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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 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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Solved!!Superuser Contribution Sliding forward is impossible

PlanFreeCountry DeviceDesktopOperating System(Windows 10) My Question or IssueSlide forward button (">") slides back and slide back button ("<") slides back in any Artist's Image Gallery

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  • Plan Free Country   Device Desktop Operating System (Windows 10)   My Question or Issue Slide forward button (">") slides back and slide back button ("<") slides back in any...
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Superuser Contribution Problem with local files.. again... and again

PlanPremium (but not for long at this rate)CountryFranceDeviceDesktop PCOperating SystemWindows 10 (version 20H2) My Question or IssueI've a problem with local files (again). So a few weeks ago local files couldn't be detected, now I update the app t...

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  • Plan Premium (but not for long at this rate) Country France Device Desktop PC Operating System Windows 10 (version 20H2)   My Question or Issue I've a problem with local files (again)....
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Superuser Contribution artist biography bug

PlanPremiumCountryNorway DeviceWorkstationOperating SystemWindows 10My Question or IssueWhen you are in the bio too the artist and clik on the pictures to open the gallery, the navigating arrow witch is suppose to send you to the next picture is link...

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  • Plan Premium Country Norway   Device Workstation Operating System Windows 10 My Question or Issue When you are in the bio too the artist and clik on the pictures to open the gallery, t...
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Superuser Contribution Keeps playing the last playlist instead of the selected album

PlanFreeCountrySpainDevicePCOperating SystemWindows 10 My Question or IssueOnce I start playing any playlist "P", that's all I can play. If I go to an album "A" and click Play, "P" continues. If I click on the first (or any) song in "A" and click Pla...

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  • Plan Free Country Spain Device PC Operating System Windows 10   My Question or Issue Once I start playing any playlist "P", that's all I can play. If I go to an album "A" and click Pla...
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Superuser Contribution Very slow to load

PlanPremiumCountrySpain DevicePC CPU I3 3.30GHz- 8 gbOperating SystemWindows 10 64 bits My Question or IssueHi, Spotify takes a long time to load (about 20mn) when I start windows, the other programs respond correctly. I have uninstalled spotify and ...

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  • Plan Premium Country Spain   Device PC CPU I3  3.30GHz- 8 gb Operating System Windows 10 64 bits   My Question or Issue Hi, Spotify takes a long time to load (about 20mn) wh...
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Superuser Contribution Problems with Cyrillic

PlanFree Operating SystemWindows 10 My Question or IssueIn Favorite songs I have some songs which have names in Cyrillic (Russian, Ukrainian). For example, the song is called Облака. If I type in Filter exactly Облака, I can find it, but when I type ...

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  • Plan Free   Operating System Windows 10   My Question or Issue In Favorite songs I have some songs which have names in Cyrillic (Russian, Ukrainian). For example, the song is called ...
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Superuser Contribution How can I save playlists like My Top Songs 2020 to a file? Windows 10 laptop user.

How can I save playlists like My Top Songs 2020 etc to a readable file?I tried "request personal data" and read all the json files but these lists weren't there.I tried to select playlist of entries on it, control/A, copy/paste to word processor but ...

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  • How can I save playlists like My Top Songs 2020 etc to a readable file? I tried "request personal data" and read all the json files but these lists weren't there. I tried to select playlist of...
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