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Desktop: Jam now available

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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Desktop: 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. Together, the individually customizable design of these new views provides a richer experience, m...

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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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[Troubleshooting] Windows

Having trouble with the Spotify desktop app? Here’s a step-by-step guide to help get things working again. What to try first Perform a soft reset (generally rebooting the device will suffice). If that doesn’t help, try a clean reinstall. Be sure to l...

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Superuser Contribution Spotify not playing songs on windows app

PlanFreeCountryTaiwanDeviceMSI GL62MOperating SystemWindows 10My Question or IssueIn this picture, you could see some song are unable in random mode.Since last week, I have been unable to shuffle to listen to songs I already like ,also can't even cli...

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  • Plan Free Country Taiwan Device MSI GL62M Operating System Windows 10 My Question or Issue In this picture, you could see some song are unable in random mode. Since last week, I have be...
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Superuser Contribution Download using cellular data desktop

PlanPremium (Family)CountryAustraliaDeviceMicrosoft Surface Go 128GB 4GLTEOperating SystemWindows 10 Home My Question or IssueI've recently been using Spotify on my new Surface Go tablet, however upon trying to download playlist using my 40GB of data...

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  • Plan Premium (Family) Country Australia Device Microsoft Surface Go 128GB 4GLTE Operating System Windows 10 Home   My Question or Issue I've recently been using Spotify on my new Surfa...
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution Spotify Desktop (Windows) won't install cause of allegedly Windows Store Version

PlanPremiumCountryGermanyDeviceDesktopOperating SystemWindows 10 My Question or IssueI can't install spotify via Download, because of alleged version from the microsoft/windows store. Although I fully deinstalled the version AND deinstalled the whole...

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  • Plan Premium Country Germany Device Desktop Operating System Windows 10   My Question or Issue I can't install spotify via Download, because of alleged version from the microsoft/windo...
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When playing e.g. Daily or Genre Mix and Chromecast it to tv, it repeats the song as next

PlanPremiumCountryUnited KingdomDevice(PC, Android) My Question or IssueI will try my best to explain my issue as best as I can, but I have an issue at the moment is that when I Chromecast a Daily Mix or Genre-Mix, it somehow just plays the same song...

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  •   Plan Premium Country United Kingdom Device (PC, Android)   My Question or Issue I will try my best to explain my issue as best as I can, but I have an issue at the moment is that...
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Superuser Contribution Windows 10 don't go on screen saver with spotify app!

When Spotify app run, Win 10 never go to the screen saver.I have to close the app manually. Any suggestion? Thx PlanPremiumBelgiumCountry DevicePCOperating SystemWin 10 (no creator update : the one before :=)

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  • When Spotify app run, Win 10 never go to the screen saver. I have to close the app manually.   Any suggestion?   Thx   Plan Premium BelgiumCountry   Device PC Operati...
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Superuser Contribution Add to Playlist Context Menu is HUGE

PlanPremiumCountryUnited StatesDevicePCOperating SystemWindows 11 My Question or IssueI have one playlist in Spotify. Select a song -> right click -> add to playlist.I get a HUGE empty context menu with my one playlist WAY at the top.This is pretty c...

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  • Plan Premium Country United States Device PC Operating System Windows 11   My Question or Issue I have one playlist in Spotify. Select a song -> right click -> add to playlist. ...
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Superuser Contribution New albums & singles list is different in the app than on the web

PlanPremiumCountryUnited StatesDevicePC/FirefoxOperating SystemWindows 11 My Question or IssueThe New albums & singles view is showing different contents when you compare the app vs. the web. See attached screenshots.The app is showing fewer albums t...

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  • Plan Premium Country United States Device PC/Firefox Operating System Windows 11   My Question or Issue The New albums & singles view is showing different contents when you compare...
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution Spotify is being very slow

So this problem occured today when i was were to listen to some music, so i clicked my playlist and it took maybe 1-2 minutes for the playlist to load so i could choose a song that was kind of annoying and a little bit after that i searched a song an...

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  • So this problem occured today when i was were to listen to some music, so i clicked my playlist and it took maybe 1-2 minutes for the playlist to load so i could choose a song that was kind of annoyi...
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Superuser Contribution Alt+Tab with long podcast list causes refresh

PlanPremiumCountrySwedenDevicePCOperating SystemWindows 10 My Question or IssueWhen scrolling through a long list of podcasts, whenever I alt+tab the list seems to refresh and randomly jump to a previous point. This issue has been encountered in "Sci...

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  • Plan Premium Country Sweden Device PC Operating System Windows 10   My Question or Issue When scrolling through a long list of podcasts, whenever I alt+tab the list seems to refresh an...
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Superuser Contribution SPOTIFY VS CYBERGHOST VPN

PlanPremium CountrySpain DeviceAcer Aspire F 15 Operating SystemWindows 10 My Question or IssueHello, I am aware that spotify gives problems with VPN connections (which I think is stupid and that I do not understand) I use Cyberghost and connect to S...

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  • Plan Premium   Country Spain   Device Acer Aspire F 15   Operating System Windows 10   My Question or Issue Hello, I am aware that spotify gives problems with VPN con...
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Superuser Contribution There is no duplicated song caution anymore!

First seen at spotify web , I can add same song without caution. After I check spotify pc app , it also seems same issue is on there too. However interestingly app and web can't recognize old song so you can add duplicated song without caution but wh...

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  • First seen at spotify web , I can add same song without caution. After I check spotify pc app , it also seems same issue is on there too. However interestingly app and web can't recognize old song so...
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Superuser Contribution spotify not playing songs on windows app

PlanPremiumCountryUnited StatesDeviceHP Pavilion LaptopOperating SystemWindows 10 My Question or IssueAfter listening to music yesterday, I was confused when my laptop randomly stopped playing, and whenever I tried to unpause it, it would play just f...

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  • ...potify allowed in my firewall for both private and public networks. After running my laptop in Safe Mode with Networking, it let me log back in without the firewall issue, but the music still isn't p...
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Superuser Contribution Not able to play albums, but copying all songs to a playlist works

PlanPremium DeviceLenovo 20TH004JMXOperating SystemWindows 10 My Question or IssueIf I go to any album at all, this one for example:https://open.spotify.com/album/3VWrUk4vBznMYXGMPc7dRB?si=UlXlgKMnSqut-2eNCRIMjg And press the play button, nothing hap...

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  • Plan Premium   Device Lenovo 20TH004JMX Operating System Windows 10   My Question or Issue If I go to any album at all, this one for example: https://open.spotify.com/album/3VWrUk...
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Superuser Contribution Ongoing issues with Spotify desktop app

PlanPremiumCountryUSADeviceMAINGEAR LaptopOperating SystemWindows 11 My Question or IssueI have been using the Spotify desktop app for a while. Since sometime last year, I've been having a repeated issue where sometimes if I hit play on a song from a...

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  • Plan Premium Country USA Device MAINGEAR Laptop Operating System Windows 11   My Question or Issue I have been using the Spotify desktop app for a while. Since sometime last year, I've...
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Superuser Contribution [Desktop][Playlists] Desktop

Is there a "minimal" version for desktop? iOS/Android/Windows is the same. I remember WINAMP had one; so I can enjoy music without sacrificing much space on my screen.

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  • Is there a "minimal" version for desktop? iOS/Android/Windows is the same. I remember WINAMP had one; so I can enjoy music without sacrificing much space on my screen.
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution Playing any song results in"Spotify cant play this right now..." but works in web play and mobile

PlanPremiumCountryUSADeviceDesktop PCOperating SystemWindows 10 My Question or IssueI was using Spotify yesterday 07/24/2022 and it was working perfectly fine and now today 07/25/2022 any time I have tried to use the desktop app to play any song, lik...

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  •   Plan Premium Country USA Device Desktop PC Operating System Windows 10   My Question or Issue I was using Spotify yesterday 07/24/2022 and it was working perfectly fine and now...
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution block artist

Hello,I have seen this question around and spotify bounces it back. However, I pay money each month and get really annoyed when some typical worthless artists as coinye west or any pop up. This annoys me very much i.e. when I'm driving in my car. I r...

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  • Hello, I have seen this question around and spotify bounces it back. However, I pay money each month and get really annoyed when some typical worthless artists as coinye west or any pop up. This ann...
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Syncing your timeline with your friends

Hey, I have a new idea and I wanna share it with you all, this Idea will allow us to listen to the same song with our friends at the same time, it looks like you are watching a live program together at the same time. Developers can also add other fea...

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  • Hey, I have a new idea and I wanna share it with you all, this Idea will allow us to listen to the same song with our friends at the same time, it looks like you are watching a live program together ...
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Superuser Contribution Spotify doesn't download the playlists

PlanPremiumCountryMexicoDeviceHP Laptop 14Operating SystemWindows 11 My Question or IssueRecently my desktop spotify won't let me download my playlists, at first it shows it is "starting" to download them but never actually downloads them. I've tried...

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  • Plan Premium Country Mexico Device HP Laptop 14 Operating System Windows 11   My Question or Issue Recently my desktop spotify won't let me download my playlists, at first it shows it ...
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Superuser Contribution Spotify Connect

PlanFreeCountryPolandDevicePCOperating SystemWindows 10 My Question or IssueI have problem. I want to connect ma PC to PS5, so i click Spotify Connect button on PC, but i can't connect, from mobile phone i can connect to PS5.

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  • Plan Free Country Poland Device PC Operating System Windows 10   My Question or Issue I have problem. I want to connect ma PC to PS5, so i click Spotify Connect button on PC, but i can...
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