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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 Mac desktop application freezes when using mouse wheel on playlist

Version1.1.54.592.gc0b20638 (it's been happening for a while)DeviceMacbook Pro late 2017Operating SystemmacOS Catalina My Question or Issue After clicking on an album/playlist and seeing its content, if you scroll with the mouse wheel up and down a c...

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  • Version 1.1.54.592.gc0b20638 (it's been happening for a while) Device Macbook Pro late 2017 Operating System macOS Catalina   My Question or Issue   After clicking on an album/play...
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Superuser Contribution Recently played missing

PlanPremiumCountryCzech Republic DeviceMacbook Pro late 2016Operating SystemmacOS 11.1 Hello team, since about 2-3 weeks back, the Recently played view disappeared from my home page. I can't find it anywhere, also the clean re-install didn't help as ...

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  • Plan Premium Country Czech Republic   Device Macbook Pro late 2016 Operating System macOS 11.1   Hello team, since about 2-3 weeks back, the Recently played view disappeared from ...
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Superuser Contribution Spotify Desktop App Never Works Unless I Restart It.

This app never works on my computer when I want it to play. I have to constantly restart it every time to play music after taking a break from listening for several hours or a day. I get an error message or I click on the music to play and nothing ha...

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  • This app never works on my computer when I want it to play. I have to constantly restart it every time to play music after taking a break from listening for several hours or a day. I get an error mes...
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Superuser Contribution Music Stops and goes to queue with repeat and shuffle

Hi I have been experiencing a pretty annoying issue where my music is interrupted and suddenly takes me to the queue where the shuffle and repeat are on. MAC DESKTOP. My Question or Issue

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  • Hi I have been experiencing a pretty annoying issue where my music is interrupted and suddenly takes me to the queue where the shuffle and repeat are on.      MAC DESKTOP. ...
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution Mac Playlists

Plan: PremiumCountry: USA Device: Macbook Pro 2020Operating System: Big Sur When I double click the playlist name on the side bar, the playlist starts playing, but on the playlist itself it doesn't say that I am listening to it. Sorry if that explana...

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  • Plan: Premium Country: USA   Device: Macbook Pro 2020 Operating System: Big Sur   When I double click the playlist name on the side bar, the playlist starts playin...
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Superuser Contribution Was crashing now is skipping and stuttering

PlanPremium CountryUSA DeviceMacbook Pro Retina mid-2015. Operating SystemMojave 10.14.2 My Question or IssueWith the most recent update, the app suddenly started crashing repeatedly. I would have to reopen it about 4-5 times before it would stay ope...

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  • Plan Premium   Country USA   Device Macbook Pro Retina mid-2015.   Operating System Mojave 10.14.2   My Question or Issue With the most recent update, the app suddenl...
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Superuser Contribution Profile Picture

Plan: Premium FamilyCountry: U.S.A DeviceMacbook 2020Operating SystemBig Sur Whenever I change my profile picture on mobile, I have to reinstall Spotify on my Mac because the profile picture will not update. On other accounts it shows that I changed ...

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  • Plan: Premium Family Country: U.S.A   Device Macbook 2020 Operating System Big Sur   Whenever I change my profile picture on mobile, I have to reinstall Spotify on my Mac becau...
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Superuser Contribution Songs skipping every 30 seconds or so when connected to Bluetooth headphones

Plan: Premium, FamilyCountry: CanadaDevice: MacBook Air 2017, Beats Solo3 Wireless, AirPodsOperating System: macOS Big Sur (updated to this OS this morning but it was happening on the old OS as well) My Question or IssueI recently have been having th...

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  • Plan: Premium, Family Country: Canada Device: MacBook Air 2017, Beats Solo3 Wireless, AirPods Operating System: macOS Big Sur (updated to this OS this morning but it was happening o...
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Superuser Contribution Spotify stops playing on Mac Big Sur desktop app after 24 hours

Plan: PremiumCountry: United States Device: iMac - late 2015Operating System: Big Sur My Question or IssueI'm having a consistent issue where I use Spotify (latest version) on my iMac all day long without issues. At the end of the day, I put my iMac ...

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  • Plan: Premium Country: United States   Device: iMac - late 2015 Operating System: Big Sur   My Question or Issue I'm having a consistent issue where I use Spotify (lat...
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Superuser Contribution Beyond annoyed with "Next Up"

Using premium and have been for years. It seems through relatively recent updates, I cannot get Next Up to go away!! I used to be able to queue songs and just those songs would appear. Now I have to do the following just to queue up a few songs and k...

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  • Using premium and have been for years.    It seems through relatively recent updates, I cannot get Next Up to go away!! I used to be able to queue songs and just those songs would appear....
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Superuser Contribution UI Change

PlanFamilyCountryNew Zealand Device Operating SystemOSX My Question or IssueMy UI has become hard to navigate on my Imac.The "made for you" playlists have disappeared and when I go to the artist page I can't see the albums in chronological order.Is t...

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  • Plan Family Country New Zealand   Device   Operating System OSX   My Question or Issue My UI has become hard to navigate on my Imac. The "made for you" playlists have disap...
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Superuser Contribution Kernel Panic: iMac 2020 - OS Catalina

Hi - I have a brand new iMac 2020 - only 2 weeks old. I have unfortunately experienced a random 'kernel panic' issue today whilst using the Mac Spotify desktop App. The error report threw up this info: "panic(cpu 2 caller 0xffffff800cd3b61a): "thread...

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  • Hi - I have a brand new iMac 2020 - only 2 weeks old.  I have unfortunately experienced a random 'kernel panic' issue today whilst using the Mac Spotify desktop App. The error report threw up t...
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Spotify won't resume after pause with bluetooth headphones

I'm unable to resume after i pause the music for a few minutes with my headphones over bluetooth. This issue is 4 years old: https://community.spotify.com/t5/Ongoing-Issues/Spotify-won-t-resume-after-pause-with-bluetooth-headphones/idc-p/5158873 I th...

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  • I'm unable to resume after i pause the music for a few minutes with my headphones over bluetooth.   This issue is 4 years old: https://community.spotify.com/t5/Ongoing-Issues/Spotify-won-...
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Superuser Contribution Desktop Spotify not matching iOS Spotify

PlanPremiumCountryUSA DeviceMacBook Pro 2016Operating SystemmacOS Big Sur / iOS 14 My Question or IssueWhen I open Spotify on my desktop, the library is not synced with my phone. For example the Liked Songs playlist does not have songs in it that I'v...

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  • Plan Premium Country USA   Device MacBook Pro 2016 Operating System macOS Big Sur / iOS 14   My Question or Issue When I open Spotify on my desktop, the library is not synced wit...
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution Have to reinstall every time i close the app

I'm running high sierra (10.13.6). I frequently close all of my applications just to save on memory, etc. However, whenever i close spotify and subsequently try to re-open it, spotlight search cant find it and the only item with a matching name is th...

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  • I'm running high sierra (10.13.6).  I frequently close all of my applications just to save on memory, etc.  However, whenever i close spotify and subsequently try to re-open it, spotlight s...
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[Desktop][Connect] Spotify keeps opening at computer log in

This problem is not new, as I read in older post going back to 2016 and earlier, but Spotify did still not solve it so I decided to desinstall the app. Basically I have a Mac Big Sur and Spotify kept opening after each login although:-I closed the ap...

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  • This problem is not new, as I read in older post going back to 2016 and earlier, but Spotify did still not solve it so I decided to desinstall the app.   Basically I have a Mac Big Sur and Spo...
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Superuser Contribution Can't add songs to Library since joining Premium on Desktop App

PlanLess than a week of PremiumDeviceMacbook ProOperating SystemCatalina My Question or IssueHi! So I just subscribed to premium and since subscribing I have been unable to like songs/add songs to my Library on the Mac Desktop App. I did a clean rein...

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  • Plan Less than a week of Premium Device Macbook Pro Operating System Catalina   My Question or Issue Hi! So I just subscribed to premium and since subscribing I have been unable to like ...
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Superuser Contribution Can’t show album cover in control center

Device Macbook Pro M1Operating SystemBig Sur My Question or IssueIs it normal for my Mac can’t show album cover in the control center? It just show the logo of spotify in the image. But it did show album cover inside the app.I tried follow the stop t...

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  • Device  Macbook Pro M1 Operating System Big Sur   My Question or Issue Is it normal for my Mac can’t show album cover in the control center? It just show the logo of spotify in the im...
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution Spotify Desktop App Not Working After Update To Mac 10.15.7

PlanPremiumDeviceMacbook pro 2015Operating SystemiOS 10.15.7 My Question or IssueSpotify desktop will not open correctly (See attached). It just shows a blank screen and nothing can be interacted with (can not even move the application). I removed ca...

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  • Plan Premium Device Macbook pro 2015 Operating System iOS 10.15.7   My Question or Issue Spotify desktop will not open correctly (See attached). It just shows a blank screen and nothing ...
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Superuser Contribution Spotify web player taking over my playing music

So when i listen to music, sometimes the spotify web play stops my music and changes the device im listening on to the web player and it adds a playlist to my account. how do i stop this from happening?

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  • So when i listen to music, sometimes the spotify web play stops my music and changes the device im listening on to the web player and it adds a playlist to my account.    how do i stop th...
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