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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 Get 'Spotify can't play this right now. If you have the file on your computer you can import it'

PlanPremiumCountryUKDeviceDell Inspiron 3585Operating SystemWindows 10 Home 21H1 My Question or IssueStarted getting 'Spotify can't play this right now. If you have the file on your computer you can import it' message for all files yesterday. Works O...

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  • Plan Premium Country UK Device Dell Inspiron 3585 Operating System Windows 10 Home 21H1   My Question or Issue Started getting 'Spotify can't play this right now. If you have the ...
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Superuser Contribution Spotify Desktop queue refresh

I'm in my Queue on Spotify Desktop 1.1.66.580 on W10 and when I skip through a song the queue refreshes. It takes a second for it to happen but my question is why is it doing this? It really shouldn't. The whole queue aside from the now playing goes ...

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  • I'm in my Queue on Spotify Desktop 1.1.66.580 on W10 and when I skip through a song the queue refreshes. It takes a second for it to happen but my question is why is it doing this? It really shouldn'...
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution Message to a friend

PlanFreeCountrySlovakiaDeviceDesktop ComputerOperating SystemWindows 10My Question or IssueHello, i wanna write a message to friend, how Can I do it?, I know his nickname, but it probably isn't his name on spotify. Please help me

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  • Plan Free Country Slovakia Device Desktop Computer Operating System Windows 10 My Question or Issue Hello, i wanna write a message to friend, how Can I do it?, I know his nickname, but it pr...
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Superuser Contribution [Desktop][Playlists] Recommendation list refresh bug

Sorry if this is the wrong place to post this. I couldn't find a dedicated bug report page.When I add a song from the recommended list to my playlist, the whole list refreshes. This is annoying as I usually like to go through all the recommendations ...

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  • Sorry if this is the wrong place to post this. I couldn't find a dedicated bug report page. When I add a song from the recommended list to my playlist, the whole list refreshes. This is annoying as ...
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution Wired headphones can't play/pause with the buttons

PlanPremiumCountryHKDeviceHPOperating SystemWindows 10 My Question or IssueI have some apple headphones and can't play/pause with the wired headphones, wireless work fine but wired can't play/pause

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  • Plan Premium Country HK Device HP Operating System Windows 10   My Question or Issue I have some apple headphones and can't play/pause with the wired headphones, wireless work fine but...
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Superuser Contribution If the computer goes into hibernation, and then exits, ui spotify completely breaks down.

PlanPremiumCountryUkraine/GermanyDeviceMS GS65 Stealth Thin 8RFOperating SystemWindows 10 x64 21H1 My Question or IssueIf the computer goes into hibernation, and then exits, ui spotify completely breaks down.In archive videoscreen mkv with trouble.

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  • Plan Premium Country Ukraine/Germany Device MS GS65 Stealth Thin 8RF Operating System Windows 10 x64 21H1   My Question or Issue If the computer goes into hibernation, and then ex...
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Superuser Contribution Show all 'Made for you' Playlists

PlanPremiumCountryUKDevicePCOperating SystemWin10Version1.1.58.820.g2ae50076-a My Question or IssueCurrently in my 'Made for' section on my homepage I seeDaily Mix 1Daily Mix 2Daily Mix 3Daily Mix 6Daily WellnessAnd there seems to be no way of access...

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  • Plan Premium Country UK Device PC Operating System Win10 Version 1.1.58.820.g2ae50076-a   My Question or Issue Currently in my 'Made for' section on my homepage I see Daily Mix 1 D...
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Superuser Contribution Spotify Friend Activity replaced with crummy facebook friend feed over night?

My Question or IssueWas listening to some music last night and closed Spotify, vividly remembering being able to see all my friend's listening activity and the songs they like, which is a very important feature to me, however this morning when I open...

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  • My Question or Issue Was listening to some music last night and closed Spotify, vividly remembering being able to see all my friend's listening activity and the songs they like, which is a very impo...
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution Stuck on Shuffle+Can't Choose Songs When Broadcasting to Echo Dot

PlanUnlimitedCountryUSADeviceDesktop ComputerOperating SystemWindows 10 My Question or Issue This issue showed up when using the Spotify Desktop Client. I was choosing to broadcast to my Echo Dot, and at the conclusion of a song (not the last song on...

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  • Plan Unlimited Country USA Device Desktop Computer Operating System Windows 10   My Question or Issue   This issue showed up when using the Spotify Desktop Client.  I was ch...
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Superuser Contribution [Windows] App cannot play at certain Bit Depth and Sample Rate

PlanPremiumCountryUSDevicePersonal Built ComputerOperating SystemWindows 10 My Question or IssueThe desktop app cannot play anything when my output device is set to 32 bit, 384000 Hz or 32 bit, 352800 Hz. I get the error message "Spotify can't play t...

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  • Plan Premium Country US Device Personal Built Computer Operating System Windows 10   My Question or Issue The desktop app cannot play anything when my output device is set to 32 bit, 3...
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Superuser Contribution Podcasts filter

Hi, how can I filter in Desktop app already played podcast and show only new one without clicking on each podcast?

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  • Hi, how can I filter in Desktop app already played podcast and show only new one without clicking on each podcast?
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I can't see my friends on the right of my screen any more, there is only a facebook login option.

When I log into facebook it just says I have no spotify friends - I do and I have had them for some time. How can I get my spotify back to normal? thank you

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  • When I log into facebook it just says I have no spotify friends - I do and I have had them for some time. How can I get my spotify back to normal? thank you 🙂  
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Superuser Contribution [New desktop look] "Connect to Facebook" button only visible in Friend Activity

Plan Free/Premium Country Portugal Operating System Windows 10 My Question or Issue I dont know what happened i just restarted my client and the friends activity got replaced by a button "CONNECT TO FACEBOOK". I tried to reinstall the application but...

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  •   Plan Free/Premium Country Portugal   Operating System Windows 10   My Question or Issue I dont know what happened i just restarted my client and the friends activ...
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Spotify is offline when VirtualBox network adapter is online

Win 10I noticed that the Spotify App complains about not having an internet uplink, that happened several times during the last weeks. After quite a lot of debugging (firewall rules, reinstallation ...) I think I finally found the reason why: I have ...

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  • Win 10 I noticed that the Spotify App complains about not having an internet uplink, that happened several times during the last weeks. After quite a lot of debugging (firewall rules, reinstallation...
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Superuser Contribution Something went wrong .... yet another addition to the myriad of errors with the win 10 desktop app

Everything is up to date. Win 10 desktop. When opening the spotify app a window with the message 'something went wrong, try reloading' comes up. Reloading doesn't work. Using the task manager doesn't work either as one instance of the process with th...

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  • Everything is up to date. Win 10 desktop.   When opening the spotify app a window with the message 'something went wrong, try reloading' comes up. Reloading doesn't work. Using the task manage...
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Superuser Contribution Can't find local files on PC

PlanPremiumCountryUSADeviceHP 255 G7Operating SystemWindows 10My Question or IssueI downloaded some MP3s online (legally) but no local files show up when I try to add Local Files.

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  • Plan Premium Country USA Device HP 255 G7 Operating System Windows 10 My Question or Issue I downloaded some MP3s online (legally) but no local files show up when I try to add Local Files.
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Superuser Contribution Single click to open app in Windows notification area

PlanFree/PremiumCountryUSADeviceDell XPSOperating SystemWindows 10 My Question or IssueI installed the Spotify app on a new PC from the Windows Store. I swear there used to be an option in settings to reopen the Spotify app from the Windows notificat...

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  • Plan Free/Premium Country USA Device Dell XPS Operating System Windows 10   My Question or Issue I installed the Spotify app on a new PC from the Windows Store. I swear there used to b...
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Solved!! [Bug] Spotify Microsoft Windows (Blank Login Screen / Black Login Screen) Issue

PlanPremium CountryHong Kong DeviceDell XPS 9500 Operating SystemWindows 11 Build 22000.168 My Question or Issue Spotify launches with a blank screen (For both latest SpotifyFullSetup.exe and Microsoft Store version) #SpotifyFullSetup.exe Version: 1....

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  • Plan Premium   Country Hong Kong   Device Dell XPS 9500   Operating System Windows 11 Build 22000.168   My Question or Issue     Spotify launches with...
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Superuser Contribution Album Artist, Featuring Artist, composer in different order / mixed.

PlanPremiumCountryFIDeviceDesktopOperating SystemWindows 10 My Question or IssueSpotify has added at some point more info and featuring artists into the Artist field. That is ok. But some artists, albums and tracks this thing has.. gone out of hands ...

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  • Plan Premium Country FI Device Desktop Operating System Windows 10   My Question or Issue Spotify has added at some point more info and featuring artists into the Artist field. That is...
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Superuser Contribution Search shortcut (ctrl + L) not working on search page

PlanPremiumCountry DevicePCOperating SystemWindows 8.1 My Question or IssueIf I go to the search page (either by clicking "Search" in the side menu or by keyboard shortcut and then lose focus on the input field (clicking away but staying on the same ...

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  • Plan Premium Country   Device PC Operating System Windows 8.1   My Question or Issue If I go to the search page (either by clicking "Search"  in the side menu or by keyboard ...
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