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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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  • cour10e22
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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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  • MattSuda
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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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Deleted playlist still on follower's profile

I deleted a playlist a while back, but it still appears on the playlist follower's profile (and I really DON'T want this person to be able to see it). I've tried restoring it, changing it to secret, then deleting it again -but it didn't work.

  • Newbie
  • I deleted a playlist a while back, but it still appears on the playlist follower's profile (and I really DON'T want this person to be able to see it). I've tried restoring it, changing it to secret, ...
  • Keanu_C
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Solved!! Spotify problems on windows 10

Hi, It started as me realizing that spotify was opening on the startup of my computer for no apparent reason mainly as i never truly had an interest in spotify and never downloaded it or created an account for it. Earlier today i kind of got tired of...

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  • Hi,   It started as me realizing that spotify was opening on the startup of my computer for no apparent reason mainly as i never truly had an interest in spotify and never downloaded it or cre...
  • Keanu_C
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Superuser Contribution Recently Played not wokring

I am using the windows desktop app and none of my recently played are showing up it just continues to say music will appear as you listen. It works on my android device and thing i listen to on my desktop show up on there but i can't view recently pl...

  • Casual Listener
  • I am using the windows desktop app and none of my recently played  are showing up it just continues to say music will appear as you listen.  It works on my android device and thing i listen...
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"Songs" Playlist Not Syncing Between Devices

Here is another thread because apparently this issue still isn't fixed after a few years. When I click the + button to save songs I hear while using my Android, it saves those songs to a playlist called "Songs". When I got to the same playlist on my ...

  • Casual Listener
  • Here is another thread because apparently this issue still isn't fixed after a few years. When I click the + button to save songs I hear while using my Android, it saves those songs to a playlist cal...
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Solved!! Songs getting added to 'my songs' from a label

Hi! Since I used the pre-save option for a song, all of the new releases of the label (STMPD Records) are automatically being added to 'my songs'. I would like to stop this from happening, does anyone here know how I can do that? Thanks in advance!

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  • Hi! Since I used the pre-save option for a song, all of the new releases of the label (STMPD Records) are automatically being added to 'my songs'. I would like to stop this from happening, does anyon...
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Superuser Contribution Die Suche nach Jahr oder nach Genre funktioniert nicht mehr

Hat noch jemand das Problem, dass er bei Spotify nicht mehr nach Jahr oder Genre suchen kann ? Wenn ich year:1982 (Beispiel) eingebe, dann erhalte ich keinerlei Song-Suchergebnisse ... was kann ich tun ? lg, Anghy

  • Gig Goer
  • Hat noch jemand das Problem, dass er bei Spotify nicht mehr nach Jahr oder Genre suchen kann ? Wenn ich year:1982 (Beispiel) eingebe, dann erhalte ich keinerlei Song-Suchergebnisse ... was kann ich t...
  • SergioDavid
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Superuser Contribution Search bugs

PlanPremiumCountryCanada Operating SystemWindows 7 My Question or IssueThe search engine is very bugged !A lot of time, it does not find the titles/artist/albums.Example : type : "more bounce to the ounce"Result : NO RESULT FOUNDBut the title DO exis...

  • Visitor
  • Plan Premium Country Canada  Operating System Windows 7   My Question or Issue The search engine is very bugged ! A lot of time, it does not find the titles/artist/albums. Ex...
  • SergioDavid
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LONG ID

PlanPremiumCountry CanadaDeviceDesktopOperating SystemWindows 10 My Question or Issue my username is a bunch of random numbers/letters and I want it to show my full name rather than the long ID.

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  • Plan Premium Country  Canada Device Desktop Operating System Windows 10   My Question or Issue  my username is a bunch of random numbers/letters and I want it to show my full...
  • Billy-J
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One Album Plays at 1/2 Speed.

Plan: PremiumCountry: USA Device: PCOperating System: Windows 10 My Question or Issue One entire album in my playlist seems to play at 1/2 speed on windows. Other albums by this artist play fine. I have not noticed this behaviour on Android or though...

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  • Plan: Premium Country: USA  Device: PC Operating System: Windows 10   My Question or Issue  One entire album in my playlist seems to play at 1/2 speed on windows. Other...
  • RichardTeh
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Shuffle doesn't change playlist

PlanFreeCountryGermanyDeviceDesktopOperating SystemWindows 10 My Question or IssueMy "shuffled" playlist is all the same, since around 2 weeks now.I usually listen to the playlist all along, restart my PC and start over.The tracks are all the same, e...

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  • Plan Free Country Germany Device Desktop Operating System Windows 10   My Question or Issue My "shuffled" playlist is all the same, since around 2 weeks now. I usually listen to the p...
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution Use on different devices / positions not saved

PlanPremiumCountry GermanyDeviceSony Xperia XZ, custom-built PC, HP ProBook 650 G2Operating SystemAndroid 8, Windows 10, Windows 7My Question or IssueHello,I guess this will be a long text as it's hard to describe, TL;DR will be at the very bottom of...

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  • Plan Premium Country  Germany Device Sony Xperia XZ, custom-built PC, HP ProBook 650 G2 Operating System Android 8, Windows 10, Windows 7 My Question or Issue Hello, I guess this will ...
  • JulianA_Bogota
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Solved!! Unable to like songs in Discover Weekly

PlanPremiumDeviceWindows DesktopOperating SystemWindows 10My Question or IssueUnable to like songs in Discover Weekly. In things like the radio, or daily mix it functions fine. Also on my phone this issue does not occur.

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  • Plan Premium Device Windows Desktop Operating System Windows 10 My Question or Issue Unable to like songs in Discover Weekly. In things like the radio, or daily mix it functions fine. Also on ...
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Superuser Contribution LOCAL FILES AREN'T PLAYING!

PlanPremiumCountry USADeviceDell XPS DesktopOperating SystemWindows 10 Pro My Question or Issue I've seen this topic around for years, and it's affecting ME now, and there doesn't seem to be any real solution to it. I have my local files. I ADD SOURC...

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  • Plan Premium Country  USA Device Dell XPS Desktop Operating System Windows 10 Pro   My Question or Issue  I've seen this topic around for years, and it's affecting ME now, an...
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Superuser Contribution Streaming setting keeps reverting to automatic

PremiumCountry NLOperating SystemSamsung A8 Android Oreo My Question or Issue I have a chromecast audio with optical out. Streaming setting is set highest quality, however Spotify keeps changing it to automatic. I keep turning it back to highest qual...

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  • Premium Country  NL Operating System Samsung A8 Android Oreo   My Question or Issue  I have a chromecast audio with optical out. Streaming setting is set highest quality, h...
  • Alfredo
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Can't see playlist followers in new Spotify version

In the new version of Spotify, playlists list the number of followers each playlist has, but not who is following it. In the previous version there were thumbnails of three followers, but there was no way to see more (very annoying). Now it seems tha...

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  • In the new version of Spotify, playlists list the number of followers each playlist has, but not who is following it. In the previous version there were thumbnails of three followers, but there was n...
  • elvaka
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Spotify wont open

My spotify stopped working, the program just doesnt launch!Ive tried everything, unistalled, deleted all spotify registry, restarted the computer, adm mode, compatibility mode but it just doesnt work...

  • Casual Listener
  • My spotify stopped working, the program just doesnt launch! Ive tried everything, unistalled, deleted all spotify registry, restarted the computer, adm mode, compatibility mode but it just doesnt wo...
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Windows 10 App Won't Close

I cannot actually quit spotify ever. When attempting to quit the app, it simply moves into the background. I am not talking about the "Close button should minimize the Spotify window to the tray" setting, as I specifically have that off. If I try to ...

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  • I cannot actually quit spotify ever. When attempting to quit the app, it simply moves into the background. I am not talking about the "Close button should minimize the Spotify window to the tray" set...
  • user-removed
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Default Username on Windows app

Operating System(Windows 10) My Question or Issue I didn't setup a Spotify account when I opened the app on my new computer, I signed out by accident and now I can't log back in. Anyone knows what is the default account that Windows creates for you w...

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  •     Operating System (Windows 10)   My Question or Issue  I didn't setup a Spotify account when I opened the app on my new computer, I signed out by accident and now I can't...
  • Keanu_C
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Solved!! Hmm, the Friend Feed failed to load.

Operating SystemWindows 10 My Question or IssueNot a game-breaking issue but friend activity didn't load the entire day, is there any reason behind this? No internet issues, desktop client works as usual besides that.

  • Casual Listener
  •   Operating System Windows 10   My Question or Issue Not a game-breaking issue but friend activity didn't load the entire day, is there any reason behind this?   No internet iss...
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Solved!! Where does it tell me how many followers a user's playlist has?

Hiya, there are people in the Spotify community asking for artist submissions for their playlists, I'd just like to be able to see how many followers their playlists have. Cheers! If it helps I'm using Windows 10 / Chrome

  • Casual Listener
  •   Hiya, there are people in the Spotify community asking for artist submissions for their playlists, I'd just like to be able to see how many followers their playlists have. Cheers!   If...
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