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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 Recently Played missing from Home page

PlanPremiumCountryUKDeviceWindows desktop app, Mac OS desktop app, web interfaceOperating SystemWindows 10My Question or IssueThe "Recently played" section is missing under the Home page. It's been confirmed to me that is should still be there: https...

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  • Plan Premium Country UK Device Windows desktop app, Mac OS desktop app, web interface Operating System Windows 10 My Question or Issue The "Recently played" section is missing under the Home...
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[Desktop][Playlists] Deleting large numbers of songs fails to delete all of them

If you: Select more than about 200 songs in a playlistDelete them (via right-click)Only the first approximately 100-200 of the songs actually delete. The remainder of them are still there, but no longer selected. I am not sure of the exact numbers, b...

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  • If you:   Select more than about 200 songs in a playlist Delete them (via right-click) Only the first approximately 100-200 of the songs actually delete. The remainder of them are still th...
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Solved!! New Update difficulties

PlanFreeCountryUSADeviceDell laptopOperating SystemWindows 10 My Question or IssueI made my Spotify accound around a year ago on my phone and when I got a new laptop last summer I installed the app there as well and everything worked fine. However, I...

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  • Plan Free Country USA Device Dell laptop Operating System Windows 10   My Question or Issue I made my Spotify accound around a year ago on my phone and when I got a new laptop last sum...
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Superuser Contribution Search function gone haywire

PlanPremiumCountryUKDevicePC and AndroidOperating System My Question or IssueFor the last 18 hours or so the search engine has become markedly less useful. It throws up all kinds of content I didn't ask for and that doesn't fit with my search terms.E...

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  • Plan Premium Country UK Device PC and Android Operating System     My Question or Issue For the last 18 hours or so the search engine has become markedly less useful. It throws up...
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Superuser Contribution New design

Hi,The new Spotify design popped up yesterday with no warning whatsoever. 'Suppose it has to OK. That said, navigating is now very shaky and slow, and quite frustrating to be honest. Really hope it is being addressed and fixed.

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  • Hi, The new Spotify design popped up yesterday with no warning whatsoever. 'Suppose it has to OK. That said, navigating is now very shaky and slow, and quite frustrating to be honest. Really hope it...
  • Alex
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Search Bar is no longer visible at top

PlanPremiumCountry DevicePC 2560x1440Operating SystemWindows 10 My Question or Issue I can no longer see the search bar at the top of the screen. Instead, I have to click search to display it. Surely this isn't intentional? That would seriously degra...

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  • Plan Premium Country   Device PC 2560x1440 Operating System Windows 10   My Question or Issue   I can no longer see the search bar at the top of the screen. Instead, I have ...
  • Hurricaneport
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution Windows Uygulamasında Eski Arayüze Geçmek İstiyorum

Merhabalar,Arkadaşlarım Windows'ta eski arayüzü kullanırken benim hesabım ise yeni arayüze geçti. Ayrıca şunu farkettim; arkadaşımın hesabına kendi bilgisayarımdan girince eski arayüzle karşılaşıyorum fakat kendi hesabımda yeni arayüzü görmekteyim. L...

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  • Merhabalar, Arkadaşlarım Windows'ta eski arayüzü kullanırken benim hesabım ise yeni arayüze geçti. Ayrıca şunu farkettim; arkadaşımın hesabına kendi bilgisayarımdan girince eski arayüzle karşılaşıyo...
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Superuser Contribution Names are Hashses?

PlanPremiumCountryUSADeviceSurface Book 2Operating SystemWindows 10 My Question or IssueIf you look in the above picture, some of my friends (who have real names) are being displayed as what appears to be their unique identifiers on the backend.

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  • Plan Premium Country USA Device Surface Book 2 Operating System Windows 10     My Question or Issue If you look in the above picture, some of my friends (who have real names)...
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Superuser Contribution Playlist order changing at random

PlanPremiumCountryUK DeviceDesktop PCOperating SystemWindows 10 My Question or IssueMy personal playlists are changing at random when I alter them. If I move songs I have recently added to playlists, or I delete a song (or songs), some songs will mov...

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  •   Plan Premium Country UK   Device Desktop PC Operating System Windows 10   My Question or Issue My personal playlists are changing at random when I alter them.   If...
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution Searching for a song within a playlist locks queue to search results

PlanPremiumCountryRomaniaDeviceDesktopOperating SystemWindows 10 ProMy Question or IssueAfter the new interface update, I noticed that when I search for a song within a playlist and play it, subsequent songs are only played from within those search r...

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  • Plan Premium Country Romania Device Desktop Operating System Windows 10 Pro My Question or Issue After the new interface update, I noticed that when I search for a song within a playlist a...
  • CarlosE
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where is the local files?

My desktop Spotify has just got an update. And I'm having trouble locating my local files in the new look.

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  • My desktop Spotify has just got an update. And I'm having trouble locating my local files in the new look.
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Spotify keeps pausing and says "Can't play current song"

PlanPremiumCountryUnited KingdomDevicePCOperating SystemWindows 10 64 Bit My Question or IssueI recently re-installed Windows 10, and ever since then, Spotify will randomly pause, and sometimes resume when playing music back. All of my devices have t...

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  • Plan Premium Country United Kingdom Device PC Operating System Windows 10 64 Bit   My Question or Issue I recently re-installed Windows 10, and ever since then, Spotify will randomly p...
  • Sebasty
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Blank screen on Windows App

Hi I'm getting a blank screen when I try to launch Spotify on Windows. I've tried installing it from the website and from the Microsoft Store. I've tried turning Hardware Acceleration off and back on. I also tried launching from Run using the followi...

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  • Hi I'm getting a blank screen when I try to launch Spotify on Windows. I've tried installing it from the website and from the Microsoft Store. I've tried turning Hardware Acceleration off and back on...
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Superuser Contribution Troubleshooting Windows App

PlanPremiumCountryGermanyDeviceiPhone 12 , PCOperating SystemiOS 14.4.2 and Win 10 Pro My Question or IssueI've had these problems for several months, but ignored them becauseI normally only listen to music on my mobile phone, I've also triedseveral ...

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  • Plan Premium Country Germany Device iPhone 12 , PC Operating System iOS 14.4.2 and Win 10 Pro   My Question or Issue I've had these problems for several months, but ignored them becaus...
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution Spotify desktop doesn't indicate current song in list while clicking playlist from account library

PlanPremiumCountryTurkeyDeviceMonster Tulpar T7Operating SystemWindows 10 My Question or IssueHello, Spotify communityIt is a very small issue but while discovering new playlists, such as double click new playlist which is saved my account, the playe...

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  • Plan Premium Country Turkey Device Monster Tulpar T7 Operating System Windows 10   My Question or Issue Hello, Spotify community It is a very small issue but while discovering new pla...
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Superuser Contribution Spotify fails to respond to media buttons while out of focus after moderate runtime.

PlanPremiumCountryUSADevicePCOperating SystemWindows 10 My Question or IssueSpotify seems to be having this bug for me where if I press a media button on my keyboard while Spotify is not in focus, it doesn't respond and then something else goes awry ...

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  • Plan Premium Country USA Device PC Operating System Windows 10   My Question or Issue Spotify seems to be having this bug for me where if I press a media button on my keyboard while Sp...
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Superuser Contribution Spotify Connect does not work on Desktop

The desktop version will not connect to any other device; either of my two Samsung phones, Stream Deck, anything. I'd uninstalled & reinstalled everything, I'd restarted everything. Nothing is working. Please help. PlanPremiumCountryUSADeviceSamsung ...

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  • The desktop version will not connect to any other device; either of my two Samsung phones, Stream Deck, anything. I'd uninstalled & reinstalled everything, I'd restarted everything. Nothing is wo...
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‘Discovered On’ Tab Revomed

PlanPremiumCountryUnited States of America DeviceHPOperating SystemWindows 10 My Question or IssueWith the newest update I noticed the ‘Discover On’ tab within an artists profile has been removed. Is there a way to still view this

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  • Plan Premium Country United States of America  Device HP Operating System Windows 10   My Question or Issue With the newest update I noticed the ‘Discover On’ tab within an artist...
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Superuser Contribution App takes a long time to start or even does not start at all.

PlanPremium Duo Operating SystemWin 10 Most of the time when I launch the app, I see something like this: and I have to wait (today like 10 minutes) before the app starts. If I close it and then try to re-open I get this message: Then I have to manua...

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  • Plan Premium Duo   Operating System Win 10   Most of the time when I launch the app, I see something like this:   and I have to wait (today like 10 minutes) before the app ...
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Where are my Local Files?

PlanFree/PremiumCountryUSADevice(Desktop)Operating System(Windows 10)My Question or IssueI cannot find my Local Files. I have Local Files turned on, and a source selected. The Local Files tab does not show up on the side bar. Is there a new location ...

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  • Plan Free/Premium Country USA Device (Desktop) Operating System (Windows 10) My Question or Issue I cannot find my Local Files. I have Local Files turned on, and a source selected. The Local...
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