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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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Sound stops working after a while

PlanPremium CountryThe Netherlands DeviceMacBook Pro 2019 Operating SystemMacOS Catalina My Question or IssueSo about 10-30 minutes after starting not using the app, all audio stops working. Yes, the volume slider is turned all the way up and yes, al...

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  • Plan Premium   Country The Netherlands   Device MacBook Pro 2019   Operating System MacOS Catalina   My Question or Issue So about 10-30 minutes after starting not us...
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Spotify opens when Mac starts, but Touch Bar play button still maps to iTunes

When I start my Macbook, Spotify opens immediately. This is great, because now I can hop right back into my playlist. However, when I hit the play button on my Touch Bar, it opens iTunes. I would prefer it wouldn't open iTunes, but starts playing Spo...

  • Casual Listener
  • When I start my Macbook, Spotify opens immediately. This is great, because now I can hop right back into my playlist.   However, when I hit the play button on my Touch Bar, it opens iTunes. I ...
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Applescript Minimise

DeviceMacbook Pro 2019Operating SystemmacOS Catalina My Question or IssueI am writing a script to auto-play a song, but then I want Spotify to minimise - it is maximised because the script "activates" Spotify first. None of the standard minimized com...

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  • Device Macbook Pro 2019 Operating System macOS Catalina   My Question or Issue I am writing a script to auto-play a song, but then I want Spotify to minimise - it is maximised because the ...
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Superuser Contribution Import Playlist from Apple Music

Hi. I'm using MacOS Catalina and Spotify free and there is no option do import playlist from Apple Music. Is it not possible at the time? Thanks

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  • Hi. I'm using MacOS Catalina and Spotify free and there is no option do import playlist from Apple Music. Is it not possible at the time? Thanks    
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Superuser Contribution No history

My history is usually empty, why? 

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  • My history is usually empty, why?  
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Cannot delete playlist folder

Plan: PremiumCountry: USADevice: MacBook Pro (mid 2015)Operating System: MacOS Catalina version 10.15.6Spotify Version: 1.1.40.508.gd5bc2931 Deleting a playlist folder via the right-click context menu or the (...) menu on the playlist folder page in ...

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  • Plan: Premium Country: USA Device: MacBook Pro (mid 2015) Operating System: MacOS Catalina version 10.15.6 Spotify Version: 1.1.40.508.gd5bc2931   Deleting a playlist folder via the right-...
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MAC App - Library only shows last 20 heard songs (I have 1010 liked)

Mac App - Library shows only around 20 liked songs that i have heard in the last 2 days (but i heard like 50 or so). It adds and shows new ones but only around 20- on chrome spotify I can still see my 1000+songs & on android phone spotify app also sh...

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  • Mac App - Library shows only around 20 liked songs that i have heard in the last 2 days (but i heard like 50 or so). It adds and shows new ones but only around 20 - on chrome spotify I can still see...
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No Cache Folder for Spotify on my Mac?...

For the past couple of years the Spotify app that I downloaded from the website runs extremely slow on my Mac laptop. As in, it won't even fully load after 10mins from opening the app. I go to clear the "Caches" but there isn't a Spotify folder on my...

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  • For the past couple of years the Spotify app that I downloaded from the website runs extremely slow on my Mac laptop. As in, it won't even fully load after 10mins from opening the app. I go to clear ...
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Solved!! View search results as text?

Is there any way to view search results as text not album covers, there used to be a way.Thanks Premium Mac desktopUSA

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  • Is there any way to view search results as text not album covers, there used to be a way. Thanks   Premium  Mac desktop USA
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Superuser Contribution Can't see album cover while playing

Since a while - slightly less than a month - the desktop version for macOS won't let me see the cover of the album I'm currently listening, nor big or small. Starting over the app won't work, downloading a new version either.What can I do?The device ...

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  • Since a while - slightly less than a month - the desktop version for macOS won't let me see the cover of the album I'm currently listening, nor big or small.  Starting over the app won't work, ...
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Superuser Contribution Cannot play songs after updating to macOS Catalina

I am able to open the Spotify desktop client but not able to play any music after I hit the play button. The strange thing is the playback slider is moving but no music is playing on my headphones. I have restarted the client, restarted my computer a...

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  • I am able to open the Spotify desktop client but not able to play any music after I hit the play button. The strange thing is the playback slider is moving but no music is playing on my headphones. ...
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Create Similar Playlist not working anymore

1.1.40.508.gd5bc2931 MacOS Mojave When I try to use the "Create similar Playlist" feature, nothing happens. Its in the right-click menu, but its now non-functional.What's going on?

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  • 1.1.40.508.gd5bc2931 MacOS Mojave  When I try to use the "Create similar Playlist" feature, nothing happens. Its in the right-click menu, but its now non-functional. What's going on?  
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Spotify Playlists

StudentPremiumUSAMacbookiOS 10 I have been listening to Spotify on my Mac, and for some reason, no matter what Playlist I play, it plays the first song on the playlist, and then automatically goes to 80s music. And I've changed my password, and there...

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  • Student Premium USA Macbook iOS 10   I have been listening to Spotify on my Mac, and for some reason, no matter what Playlist I play, it plays the first song on the playlist, and then auto...
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Follower count

Why has my follower count reduced overnight?? It say 249 followers on the spotify application on my macbook pro but 279 followers on my artists.spotify.com page. I know some of the people that followed me on spotify cause i told them to. They couldnt...

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  • Why has my follower count reduced overnight?? It say 249 followers on the spotify application on my macbook pro but 279 followers on my artists.spotify.com page. I know some of the people that follow...
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Superuser Contribution Search Causes App to Crash

Have done all the various troubleshooting steps with no luck.Created a new user account and Spotify worked briefly but started crashing again.This only happens on my MBP and no other devices I use Spotify on. OS: 10.15.6

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  • Have done all the various troubleshooting steps with no luck. Created a new user account and Spotify worked briefly but started crashing again. This only happens on my MBP and no other devices I us...
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I can't add Liked Songs to their own playlist anymore

On my iPhone it shows me that I have 1277 liked songs. I do backup playlists (CMD+A, +C, +V to paste it to a new playlist called "Backup") every now and then. All my 2019 backups have a size over a bit over 1000 songs. Doing another "backup" today I ...

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  • On my iPhone it shows me that I have 1277 liked songs. I do backup playlists (CMD+A, +C, +V to paste it to a new playlist called "Backup") every now and then. All my 2019 backups have a size over a b...
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Playlist covers for webplayer/mobile

PlanFree/PremiumDeviceMacbook WebplayerOperating SystemApple Macbook TL;DR at the bottom I wanted to put the idea out there about being able to change your playlist covers on mobile and webplayer because there is no option to. I looked around and fou...

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  • Plan Free/Premium Device Macbook Webplayer Operating System Apple Macbook   TL;DR at the bottom   I wanted to put the idea out there about being able to change your playlist covers...
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Solved!! Not all local files showing up on iMac app.

None of the below information is required. However, the more you provide the easier it will be for us to try and help.PlanFree/PremiumCountry Device(iPhone 8, Samsung Galaxy 9, Macbook Pro late 2016)Operating System(iOS 10, Android Oreo, Windows 10,e...

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  •  None of the below information is required. However, the more you provide the easier it will be for us to try and help. Plan Free/Premium Country   Device (iPhone 8, Samsung Galaxy 9,...
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Superuser Contribution Discovery Weekly Archive

PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD make it possible to see what was on your previous Discovery Weekly playlist. I understand that I can set up a playlist to archive ahead of time, but there should absolutely be some way to go back and find those songs if you...

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  • PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD make it possible to see what was on your previous Discovery Weekly playlist. I understand that I can set up a playlist to archive ahead of time, but there should absolutely...
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