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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 Unable to navigate with shortcuts Alt+left arrow and ALT+right arrow

Unable to navigate with shortcuts Alt+left arrow and ALT+right arrow after latest desktop app release on W10. I read that this error keeps coming back to Spotify and I've found topics on this from many years back. Obviously something Spotify can't se...

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  • Unable to navigate with shortcuts Alt+left arrow and ALT+right arrow after latest desktop app release on W10. I read that this error keeps coming back to Spotify and I've found topics on this from ma...
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution Every song is greyed out

PlanPremiumCountryTurkeyDevice(iPhone 8, Samsung Galaxy 9, Macbook Pro late 2016)desktopOperating System(iOS 10, Android Oreo, Windows 10,etc.)Windows 10My Question or IssueAfter doing the latest update everything is grayed out saying "this content i...

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  •   Plan Premium Country Turkey Device (iPhone 8, Samsung Galaxy 9, Macbook Pro late 2016) desktop Operating System (iOS 10, Android Oreo, Windows 10,etc.) Windows 10 My Question o...
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Superuser Contribution Terrible new desktop UI

When I hit the upgrade link today I was shocked at the result. The new desktop UI is terrible! The playlist is now left aligned with a wiiiide horizontal distance between the info sections, so if I wanna do a quick check to see what date I have on a ...

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  • When I hit the upgrade link today I was shocked at the result. The new desktop UI is terrible! The playlist is now left aligned with a wiiiide horizontal distance between the info sections, so if I w...
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution Spotify continues to fail to launch with GIMP open

PlanPremium - FamilyCountryUKDevice- Operating SystemDesktop, Windows 10 Pro, all updates This is a follow up of my previous issue which was closed as fixed, but this behaviour continues to happen - https://community.spotify.com/t5/Ongoing-Issues/Des...

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  • Plan Premium - Family Country UK Device- Operating System Desktop, Windows 10 Pro, all updates   This is a follow up of my previous issue which was closed as fixed, but this behaviour con...
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Superuser Contribution Non-retractable curtain (interferes)

PlanFreeCountry DevicePCOperating SystemWindows 10 My Question or IssueIn update 1.1.54.592, a curtain appeared (in the free version) and does not go down, there is no advertising there. We can fix this. And in update 1.1.56.595 there is also a curta...

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  •   Plan Free Country   Device PC Operating System Windows 10   My Question or Issue In update 1.1.54.592, a curtain appeared (in the free version) and does not go down, there...
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Superuser Contribution Extremely slow buffering of tracks on desktop app and web player

PlanFree/PremiumCountryPhilippinesOperating SystemWindows 10 1909 My IssueAs stated in the title, streaming tracks is extremely slow. Like every 5 seconds or so, music will suddenly stop and a "can't play current song" error appears. Now, before tell...

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  • Plan Free/Premium Country Philippines Operating System Windows 10 1909   My Issue As stated in the title, streaming tracks is extremely slow. Like every 5 seconds or so, music will sud...
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Superuser Contribution "Show desktop overlay when using media keys" option missing

PlanFreeCountryGermanyDeviceMSI GF63 8RDOperating SystemWindows 10 My Question or IssueHey,for some reason the option "Show desktop overlay when using media keys" is missing meaning I can't deactivate the overlay anylonger which is really annoying. I...

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  • Plan Free Country Germany Device MSI GF63 8RD Operating System Windows 10   My Question or Issue Hey, for some reason the option "Show desktop overlay when using media keys" is missin...
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Superuser Contribution Media overlay reappeared, the option to disable it disappeared

PlanPremium CountryFrance (language=French) DeviceAcer Aspire 5 nitro Operating SystemWindows 10 Spotify version1.1.48.625.g1c87c7f7-a My Question or IssueToday the annoying media overlay (name and album pic, possibility to change song) when increasi...

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  • Plan Premium   Country France (language=French)   Device Acer Aspire 5 nitro   Operating System Windows 10   Spotify version 1.1.48.625.g1c87c7f7-a   My Questi...
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Superuser Contribution Media keys overlay huge problem.

PlanPremiumOperating SystemWindows 10 My Question or Issue"Menu > Edit > Preferences > and scroll down to view Display options.Disable the “show desktop overlay when using media keys” option (turns grey if disabled)." I recently updated my Spotify an...

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  •   Plan Premium Operating System Windows 10   My Question or Issue "Menu > Edit > Preferences > and scroll down to view Display options.Disable the “show desktop overlay...
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Superuser Contribution Song skips ~50 seconds when switching from iOS to windows using Connect

PlanPremiumCountryGermanyDevice(iPhone 12 to windows PC)Operating System14.3 My Question or IssueEvery time I switch from my phone to my PC using Connect, the song skips forward ~50 seconds, which means I need to restart it every single time.

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  • Plan Premium Country Germany Device (iPhone 12 to windows PC) Operating System 14.3   My Question or Issue Every time I switch from my phone to my PC using Connect, the song skips forw...
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Superuser Contribution Local files gone since the latest update

Hello! I've noticed that the "Local files" menu on the left has disappeared after the latest update. Where is it now? Or is it gone forever?

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  • Hello! I've noticed that the "Local files" menu on the left has disappeared after the latest update. Where is it now? Or is it gone forever?
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Superuser Contribution Lastest update reverted to only 50 songs in a queue and can't easily be resorted

PlanPremiumCountryUnited StatesDeviceDesktopOperating SystemWindows 10 My Question or IssueAfter an update a week or so ago, I can now only have 50 songs display in my queue (an issue that was fixed years ago), and I can't easily drag the songs to re...

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  • Plan Premium Country United States Device Desktop Operating System Windows 10   My Question or Issue After an update a week or so ago, I can now only have 50 songs display in my queue ...
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Solved!! Spotify can't play this right now...

PlanPremiumCountryUSADevicePCOperating SystemWindows 10 My Question or IssueI am getting the error "Spotify can't play this right now. If you have the file on your computer you can import it" when trying to use the desktop app on my PC. So far I have...

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  • Plan Premium Country USA Device PC Operating System Windows 10   My Question or Issue I am getting the error "Spotify can't play this right now. If you have the file on your computer y...
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Superuser Contribution The play/pause key on my keyboard is no longer working with spotify if I have spotify on the backgro

PlanFreeCountryMexicoDeviceAsus pcOperating SystemWindows 10 My Question or IssueThe play/pause key on my keyboard is no longer working with spotify if I have spotify on the backgroundThis used to work before the update of course.It does work sometim...

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  •   Plan Free Country Mexico Device Asus pc Operating System Windows 10   My Question or Issue The play/pause key on my keyboard is no longer working with spotify if I have spot...
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Solved!! Spotify window's top right Minimize-maximize-Close buttons dispalyed at wrong place

PlanPremiumCountryHungaryDevicedesktop PC, Radeon HD7790, 3840x2160@30Hz, ver 18.2.1Operating SystemWin7 Ulti,64bit, Hungarian My Question or Issue When Windows7 boots up, Close-Min-Max buttons displayed at wrong position. When I move Spotify window,...

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  • Plan Premium Country Hungary Device desktop PC, Radeon HD7790, 3840x2160@30Hz, ver 18.2.1 Operating System Win7 Ulti,64bit, Hungarian   My Question or Issue  When Windows7 boots u...
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Superuser Contribution Black screen windows 10 and fails to uninstall

PlanPremiumCountryItalyDeviceLenovoOperating SystemWindows 10 My Question or IssueHi all,i've already read about the black screen issue on the other topics and tried everything indicated but the problem on my PC seems that couldn't be solved!Another ...

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  • Plan Premium Country Italy Device Lenovo Operating System Windows 10   My Question or Issue Hi all, i've already read about the black screen issue on the other topics and tried everyt...
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Superuser Contribution I cannot find anymore my listening history under the "My library" section of the menu

PlanPremiumCountryItalyDeviceWindows pcOperating SystemWindows 10 My Question or IssueAfter the last update I cannot see or find any longer the album listening history in the "my library" menu section. How it's possible to access it now?

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  • Plan Premium Country Italy Device Windows pc Operating System Windows 10   My Question or Issue After the last update I cannot see or find any longer the album listening history in the...
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution Adding family member issue

PlanPremium FamilyCountryGermanyDevicePCOperating SystemWindows 10 My Question or IssueThere might be an issue adding an eleven year old child to Premium Family. After invitation, he cannot register as he is deemed to young. The iOS "Kids" app is for...

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  • Plan Premium Family Country Germany Device PC Operating System Windows 10   My Question or Issue There might be an issue adding an eleven year old child to Premium Family. After invita...
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Rest in peace sweet prince

Edit: Accidentally edited old post. Read comment below. RIP good old "new client". Last week the "Peak Spotify Client™", version 0.8.5 if you don't remember, stopped breathing. Many features had stopped working over the years, a slow death. Most cruc...

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Solved!! Music Glitching Every few minutes

PlanPremiumCountry AustraliaDevicePCOperating SystemWindows 7 My Question or Issue About a month ago, I had to reinstall spotify on my Computer as it became very unresponsive, it would take several minutes to load and I couldnt search for artists or ...

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  •   Plan Premium Country  Australia Device PC Operating System Windows 7   My Question or Issue  About a month ago, I had to reinstall spotify on my Computer as it became...
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