it's ...
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When I hear spotify on my Macbook with bluetooth headphones the song only plays first 5 seconds.

Hello,When I try to hear music with my Macbook Pro M1 with Bluetooth headphones (Airpods), the song starts perfectly, but after 5 seconds it just stops, and I get the blue error message in the top saying: "Can't play the current song".Any suggestions...

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  • Hello, When I try to hear music with my Macbook Pro M1 with Bluetooth headphones (Airpods), the song starts perfectly, but after 5 seconds it just stops, and I get the blue error message in the top ...
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How to reach actual local files

PlanPremiumCountryFinlandDeviceMacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014)Operating SystemHigh Sierra iOS 10.13.6 My Question or IssueI see (and can listen to) a list of songs in "Local Files" in my MacBook Spotify App although the "Local Files" is disab...

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  • Plan Premium Country Finland Device MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014) Operating System High Sierra iOS 10.13.6   My Question or Issue I see (and can listen to) a list of songs in...
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Superuser Contribution Playlists activates by single click

PlanPremiumCountryDenmark DeviceMacBook Air (13-inch, Early 2015)Operating SystemmacOS Big Sur 11.2.3 My Question or IssueI just updated to the newest version of the Spotify Desktop app. First of all, I really like the Discovered On function on every...

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  • Plan Premium Country Denmark   Device MacBook Air (13-inch, Early 2015) Operating System macOS Big Sur 11.2.3     My Question or Issue I just updated to the newest version ...
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Superuser Contribution Missing "Go to album" from search results

PlanPremium FamilyCountryNorway DeviceMacbook Pro w/Touchbar 2017Operating SystemOS X Big Sur 11.2.3 (20D91) Spotify Desktop Mac version1.1.48.625.g1c87c7f7-a My Question or Issue When I search for a song and get a list of results, then I click on th...

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  • Plan Premium Family Country Norway   Device Macbook Pro w/Touchbar 2017 Operating System OS X Big Sur 11.2.3 (20D91)   Spotify Desktop Mac version 1.1.48.625.g1c87c7f7-a   ...
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution Window size and position not saved

PlanPremiumCountryPolandDeviceMacBook Air (13-inch, 2017)Operating SystemmacOS Big Sur 11.2.3 (20D91) My Question or IssueWhen I close the app and open it again, the window size and position are restored to defaults. I normally maximize the window.Re...

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  • Plan Premium Country Poland Device MacBook Air (13-inch, 2017) Operating System macOS Big Sur 11.2.3 (20D91)   My Question or Issue When I close the app and open it again, the window s...
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Superuser Contribution NaN:NaN instead of song duration

PlanFreeCountryUSDeviceMacbook air 2020Operating SystemmacOS Big Sur My Question or IssueOn my mac (spotify works fine on my phone/any other device) Spotify doesn’t let me modify playlists(says playlists are full) or play any music. Instead there’s a...

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  •   Plan Free Country US Device Macbook air 2020 Operating System macOS Big Sur   My Question or Issue On my mac (spotify works fine on my phone/any other device) Spotify doesn’t l...
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Listening in all devices simultaneously

PlanPremiumCountrySpain Device(iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPad Air 2, Macbook Pro Retina 2015, Amazon Echo Dot 3rd Generation)Operating System(all iOs and MacOS updated to the latest version) My Question or IssueI just found out about the "Playing in all dev...

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  • Plan Premium Country Spain   Device (iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPad Air 2, Macbook Pro Retina 2015, Amazon Echo Dot 3rd Generation) Operating System (all iOs and MacOS updated to the latest ver...
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