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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 skipping through songs without playing

plan- family premiumwindows 10 I was listening to my music just fine but had to pause for whatever reason, and when I unpaused it wouldn't play anymore. It froze on a song for a few seconds then skipped onto the next one, didn't do anything then star...

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  • plan- family premium windows 10   I was listening to my music just fine but had to pause for whatever reason, and when I unpaused it wouldn't play anymore. It froze on a song for a few second...
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Superuser Contribution Spotify won't Work

PlanPremiumCountryAustriaDevicePCOperating SystemWindows 10 My Question or IssueMy Spotify won't start the music. I already tried to reinstall i even have my windows up to date, but i can't start the music. I even have the problem on my pc if i watch...

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  • Plan Premium Country Austria Device PC Operating System Windows 10   My Question or Issue My Spotify won't start the music. I already tried to reinstall i even have my windows up to da...
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Superuser Contribution Homepage is bugged

Device info- premium plan;- version: 1.1.44.538.g8057de92 (Microsoft Store version);- o. s. version: 64-bit Windows 10 Home;- screen: 1920x1080 screen scaled in Windows settings by 125%, thus effectively 1536x864 as this website shows https://bestfir...

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  • Device info - premium plan; - version: 1.1.44.538.g8057de92 (Microsoft Store version); - o. s. version: 64-bit Windows 10 Home; - screen: 1920x1080 screen scaled in Windows settings by 125%,...
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Solved!! About Page Image Carousel

If I go to an artist's About page and there are multiple images, the buttons to go the next/previous image do not work. They always used to but stopped some time ago (months?) Is anyone else experiencing this? PlanUnlimitedCountryEnglandDeviceHP Lapt...

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  • If I go to an artist's About page and there are multiple images, the buttons to go the next/previous image do not work. They always used to but stopped some time ago (months?) Is anyone else experien...
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Solved!! Will the desktop version of spotify work on microsoft surface pro 6/7

PlanPremiumCountryUSADevicecurrently using it on my iphone 12 pro, might be getting a surface pro 6 or 7 for christmas and use spotify on thatOperating SystemWindows 10, version 1709 build 16299 and later versions are the systems in question My Quest...

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  •   Plan Premium Country USA Device currently using it on my iphone 12 pro, might be getting a surface pro 6 or 7 for christmas and use spotify on that Operating System Windows 10, version...
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Spotify not detecting files randomly

I have a few mp3 files in a folder. That folder is selected as local files library and for some reson it stops detecting these files. Somtimes few, somtimes all of them, and somtimes its fine.

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  • I have a few mp3 files in a folder. That folder is selected as local files library and for some reson it stops detecting these files. Somtimes few, somtimes all of them, and somtimes its fine.
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Superuser Contribution Spotify Connect doesnt work on the windows app

PlanFamily PremiumCountryTurkey DeviceMonster Tulpar T5 v19.1Operating SystemWindows 10 My Question or IssueSpotify Connect doesn't work on the windows app, but it works with the Spotify web player and my tablet. I tried reinstalling Spotify after de...

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  • Plan Family Premium Country Turkey   Device Monster Tulpar T5 v19.1 Operating System Windows 10   My Question or Issue Spotify Connect doesn't work on the windows app, but it wor...
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Superuser Contribution Spotify randomly pausing following Windows 10 update & Spotify update

Spotify is randomly pausing during playback. I've used the log-out on all devices fix suggested on the forum which does not solve the issue.I'm using an Acer laptop on Windows 10. I've never had the problem until today.

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  • Spotify is randomly pausing during playback.  I've used the log-out on all devices fix suggested on the forum which does not solve the issue. I'm using an Acer laptop on Windows 10.  I've ...
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[Desktop][Playlists] Calander-Alarmed Playlists

Our Home Office has a very strict Gotta Have Fun Exercise Policy! We would like Spotify to play specific sets of three song playlists at regular intervals. We start at 9am after a 1.5 hour dog walk. So at 10:30am we want a 3 song dance play to go off...

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  • Our Home Office has a very strict Gotta Have Fun Exercise Policy!   We would like Spotify to play specific sets of three song playlists at regular intervals.   We start at 9am after a 1...
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Superuser Contribution When I start the Windows app, it simply displays a blank screen, but with the usual top-left menu.

PlanPremiumCountryUnited StatesDevicePCOperating SystemWindows 10 Basically what it says in the title. The web player works fine, so it's not a connection issue.

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  • Plan Premium Country United States Device PC Operating System Windows 10   Basically what it says in the title. The web player works fine, so it's not a connection issue.  
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Superuser Contribution Spotify keeps deleting songs from my library

PlanPremium for StudentsCountryCzech RepublicDevicePC, Samsung Galaxy S6Operating SystemWindows 10, Android 7.0 My Question or IssueHello,recently I've noticed that Spotify keeps randomly deleting some of my saved songs from my library. It's obvious ...

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  • Plan Premium for Students Country Czech Republic Device PC, Samsung Galaxy S6 Operating System Windows 10, Android 7.0   My Question or Issue Hello, recently I've noticed that Sp...
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Album Display for Artist

My Question or IssueWhen you click on an artist and look for an album, all the songs of that album are displayed. So if you want to find an old album from a band that has a big discography, like Queen, you're going to be scrolling for a while. Album'...

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  •   My Question or Issue When you click on an artist and look for an album, all the songs of that album are displayed. So if you want to find an old album from a band that has a big discography,...
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Superuser Contribution [BUG][Desktop][Developer] Volume bar jitters if sliding with mouse

Bug report (just found this idea section, though): The volume slider wiggles all around sliding it with the mouse. In the example below, the mouse is constantly pressed and not released.ExampleEnvironment:Spotify 1.1.45.621.gdddebadcWIN 10 64bitExter...

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  • Bug report (just found this idea section, though):   The volume slider wiggles all around sliding it with the mouse. In the example below, the mouse is constantly pressed and not released. ...
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Superuser Contribution Discover weekly playlist was rebuilt in the middle of the week (songs disappeared from the list)

PlanPremiumCountryCyprusDeviceiPhone 6, Win 10 laptopOperating System(iOS 12.4.8, Windows 10)Settings:"show unavailable songs" is turned on My Question or Issue1. I've listened all songs of discover weekly in first 2 days of the week (partly from des...

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  • Plan Premium Country Cyprus Device iPhone 6, Win 10 laptop Operating System (iOS 12.4.8,  Windows 10) Settings: "show unavailable songs" is turned on   My Question or Issue 1. I...
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Superuser Contribution Spotify can't play ANY songs on the desktop app.

PlanPremiumOperating SystemWindows 10 My Question or IssueI'm using the desktop app for Spotify and every time I try to play any song, it always says "Spotify can't play this right now." error message. I have no idea on how to fix this so can someone...

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  • Plan Premium Operating System Windows 10   My Question or Issue I'm using the desktop app for Spotify and every time I try to play any song, it always says "Spotify can't play this right n...
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Superuser Contribution About Artist: Can't move through

Plan: FreeCountry: UKDevice: Window 10 PC My Question or IssueWas wondering if Free users can no longer see more than 3 Artist pictures as I can't move left or right. When you go into about artist and they have pictures I used to be able to open the ...

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  • Plan: Free Country: UK Device: Window 10 PC   My Question or Issue Was wondering if Free users can no longer see more than 3 Artist pictures as I can't move left or right. When you go into ...
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Superuser Contribution Spotify app not working

PlanPremiumDeviceDesktop Operating SystemWindows 10 My Question or IssueThe songs are not playing in the app, my playlists are all empty and it also cannot detect my other devices. I tried to use the web Spotify. I can play songs there but cannot sea...

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  •   Plan Premium Device Desktop  Operating System Windows 10    My Question or Issue The songs are not playing in the app, my playlists are all empty and it also cannot det...
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Superuser Contribution Albums or queued songs continually stop playback on Windows

hi there, i've been having this issue on spotify for months and it's driving me mad! whenever i play an album, spotify will play one or two songs before stopping playback and hiding the album cover, graying out the play/pause/skip buttons, and hiding...

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  • hi there,   i've been having this issue on spotify for months and it's driving me mad!  whenever i play an album, spotify will play one or two songs before stopping playback and hiding t...
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Superuser Contribution Album Art of Local Files Showing on Synced Moblie Devices but not on PC

Recently, I have added a bunch of local files to my Spotify Playlist and have synced them to my iPhone. While most of the album art shows on both devices, some album art only shows on my iPhone, and not my PC, despite it being the source of the local...

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  • Recently, I have added a bunch of local files to my Spotify Playlist and have synced them to my iPhone. While most of the album art shows on both devices, some album art only shows on my iPhone, and ...
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Superuser Contribution Choppy/Crackling Playing over Bluetooth Reciever/Headset

I have Spotify Premium. I wanted to be able to wirelessly play Spotify to my Speakers, so I bought a Logitech Wireless Speaker Adapter. If i play a song (either one from my own library or one streaming through spotify) the sound quallity is extrmemly...

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  • I have Spotify Premium. I wanted to be able to wirelessly play Spotify to my Speakers, so I bought a Logitech Wireless Speaker Adapter. If i play a song (either one from my own library or one streami...
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