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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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Sound cuts out

It keeps happening to me where the sound just stops and the track continues to play. It happens when a new track is started. If I go into the volume mixer, spotify is not muted. But if I mute it and then unmute it, the sound comes back.Spotify is the...

  • Newbie
  • It keeps happening to me where the sound just stops and the track continues to play. It happens when a new track is started. If I go into the volume mixer, spotify is not muted. But if I mute it and ...
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unauthorized changes blocked :spotify

Spotify updates: well as all updates in controlled folders Receive the above post named problem. Search unauthorized changes blocked :spotify

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  • Spotify updates: well as all updates in controlled folders   Receive the above post named problem.   Search unauthorized changes blocked :spotify  
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Sponsored Messages (ads) stops playing

Everytime this happens, everything just stops, you can't play anything else and this message just stays but nothing plays so I can move to the next song. I have to quit and restart spotify. This problem is just recent. When this happens, how do I res...

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  • Everytime this happens, everything just stops, you can't play anything else and this message just stays but nothing plays so I can move to the next song. I have to quit and restart spotify.  &n...
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LOTS of crackles and micropauses

I have found several feeds on this forum (https://community.spotify.com/t5/Desktop-Windows/Premium-Crackling-Stuttering/td-p/104295) and others reporting the same problem. Several suggested solves like reinstallation, uninstalling realtek drivers and...

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  • I have found several feeds on this forum (https://community.spotify.com/t5/Desktop-Windows/Premium-Crackling-Stuttering/td-p/104295) and others reporting the same problem. Several suggested solves li...
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Forward on Mouse restarts

I'm having an issue with the Spotify Windows client where whenever I hit forward on my mouse button, it restarts the song I'm in. I have this button mapped to Numpad * so that I can use it as a push-to-talk button that won't affect other applications...

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  • I'm having an issue with the Spotify Windows client where whenever I hit forward on my mouse button, it restarts the song I'm in. I have this button mapped to Numpad * so that I can use it as a push-...
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My media keys dont work for spotify

So i have binds on my mouse to skip, revert track and play/pause. They work but not with spotify. for some reason it only works when i hold shift while pressing them. this is kinda annoying because i need 2 hands to skip a song or play/pause. Anyone ...

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  • So i have binds on my mouse to skip, revert track and play/pause. They work but not with spotify. for some reason it only works when i hold shift while pressing them. this is kinda annoying because i...
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Superuser Contribution Songs randomly skipping

So I've been using Spotify for a while (despite never using the community portion of it but I guess I'll have to now) and I've noticed a strange glitch on the web player. Certain songs are not working and are just skipped entirely, an example being: ...

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  • So I've been using Spotify for a while (despite never using the community portion of it but I guess I'll have to now) and I've noticed a strange glitch on the web player. Certain songs are not workin...
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Solved!! Help- Icon not showing

For some reason my icon for spotfiy shows up as just a blank piece of paper instead of the normal logo and I don't know how to get it back so that the spotify logo appears. I never had a problem before but I got a new computer and now no matter how m...

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  • For some reason my icon for spotfiy shows up as just a blank piece of paper  instead of the normal logo and I don't know how to get it back so that the spotify logo appears. I never had a proble...
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Your Daily Mix Not Available Offline

I'm having this problem starting today. Have always had the daily mix except today when I woke up, it was gone. I've restarted my computer multipal times, reinstalled the program, made sure i allowed it in my firewalls, when it didn't work I turned o...

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  • I'm having this problem starting today. Have always had the daily mix except today when I woke up, it was gone. I've restarted my computer multipal times, reinstalled the program, made sure i allowed...
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Solved!! Devices not showing up

None of my external devices will show up. Have 1 HP laptop that's hooked up to the stereo and another HP laptop and a Samsung andriod phone that I use as controllers and none of them are showing any of my other devices. Ever since a few days ago I ca...

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  • None of my external devices will show up.   Have 1 HP laptop that's hooked up to the stereo and another HP laptop and a Samsung andriod phone that I use as controllers and none of them are sho...
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Media keys do not open spotify, instead open itunes on win10.

Hi, when i press the media keys(start/stop) it only starts and stops the music in itunes but not in spotify even though my music in spotify is currently playing. It only works when i close itunes app.

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  • Hi, when i press the media keys(start/stop) it only starts and stops the music in itunes but not in spotify even though my music in spotify is currently playing. It only works when i close itunes app.
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spotify doesn't work correctly

Hi, Does anyone has the same problem. When I launch spotify and I want to play a song, spotify goes to the next song like really quick without even playing a song. I checked if it was my laptop. relaunched it, deleted and installed spotify again, che...

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  • Hi,   Does anyone has the same problem. When I launch spotify and I want to play a song, spotify goes to the next song like really quick without even playing a song. I checked if it was my lap...
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Songs grayed out in playlist but playable from search

I have some playlists that have most of the songs grayed out in the playlist but if I search for the song I am able to play it just fine.

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  • I have some playlists that have most of the songs grayed out in the playlist but if I search for the song I am able to play it just fine.  
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Windows player constantly lagging

Hey! Wondering if anyone experiences the same problem as me and knows a solution. Constantly regardless of either Window updates or Spotify updates my Spotify simply will just lag out. I'll be happily listening to an artist, then when I go to search ...

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  • Hey!   Wondering if anyone experiences the same problem as me and knows a solution.    Constantly regardless of either Window updates or Spotify updates my Spotify simply will just...
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Can't delete song from songs menu/library

When i select songs on the left side there are 3 songs that are greyed out and that i can't remove.The 3 songs are from a album called New Music. These songs are the first 3 i added in 2014. I think the album is an old playlist.When shuffle play is a...

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  • When i select songs on the left side there are 3 songs that are greyed out and that i can't remove. The 3 songs are from a album called New Music. These songs are the first 3 i added in 2014. I thin...
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Solved!! Logging in

At first, the desktop app kept saying it was offline, when my internet connection is fine, and so i gave it a couple days, but it still said i was offline. i decided to reinstall it but now everytime i try to login, the screen freezes. i can still ph...

  • Casual Listener
  • At first, the desktop app kept saying it was offline, when my internet connection is fine, and so i gave it a couple days, but it still said i was offline. i decided to reinstall it but now everytime...
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Web Remote Control to stream on my mobile at work (NO WIFI available)

Hi,Spotify web player is blocked at work, and can't install anything. I normally stream on my mobile. Control spotify on a small mobile screen is dificult at wok (IT company). It would be great if I can remote control all spotify functions from a web...

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  •  Hi, Spotify web player is blocked at work, and can't install anything. I normally stream on my mobile. Control spotify on a small mobile screen is dificult at wok (IT company). ...
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Application Hangs...

Just to let you guys know...... About every couple of months or so, Spotify seems to hang, or takes a really long time connecting to your servers. Sometimes I can't even logout. Twice I've been forced to have to reinstall on both my laptop and my des...

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  • Just to let you guys know...... About every couple of months or so, Spotify seems to hang, or takes a really long time connecting to your servers. Sometimes I can't even logout. Twice I've been force...
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Trying to download playlist, "waiting for connection" for weeks now

So my favorite playlist has been "waiting for connection" when I try to download it for weeks now, maybe even months at this point. It's the most frustrating thing because this is my go-to playlist. I have no idea why. My other playlist will download...

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  • So my favorite playlist has been "waiting for connection" when I try to download it for weeks now, maybe even months at this point. It's the most frustrating thing because this is my go-to playlist. ...
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