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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 Podcasts auto-mark as played, then unmark themselves

MBA M1/2020Spotify for macOS (Apple Silicon)1.2.31.1205.g4d59ad7c This behavior just started in the last few weeks. If I pause/stop a podcast episode near the end of it's run-time, Spotify automatically marks the ep as played. Unfortunately, that "pl...

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  • MBA M1/2020 Spotify for macOS (Apple Silicon) 1.2.31.1205.g4d59ad7c   This behavior just started in the last few weeks.   If I pause/stop a podcast episode near the end of it's run-ti...
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Superuser Contribution Wrapped on profile

I'd like Spotify Wrapped to appear on profiles so that users can view the wrapped of other users.

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  • I'd like Spotify Wrapped to appear on profiles so that users can view the wrapped of other users.
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Superuser Contribution Insanely high battery impact and usage

PlanPremiumCountryDenmarkDeviceMacBook Air 2023Operating SystemmacOS 14 My Question or IssueRecently I've began noticing an issue with the battery impact and usage of Spotify. Sometimes when using the app it'll randomly shoot up to like 300 energy im...

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  •   Plan Premium Country Denmark Device MacBook Air 2023 Operating System macOS 14   My Question or Issue Recently I've began noticing an issue with the battery impact and usage of...
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Superuser Contribution Extra window appearing on Dock.

On my Mac, it seems to show this extra window that says "Spotify Premium" when you get close to it. I have tried reinstalling it but it still shows up. I'm not sure if this is my computers problem or if I have updated it in the wrong way. Thank you!

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  • On my Mac, it seems to show this extra window that says "Spotify Premium" when you get close to it. I have tried reinstalling it but it still shows up. I'm not sure if this is my computers problem or...
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Superuser Contribution add a second album to the waiting list at the end

Unfortunately I found the interface and navigation in Spotify to be quite annoying and cumbersome often... there does not seem to be organisation featues I would like and some things are missing that I find very basic... Anyway...One thing I would li...

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  • Unfortunately I found the interface and navigation in Spotify to be quite annoying and cumbersome often...   there does not seem to be organisation featues I would like and some things are mis...
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Says offline when it's online

PlanPremiumAmerica DeviceMacBook Pro My Question or IssueI have the app downloaded on my computer and i am connected to the wifi but my spotify app continues to say offline. I tried turning the connection off and on again but that did not work and I ...

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  •   Plan Premium America   Device MacBook Pro    My Question or Issue I have the app downloaded on my computer and i am connected to the wifi but my spotify app continues t...
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Superuser Contribution I want to share my playlist

I want to share my 'favorites' with my brother. Google tells me to click the three dots at the top right of the screen and there are no dots

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  • I want to share my 'favorites' with my brother. Google tells me to click the three dots at the top right of the screen and there are no dots
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Superuser Contribution Audio not good

PlanPremiumCountryIndiaDeviceMacbook Pro 2021Operating SystemSonoma 14.2.1 My Question or IssueI am not able to hear clear HD music in my airpods when connecting to my mac. Can someone help me with this?

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  • Plan Premium Country India Device Macbook Pro 2021 Operating System Sonoma 14.2.1   My Question or Issue I am not able to hear clear HD music in my airpods when connecting to my mac. C...
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Superuser Contribution Tracks are playing, but there is no sound

PlanFree DeviceMacbook Pro 2018Operating SystemmacOS Mojave 10.14.4 Spotify Version1.1.5.153.gf614956d My Question or IssueThe app seems to be working completely fine except the fact that there is no sound whatsoever. I've tried rebooting the mac and...

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  • Plan Free   Device Macbook Pro 2018 Operating System macOS Mojave 10.14.4   Spotify Version 1.1.5.153.gf614956d   My Question or Issue The app seems to be working completel...
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Superuser Contribution Importing Local File: Podcast with PLAYBACK SPEED

How can I import podcasts that I have as .mp3 files into spotify's Local Files area?I would like the option to change playback speed as well as the buttons to change from next/previous song to +/- 15s while listening to the podcasts on my iPhone. Add...

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  • How can I import podcasts that I have as .mp3 files into spotify's Local Files area? I would like the option to change playback speed as well as the buttons to change from next/previous song to +/- ...
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Superuser Contribution Can't reach Spotify for Artists page on Safari

An animation of three dots persist when I try to open Spotify for artists page on Safari. I have been checking my stats from my mobile device, hoping the Safari issue would be solved by itself, but now it has been over a month. Thanks for help

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  • An animation of three dots persist when I try to open Spotify for artists page on Safari. I have been checking my stats from my mobile device, hoping the Safari issue would be solved by itself, but n...
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution Spotify does not work Mac

My Spotify app stopped working on my Mac.The App does not show any content. I was able to perform a clean install which worked only one. After coming back to my Mac, the same issue occurred: Spotify does not show any content. After reinstalling the A...

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  • My Spotify app stopped working on my Mac. The App does not show any content. I was able to perform a clean install which worked only one. After coming back to my Mac, the same issue occurred: Spotif...
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Superuser Contribution Album missing from discography but still available when accessed via an old playlist

PlanPremiumCountryusa DeviceMacbook Pro '19 16" i9Operating Systemmacos My Question or IssueThe original Unknown Mortal Orchestra album "II" is not shown in discography, only the reissue. Why? The original one is still on the platform and able to be ...

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  • Plan Premium Country usa   Device Macbook Pro '19 16" i9 Operating System macos   My Question or Issue The original Unknown Mortal Orchestra album "II" is not shown in discograph...
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Superuser Contribution Spotify library gone after Mac username change mishap

PlanPremium DeviceMacBook Pro 2019Operating SystemmacOS 14.1.1 My Question or Issue One fateful day last week, I decided I wanted to change my username on my computer. What a terrible mistake that was. Upon changing it, all my libraries were suddenly...

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  • Plan Premium   Device MacBook Pro 2019 Operating System macOS 14.1.1   My Question or Issue   One fateful day last week, I decided I wanted to change my username on my comput...
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How do I stop Spotify from opening on laptop startup on my Macbook?

Sometimes Spotify just opens itself without me doing anything. The Help articles suggest going to Advanced settings, but I am unable to locate that setting. I may just have to delete Spotify from my computers and only use it on a different device.

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  • Sometimes Spotify just opens itself without me doing anything. The Help articles suggest going to Advanced settings, but I am unable to locate that setting. I may just have to delete Spotify from ...
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Superuser Contribution Unable to add Audiobook playlists in the desktop app

PlanPremiumCountryUSA Device(Macbook Pro, 16-in. 2021)Operating System(Sonoma 14.3) My Question or IssueI can't add an audiobook to my playlist in the desktop app. The only option is to add to the Library. I can add audiobooks to my playlist the mobi...

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  • Plan Premium Country USA   Device (Macbook Pro, 16-in. 2021) Operating System (Sonoma 14.3)   My Question or Issue I can't add an audiobook to my playlist in the desktop app. The...
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Superuser Contribution newly added songs can't be played

PlanPremium CountryCanada DeviceMacBook Pro 2021 Operating SystemSonoma 14.3 My Question or IssueI couldn't play newly added songs in "Liked Songs", and the message "Spotify can't play this right now. If you have the file on your computer you can imp...

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  • Plan Premium   Country Canada   Device MacBook Pro 2021   Operating System Sonoma 14.3   My Question or Issue I couldn't play newly added songs in "Liked Songs", and ...
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Superuser Contribution No sound comes from Spotify to Amp via bluetooth from Mac, while all other apps work

PlanPremiumCountry DeviceMacBook Air M1 2020Operating SystemSonoma (and previous operating system) My Question or IssueWhen I try to play music from Spotify on my Mac, while connected to amp via bluetooth, no sound comes from amp, only from Mac. All ...

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  • Plan Premium Country   Device MacBook Air M1 2020 Operating System Sonoma (and previous operating system)    My Question or Issue When I try to play music from Spotify on my ...
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Superuser Contribution Music won't play after resuming from sleep mode

PlanPremiumCountryUnited States of AmericaDeviceMacBook Air (2020, M1)Operating SystemmacOS Big Sur 11.4My IssueClosing the MacBook Air's lid and putting it into sleep mode (while music is playing on Spotify) results in music pausing. This behavior i...

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  • Plan Premium Country United States of America Device MacBook Air (2020, M1) Operating System macOS Big Sur 11.4 My Issue Closing the MacBook Air's lid and putting it into sleep mode (while m...
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