Help Wizard

Step 1

NEXT STEP

Desktop (Windows)

Discuss Spotify for Windows

Start a topic

Forum Posts

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...

Start Jam Menu - Desktop App.png Queue Right Sidebar.png
  • Spotify Star
  • Spotify Star
  • Don_D
  • Music Fan
  • 31207 Views
  • 72 replies
  • 24 likes
  • 31207 Views
  • 72 replies
  • 24 likes

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...

  • Spotify Star
  • Spotify Star
  • Ytse
  • Casual Listener
  • 61540 Views
  • 256 replies
  • 21 likes
  • 61540 Views
  • 256 replies
  • 21 likes

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...

Sidebar Tips.png Desktop Sidebar Compact View.png Compact Layout.png
  • Spotify Star
  • Spotify Star
  • MattSuda
  • Spotify Star
  • 3853 Views
  • 1 replies
  • 6 likes
  • 3853 Views
  • 1 replies
  • 6 likes

[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...

  • Spotify Legend
  • 143672 Views
  • 0 replies
  • 26 likes
  • Mac
    Windows
  • 143672 Views
  • 0 replies
  • 26 likes

Artists I'm following don't appear

My Question or IssueI follow quite a few artists (over 300) and I've noticed that there are quite a few that do not show up in my following tab. At all. Whats the point of following them if I don't have a nice place to go through a list and find them...

  • Regular
  • My Question or Issue I follow quite a few artists (over 300) and I've noticed that there are quite a few that do not show up in my following tab. At all. Whats the point of following them if I don't...
  • 341 Views
  • 0 replies
  • 2 likes
  • 341 Views
  • 0 replies
  • 2 likes

How to store on phone but not desktop?

PlanPremiumCountry DeviceS9+Operating System(iOS 10, Android Oreo, Windows 10,etc.) My Question or Issue I'm trying to "save" music for offline use on my phone only. I don't want the files saved on my computer as well. I get the impression that it is...

  • Visitor
  •   Plan Premium Country   Device S9+ Operating System (iOS 10, Android Oreo, Windows 10,etc.)   My Question or Issue  I'm trying to "save" music for offline use on ...
  • rpenn
  • Gig Goer
  • 1650 Views
  • 3 replies
  • 0 likes
  • 1650 Views
  • 3 replies
  • 0 likes

Radio playlist option removed?

You used to be able to navigate from a playlist directly to its radio channel using the three dotted lines button next to the cover photo. Now that option seems to have been removed? Why?

  • Music Fan
  •   You used to be able to navigate from a playlist directly to its radio channel using the three dotted lines button next to the cover photo. Now that option seems to have been removed? Why?
  • 281 Views
  • 0 replies
  • 2 likes
  • 281 Views
  • 0 replies
  • 2 likes

Songs in Playlist Starting at :15-1:00??

Plan PremiumDeviceLenovo desktopOperating SystemWindows 10 SOOOO this is apparently an issue that has existed in some form or another for various users for 6+ years. I'm hoping the sudden onset for me is a sign that it's a temporary feature that will...

  • Casual Listener
  • Plan   Premium Device Lenovo desktop Operating System Windows 10     SOOOO this is apparently an issue that has existed in some form or another for various users for 6+ years....
  • sbee619
  • Casual Listener
  • 706 Views
  • 4 replies
  • 0 likes
  • intro missing
    Playback issues
  • 706 Views
  • 4 replies
  • 0 likes

Superuser Contribution Error al instalar Spotify

PlanFreeCountrySpainDevicePCOperating SystemWindows 7 Desde hace unos dias me fallaba Spotify, cuando lo abria me daba un error en linea y se cerraba el programa ("APPCRASH"), decido desinstalar y volver a instalar de nuevo, y ya ni siquiera lo insta...

  • Newbie
  •   Plan Free Country Spain Device PC Operating System Windows 7   Desde hace unos dias me fallaba Spotify, cuando lo abria me daba un error en linea y se cerraba el programa ("APPC...
  • Jemi
  • Spotify Legend
  • 5221 Views
  • 1 replies
  • 0 likes
  • 5221 Views
  • 1 replies
  • 0 likes

Superuser Contribution Uploaded songs from local files won’t show up/play on mobile

PlanPremiumCountry USDeviceiPhone XS MaxOperating SystemiOS 12 My Question or Issue I have previously downloaded songs to Spotify from my local files on a desktop and have been able to listen to them on the mobile app. One day the songs I had downloa...

  • Newbie
  •   Plan Premium Country  US Device iPhone XS Max Operating System iOS 12   My Question or Issue  I have previously downloaded songs to Spotify from my local files on a d...
  • Jemi
  • Spotify Legend
  • 3829 Views
  • 1 replies
  • 1 likes
  • 3829 Views
  • 1 replies
  • 1 likes

Superuser Contribution Friend Feed not updating correctly

My friend activity on my Windows laptop stopped working about 2 months ago. If I don't restart spotify then everyone on my list listened to their last songs approximately the same number of days (Like everyone last listened 2 days ago). It used to wo...

  • Newbie
  • My friend activity on my Windows laptop stopped working about 2 months ago. If I don't restart spotify then everyone on my list listened to their last songs approximately the same number of days (Lik...
  • Jemi
  • Spotify Legend
  • 628 Views
  • 1 replies
  • 0 likes
  • 628 Views
  • 1 replies
  • 0 likes

Superuser Contribution friend activity not showing

PlanPremiumCountry swedenDeviceDesktopOperating SystemWindows 10 Issuei cant see what my friends are playing, the friends activity is active and it keeps saying find friends to see what friends are playing but i follow my whole friendlist and it does...

  • Newbie
  •   Plan Premium Country  sweden Device Desktop Operating System Windows 10   Issue i cant see what my friends are playing, the friends activity is active and it keeps saying ...
  • Jemi
  • Spotify Legend
  • 6746 Views
  • 1 replies
  • 0 likes
  • 6746 Views
  • 1 replies
  • 0 likes

Spotify Connect Devices Not Listed In Windows App

PlanPremiumCountryDEOperating SystemWindows 10 Hey Guys ,for a few weeks now i am not able to "connect" the spotify windows10 app to any other devices (neither iPhone nor cromecast audio). inside the windwos app my devices are not listed. when i use ...

01-browser.PNG 02-windows.PNG
  • Newbie
  • Plan Premium Country DE Operating System Windows 10   Hey Guys , for a few weeks now i am not able to "connect" the spotify windows10 app to any other devices (neither iPhone nor crome...
  • 273 Views
  • 0 replies
  • 0 likes
  • 273 Views
  • 0 replies
  • 0 likes

Can't Start New Radio Stations

I have been on Spotify Student Premium for a while now and have been making radio stations based on my playlists. However, recently I have not been able to find the button for making new radio stations even after scouring the desktop and smartphone a...

  • Newbie
  •     I have been on Spotify Student Premium for a while now and have been making radio stations based on my playlists. However, recently I have not been able to find the button for making ...
  • pesto
  • Newbie
  • 483 Views
  • 1 replies
  • 2 likes
  • 483 Views
  • 1 replies
  • 2 likes

Music stop after one second

PlanPremiumCountryIsrael DeviceLenovo Yoga 720 laptopOperating System Windows 10 My Question or Issue Suddenly while playing an album - Spotify stopped playing, and I can't get it to play as it's always stop after one second. I start, it play for a s...

  • Casual Listener
  • Plan Premium Country Israel  Device Lenovo Yoga 720 laptop Operating System  Windows 10   My Question or Issue  Suddenly while playing an album - Spotify stopped playing...
  • 200 Views
  • 0 replies
  • 0 likes
  • 200 Views
  • 0 replies
  • 0 likes

Certain Songs Not Available In My Country When They Are.

Certain songs are greyed out in Spotify for me when they should not be. For example https://open.spotify.com/track/37AqT7uMhE3Fu8iqYDHa18?si=plYEyLz8RzioMdYp_uR7Kw is greyed out but I have bought the song on Play Music and it is avadible in South Afr...

  • Casual Listener
  • Certain songs are greyed out in Spotify for me when they should not be. For example https://open.spotify.com/track/37AqT7uMhE3Fu8iqYDHa18?si=plYEyLz8RzioMdYp_uR7Kw is greyed out but I have ...
  • Alexander9822
  • Casual Listener
  • 473 Views
  • 1 replies
  • 0 likes
  • 473 Views
  • 1 replies
  • 0 likes

Local Files Not Working

PlanPremiumCountry New ZealandDeviceWindows PCOperating SystemWindows 10 My Question or Issue So yesterday I downloaded some songs onto my pc, and put them on spotify through local files completely fine and everything worked. Audio was fine and the s...

  • Newbie
  • Plan Premium Country  New Zealand Device Windows PC Operating System Windows 10   My Question or Issue  So yesterday I downloaded some songs onto my pc, and put them on spoti...
  • 762 Views
  • 0 replies
  • 0 likes
  • 762 Views
  • 0 replies
  • 0 likes

[All platforms] A thread of all the features Spotify USED to have that we want back. Go.

I'll start; I've got tons. Personal messages/send songs among usersArtist pages showing which of your friends listens to that artistPlaylists showing you which of your friends follows itUser playlists in the Discovered On... of the artist pageArtist ...

  • Music Fan
  • I'll start; I've got tons.   Personal messages/send songs among users Artist pages showing which of your friends listens to that artist Playlists showing you which of your friends follows i...
  • 410 Views
  • 0 replies
  • 2 likes
  • dislike
    features
    Friend Activity
    personal messages
    Radio
    removed features
  • 410 Views
  • 0 replies
  • 2 likes

'First discovered on' playlists is suddenly missing from most artists I look at. Why?

And when it is available, it's usually stacked with Spotify's dumb curated playlists. Please bring this feature back. I want to see the playlists that other users are making without sifting through hundreds or thousands in search, and I want mine to ...

  • Music Fan
  • And when it is available, it's usually stacked with Spotify's dumb curated playlists. Please bring this feature back. I want to see the playlists that other users are making without sifting through h...
  • 311 Views
  • 0 replies
  • 0 likes
  • About Page
    discovered on
    user playlists
  • 311 Views
  • 0 replies
  • 0 likes

Cannot login via Windows Vista plus FaceBook

PlanFreeCountry USADeviceDell laptopOp. SystemWindows Vista My Question or Issue I use free Spotify and login via my Facebook profile. Works fine on my newer PC with Windows-10 and on my Android tablet from Verizon. But will not work on our older lap...

  • Newbie
  •   Plan Free Country  USA Device Dell laptop Op. System Windows Vista   My Question or Issue  I use free Spotify and login via my Facebook profile. Works fine on my newe...
  • 447 Views
  • 0 replies
  • 0 likes
  • Facebook
  • 447 Views
  • 0 replies
  • 0 likes

Spotify not showing as "Listening to" on Discord

PlanPremiumCountryUSADeviceWindows Operating SystemWindows 10 My Question or Issue So, im trying to figure out why my Spotify isnt showing what im listening to on Discord. It just started doing and and i dont know why. Ive Restarted my pc and it stil...

  • Casual Listener
  • Plan Premium Country USA Device Windows  Operating System Windows 10   My Question or Issue  So, im trying to figure out why my Spotify isnt showing what im listening to on D...
  • Boxxy_tK
  • Casual Listener
  • 6934 Views
  • 3 replies
  • 4 likes
  • 6934 Views
  • 3 replies
  • 4 likes

"Local files" folder doesn't show up

Hello,Where the "Local Files" section should appearin the side menu on the left, with "Artists", "Podcast", etc. , it simply doesn't.When I open the Windows desktop app, "Local Files" briefly appears in the side menu, at its normal position (for like...

  • Newbie
  • Hello, Where the "Local Files" section should appearin the side menu on the left, with "Artists", "Podcast", etc. , it simply doesn't. When I open the Windows desktop app, "Local Files" briefly app...
  • 216 Views
  • 0 replies
  • 1 likes
  • 216 Views
  • 0 replies
  • 1 likes

Spotify Connect only working after install

Hello, I'm currently using a Windows 10 Pro RS6 build 18305.I can use spotify connect after installation spotify, either the spotify on windows storebut after I close it, and open it again, Spotify Connect doesn't detect any devicesI've tried to disa...

  • Newbie
  • ...potify Connect doesn't detect any devices I've tried to disable windows firewall, changing private - public, it's still doesn't work. In Previous Windows, (Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC build 180914), I c...
  • bluphobia
  • Regular
  • 1461 Views
  • 10 replies
  • 4 likes
  • 1461 Views
  • 10 replies
  • 4 likes

PC app doesn't show up in spotify connect

PlanPremiumDevicePCOperating SystemWindows 10My Question or Issue After doing almost nothing spotify pc app acts like offline. What i mean by this, is i can't use spotify connect on it altough i can on browser spotify app. Can't use play together on ...

  • Casual Listener
  • Plan Premium Device PC Operating System Windows 10 My Question or Issue    After doing almost nothing spotify pc app acts like offline. What i mean by this, is i can't use spotify c...
  • nightstaker561
  • Newbie
  • 1706 Views
  • 3 replies
  • 4 likes
  • 1706 Views
  • 3 replies
  • 4 likes