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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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FAQ: Spotify for Windows 10 app

Hey folks, we've outlined some of the common questions you might have about the Windows 10 app now available. Please post in this board if you have any other questions. Q: Why can’t I see Spotify in the Windows 10 store? A: Spotify for Windows store ...

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Superuser Contribution Going from playlist to album makes the desktop app stop playing anything at all

PlanPremiumCountryUnited StatesOperating SystemWindows 10 On my Spotify desktop app, I can go from one of my playlists to another with no problem. But at least once a day, usually twice, I'll start playing an album while a playlist of mine is already...

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  • Plan Premium Country United States Operating System Windows 10   On my Spotify desktop app, I can go from one of my playlists to another with no problem. But at least once a day, usually ...
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Superuser Contribution Windows 10 app doesn't load, can't repair or uninstall

Hi - I'm making this post as a last resort as I'm not sure what else to do to solve this issue, and I can no longer listen to Spotify on my desktop; hoping someone can point me in the right direction... Ever since my Spotify desktop app was "updated"...

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  • Hi - I'm making this post as a last resort as I'm not sure what else to do to solve this issue, and I can no longer listen to Spotify on my desktop; hoping someone can point me in the right direction...
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Superuser Contribution Local files not ordered by track

PlanPremiumCountryFranceDeviceDesktop PCOperating SystemWindows 10 20H2 My Question or IssueHello,On Spotify 1.1.48.625.g1c87c7f7-a, I have a problem with local files, now when ordering local files by album, the track order is not respected, so local...

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  • Plan Premium Country France Device Desktop PC Operating System Windows 10 20H2   My Question or Issue Hello, On Spotify 1.1.48.625.g1c87c7f7-a, I have a problem with local files, now ...
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Superuser Contribution Local files total tracks/total duration not shown anymore

PlanPremiumCountryFranceDeviceDesktop PCOperating SystemWindows 10 20H2 My Question or IssueOn Spotify (desktop app 1.1.48.625.g1c87c7f7-a), the total number of local files along with the total duration is not shown anymore, which is really annoying ...

  • Gig Goer
  • Plan Premium Country France Device Desktop PC Operating System Windows 10 20H2   My Question or Issue On Spotify (desktop app 1.1.48.625.g1c87c7f7-a), the total number of local files a...
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Superuser Contribution Spotify ads

PlanFreeCountryPoland Device Operating SystemWindows 10 My Question or IssueOn spotify i get my language ads, but sometimes i get some Ad about cream in spanish or some other language idk.

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  • Plan Free Country Poland   Device   Operating System Windows 10   My Question or Issue On spotify i get my language ads, but sometimes i get some Ad about cream  in spa...
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Superuser Contribution There are no songs to play in the queue

Plan UnlimitedFree/PremiumCountry UKDevice(iPhone 8, Samsung Galaxy 9, Macbook Pro late 2016)Operating System Windows 10(iOS 10, Android Oreo, Windows 10,etc.) My Question or IssueI have been getting the message in the header about every 50-60 tracks...

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  • Plan Unlimited Free/Premium Country UK Device (iPhone 8, Samsung Galaxy 9, Macbook Pro late 2016) Operating System Windows 10 (iOS 10, Android Oreo, Windows 10,etc.)   My Question o...
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution [Desktop] Spotify Becomes Slow or Unresponsive While Using Search Bar

PlanPremiumCountryUnited StatesDeviceWindowsOperating SystemWindows 7 My Question or IssueFor about a week now every time I would use the desktop Spotify's search bar it would take an unbearable time to load up the results. Before that it used to giv...

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  • Plan Premium Country United States Device Windows Operating System Windows 7   My Question or Issue For about a week now every time I would use the desktop Spotify's search bar it woul...
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Superuser Contribution Using desktop app but it changes to web player even with no tabs open

DeviceSurface BookOperating SystemWindows 10,etc. My Question or IssueI start a playlist in the desktop app, but after a short period it stops playing there, and tells me it's playing in the web app instead even though it is not open or available. It...

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  •   Device Surface Book Operating System Windows 10,etc.   My Question or Issue I start a playlist in the desktop app, but after a short period it stops playing there, and tells me it'...
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Superuser Contribution Playlist section is too small to view

PlanPremiumCountryIsrael Operating SystemWindows 10 My Question or IssueAs seen in the screenshot, I can hardly see what's in the playlist, making it impossible to use.I'm using 200% on the ease of access in Windows 10. But I need it in order to see ...

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  • Plan Premium Country Israel   Operating System Windows 10   My Question or Issue As seen in the screenshot, I can hardly see what's in the playlist, making it impossible to use. I...
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution Daily mix after finishes the list does not show new items

PlanPremiumCountrySpainDevicePCOperating SystemWindows 10 My Question or Issue Hi. Before the last updates I could play the Daily Mix and, after the list was played, new songs were added and the new list with new items was shown but now I can´t. If I...

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  • Plan Premium Country Spain Device PC Operating System Windows 10   My Question or Issue   Hi. Before the last updates I could play the Daily Mix and, after the list was played, n...
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Superuser Contribution equalizer

is there a equalizer in spotify pc 

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Solved!!Superuser Contribution Spotify does not mute

PlanPremiumCountryGermanyDeviceDesktopOperating SystemWindows 10 My Question or IssueSpotify windows 10 desktop app does not get muted when I play a youtube video on chrome. How can I activate this feature? Attached are some Sound Settings I use. Tha...

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  • Plan Premium Country Germany Device Desktop Operating System Windows 10   My Question or Issue Spotify windows 10 desktop app does not get muted when I play a youtube video on chrome. ...
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Superuser Contribution Multimedia keys unresponsive in Windows 10

This is more of a bug report I guess, but on Windows 10 (1.1.48.625.g1c87c7f7) until I cycle the "show desktop overlay when using media keys" setting the global keyboard hook (or however they're being handled) isn't working... even with the applicati...

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  • This is more of a bug report I guess, but on Windows 10 (1.1.48.625.g1c87c7f7) until I cycle the "show desktop overlay when using media keys" setting the global keyboard hook (or however they're bein...
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Superuser Contribution Can't change downloads folder in Spotify new UI

PlanPremiumOperating SystemWindows 10 My Question or IssueThe previous version let me change the path to my HDD, now that I can't find the setting in the new UI, by default it goes the SSD, which would greatly decrease the life expectancy since I am ...

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  • Plan Premium Operating System Windows 10   My Question or Issue The previous version let me change the path to my HDD, now that I can't find the setting in the new UI, by default it goes...
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Superuser Contribution Desktop app vs Web player with Alexa

PlanPremiumCountryIrelandDeviceVariousOperating SystemVarious My Question or IssueHave 2 Android Echo Dot with linked Spotify premium accounts connected. When I want to change the playback device in the desktop app one of the dots seems unavailable. ...

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  • Plan Premium Country Ireland Device Various Operating System Various   My Question or Issue Have 2 Android Echo Dot with linked Spotify premium accounts connected. When I want to chang...
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Superuser Contribution Another Joe Rogan question

PlanPremiumCountryAustraliaDeviceDesktopOperating SystemWindows My Question or IssueHi just signed up for Premium Duo so I could continue listening to JRE. I use an Ipod Classic to listen to my music and podcasts. I have never owned a smart phone nor...

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  • Plan Premium Country Australia Device Desktop Operating System Windows   My Question or Issue Hi just signed up for Premium Duo so I could continue listening to JRE. I use an Ipod Clas...
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Superuser Contribution After desktop update, can't sort podcast episodes

Recently my desktop spotify got a fresh new look! I love it, accept I cannot for the life of me find where to sort the podcasts from old eps to new eps (rather than having new ones at the top of the feed because I have some backlog listening I'm doin...

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  • Recently my desktop spotify got a fresh new look! I love it, accept I cannot for the life of me find where to sort the podcasts from old eps to new eps (rather than having new ones at the top of the ...
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Song length is different in control bar than in playlist

Operating SystemWindows 10 For example this song: https://open.spotify.com/track/3YwOh5FSxwhRnvO1yGduEi?si=K5P3ueiISRKYJ_Tt71cX_Q is 2:26 long when viewed from a playlist and when you actually play it, it shows up as 2:25. Maybe the playlist view and...

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  • Operating System Windows 10   For example this song: https://open.spotify.com/track/3YwOh5FSxwhRnvO1yGduEi?si=K5P3ueiISRKYJ_Tt71cX_Q   is 2:26 long when viewed from a playlist and...
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Superuser Contribution Spotify Pauses Music on Play

PlanPremiumCountryUSDeviceDesktop PCOperating SystemWindows 10 My Question or IssueAnytime I click on the play button the song doesn't start and Spotify attempts to play the next song in the playlist, then fails and pauses at 0:00 with an error messa...

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  • Plan Premium Country US Device Desktop PC Operating System Windows 10   My Question or Issue Anytime I click on the play button the song doesn't start and Spotify attempts to play the ...
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