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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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Solved!! Do I need Premium to use Local files on my devices?

There are songs that are not on Spotify due to agreement with the label. I want to add them to my Spotify but I’d like to know if there’s a way to do it without premium.PlanFreeCountryUSADeviceMacBook Air 2019Operating SystemMacOS My Question or Issu...

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  • There are songs that are not on Spotify due to agreement with the label. I want to add them to my Spotify but I’d like to know if there’s a way to do it without premium. Plan Free Country USA De...
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Solved!! Is the Touch Bar scrubbing bar actually...supposed to scrub?

Hi! Just got my Mac and Spotify was the very first thing I set up—as I was playing around with the Touch Bar in the app, I realized the scrubbing bar indicated exactly where I was in the music in real-time—however, I can't control my music with it. I...

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  • Hi! Just got my Mac and Spotify was the very first thing I set up—as I was playing around with the Touch Bar in the app, I realized the scrubbing bar indicated exactly where I was in the music in rea...
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Superuser Contribution Spotify crashes at launch after updating to MacOS 10.15 Catalina

PlanPremiumCountryUK DeviceiMac Retina 5K 27-inch Late 2015MacOS 10.15 Catalina My Question or IssueSince updating Mac operating system to OS 10.15 Catalina, I've been unable to use Spotify on my iMac. Icon bounces in the dock, blank Spotify window a...

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  • Plan Premium Country UK   Device iMac Retina 5K 27-inch Late 2015 MacOS 10.15 Catalina   My Question or Issue Since updating Mac operating system to OS 10.15 Catalina, I've been u...
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Spotify Won't Open Mac

PlanPremium DeviceMacbook Pro late 2012Operating SystemmacOS Mojave 10.14.6 When I try to open my Spotify app on my mac, it opens for a split second with a black screen and then suddenly closes itself. I have tried to find as many troubleshooting opt...

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  • Plan Premium   Device Macbook Pro late 2012 Operating System macOS Mojave 10.14.6   When I try to open my Spotify app on my mac, it opens for a split second with a black screen and ...
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Superuser Contribution Local songs are incorrect length if they are too long

PlanPremiumCountryAustraliaDeviceMacbook Pro Late 2015Operating SystemmacOS 10.14.2 (Mojave) My Question or IssueIf I try to import an 18-minute local song using my Mac Spotify client, it appears as 0:01 length. This causes an issue when syncing the ...

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  • Plan Premium Country Australia Device Macbook Pro Late 2015 Operating System macOS 10.14.2 (Mojave)   My Question or Issue If I try to import an 18-minute local song using my Mac Spoti...
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Superuser Contribution error message: "Spotify kann dies zurzeit nicht abspielen. Wenn sich die Datei auf deinem Computer..

PlanPremiumCountryAustriaDevice( MacBookAir 2013)Operating System(MacOS 10.15.4 ) Hallo,Ich kann meine Playlist nich abspielen. Fehlermeldung: "Spotify kann dies zurzeit nicht abspielen. Wenn sich die Datei auf deinem Computer befindet, kannst du sie...

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  • Plan Premium Country Austria Device ( MacBookAir 2013) Operating System (MacOS 10.15.4 )   Hallo, Ich kann meine Playlist nich abspielen. Fehlermeldung:  "Spotify kann dies zurze...
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Superuser Contribution Error Code auth:16 on Mac after logging out

PlanPremiumCountryUSADeviceMacbook Air Mid-2013Operating SystemMacOS Mojave 10.14.6 My Question or Issue For a long while, it was working fine, but then I got the dreaded "Can't play the current song" blue message, so I logged out and restarted my ma...

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  • Plan Premium Country USA Device Macbook Air Mid-2013 Operating System MacOS Mojave 10.14.6   My Question or Issue   For a long while, it was working fine, but then I got the drea...
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Solved!! You broke AppleScript (Again)

PlanPremiumCountryArgentina DeviceMacBook Pro 2017 RetinaOperating SystemHigh Sierra My Question or Issue AppleScript is not returning current song correctly. The last build from Apr 23th Broke it. The script in question is the following: if applicat...

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  •   Plan Premium Country Argentina   Device MacBook Pro 2017 Retina Operating System High Sierra   My Question or Issue   AppleScript is not returning current song corr...
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution Connection error: ap_network_disabled on macOS Catalina

Plan PremiumCountry Germany Device iMacOperating System macOS Catalina My Question or IssueSpotify crashes immediatly on startup, output of command./Spotify --show-console: 18:07:33.091 I [network_controller.cpp:77 ] Connectivity policy is initially ...

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  • Plan Premium Country Germany   Device iMac Operating System macOS Catalina   My Question or Issue Spotify crashes immediatly on startup, output of command ./Spotify --show-console...
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution Playing sounds on chrome breaks mac client

PremiumUSAMacbook Pro late 2018macOS Catalina 10.15.4 Hi!For months now, whenever a sound plays from my chrome (doesn't matter which site), Spotify will break. What I mean by this is that when I click play again on spotify, the bar will continue to m...

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  • Premium USA Macbook Pro late 2018 macOS Catalina 10.15.4   Hi! For months now, whenever a sound plays from my chrome (doesn't matter which site), Spotify will break. What I mean by this is...
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Superuser Contribution Spotify crashes on startup, despite reinstall

Hi,since today (suddenly), I experience massive problems with the Spotify app on my Mac. When I clicked the icon inside the Dock, it jumps once, the black spotify window appears for 0,5s and then Spotify crashes. I tried rebooting the Macbook: still ...

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  • Hi, since today (suddenly), I experience massive problems with the Spotify app on my Mac. When I clicked the icon inside the Dock, it jumps once, the black spotify window appears for 0,5s and then S...
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Superuser Contribution Desktop App crashing

Plan: PremiumCountry: USA Device- MacBook Air (Retina, 13-inch, 2019)- macOS Catalina, Version 10.15.5 My Question or IssueThe mac desktop app crashes when I try to start it. I did a clean install and it still crashes. I see the app window briefly (1...

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  • Plan: Premium Country: USA   Device - MacBook Air (Retina, 13-inch, 2019) - macOS Catalina, Version 10.15.5   My Question or Issue The mac desktop app crashes when I try to sta...
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution playlists are empty on spotify desktop

PlanPremiumCountryUS DeviceMacbook Pro 2018Operating SystemMacOS Catalina 10.15.5 My Question or IssueI just downloaded spotify on my mac and when i opened it, none of my friends' activity showed up and all the playlists in my library were empty, eve...

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  • Plan Premium Country US   Device Macbook Pro 2018 Operating System MacOS Catalina 10.15.5   My Question or Issue I just downloaded spotify on my mac and when i opened it, none of...
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"Track Not Found" after viewing YouTube video

PremiumUS DeviceMacbook Pro 2019Operating System: macOS Catalina My Question or IssueOften when I pause Spotify to watch a youtube video, upon returning to Spotify I am unable to play music and receive a "track not found" error message.

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  • Premium US   Device Macbook Pro 2019 Operating System: macOS Catalina     My Question or Issue Often when I pause Spotify to watch a youtube video, upon returning to Spotify I...
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Mac Solution: A Firewall may be blocking Spotify Error code auth:3

Open Finder In the Menu Bar select Go and then 'Go to Folder' Enter: /private/etc/hosts Locate the file called 'host' and drag to desktop Open the file and replace the text with: ### Host Database## localhost is used to configure the loopback interfa...

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  • Open Finder  In the Menu Bar select Go and then 'Go to Folder'  Enter: /private/etc/hosts   Locate the file called 'host' and drag to desktop  Open the file and replace ...
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Solved!! Spotify Crashing on macOS 10.14.5

PlanPremiumCountry Germany DeviceMacbook Pro Retina Early 2013Operating SystemmacOS 10.14.5 My Question or IssueSpotify on my mac unfortunately recently started crashing randomly (once per 1 minute), which makes the app completely unuseable. I've tri...

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  •   Plan Premium Country Germany   Device Macbook Pro Retina Early 2013 Operating System macOS 10.14.5   My Question or Issue Spotify  on my mac unfortunately recently st...
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Solved!! [macos] spotify crashes on launch. macOs catalina

PlanPremiumCountryItalyDevicemacbook pro 13" 2017Operating SystemmacOs 10.15.5 My Question or IssueSince today app crashes on start.So far I tried: - reboot: no effect- uninstall and reinstall: no effect- clean cache: no effect- clean cache and reins...

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  • Plan Premium Country Italy Device macbook pro 13" 2017 Operating System macOs 10.15.5   My Question or Issue Since today app crashes on start. So far I tried:   - reboot: no ef...
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[Desktop] Error Code auth:16 on Macbook Air Mid-2013

For a long while, it was working fine, but then I got the dreaded "Can't play the current song" blue message, so I logged out and restarted my mac and tried to log back in but now I get the dreaded "A firewall may be blocking, error code auth:16" Ple...

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  • For a long while, it was working fine, but then I got the dreaded "Can't play the current song" blue message, so I logged out and restarted my mac and tried to log back in but now I get the dreaded "...
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Solved!! I can't delete my spotify playlists

I want to start fresh with my playlist, and my first step was to delete all the playlists i didnt need. I went to delete a playlist and clicked the delete button on the macbook app but it didnt work. Anyone have some answers?

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  • I want to start fresh with my playlist, and my first step was to delete all the playlists i didnt need. I went to delete a playlist and clicked the delete button on the macbook app but it didnt work....
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Superuser Contribution List of Issues with the macOS app

1. The app is the slowest app I've ever tried to use in my life. I wish this was hyperbole. Start up is at at least 1 minute, populating the window is 2-3 minutes. Searches are 4-5 minutes if it ever works. And if I need to search a second time, the ...

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  • 1. The app is the slowest app I've ever tried to use in my life. I wish this was hyperbole. Start up is at at least 1 minute, populating the window is 2-3 minutes. Searches are 4-5 minutes if it ever...
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