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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 Downloaded songs are not in audio format

Plan - PremiumCountry - CanadaDevice - laptopOperating System - Windows 10 My Question or IssueThe songs I download from Spotify to my folder on my Windows laptop have filetype "file". They are not "wav", "mp3" or "flac". e.g. 02ea62cae96aa6586e8c025...

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  •   Plan - Premium Country - Canada Device - laptop Operating System - Windows 10   My Question or Issue The songs I download from Spotify to my folder on my Window...
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Superuser Contribution My spotify keeps on stopping randomly

PlanFree/PremiumCountryIndonesiaDevice(Personal computer and hp laptop)Operating System(Windows 10) My Question or IssueIt's seems like I'm the only one that have this problem right now? but the thing is my spotify keeps on stopping randomly, pausing...

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  • Plan Free/Premium Country Indonesia Device (Personal computer and hp laptop) Operating System (Windows 10)   My Question or Issue It's seems like I'm the only one that have this proble...
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Superuser Contribution Spotify suddenly crashes internet connection

PlanPremiumCountryDenmarkDeviceDesktopOperating SystemWindows 11My Question or IssueI'm not sure how to phrase the title of this post. But this is as accurate as I can describe it.But I wanted to see if anyone but me has experienced this? And if yes,...

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  • Plan Premium Country Denmark Device Desktop Operating System Windows 11 My Question or Issue I'm not sure how to phrase the title of this post. But this is as accurate as I can describe it...
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Superuser Contribution Search and central window stop if Spotify unused for 5-10mins

PlanPremiumCountryUKDeviceAMD DesktopOperating System Windows 11 My Question or IssueWith Spotify open but not used for say 5-10mins the search bar fails (can type but no action) and central 'playing' window goes blank. Re-start needed.

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  • Plan Premium Country UK Device AMD Desktop Operating System   Windows 11   My Question or Issue With Spotify open but not used for say 5-10mins the search bar fails (can type but...
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Any way to "Refresh" Local files?

I'm looking for an easy solution to this irritating issue. I'm wanting to add local files to my Spotify playlists after a long time of not doing so, and despite unlinking folders that I don't need access to in the app anymore, I have a huge list of o...

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  • I'm looking for an easy solution to this irritating issue. I'm wanting to add local files to my Spotify playlists after a long time of not doing so, and despite unlinking folders that I don't need ac...
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Superuser Contribution Spotify not playing sound with my DAC

Hello, recently plugged in my DAC and made it my default line out on my computer. The problem is now Spotify will not play any audio. It is just instantly skipping to the next track and trying them all. When my motherboards sound card was the default...

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  • Hello, recently plugged in my DAC and made it my default line out on my computer. The problem is now Spotify will not play any audio. It is just instantly skipping to the next track and trying them a...
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Superuser Contribution Media Overlay

Windows 10 My Question or IssueGive back the Option to disable this annoying Media Overlay Why would you remove such a simple thing? Removing Customizationoptions makes nothing better

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  • Windows 10   My Question or Issue Give back the Option to disable this annoying Media Overlay   Why would you remove such a simple thing? Removing Customizationoptions makes nothing be...
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Solved!! Spotify opens when typing anything on a specific web page

PlanPremiumCountryUnited StatesDeviceHP Spectre x360Operating SystemWindows 10 My Question or IssueI use th.circlejourney.net to edit HTML code in live view, and recently when typing in the code source box, every keystroke attempts to open Spotify. I...

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  •   Plan Premium Country United States Device HP Spectre x360 Operating System Windows 10   My Question or Issue I use th.circlejourney.net to edit HTML code in live view, and rece...
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution Premium account can't play any music reliably

PlanPremiumCountryCanadaDevicePC, AndroidOperating SystemWindows 10, Android 14 My Question or IssueThis is weird, when I log in with my Premium account I am unable to play any song reliably. The song will consistently skip and never get past the 00:...

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  • Plan Premium Country Canada Device PC, Android Operating System Windows 10, Android 14   My Question or Issue This is weird, when I log in with my Premium account I am unable to play a...
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution "Spotify can't play this right now. If you have the file on your computer you can import it."

PlanPremiumCountryUSDeviceSamsung ion LaptopOperating SystemWindows My Question or IssueI recently changed my laptop so I downloaded Spotify again. When I tried to play a dong there would be a notice that says "Spotify can't play this right now. If y...

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  • Plan Premium Country US Device Samsung ion Laptop Operating System Windows   My Question or Issue I recently changed my laptop so I downloaded Spotify again. When I tried to play a don...
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Superuser Contribution Unable to link Spotify with XboX Game Bar (Windows 10)

PlanFreeCountryCzech RepublicDeviceDeskopOperating SystemWindows 10 My Question or IssueI am trying for hours, been searching on community posts but still nothing helped me:I want to link my Spotify account with XBoX Game Bar but everytime I click on...

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  • Plan Free Country Czech Republic Device Deskop Operating System Windows 10   My Question or Issue I am trying for hours, been searching on community posts but still nothing...
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Superuser Contribution Subtle cracking in audio every 3-4 seconds

I'm on a new PC and I'm getting subtle crackling audio every 3-4 seconds when I use Spotify on my PC. It happens whether I use the Windows App, or the website version. It ONLY happens with Spotify, not when playing audio through sites like YouTube or...

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  • I'm on a new PC and I'm getting subtle crackling audio every 3-4 seconds when I use Spotify on my PC. It happens whether I use the Windows App, or the website version. It ONLY happens with Spotify, n...
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Superuser Contribution Sidebar starts adjusting size if selected with side mouse buttons

PlanPremiumCountryUKDeviceDesktopOperating SystemWindows 10 My Question or IssueI accidentally hit my mouse side button when it was over the bar you can use to adjust the sidebar, it selected it and started changing size as if I were holding down the...

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  • Plan Premium Country UK Device Desktop Operating System Windows 10   My Question or Issue I accidentally hit my mouse side button when it was over the bar you can use to adjust the sid...
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Spotify windows app crashes when internet is temporarily lost

PlanPremiumCountryIraqDeviceLenovo laptopOperating SystemWindows 10 My Question or IssueEvery time I lose the internet connection on my device, the app crashes (see attached image) and won't be able to connect again even after the connection is resto...

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  • Plan Premium Country Iraq Device Lenovo laptop Operating System Windows 10   My Question or Issue Every time I lose the internet connection on my device, the app crashes (see attached ...
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution What is the current version number of the Windows desktop app?

PlanPremiumCountrySpain DeviceLenovo Yoga C740Operating SystemWindows 10 Current Spotify version: Spotify para Windows1.2.9.743.g85d9593d My Question or Issue: Hello,I received an email notification about needing to update my desktop app, because my ...

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  • Plan Premium Country Spain   Device Lenovo Yoga C740 Operating System Windows 10   Current Spotify version:  Spotify para Windows 1.2.9.743.g85d9593d   My Question o...
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Solved!! Spotify Premium Crackling on Windows 10 only

PlanPremiumCountryUSDevice / Operating SystemWindows 10 Desktop with Realtek sound on motherboard My Question or IssueI have tried seemingly everything for weeks with no resolution to Spotify crackling on my desktop. Both the app AND the web player c...

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  • Plan Premium Country US Device / Operating System Windows 10 Desktop with Realtek sound on motherboard   My Question or Issue I have tried seemingly everything for weeks with no res...
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution spotify refuses to work correctly

PlanFreeCountryUkraineDevicePCOperating SystemWindows 10My Question or Issue so basically, i have done clean install of spotify, step by step using FAQ, and each time i try to install it, it says that spotify is installed.also i've seen trying to ope...

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  • Plan Free Country Ukraine Device PC Operating System Windows 10 My Question or Issue   so basically, i have done clean install of spotify, step by step using FAQ, and each time i...
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Superuser Contribution Music volume gets lowered upon switching tabs?

When I open the Spotify tab on my computer to have it be the active tab, it gets really loud, and as soon as i switch tabs so Spotify is not the one i am actively on, it gets a lot quieter. Does anyone know why this could be happening?

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  • When I open the Spotify tab on my computer to have it be the active tab, it gets really loud, and as soon as i switch tabs so Spotify is not the one i am actively on, it gets a lot quieter. Does anyo...
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Superuser Contribution [Bug] [New UI] Volume Slider Jumps Around

PlanFreeCountryUSADeviceDell Inspiron 16 Plus 7620Operating SystemEdition Windows 11 ProVersion 22H2Installed on ‎10/‎6/‎2022OS build 22621.1702Experience Windows Feature Experience Pack 1000.22641.1000.0Spotify VersionSpotify for Windows1.2.11.916.g...

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  • Plan Free Country USA Device Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7620 Operating System Edition Windows 11 Pro Version 22H2 Installed on ‎10/‎6/‎2022 OS build 22621.1702 Experience Windows Feature Experi...
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