How to access another user's playlist in the Desktop App

How to access another user's playlist in the Desktop App

I am using Spotify desktop in Windows 7 (Yeah, I know... I'm upgrading to Windows 10 soon).


How can I find another person's playlist? They've e-mailed me a link, but I don't know what to do with it in the desktop app...


Also, is the desktop app free of ads even in a free account??



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Hi There,


First of all, Please try the link to see what message you get.


Secondly, free account isnt ad-free regardless of device you use.


Hope it helps! Let me know if you get a response on the link your friend sent!



How do I "try the link" in the Desktop app? Or, for that matter, in a mobile app?


Where do you enter the link?


I know where to put a link in a browser. What do I do with a link in the Spotify app??

Hey @Erin_Baxter - apologies for any confusion!


If you're referring to the URI of the playlist (which appears like this: spotify:playlist:37i9dQZF1DWZPpJfiCJZnS), then all you need to do is copy/paste it into the search bar in the desktop app.


If it's a URL (which appears like this:, then all you need to do is click on the link (or copy/paste it into your browser's search bar) - it should ask you to open the playlist in the desktop app.


If you're still having trouble, do you mind copy/pasting the link that you were sent?


Thanks - keep us posted!

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