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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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Solved!!Superuser Contribution spotify windows app music controls randomly become unresponsive

The spotify desktop decides to randomly stop working for 20+ seconds. I click play/pause/skip or try to select a new song, and nothing happens. If a song is currently playing, then it will continue playing even after I close the app; then when I try ...

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  • The spotify desktop decides to randomly stop working for 20+ seconds. I click play/pause/skip or try to select a new song, and nothing happens. If a song is currently playing, then it will continue p...
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Superuser Contribution Installed Sound Blaster Audigy Fx V2 for Desktop. No speaker or headphone sound now.

PlanPremiumCountryUSADevicePCOperating SystemWin11 My Question or IssueSpotify won't play on Windows after installing a new Sound Blaster. The error message is "Spotify can't play this right now (etc..)After researching and trying all the fixes here ...

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  • Plan Premium Country USA Device PC Operating System Win11   My Question or Issue Spotify won't play on Windows after installing a new Sound Blaster. The error message is "Spotify can...
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Solved!! why is spotify desktop app not playing any songs?

i have tried all the ways to fix this i could find but i keep getting the same error. i have reinstalled spotify many times but it still isnt fixed. the web player and ios app work fine.the error: spotify cant play this right now. if you have the fil...

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  • i have tried all the ways to fix this i could find but i keep getting the same error. i have reinstalled spotify many times but it still isnt fixed. the web player and ios app work fine. the error: ...
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Superuser Contribution Spotify continues playing when lid is closed

PlanPremium Operating SystemWindows 10 VersionSpotify for Windows (64 bit) 1.2.33.1042.g26c92729My Question or IssueSpotify doesn't stop playing when closing laptop lid.Windows power settings are set to sleep when closing the lid, but if Spotify is p...

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  • Plan Premium   Operating System Windows 10   Version Spotify for Windows (64 bit) 1.2.33.1042.g26c92729 My Question or Issue Spotify doesn't stop playing when closing laptop lid. ...
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Superuser Contribution Desktop site and windows app

My monitor starts flickering as soon the app/website starts. Clip to visualize my issue: https://youtu.be/UnKfDp7GK7Q?si=OL6UgcRua-z1RcKH

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  • My monitor starts flickering as soon the app/website starts. Clip to visualize my issue: https://youtu.be/UnKfDp7GK7Q?si=OL6UgcRua-z1RcKH
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Superuser Contribution Recent searches almost never being recorded (desktop W10)

PlanPremiumCountryUnited KingdomDeviceLaptop running Windows 10My Question or IssueRecently when using the current version of the Spotify desktop app, the 'Recent searches' list on the Search page has stopped updating with whatever I click on in the ...

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  • Plan Premium Country United Kingdom Device Laptop running Windows 10 My Question or Issue Recently when using the current version of the Spotify desktop app, the 'Recent searches' list on the ...
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Superuser Contribution Albums not loading in windows desktop app

PlanPremiumCountryUSADevicePCOperating SystemWindows 10 Pro 22H2 Hello. For the past few months now I have been having an issue on my desktop PC running windows 10, where the albums in my library list will not load past a certain point, seemingly hap...

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  • Plan Premium Country USA Device PC Operating System Windows 10 Pro 22H2   Hello. For the past few months now I have been having an issue on my desktop PC running windows 10, where the a...
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Superuser Contribution Won't sign in or pair to Xbox

PlanPremiumCountryEnglandDeviceDesktop (windows)Xbox series SOperating SystemWindows 11VersionDesktop (199.878.0)Xbox (2.26.35.70)My Question or IssueToday at 5:10am on 28/11/22 Spotify randomly starting giving my the "we can't play this right now" m...

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  • Plan Premium Country England Device Desktop (windows) Xbox series S Operating System Windows 11 Version Desktop (199.878.0) Xbox (2.26.35.70) My Question or Issue Today at 5:10am on 28/1...
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Superuser Contribution Lex Fridman video not playing

PlanPremiumCountryLithuaniaDeviceThinkPad PCOperating SystemWindows 11 My Question or IssueVideo for example for Joe Rogan experience plays wellVideo for Lex Fridman podcast does not play, and says update the app even though its already latest

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  • Plan Premium Country Lithuania Device ThinkPad PC Operating System Windows 11   My Question or Issue Video for example for Joe Rogan experience plays well Video for Lex Fridman podcas...
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Superuser Contribution [Desktop] Liked Songs genre filter breaks new right sidebar queue

Operating SystemWindows 11 My Question or IssueI tried using the new genre filters and noticed many duplicate songs being played. There seems to be a bug with the new update that causes the right sidebar queue to stop updating, and the queue to conta...

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  • Operating System Windows 11   My Question or Issue I tried using the new genre filters and noticed many duplicate songs being played.   There seems to be a bug with the new update th...
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Superuser Contribution I can't change the order of the queue anymore!

PlanPremiumCountryUSADeviceLaptop - using Spotify Desktop versionOperating SystemWindows 10 My Question or IssueSomehow Spotify was updated and I have lost a TON of features, many of which have been mentioned in other threads. One thing that I haven'...

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  •   Plan Premium Country USA Device Laptop - using Spotify Desktop version Operating System Windows 10   My Question or Issue Somehow Spotify was updated and I have lost a TON of f...
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Superuser Contribution Liked Songs No Longer Appearing or Selected When Using Your Desktop App

I am a premium user in the US with a Windows 10 laptop, Android 11 and 14 phones, and 2 Chrome OS devices (all fully updated in terms of their respective OS and Spotify). When I opened the Windows desktop app, the Liked Songs playlist no longer appea...

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  • I am a premium user in the US with a Windows 10 laptop, Android 11 and 14 phones, and 2 Chrome OS devices (all fully updated in terms of their respective OS and Spotify).  When I opened the Wind...
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Algo deu errado Experimente recarregar a página eu tenho esse erro

não consigo entrar no site nem no aplicativo do desktop porem no celular fica normal fica aparecendo esse erro de recarregar a pagina e no aplicativo diz isso

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  • não consigo entrar no site nem no aplicativo do desktop porem no celular fica normal fica aparecendo esse erro de recarregar a pagina e no aplicativo diz isso
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution Can't play song on PC but works on Phone

PlanPremiumCountryEnglandDevicePCOperating SystemWindows 10 Home My Question or IssueI am trying to listen to some songs on spotify but whenever I go to play one on my computer I get this message "Spotify can't play this song right now. If you have t...

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  •   Plan Premium Country England Device PC Operating System Windows 10 Home   My Question or Issue I am trying to listen to some songs on spotify but whenever I go to play one on m...
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution server errors, spotify in browser mostly unavailable

PlanPremiumCountryDEDeviceBrowser (both Firefox/Chrome)Operating SystemLinux My Question or IssueHi, upon opening a playlist and trying to play, it sometimes starts to play music, but does not reflect in the controls (still grey/inactive) and you can...

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  • Plan Premium Country DE Device Browser (both Firefox/Chrome) Operating System Linux   My Question or Issue Hi, upon opening a playlist and trying to play, it sometimes starts to play m...
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Superuser Contribution playlist does not download to pc, Spotify works offline, trying to download to music file

PlanFree/PremiumCountry Device(iPhone 8, Samsung Galaxy 9, Macbook Pro late 2016)Operating System(iOS 10, Android Oreo, Windows 10,etc.) My Question or Issue

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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.)   My Question or Issue  
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friend activity isnt working even though setting is toggled

when i wanted to use Friend Activity it asked my to turn on 'Share my listening activity on Spotify', but when i checked the settings it is already toggled. I toggled it off and on again but Friend Activity still doesnt work.

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  • when i wanted to use Friend Activity it asked my to turn on 'Share my listening activity on Spotify', but when i checked the settings it is already toggled. I toggled it off and on again but Friend A...
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Superuser Contribution can't log in with my account on my laptop, 'something went wrong' message

I have a premium student plan and I can log in on my phone, but whenever I try to log in on my laptop, it displays 'something went wrong message'

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  • I have a premium student plan and I can log in on my phone, but whenever I try to log in on my laptop, it displays 'something went wrong message'
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Superuser Contribution Can't add local files to an existing Spotify playlist.

The issue is adding local files to an existing Spotify playlist. I noticed that when adding local files to specific playlists it works as expected. I assume it's because the playlist is smaller. However, if I attempt to add a local file to a larger p...

  • Casual Listener
  • The issue is adding local files to an existing Spotify playlist. I noticed that when adding local files to specific playlists it works as expected. I assume it's because the playlist is smaller. Howe...
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Superuser Contribution Revert recently played list to multi-selection

Operating SystemWindows 11 My Question or IssueA few days ago i could select several songs from de played recently tab to savethem on my lists and now i cant, because you changed it and now i am forced toselect each song every time i want to save it,...

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  • Operating System Windows 11   My Question or Issue A few days ago i could select several songs from de played recently tab to save them on my lists and now i cant, because you changed it an...
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