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Spotify Desktop app is not in sync with

Spotify Desktop app is not in sync with



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Windows 10


Yesterday i updated the spotify desktop app and it works normally except for the fact that it doesn't sync with the web player, when i play a song in the desktop app and go to the web player it's not playing it there nor showing showing "Listening in Desktop App" and vice versa (the same thing happens when i play something in the web player and go to the desktop app)

I have uninstalled the desktop app and logged off the web player multiple times and it doesn't seem to be fixed what can i do?


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Have been having these problems also the past 24 hours.

I'm also having problems with the desktop app not syncing today. Never had any problems like this before.

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Can you confirmed if you followed the steps provided under Clean reinstall? This is different from a quick reinstall as this will make sure there's no old cache files causing this.


We also recommend that you clear your cache and cookies in the web browser.


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Hi Jeremy! 

Thanks for your response.
Personally myself, I have completed all of these and am having ongoing issues with my Desktop App.
It no longer can connect to my phone, or my google home device additionally, it's its own entire seperate spotify entity now it seems. I am unable to join remote sessions with friends also, and these only work on all platforms other than desktop - leading me to believe its the desktop version having issues.

Many thanks.

I'm having a similar issue. Seems to be the latest version of the Desktop App? It doesn't recognise other devices or scrobble to My laptop is running on 1.193.898 and connects with other devices and scrobbles with My PC Desktop app is running the latest version and like you said, it is its own separate entity. 

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