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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 Podcasts autoplay on "page" visit

PlanPremiumCountryNorwayDevicePCOperating SystemWindows 10 My Question or IssueHi!When I'm listening to a music playlist and "browse" to a podcast that I follow (just to have a look for what topics new episodes covers), the podcast starts playing aut...

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  • Plan Premium Country Norway Device PC Operating System Windows 10   My Question or Issue Hi! When I'm listening to a music playlist and "browse" to a podcast that I follow (just to ha...
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Superuser Contribution Spotify won´t install

PlanPremiumCountryPortugalOperating SystemWindows 10 My Question or IssueHi.So a couple days back i had a problem with my spotify and i uninstalled it and now when i try to install it again it says that "the installer is unable to install spotify bec...

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  •   Plan Premium Country Portugal Operating System Windows 10   My Question or Issue Hi. So a couple days back i had a problem with my spotify and i uninstalled it and now when i tr...
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Superuser Contribution Spotify doesnt work

PlanPremiumCountryCzechDevicePCOperating SystemWindows 10 My Question or IssueHello when I open spotify on my account it looks diffrent from my friends. I can´t follow them, lisen with them or anything. I tried reinstalling, looking into the settting...

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  •   Plan Premium Country Czech Device PC Operating System Windows 10   My Question or Issue Hello when I open spotify on my account it looks diffrent from my friends. I can´t follo...
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New "Test" Version

PlanPremiumCountry DeviceWindows DesktopOperating SystemWindows 10 My Question or Issue I have two premium accounts. One is fully functional. The other looks different and watered down. It has about half the features and options. Three Spotify reps h...

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  • Plan Premium Country   Device Windows Desktop Operating System Windows 10   My Question or Issue   I have two premium accounts. One is fully functional. The other looks diff...
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Superuser Contribution Locked out of changing profile picture

Hello, I made a new account on spotify today and download the desktop program. I didn't have a profile picture on so I added one. Just after adding my profile pic the software doesn't allow me to change it anymore. I had to make this new account sinc...

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  • Hello,   I made a new account on spotify today and download the desktop program.   I didn't have a profile picture on so I added one. Just after adding my profile pic the software doesn...
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Superuser Contribution changing cover image for playlists

PlanPremiumCountryUSA Device(iPhone 8, Samsung Galaxy 9, Macbook Pro late 2016)Operating System(iOS 10, Android Oreo, Windows 10,etc.) My Question or IssueI am not able to change the cover image on my playlists, It will not give me the option to chan...

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  • Plan Premium Country USA   Device (iPhone 8, Samsung Galaxy 9, Macbook Pro late 2016) Operating System (iOS 10, Android Oreo, Windows 10,etc.)   My Question or Issue I am no...
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Superuser Contribution Spotify Playlist picture

PlanPremiumCountryPhilippinesDevicePCOperating SystemWindows 10 My Question or IssueMy friend wants to change the picture of her playlist but can't even though she downloaded the app on her PC, which is also windows 10. (Both accounts are premium by ...

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  •   Plan Premium Country Philippines Device PC Operating System Windows 10   My Question or Issue My friend wants to change the picture of her playlist but can't even though she do...
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Solved!! Will there ever be a feature to change your display name on desktop?

Unfortunately I don't own a mobile device, so to my knowledge changing the display name of my account is out of the question. If I were to message support, might I get help with editing it?

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  • Unfortunately I don't own a mobile device, so to my knowledge changing the display name of my account is out of the question. If I were to message support, might I get help with editing it?
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Superuser Contribution Home page not showing up

PlanFreeCountryBrazilDeviceDesktopOperating SystemWindows 7 Professional 64 bits My Question or IssueThe Home page is not appearing for me. It sometimes appears though, but it's very rare and I can only see the Browse and Radio page.

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  • Plan Free Country Brazil Device Desktop Operating System Windows 7 Professional 64 bits   My Question or Issue The Home page is not appearing for me. It sometimes appears though, but i...
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Superuser Contribution Local files not playing on my phone

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 HiI got a premium account. I have enable spotify local files on my desktop. However I can't ...

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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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fullscreen album art - new issue

PlanFreeCountryUSDevicelenovo thinkpadOperating Systemwindows 10 proMy Question or Issuefound out why i couldnt find the option, it disappears after one song. why is this?

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  • Plan Free Country US Device lenovo thinkpad Operating System windows 10 pro My Question or Issue found out why i couldnt find the option, it disappears after one song. why is this?
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Solved!! fullscreen album art

PlanFreeCountryUSDeviceLenovo ThinkpadOperating SystemWindows 10 ProMy Question or Issuesaw feature, used it, went off of it for a bit, now cant find it.

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  • Plan Free Country US Device Lenovo Thinkpad Operating System Windows 10 Pro My Question or Issue saw feature, used it, went off of it for a bit, now cant find it.
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Superuser Contribution Hiding Home, Browse and Radio

PlanPremium It appears intentionally impossible to remove all the adverts from my premium account. I subscribed to Premium to remove advertisements but because I accidentally clicked a pop artist I am now being advertised junk. Is it possible to remo...

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  • Plan Premium   It appears intentionally impossible to remove all the adverts from my premium account. I subscribed to Premium to remove advertisements but because I accidentally clicked a pop...
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Shuffle off when play a new playlist

PlanPremiumCountryArgentinaDevicePCOperating SystemWindows 10Playing ThroughPS4My Question or IssueWhen I'm playing from pc to PS4 using Spotify ConnectAfter the last updates. Every time I start playing a new playlist the shuffle mode turns off. Prov...

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  • Plan Premium Country Argentina Device PC Operating System Windows 10 Playing Through PS4 My Question or Issue When I'm playing from pc to PS4 using Spotify Connect After the last updates....
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Customize playlist picture problem

PlanPremiumCountryFinlandDeviceOneplus 7tOperating SystemWindows 10 My Question or IssueHello, I can't change my my playlist cover photos anymore. I don't know if if it's the new update or lag, but I could change them before. I have researched and tr...

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  • Plan Premium Country Finland Device Oneplus 7t Operating System Windows 10   My Question or Issue Hello,  I can't change my my playlist cover photos anymore. I don't know if if ...
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Full screen on the spotify app goes off on music transistions

PlanPremiumCountryBrazilDeviceLenovo Ideapad 330Operating SystemWindows 10 My Question or IssueWhen I put spotify on full screen while playing an album or playlist, the app goes off of fullscreen when it's changing from a song to the next one.

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  • Plan Premium Country Brazil Device Lenovo Ideapad 330 Operating System Windows 10   My Question or Issue When I put spotify on full screen while playing an album or playlist, the app g...
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"Spotify can't play this song right now. If you have the file on your computer, you can impot it"

PlanFreeCountryUSA DeviceLaptopOperating SystemWindows 10 When I try to play two different songs that I found on youtube from spotify, I get an error "Spotify can't play this song right now. If you have the file on your computer, you can impot it". I...

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  • Plan Free Country USA   Device Laptop Operating System Windows 10   When I try to play two different songs that I found on youtube from spotify, I get an error "Spotify can't play...
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Screw your desktop client test, give us our features back we paid for!

How about a real response not a generic copy and paste that's been spammed for the past month. When can we expect something to done about this? Not sympathy or a link for a vote to consider listening to us... AN ACTUAL FIX TO LOSING HALF OF SPOTIFYS ...

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  • How about a real response not a generic copy and paste that's been spammed for the past month.   When can we expect something to done about this? Not sympathy or a link for a vote to consider ...
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Unable to dislike a song

PlanPremiumCountryCanadaDeviceSurface ProOperating SystemWindows 10 My Question or IssueWhere is the dislike button when listening to a track?

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  • Plan Premium Country Canada Device Surface Pro Operating System Windows 10   My Question or Issue Where is the dislike button when listening to a track?
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