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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 Friend Activity Bug

Hello, I know that Spotify has recently released a new update and turned off sharing listening activity by default. However, I do not believe the feature works as expected now.Yesterday, after some friends started sharing their activity, some friends...

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  • Hello, I know that Spotify has recently released a new update and turned off sharing listening activity by default. However, I do not believe the feature works as expected now. Yesterday, after&nbsp...
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Superuser Contribution Song is duplicated in the queue sometimes

This happens when a playlist is refreshed (like when Daily Mix's content changes). This causes a weird issue where it seems the keys for songs are getting mixed up (assuming the app uses React).Here's the video for reference. https://vimeo.com/659136...

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  • This happens when a playlist is refreshed (like when Daily Mix's content changes). This causes a weird issue where it seems the keys for songs are getting mixed up (assuming the app uses React). Her...
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Superuser Contribution Mac desktop app changes volume on my phone

PlanPremiumCountryUSADevice(iPhone 13, Macbook Pro 2020Operating SystemThe most up to date iOS and MacOS, Spotify is fully updated on both devices. My Question or IssueWhen I'm using the spotify app on my laptop, my phones volume will randomly get se...

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  • Plan Premium Country USA Device (iPhone 13, Macbook Pro 2020 Operating System The most up to date iOS and MacOS, Spotify is fully updated on both devices.   My Question or Issue When I...
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Friends activity not showing friends on desktop

Past few weeks number of displayed friends is slowly reducing.Currently I see only one friend, this friend has a similar issue and can't see me, even though my activity share is enabled: I tried to reinstall, no changes.Also updated the hosts file: a...

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  • Past few weeks number of displayed friends is slowly reducing. Currently I see only one friend, this friend has a similar issue and can't see me, even though my activity share is enabled: I...
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Superuser Contribution Single click when window out of focus doesn't register, but clicking again registers double click

Plan: PremiumCountry: US Device: Macbook Pro 2019Operating System: macOS Monterey 12.0.1 (Possibly also occurs on Windows) My Question or Issue:I have a multi-monitor setup and I often leave Spotify up on the other screen while I work. When I click o...

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  • Plan: Premium Country: US   Device: Macbook Pro 2019 Operating System: macOS Monterey 12.0.1 (Possibly also occurs on Windows)   My Question or Issue: I have a multi-monitor set...
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Superuser Contribution Unexpected playback control syncing when multiple macOS users logged in

PlanPremiumCountryUKDeviceM1 MacBook Pro 2020Operating SystemmacOS Monterey 12.1Spotify VersionSpotify for macOS (Apple Silicon) 1.1.74.631.g0b24d9ad Steps to ReproduceBob = Spotify Account 1Jill = Spotify Account 2Bob logs into his own macOS account...

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  • Plan Premium Country UK Device M1 MacBook Pro 2020 Operating System macOS Monterey 12.1 Spotify Version Spotify for macOS (Apple Silicon) 1.1.74.631.g0b24d9ad   Steps to Reproduce Bo...
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution Is this button supposed to do anything?

On my 'Friends' tab, there is a back button at the top that doesn't seem to do anything for me. Is it supposed to work?   PlanFreeCountryUSA DeviceMacbook Air M1 2020Operating SystemMac OS Monterey 12.1

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  • On my 'Friends' tab, there is a back button at the top that doesn't seem to do anything for me. Is it supposed to work?         Plan Free Country USA   Device Macbook A...
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Superuser Contribution Cannot play longer than 9 seconds, cannot stop shuffle, your forum is broken...

PlanPremiumCountryCanadaDeviceiMacOperating SystemMacOS Catalina 10.15.7 My Question or IssueNo matter what I do, I can't seem to get any songs to play longer than about 9 seconds. I have tried in Chrome, Safari, and Firefox. I have tried multiple DN...

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  • Plan Premium Country Canada Device iMac Operating System MacOS Catalina 10.15.7   My Question or Issue No matter what I do, I can't seem to get any songs to play longer than about 9 se...
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Superuser Contribution Dashboard not working Macbook

Plan FreeCountryUSADeviceMacbook Air Retina, 13"Operating SystemMac My Question or IssueWhenever I try to search up an artist or a song, it loads and loads until it says "Couldn't find that page, search for something else?" My playlists are working f...

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  • Plan  Free Country USA Device Macbook Air Retina, 13" Operating System Mac   My Question or Issue Whenever I try to search up an artist or a song, it loads and loads until it says...
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Superuser Contribution Playlist Organization

PlanPremiumUSAMacbook Air 2021 M1 I am absolutely mindblown and baffled by the inability to organize my playlists on desktop. It's infuriating and from what I can tell, there isn't an obvious solution? I have hundreds of playlists and they're just ra...

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  • Plan Premium USA Macbook Air 2021 M1     I am absolutely mindblown and baffled by the inability to organize my playlists on desktop. It's infuriating and from what I can tell, there i...
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Superuser Contribution option to create folders to classify and store playlists according to their musical style

Hi there,I have too many playlists, more than 500, so it gets really difficult to navigate thru all of them. It takes literally ages and I end up forgeting what playlists I have as some are at the very back of the list.I been speaking about this with...

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  • Hi there, I have too many playlists, more than 500, so it gets really difficult to navigate thru all of them. It takes literally ages and I end up forgeting what playlists I have as some are at the ...
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Superuser Contribution [Desktop][Your Library] lyrics block browsing desktop app

The lyrics block browsing further searching and viewing spotify and needs to be in another window or moved so you can continue to search through library or browse more music

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  • The lyrics block browsing further searching and viewing spotify and needs to be in another window or moved so you can continue to search through library or browse more music
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Superuser Contribution All songs in all playlists are unplayable

PlanPremiumCountryUnited States DeviceMacBook Air 13inOperating SystemmacOS 12.0.1 My Question or IssueMy Spotify was glitching earlier so I uninstalled the app and reinstalled it. Now all my playlists are unplayable. Only around 5 songs in my playli...

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  • Plan Premium Country United States   Device MacBook Air 13in Operating System macOS 12.0.1   My Question or Issue My Spotify was glitching earlier so I uninstalled the app and re...
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Full Installer - Apple Mac ARM - Out of date

I notice that the latest version of Spotify is 1.1.74.631.g0b24d9ad however, when downloading the full ARM Mac installer from https://download.scdn.co/SpotifyARM64.dmg - I get the previous version - 1.1.73.517.gbef50fdb. Once launched, I can then upd...

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  • I notice that the latest version of Spotify is 1.1.74.631.g0b24d9ad however, when downloading the full ARM Mac installer from https://download.scdn.co/SpotifyARM64.dmg - I get the prev...
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Superuser Contribution Random music and Device playback

Premium plan in AustraliaDevice Iphone and Mac Book air. Operating System Latest IOS My Question or Issue1) I listen on my MacBook or on my iphone and two things happen. The account switches to the same unselected song (which keeps appearing as being...

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  • Premium plan in Australia Device Iphone and Mac Book air. Operating System Latest IOS   My Question or Issue 1) I listen on my MacBook or on my iphone and two things happ...
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Superuser Contribution Downloading icon on playlists overlaps with artist names

PlanPremiumCountryUK DeviceMacbook Pro M1 2020Operating SystemBig Sur 11.6 My Question or Issue When a playlist is downloading, the icon overlaps with the artist names, the icon is not aligned with the names so it looks like it's not supposed to over...

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  • Plan Premium Country UK   Device Macbook Pro M1 2020 Operating System Big Sur 11.6   My Question or Issue   When a playlist is downloading, the icon overlaps with the artis...
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Superuser Contribution Connection to china

PlanFree/PremiumCountry Device(iPhone 8, Samsung Galaxy 9, Macbook Pro late 2016)Operating System(iOS 10, Android Oreo, Windows 10,etc.) My Question or IssueWhy does my Spotify client connects to the Chinese Unicom? Same on Linux. Neither I'm a Chine...

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  • Plan Free/Premium Country   Device (iPhone 8, Samsung Galaxy 9, Macbook Pro late 2016) Operating System (iOS 10, Android Oreo, Windows 10,etc.)   My Question or Issue Why doe...
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution Sticky header on playlist issue

PlanPremiumCountryNetherlandsDeviceMacbook Pro M1 - 2020Operating SystemMac OS Monterey - 12.0.1 My Question or IssueThere is some opacity issue on the sticky header in a playlist while scrolling. I'm using the version:Spotify for macOS (Apple Silico...

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  • Plan Premium Country Netherlands Device Macbook Pro M1 - 2020 Operating System Mac OS Monterey - 12.0.1   My Question or Issue There is some opacity issue on the sticky header in...
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All tracks in all playlists unavailable

PremiumFranceMacbook Pro 2017Operating SystemiOS 10 All the tracks in every playlist are greyed "unavailable track" except the downloaded ones.If I play a downloaded track then press the "next" button the next track will play correctly even if greyed...

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  • Premium France Macbook Pro 2017 Operating System iOS 10   All the tracks in every playlist are greyed "unavailable track" except the downloaded ones. If I play a downloaded track then p...
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Superuser Contribution Checking for new local files?

My Question or Issue Does Spotify check for new Local files? It seems it doesn't. I added a few subfolders to the Local folders location, and it didn't see them. What do I do?

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  • My Question or Issue   Does Spotify check for new Local files? It seems it doesn't. I added a few subfolders to the Local folders location, and it didn't see them. What do I do?  
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