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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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Does the quiet setting on the audio normalization reduce the dynamics of the track?

I want to achieve the highest quality audio and equal volume at the same time. It's hard to listen on a playlist that has soft volume on one music and very loud on another. I read many things about the normalization compressing the track. Does the qu...

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  • I want to achieve the highest quality audio and equal volume at the same time. It's hard to listen on a playlist that has soft volume on one music and very loud on another. I read many things about t...
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Superuser Contribution Desktop windows app: 1) filter explicit content, 2) switch off album artwork & videos

Spotify Premium. Windows desktop app. I have limited data, & I want to use Spotify in both family & professional environments. 1) Please enable an Explicit content filter - I play Spotify in our family home and I do NOT want my 8 & 9 year old daughte...

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  •   Spotify Premium. Windows desktop app.  I have limited data, & I want to use Spotify in both family & professional environments.    1)  Please enable an Explicit...
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Auto starting even when disabled

PlanFreeCountry United StatesDeviceHP laptopOperating SystemWindows 10 My Question or Issue After checking and saving the setting to turn of auto start, the program still starts when I turn on my computer. The forums say to turn off an additional set...

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  • Plan Free Country  United States Device HP laptop Operating System Windows 10   My Question or Issue  After checking and saving the setting to turn of auto start, the program...
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songs skipping non stop

PlanPremiumCountry Device(iPhone 8, Samsung Galaxy 9, Macbook Pro late 2016)Operating System(iOS 10, Android Oreo, Windows 10,etc.) My Question or Issuei have spotify on 2 devices android and computerthe android spotify works well how ever in the com...

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  • Plan 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 i have spoti...
  • Sebasty
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Volume slider is still glitching happen only with Desktop App.

PlanPremiumCountryVietnamDevicePCOperating SystemWindows 10 ver. 1909 My Question or IssueThe volume slider is glitching, it jump around randomly look exactly like in the GIF above. It happen only with Desktop client on any my PC, web player is fine....

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  • Plan Premium Country Vietnam Device PC Operating System Windows 10 ver. 1909   My Question or Issue The volume slider is glitching, it jump around randomly look exactly like in the GIF...
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Superuser Contribution Pas de son dans Spotify PC

Bonjour, J'ai du son sur mon ordinateur, dans Youtube, je peux écouter ma musique dans Windows 10 1093, j'ai du son absolument de partout, sauf dans Spotify. Une réinstallation de Spotify ne change rien. Pouvez-vous m'aider ? Merci

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  • Bonjour, J'ai du son sur mon ordinateur, dans Youtube, je peux écouter ma musique dans Windows 10 1093, j'ai du son absolument de partout, sauf dans Spotify. Une réinstallation de Spotify ne change r...
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Friend activity not showing all of my friends

PlanPremiumCountryBrazilDeviceLaptopOperating SystemWindows 10 My Question or IssueFirst of all, I have already checked every setting on my end and on my friends end. All of our social settings are set to public and there should be no problem setting...

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  • ...f our social settings are set to public and there should be no problem settings wise. Although, we have everything setup correctly, as far as i can tell, i cannot see her in my friend activity feed. I d...
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Solved!! Extreme Audio Stutter - Unuseable

PlanPremium DevicePCOperating SystemWindows 7 So this began out of nowhere, and all steps I've taken to try to resolve seem to have made the issue worse. Absolutely no stuttering issue on my smartphone (iPhone X)Done everything i can find on the foru...

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  • Plan Premium   Device PC Operating System Windows 7   So this began out of nowhere, and all steps I've taken to try to resolve seem to have made the issue worse. Absolutely no stutt...
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General Windows UX complaint

PlanPremiumCountryUSDeviceDesktop PCOperating Systemwin 10 My Question or IssueThe best way to describe this UX design is overly complex and unresponsive. When I push pause it takes a solid 10 seconds to actually pause the music, if it does at all. W...

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  • Plan Premium Country US Device Desktop PC Operating System win 10   My Question or Issue The best way to describe this UX design is overly complex and unresponsive.  When I push p...
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Issues with local files between Mac and Windows PC

DeviceMacbook Pro and a PCOperating SystemmacOS Catalina and Windows 10 My Question or IssueI copied my music library from my mac to my PC to be able to play my local files in both computers but there's an issue with some files - they work in one com...

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  • Device Macbook Pro and a PC Operating System macOS Catalina and Windows 10   My Question or Issue I copied my music library from my mac to my PC to be able to play my local files in both c...
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No other devices showing in my Desktop app

PlanPremium (Family)CountryNetherlands DeviceFujitsi LaptopOperating SystemWindows 10 Pro My Question or IssueOn the Desktop app, no devices show up and the desktop app does not show up in other devices. Funny thing: I can start the Web player on the...

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  • Plan Premium (Family) Country Netherlands  Device Fujitsi Laptop Operating System Windows 10 Pro   My Question or Issue On the Desktop app, no devices show up and the desktop app ...
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slow and unresponsive

Is there anything that can be done to fix this? It takes several minutes at startup before I can even do anything, the minimize/maximize/close buttons are often not even in the right place as well as the options button (sometimes on my primary monito...

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  • Is there anything that can be done to fix this? It takes several minutes at startup before I can even do anything, the minimize/maximize/close buttons are often not even in the right place as well as...
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Not able to browse Spotify related websites from my Wi-Fi.

PlanFamily PremiumCountryTurkey(Account), Germany(Residence)Device(iPhone 8, iPhone 6s, Xperia Z3, Web)Operating System(iOS 13, Android 6.0.1, Windows 10 Pro) My Question or IssueDear Experts; I started having this problem very recently. I am not abl...

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  • Plan Family Premium Country Turkey(Account), Germany(Residence) Device (iPhone 8, iPhone 6s, Xperia Z3, Web) Operating System (iOS 13, Android 6.0.1, Windows 10 Pro)   My Question ...
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PC Spotify App Won't Play Certain Podcasts

PlanPremiumCountry USADevicePCOperating SystemWindows 10 My Question or Issue My Spotify app will not play specific podcasts. There are shows that simply won't play, I'll click on them and it just sits at 0:00. It works on my iPhone and will sometime...

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  •   Plan Premium Country  USA Device PC Operating System Windows 10   My Question or Issue  My Spotify app will not play specific podcasts. There are shows that simply wo...
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Solved!! Liked Songs tab doesn't appear properly

I had this issue for a while, and I don't really know what to do about it. For some reason, even though I have saved songs as liked before, the library always appears as this (Refer to image). It was just fine before, and I don't even know what happe...

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  • I had this issue for a while, and I don't really know what to do about it. For some reason, even though I have saved songs as liked before, the library always appears as this (Refer to image). It was...
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no dislike or hide song option in Daily Mix lists anymore :(

PlanPremiumCountryUKDeviceDell DesktopOperating SystemWindows 10 My Question or Issuea couple of weeks ago I noticed that there is only an option to like a song from my daily mix lists . The option to hide or dislike a song/artist was helping to cura...

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  • Plan Premium Country UK Device Dell Desktop Operating System Windows 10   My Question or Issue a couple of weeks ago I noticed that there is only an option to like a song from my daily...
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Radio and Daily Mix Repeats music I have Heard Too Often

PlanPremiumCountrySwedenDeviceMotorola Moto G5 and Custom Built PCOperating SystemAndroid/Windows 10 My Question or IssueI listen to massive amounts of music, which is the main reason why I bought spotify premium. But, there seems to be no good way f...

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  • Plan Premium Country Sweden Device Motorola Moto G5 and Custom Built PC Operating System Android/Windows 10   My Question or Issue I listen to massive amounts of music, which is the ma...
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Volume jumps to mute randomly

PlanPremiumCountryGermanyDeviceDesktop PC, AlexaOperating SystemWindows 10 My Question or IssueWhen hearing music every 5-10min the volume randomly jumps to 0. The song keeps playing but muted. It only happens on my PC and the Alexa skill - the mobil...

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  • Plan Premium Country Germany Device Desktop PC, Alexa Operating System Windows 10   My Question or Issue When hearing music every 5-10min the volume randomly jumps to 0. The song keeps...
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Solved!! Spotify installation problem

PlanFreeCountry PolandDeviceDell Inspiron 5558Operating System Windows 8.1 My Question or Issue Today i decided to install Spotify because a few days ago i had to uninstall it. The problem is that when i try to install Spotify and I open the installa...

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  • Plan Free Country  Poland Device Dell Inspiron 5558 Operating System  Windows 8.1   My Question or Issue  Today i decided to install Spotify because a few days ago i had...
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Why Cant I listen to old style radio from Spotify Desktop

I can start "radio" from my phone of an artist and it lets me rate the songs, and plays randomely ( kinda) where as the "artist radio" on the deskop app is just a playlest made by spotify. No rating or removing songs. Why did this change, is there a ...

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  • I can start "radio" from my phone of an artist and it lets me rate the songs, and plays randomely  ( kinda) where as the "artist radio" on the deskop app is just a playlest made by spotify. No r...
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