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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 Some of my local files won't play

PlanPremiumCountryUKDevicePCOperating SystemWindows 10My Question or IssueI can only play a few of my local files on my PC some of them I can play, and some of them are greyed out but they're all still saved on my PC. I even have songs that show they...

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  •   Plan Premium Country UK Device PC Operating System Windows 10 My Question or Issue I can only play a few of my local files on my PC some of them I can play, and some of them are grey...
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Solved!! Windows clean reinstall inconsistent instructions in different articles

The windows troubleshooting topic here: [Troubleshooting] Windows - The Spotify Communitylinks to this article for instructions on reinstalling the windows app: Reinstall Spotify - SpotifyElsewhere moderators keep posting links here instead: How can ...

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  • The windows troubleshooting topic here: [Troubleshooting] Windows - The Spotify Community links to this article for instructions on reinstalling the windows app: Reinstall Spotify - Spotif...
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution Most local files don't show up but used to

Most of my local files (that I've never previously had any issues with) have suddenly disappeared from the Local Files section and are greyed out in the playlist I added them to, so I can't listen to them through Spotify. Most of the missing files ar...

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  • Most of my local files (that I've never previously had any issues with) have suddenly disappeared from the Local Files section and are greyed out in the playlist I added them to, so I can't listen to...
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Superuser Contribution Typing to jump to songs no longer works

PremiumUnited StatesWindows 10 Spotify used to have this feature, but it disappeared a while ago and I haven't been able to find anything on here explaining why. Being able to start typing a song or artist or album (whatever your sort is set to) and ...

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  • Premium United States Windows 10   Spotify used to have this feature, but it disappeared a while ago and I haven't been able to find anything on here explaining why. Being able to start typi...
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Solved!! Local files don't appear on my desktop app.

PlanFamily premiumCountryUSADeviceDektop appOperating SystemWindows 10 My Question or IssueNo matter what I do, local files are not shown on my desktop app. I changed the preferences allowing local files and setting the music library folder, reinstal...

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  • Plan Family premium Country USA Device Dektop app Operating System Windows 10   My Question or Issue No matter what I do, local files are not shown on my desktop app. I changed the pre...
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Superuser Contribution Saved Songs Becoming Obsolete Versions of the Same Song

I have a collection of saved songs, like everyone does on Spotify. Every day, I log on to Spotify and start listening, and each day may main playlist queues some songs to download. Each day, a few new songs undergo this problem. The saved song I have...

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  • I have a collection of saved songs, like everyone does on Spotify. Every day, I log on to Spotify and start listening, and each day may main playlist queues some songs to download. Each day, a few ne...
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Superuser Contribution Playlist cover looks cropped

PlanPremiumCountryPhilippinesDeviceAcer Nitro 5Operating SystemWindows 10 My Question or IssueFor some reason, the playlist covers in my Made for You section looks cut/cropped. Any idea how can I fix this? Thanks in advance. Edit: Found out the navig...

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  •   Plan Premium Country Philippines Device Acer Nitro 5 Operating System Windows 10   My Question or Issue For some reason, the playlist covers in my Made for You section looks cu...
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Superuser Contribution 'New albums release' from spotify not updating....

PlanFree/PremiumCountry Device(iPhone 8, Samsung Galaxy 9, Macbook Pro late 2016)Operating System(iOS 10, Android Oreo, Windows 10,etc.) hi, not sure if this is the right forum, I wanted to put it into the help to all spotify communitites rather than...

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  • Plan Free/Premium Country   Device (iPhone 8, Samsung Galaxy 9, Macbook Pro late 2016) Operating System (iOS 10, Android Oreo, Windows 10,etc.)   hi, not sure if this is the r...
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Superuser Contribution Back & Forward Shortcuts ( Alt+Left & Alt+Right) dont work any more

Operating SystemWindows 10Spotify 1.1.46.916.g416cacf1-a My Question or IssueSince this Version the Keyboard Shortcuts for the "Go Back" & "Go Forward" ( Alt+Left & Alt+Right) dont work any more. This is annoying because some (like me) use Mouse Gest...

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  • Operating System Windows 10 Spotify 1.1.46.916.g416cacf1-a   My Question or Issue Since this Version the Keyboard Shortcuts for the "Go Back" & "Go Forward" ( Alt+Left & Alt+Ri...
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Filter/sort my liked songs based on genre

Hi,Is there a way, if not, i hope you (Spotify) will create this option to filter my own liked songs based on their musical genre. Sometimes i'm in the mood for rock or whatever but i cannot filter the songs like that. I would like some more sorting/...

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  • Hi, Is there a way, if not, i hope you (Spotify) will create this option to filter my own liked songs based on their musical genre. Sometimes i'm in the mood for rock or whatever but i cannot filter...
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Superuser Contribution Create Similar Playlist feature removed in the new look update?

PlanPremiumCountrySouth AfricaDevice(Dell Inspiron 3000)Operating System(Windows 10) My Question or IssueI've noticed since the new look update that the create similar playlist feature is no longer accessible by right-clicking a playlist and I was cu...

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  • Plan Premium Country South Africa Device (Dell Inspiron 3000) Operating System (Windows 10)   My Question or Issue I've noticed since the new look update that the create similar playli...
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Superuser Contribution local files: where are they?

PlanFree/PremiumCountryNetherlandsDeviOperating System(iOS 10, Android Oreo, Windows 10,etc.) My Question or IssueDidn't change settings, tried to add sources, but Spotify does not show my local files

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  • Plan Free/Premium Country Netherlands DeviOperating System (iOS 10, Android Oreo, Windows 10,etc.)   My Question or Issue Didn't change settings, tried to add sources, but Spotify d...
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution New Spotify Update - Where is filter option for podcasts?

PlanPremiumCountryUSA DevicePCOperating SystemWindows 10 My Question or IssueHello! I am new here. Thought I can navigate through Help and Community but I couldn't find the info I need with this newest Spotify desktop update. Is there an option to fi...

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  • Plan Premium Country USA   Device PC Operating System Windows 10   My Question or Issue Hello! I am new here. Thought I can navigate through Help and Community but I couldn't fin...
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Superuser Contribution Two bugs scrolling to current song by clicking album art

PlanPremiumCountrySwedenDeviceDesktop computerOperating SystemWindows 10 My Question or IssueBug1: When playing "Liked Songs" clicking on the album art brings you to the current song only if the current song is less than 150 songs from the start of t...

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  • Plan Premium Country Sweden Device Desktop computer Operating System Windows 10   My Question or Issue Bug1:  When playing "Liked Songs" clicking on the album art brings you to t...
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Boycott Spotify for forcing users to undergo a test without permission

PlanPremiumCountryBrazilDeviceHP desktopOperating SystemWindows 10 Since Spotify is forcing users to undergo a so-called "test" for a downgraded and non-functional "new" version;Since Spotify would not let users opt-out this "test";Since Premium User...

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  • Plan Premium Country Brazil Device HP desktop Operating System Windows 10   Since Spotify is forcing users to undergo a so-called "test" for a downgraded and non-functional "new" versio...
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New releases tab

Where is the New Releases tab updated? 

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Superuser Contribution [Help] some local files are only found when moving them

DeviceDesktop PCOperating SystemWindows 10 My Question or IssueHi, i've discovered following: 3 of my local music files which previously where found by the spotify desktop app just fine suddenly are only found by the app when i move them to a differe...

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  • Device Desktop PC Operating System Windows 10   My Question or Issue Hi,   i've discovered following: 3 of my local music files which previously where found by the spotify desktop a...
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution Local songs with non-latin file names are not found

PlanPremiumCountryFranceDeviceCustom PCOperating SystemWindows 10 (Windows Store version) My IssueI have a handful of songs that have cyrillic or japanese characters in their file names (example: 01. アンハッピーリフレイン.mp3). These songs will not appear in t...

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  •   Plan Premium Country France Device Custom PC Operating System Windows 10 (Windows Store version)   My Issue I have a handful of songs that have cyrillic or japanese characters ...
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Superuser Contribution Spotify crashes after logging in

PlanPremiumCountryFinlandDeviceMSI GL63 8RE LaptopOperating SystemWindows 10 Hello.So, the issue started about 2 days ago, when I was just on my pc and suddenly the Spotify app closed. Didn’t really think any of it and just tried to start it up again...

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  • Plan Premium Country Finland Device MSI GL63 8RE Laptop Operating System Windows 10   Hello. So, the issue started about 2 days ago, when I was just on my pc and suddenly the Spotify...
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Spotify is glitchy

PlanFreeCountryUSADeviceLaptop (Dell)Operating SystemWindows 10My Question or IssueSpotify is so glitchy and it’s so infuriating. It keeps pausing, randomly changing volume, and in my two months of using Spotify it gave me a “Whoops” error when I log...

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  •   Plan Free Country USA Device Laptop (Dell) Operating System Windows 10 My Question or Issue Spotify is so glitchy and it’s so infuriating. It keeps pausing, randomly changing volume,...
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