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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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FAQ: Spotify for Windows 10 app

Hey folks, we've outlined some of the common questions you might have about the Windows 10 app now available. Please post in this board if you have any other questions. Q: Why can’t I see Spotify in the Windows 10 store? A: Spotify for Windows store ...

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Superuser Contribution Desktop unable to find other desktop apps to connect to

PlanPremium Operating SystemWin11 My Question or IssueUnable to find my device, even after clean install of lates version.Will not show up on other Win11 devices, nor mobile app or web app. (clean install with reboot in between).Have also bypassed FW...

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  • Plan Premium   Operating System Win11   My Question or Issue Unable to find my device, even after clean install of lates version. Will not show up on other Win11 devices, nor mobile...
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Spotify not linking to Clock App on windows desktop

Hey all, My spotify app on my windows desktop isn't linking to my clock app. This is an app i use where in my focus sesssions, the app auto plays my music and stops when time is up. It previously was working and linked fine until i had to reset my pa...

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  • Hey all, My spotify app on my windows desktop isn't linking to my clock app. This is an app i use where in my focus sesssions, the app auto plays my music and stops when time is up. It previously w...
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution Issues with Desktop app on Windows 10

My Question or IssueHi, everyoneI've been having some issues with the Desktop app and the Web player. None of them let me play my liked songs. The only way I can listen to music is by clicking on my playlist, radios, etc (but just on the Web Player, ...

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  • My Question or Issue Hi, everyone I've been having some issues with the Desktop app and the Web player. None of them let me play my liked songs. The only way I can listen to music is by clicking on...
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Superuser Contribution Desktop App - Web Based Login (Network Whitelist)

PlanPremiumCountryUKDeviceDesktop PC(s)Operating SystemWindows 10 My Question or IssueI have seen recently that Spotify login via the desktop app now forces users to login via a web browser link out of app. Other forum posts suggest this is a staged ...

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  • Plan Premium Country UK Device Desktop PC(s) Operating System Windows 10   My Question or Issue I have seen recently that Spotify login via the desktop app now forces users to login vi...
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution Firewall blocking spotify Error Code auth:16

PlanPremiumCountryGermanyDeviceWindows 10 pc, AMD Build (Ryzen 5 5600x, Radeon 580)Operating SystemWindows 10 My Question or IssueI recently realised that I couldn't use the desktop app of Spotify anymore. Nothing was loading properly. I tried to rei...

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  • Plan Premium Country Germany Device Windows 10 pc, AMD Build (Ryzen 5 5600x, Radeon 580) Operating System Windows 10   My Question or Issue I recently realised that I couldn't use the ...
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution Using Discord 'Listen Along' have delay in 46 sec with other user

PlanPremiumCountryRussiaOperating SystemWindows 10My Question or IssueHello. I've been experiencing a problem with the 'Listen Along' feature on Discord. I'm not sure if it's a specifically a Spotify or a Discord issue. My friend starts off listening...

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  •   Plan Premium Country Russia Operating System Windows 10 My Question or Issue Hello. I've been experiencing a problem with the 'Listen Along' feature on Discord. I'm not sure if it's a ...
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Migrating from the Windows Store to the downloaded client

PlanPremiumDevicePCOperating SystemWindows 10 My Question or IssueI've got the Windows Store version of Spotify installed. I have multiple playlists that include local files, each one of which took hours to sort.I want to switch to the downloaded cli...

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  • Plan Premium Device PC Operating System Windows 10   My Question or Issue I've got the Windows Store version of Spotify installed.  I have multiple playlists that include local file...
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution Volume bar larger in Desktop app

On a Windows machine and the Spotify app, can the volume bar just be a little bigger, so that is is easier to control the music sound (and percentage increase) by mouse? (instead of the current small bar) There is plently of space in the bar...

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  • On a Windows machine and the Spotify app, can the volume bar just be a little bigger, so that is is easier to control the music sound (and percentage increase) by mouse? (instead of the current small...
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Superuser Contribution Larger volume slider on desktop app (ONE topic please to combine all kudos)

On the Windows desktop version, make the volume slider bigger. The screen/UI is large enough and it would we quite handy as to adjust the volume in an easy way. More or like the Windows 10 sound bar, to easily adjust/slide the volume. And I think mos...

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  • On the Windows desktop version, make the volume slider bigger.   The screen/UI is large enough and it would we quite handy as to adjust the volume in an easy way. More or like the Windows 10 s...
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New Now Playing -- Annoying and Unnecessary

I really just want to know what is currently playing. I really don't need to know more information about most artists and I most certainly don't want to buy their merch. The Now Playing now takes up a third of the screen if I want to size it to hide ...

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  • I really just want to know what is currently playing. I really don't need to know more information about most artists and I most certainly don't want to buy their merch. The Now Playing now takes up ...
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Superuser Contribution Weird skip loop thing Windows 10

PlanPremiumCountrySouth AfricaDeviceDesktopOperating SystemWindows 10 My Question or IssueMy app just randomly skips to other songs mid song without me clicking skip. Sometimes it pauses or plays randomly. When it's in this skip thing it doesn't allo...

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  • Plan Premium Country South Africa Device Desktop Operating System Windows 10   My Question or Issue My app just randomly skips to other songs mid song without me clicking skip. Sometim...
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Superuser Contribution Sort Followed Artists and Playlists into folders

My Spotify has become rather cluttered lately and I think it's because I can't sort all of my followed playlists and artists into folders so they just hang out there in the root of my library. I wish I could sort everything in my library into a folde...

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  • My Spotify has become rather cluttered lately and I think it's because I can't sort all of my followed playlists and artists into folders so they just hang out there in the root of my library. I wish...
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Superuser Contribution Can't install Spotify on my laptop

I can't understand the problem!Plan You need to solve that puzzle from Spotify with me because he don't want to instal on my laptop FreeCountryUkraineDevice(Lenovo B570e)Operating System(Windows 10 Pro(1607)) My Question or IssueSo, the story started...

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  • I can't understand the problem! Plan  You need to solve that puzzle from Spotify with me because he don't want to instal on my laptop 😞 Free Country Ukraine Device (Lenovo B570e) Operating S...
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Superuser Contribution Spotify Starts Playing on Windows Sign-in After Sleeping

Plan: PremiumCountry: Canada/MexicoDevice: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. Strix 15 GL503GE 1.0Operating System: WIndows 10 ungraded to the latest Win 11 with updates currentMy Question or Issue: I listen to Spotify sometimes and then stop the playback for som...

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  • Plan: Premium Country: Canada/Mexico Device: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. Strix 15 GL503GE 1.0 Operating System: WIndows 10 ungraded to the latest Win 11 with updates current My Question or Issue:&...
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Superuser Contribution why cant i expand the album cover in the bottom left corner?

i cant expand the album cover in the bottom left corner anymore - instead when i click expand it opens up the "now playing" section. i dont want to see it in the now playing section i want to see the album cover in the bottom left corner. is there a ...

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  • i cant expand the album cover in the bottom left corner anymore - instead when i click expand it opens up the "now playing" section. i dont want to see it in the now playing section i want to see the...
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution Desktop client refuses to use default audio output device

Hey,since the last update my Spotify has been steadily refusing to use my default audio output device. First I put my default output as specific default for Spotify in the sound mixer, then I started disabling the devices Spotify was using instead of...

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  • Hey, since the last update my Spotify has been steadily refusing to use my default audio output device. First I put my default output as specific default for Spotify in the sound mixer, then I start...
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Superuser Contribution Windows App stops responding

PlanPremiumCountryUKDeviceDell G7 7700Operating SystemWindows 10 My Question or Issuei've installed the Spotify app, but it stops working within minutes of using it. Some of the options still respond when i click on them, but their functionality does...

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  • Plan Premium Country UK Device Dell G7 7700 Operating System Windows 10   My Question or Issue i've installed the Spotify app, but it stops working within minutes of using it. Some of ...
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Superuser Contribution Randomly got logged off

I have an random issue I wanted to log in today, but it did not work even tho my password was correct, so I had to make a new password. Spotify worked for 2 hours after I got the new password, however I was gone to the kitchen to grab food and when I...

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  • I have an random issue   I wanted to log in today, but it did not work even tho my password was correct, so I had to make a new password. Spotify worked for 2 hours after I got the new passwor...
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