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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 How can I prevent a playlist from auto playing when clicking it

I don't know if it's a new 'feature' or bug, but when I click a playlist it automatically starts playing from start, even if another playlist is already playing. How can I prevent this?

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  • I don't know if it's a new 'feature' or bug, but when I click a playlist it automatically starts playing from start, even if another playlist is already playing. How can I prevent this?  
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Superuser Contribution [BUG] Dot menu overlays other windows

DeviceWindow 10 PC in the Spotify Application My Question or IssueThe little 3-dot menu in the top left of the Spotify app (contains File, Edit, View, Playback, Help) will persist over other windows, see picture. When it does this, the menu can still...

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  • Device Window 10 PC in the Spotify Application   My Question or Issue The little 3-dot menu in the top left of the Spotify app (contains File, Edit, View, Playback, Help) will persist over o...
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution Profile name

PlanPremiumDevicePCOperating SystemWindows 10 My Question or IssueHow to change this to display my exact username because I find it's very annoying , or is this a feature I have to live with as a Premium user ?

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  •   Plan Premium Device PC Operating System Windows 10   My Question or Issue How to change this to display my exact username because I find it's very annoying , or is this a featu...
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When selecting a song or playlist the music will skip repeatedly

PlanPremiumCountryUSADevicePCOperating SystemWindows 10 My Question or IssueEvery time I click a song the song skips repeatedly. For example, in a playlist each song will be listed for less than a second before moving to the next one. Yes, I've resta...

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  •   Plan Premium Country USA Device PC Operating System Windows 10   My Question or Issue Every time I click a song the song skips repeatedly. For example, in a playlist each song ...
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Whenever I press fn+f12 to skip a song, windows media overlay breaks

PlanPremiumCountryEnglandDevicePCOperating SystemWindows 10, 1909 My Question or IssueWhenever I press fn+f12 to skip a song, windows media overlay breaks.spotify cycles through every single song in the playlist rapidly before stopping on a song. Aft...

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  • Plan Premium Country England Device PC Operating System Windows 10, 1909   My Question or Issue Whenever I press fn+f12 to skip a song, windows media overlay breaks. spotify cycles th...
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Spotify won't open or install

Suddenly the app stopped working, I'm using Win10, it just doesn't open, even after reinstalling, uninstalling, many times (including the windows store and the website). I tried deleting the app folders in "appdata" and stuff, but it still doesn't wo...

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  • Suddenly the app stopped working, I'm using Win10, it just doesn't open, even after reinstalling, uninstalling, many times (including the windows store and the website). I tried deleting the app fold...
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Windows Media Hotkeys Only Work With Windows Media Player

PlanFamily PremiumCountryU.S.DeviceLaptopOperating SystemWindows 10 My Question or IssueHey all,So I have an issue with my media hotkeys where they are only opening Windows Media Player. The hotkeys used to work with Spotify/YouTube/etc. however, the...

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  • Plan Family Premium Country U.S. Device Laptop Operating System Windows 10   My Question or Issue Hey all, So I have an issue with my media hotkeys where they are only opening Windows...
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Spotify desktop rapidly skipping songs when launching a game

PlanFree/PremiumCountryFinlandDeviceLenovo ideapad 510sOperating SystemWindows 10 My Question or IssueMy Spotify desktop either skips the current songs, or starts rapidly skipping songs when I load up the game League of Legends. I've updated my audio...

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  • Plan Free/Premium Country Finland Device Lenovo ideapad 510s Operating System Windows 10   My Question or Issue My Spotify desktop either skips the current songs, or starts rapidly ski...
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Solved!! Desktop App [Windows 7] NOT PLAYING ANY SONGS

PlanPremiumCountryBrazilDeviceDell VostroOperating SystemWindows 7 My Question or IssueI have been using the desktop app since I've started using Spotify and I've never had any issue before. But now the desktop app just won't play any song! I've trie...

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  • Plan Premium Country Brazil Device Dell Vostro Operating System Windows 7   My Question or Issue I have been using the desktop app since I've started using Spotify and I've never had a...
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution FN Media Launch to Spotify

Hello.I wanted to ask, whether there is a possibility when I press my FN Media Launch botton to start Spotify instead of Windows Media Player. Thanks for help

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  • Hello. I wanted to ask, whether there is a possibility when I press my FN Media Launch botton to start Spotify instead of Windows Media Player.   Thanks for help 🙂  
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Spotify stubbornly shuffles

I prefer to listen to music as the artis intended - that is, whole album in the designed order from the beginning to the end. From time to time Spotify goes stubborn on shuffling, even though shuffle and repeat are both turned off and the option to k...

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  • I prefer to listen to music as the artis intended - that is, whole album in the designed order from the beginning to the end. From time to time Spotify goes stubborn on shuffling, even though shuffle...
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Superuser Contribution Skipping songs rapidly with no playback. Windows PC

PlanPremiumCountryUSADevicePC Operating SystemWindows 10 My Question or IssueUpon hitting a play icon Spotify will rapidly skip through dozens of songs with no playback. I have removed and reinstalled the program but same issue continues. Plays just ...

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  • Plan Premium Country USA Device PC  Operating System Windows 10   My Question or Issue Upon hitting a play icon Spotify will rapidly skip through dozens of songs with no playback....
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution Not work the audio

Hello,I'm a premium client, i'm from italy i use spotify on a windows 10 pc. I have a problem with audio. When i tap play button the song going but the audio doesn't work. Many thanks Luca

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  • Hello, I'm a premium client, i'm from italy i use spotify on a windows 10 pc.    I have a problem with audio. When i tap play button the song going but the audio doesn't work.   M...
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Delete Playlist only works from one place

PlanPremium FamiliarCountrySpainDeviceDesktopOperating SystemWindows 10 My Question or IssueI have noticed this issue for a long time. When I try to delete one of my playlist I only can done it from playlist menu. It doesn't work from the options of ...

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  • Plan Premium Familiar Country Spain Device Desktop Operating System Windows 10   My Question or Issue I have noticed this issue for a long time. When I try to delete one of my playlist...
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Library auto scroll not working + no multiple select

Plan: PremiumCountry: NZ DeviceSurface Laptop, model no. 1769Operating SystemWindows 10 1909 My Question or IssueWhen moving playlists up or down on the sidebar, the panel does not auto scroll, which is a problem when working with large numbers of pl...

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  • Plan: Premium Country: NZ   Device Surface Laptop, model no. 1769 Operating System Windows 10 1909   My Question or Issue When moving playlists up or down on the sidebar, the ...
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All songs skip/don't play on Windows 10 pc

I have tried reading some of the forums here and did try a uninstall and re-install, same result. Then I tried a complete clean (refresh) of spotify and same result. I get this error on the app in the top bar "Spotify can't play this right now. If yo...

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  • I have tried reading some of the forums here and did try a uninstall and re-install, same result. Then I tried a complete clean (refresh) of spotify and same result. I get this error on the app in th...
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution Spotify not recognizing internet connection

PlanPremiumCountryUSA DeviceEverything. Multiple people, multiple devices: Windows 10, Samsung Galaxy8, 10, iPhone 10, etc. On and on. Operating SystemName it. My Question or IssueSpotify often times doesn't recognize that there's an internet connect...

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  • Plan Premium Country USA   Device Everything.  Multiple people, multiple devices: Windows 10, Samsung Galaxy8, 10, iPhone 10, etc.  On and on.     Operating Syst...
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Superuser Contribution Block / Dislike button missing for some songs and artists, -why?

PlanFree/PremiumCountry DevicePCOperating SystemWindows 8.1 and Windows 10 Hi!Why is the 'dislike/block'-button not there for some songs? (The Heart or 'Like'-button is still there..)These songs are not in any of my lists, so it can't be that.And thi...

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  • Plan Free/Premium Country   Device PC Operating System Windows 8.1 and Windows 10   Hi! Why is the 'dislike/block'-button not there for some songs? (The Heart or 'Like'-button i...
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution Spotify keeps on Loading Screen

PlanPremiumCountryBrazilDeviceAcer ES1Operating SystemWindows 10 My Question or IssueMy Spotify keeps on loading screen for about 10-20 minutes in random times of the day. This usually happens when I click on an artist's profile, but It also happened...

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  • Plan Premium Country Brazil Device Acer ES1 Operating System Windows 10   My Question or Issue My Spotify keeps on loading screen for about 10-20 minutes in random times of the day. Th...
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bug: switching audio output devices

PlanPremiumCountryUSADeviceDesktop PC: Asus-Realtek audio, and usb focusrite scarlettOperating SystemWindows 10 My Question or IssueSpotify desktop AND windows store version, while playing a song about a month ago, I changed my audio device output de...

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  • Plan Premium Country USA Device Desktop PC: Asus-Realtek audio, and usb focusrite scarlett Operating System Windows 10   My Question or Issue Spotify desktop AND windows store version,...
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