Why Spotify Windows desktop app is accessing my device camera?


Why Spotify Windows desktop app is accessing my device camera?







Windows 10 Laptop

Operating System

Windows 10


My Question or Issue

When I open Spotify desktop app it is accessing my laptop camera without asking for any permission? Why does a music app needs background access to my laptop camera? I am not feeling safe to use this app anymore. Please clarify. 


1 Reply

Rock Star 19
Rock Star 19

Hi there @mdnshkumar,

thanks for reaching out about this !


I can confirm that the Spotify app doesn't need or use access to the Webcam.

Could you point out where exactly you've started noticing this issue ?


Please make sure that there aren't any other programs running in the background that might be trying to get access the your camera.

Eliminating programs through your Task Manager might help figuring out if there are any such software running.


Another indication is to understand which source or website was used to download the Spotify app. Microsoft version use or the official Spotify website.


Last but not least, i do recommend performing a clean reinstall.


Hope this shed some light.

Keep me posted 🙂

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