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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 New layout, less info on screen. not good

The new layout, late march 2021, is not good. shows less info on main artists screen. Makes finding albums, related artists more difficult, Can I revert to the older format? Paid, USofA. Mac Big Sur

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  • The new layout, late march 2021, is not good.  shows less info on main artists screen. Makes finding albums, related artists  more difficult,  Can I revert to the older format?  ...
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Superuser Contribution Playing Local Files

PlanFreeCountryUsa DeviceMackbook Pro Late 2013Operating SystemMacOS Big Sur 11.2.2 My Question or IssueHey, when I tried to upload my local files onto spotify, it didn't give me the option to do that. Instead, it just greyed out the files I wanted t...

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  • Plan Free Country Usa   Device Mackbook Pro Late 2013 Operating System MacOS Big Sur 11.2.2   My Question or Issue Hey, when I tried to upload my local files onto spotify, it did...
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Solved!! Missing Album Column in Desktop App for Mac

My Question or Issue:The album column has completely disappeared on my desktop app for Mac. Has this feature been discontinued and/or is there a way to bring the column back? Details if needed: Spotify Plan: FreeCountry: CanadaDevice: MacBook Pro Ret...

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  • My Question or Issue: The album column has completely disappeared on my desktop app for Mac. Has this feature been discontinued and/or is there a way to bring the column back?   Details if ne...
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I need assistance downloading songs from spotify TO a Sanza mp3 player

PlanPremiumCountryUSADevice2012 MacBook ProOperating SystemMac OS 10.15.7 My Question or IssueHello, Good day, Spotify community. My name is John Kooz. I pay spotify $9.99/month (happily) for their music streaming services which are truly marvelous. ...

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  • Plan Premium Country USA Device 2012 MacBook Pro Operating System Mac OS 10.15.7   My Question or Issue Hello, Good day, Spotify community.  My name is John Kooz.  I pay...
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Superuser Contribution New UI breaks keyboard navigation

PlanPremiumCountryUS DeviceMacBook Pro (15-inch, 2017)Operating SystemmacOS v11.2.3 The old UI allowed me to navigate forward and back on the keyboard using Option + [Left|Right] Arrow. The new UI - in addition to many other unwanted changes - broke ...

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  • Plan Premium Country US   Device MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2017) Operating System macOS v11.2.3   The old UI allowed me to navigate forward and back on the keyboard using Option + [Le...
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution Video ads way too loud

Listening to my music at a reasonable volume and then all of a sudden a video ad will come blaring on, seemingly at least twice as loud as my actual music volume. Loud enough to ****ing literally hurt my ears. This needs to fixed immediately. This la...

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  • Listening to my music at a reasonable volume and then all of a sudden a video ad will come blaring on, seemingly at least twice as loud as my actual music volume. Loud enough to ****ing literally hur...
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Superuser Contribution Sharing more than one song at a time

PlanPremiumCountryItalyDeviceMacBook Pro 2020 i7Operating SystemmacOS Big Sur My Question or IssueHi, I just got the recent update to the UI and I now do not know how to get the links to the songs of a playlist. I used to choose all the songs in my p...

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  •   Plan Premium Country Italy Device MacBook Pro 2020 i7 Operating System macOS Big Sur   My Question or Issue Hi, I just got the recent update to the UI and I now do not&nbs...
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Superuser Contribution Spotify shows black screen when opening the app

PlanPremiumCountryNetherlandsDeviceMacBook Air 2020Operating SystemMacOs versie 11.2.3 My Question or IssueHi, when I open my spotify app it only shows a black screen, I already tried deleting all the spotify folders and I re installed the app, but i...

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  • Plan Premium Country Netherlands Device MacBook Air 2020 Operating System MacOs versie 11.2.3   My Question or Issue Hi, when I open my spotify app it only shows a black screen, I alre...
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution Local files don’t work

Hi! Spotify had updated UI on desktop so I found a new bug. After enabling local files in settings the row called “Files on device” in the left sidebar doesn’t appear. I tried reinstalling app but that didn’t help. Thanks for response!

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  • Hi! Spotify had updated UI on desktop so I found a new bug. After enabling local files in settings the row called “Files on device” in the left sidebar doesn’t appear. I tried reinstalling app but th...
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Superuser Contribution Simplified Chinese language option

Plan - PremiumCountry - China Device - MacBook Air M1Operating System - MacOS 11.2.2 My Question or IssueHi there, I'm happy to know that iOS app supports Simplified Chinese. When will it be available for MacOS Spotify? Thanks

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  • Plan  - Premium Country - China   Device - MacBook Air M1 Operating System - MacOS 11.2.2   My Question or Issue Hi there,   I'm happy to know that iOS app supports ...
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Superuser Contribution Spotify won't update on computer

There is no blue dot appearing on the app and I tried deleting and reinstalling, nothing changed. I'm not sure how to update the app now. I think my version is 1.1.55.498.gf9a83c60

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  • There is no blue dot appearing on the app and I tried deleting and reinstalling, nothing changed. I'm not sure how to update the app now.     I think my version is 1.1.55.498.gf9a83c60
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution MacOS Desktop App Not Allowing Albums to be Added

PlanPremiumCountryUSDeviceMacbook Pro late 2016Operating SystemMacOS Big Sur My Question or IssueMac Desktop app no longer lets me save albums or songs to my library. When I try to add an album the icon flashes but then it doesn't get added to the li...

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  • Plan Premium Country US Device Macbook Pro late 2016 Operating System MacOS Big Sur   My Question or Issue Mac Desktop app no longer lets me save albums or songs to my library. When I ...
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Superuser Contribution Unable to use Search Bar on Mac OS App

PlanPremiumCountryUKDevice2020 Mac MiniOperating SystemBig Sur My Question or IssueOn the app when I try and type into the search bar its as though the cursor keeps being clicked back into the main window. I have to click and then type pretty much on...

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  •   Plan Premium Country UK Device 2020 Mac Mini Operating System Big Sur   My Question or Issue On the app when I try and type into the search bar its as though the cursor keeps b...
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Superuser Contribution Friend Feed Not Updating

Plan: PremiumCountry: USADevice: MacBook Air (2017)Operating System: iOS10My Question or Issue: Over the past 24 hours, I have been experiencing issues with my friend feed. It only shows friends that have listened within the past 5 hours. All others ...

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  • Plan: Premium Country: USA Device: MacBook Air (2017) Operating System: iOS10 My Question or Issue:  Over the past 24 hours, I have been experiencing issues with my friend feed. It only sho...
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Superuser Contribution spotify lyrics unavailable

-PlanPremium FamiliarMexico DeviceMacbook Pro Retina 13' 2015Operating SystemCatalina Hola, no sé si a alguien más le pasa pero hasta hace una semana tenía mi cuenta en Spotify en mi Mac, y todo bien, a veces no se escuchaban ciertas canciones pero d...

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  • - Plan Premium Familiar Mexico   Device Macbook Pro Retina 13' 2015 Operating System Catalina   Hola, no sé si a alguien más le pasa pero hasta hace una semana tenía mi cuenta en ...
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Library albums not syncing on Mac

Hi community, I noticed a small issue but not sure if here is the place to ask for help. Anyway, I use Spotify mainly on an Android phone and a MacBook, when I add albums to the library on Mac, and open library on Android, I can see the new albums. B...

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  • Hi community,   I noticed a small issue but not sure if here is the place to ask for help.   Anyway, I use Spotify mainly on an Android phone and a MacBook, when I add albums to the lib...
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution Local Files not finding many files!

DeviceMacbook Pro 16 inch 2019Operating SystemCatalina V10.15.7 My Question or IssueI selected a folder to add to my local files on spotify, but for some reason it's missing a lot of the songs in the folder (about 2000 of them), and i can't tell why ...

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  • Device Macbook Pro 16 inch 2019 Operating System Catalina V10.15.7   My Question or Issue I selected a folder to add to my local files on spotify, but for some reason it's missing a lot ...
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Superuser Contribution Spotify Pausing Repetitively

Plan: Spotify FreeCountry: Australia (WA)Device: MacBook Air 11inch 2013Operating System: MacOS Catalina Whenever playing music (whether in app or web browser version), any song will always pause every 31 seconds. I have tried everything suggested in...

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  • Plan: Spotify Free Country: Australia (WA) Device: MacBook Air 11inch 2013 Operating System: MacOS Catalina   Whenever playing music (whether in app or web browser version), any song w...
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Solved!! How will I know when someone stops sharing their listening activity

How will I know when someone stops sharing their listening activity? Will their activity just stop at the last song they listened to before they stopped sharing, or will their activity just completely disappear from the side bar?

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  • How will I know when someone stops sharing their listening activity? Will their activity just stop at the last song they listened to before they stopped sharing, or will their activity just completel...
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