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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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Solved!! fullscreen button

Hello, I was looking for the fullscreen button for a long time now, but it's just not in the softwareDid they remove this feature? because the software is up-to-date on my pc

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  • Hello,  I was looking for the fullscreen button for a long time now, but it's just not in the software Did they remove this feature? because the software is up-to-date on my pc
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'Now playing' song notification not showing

Show desktop overlay when using media keys is enabled, but the notification banner not showing when a new song is played.How can i fix this?

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  • Show desktop overlay when using media keys is enabled, but the notification banner not showing when a new song is played. How can i fix this?
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Local files won't play on phone but will on PC

Hi all, I used to be able to listen to songs from my computer on my phone (iPhone) and on my spotify app in my car, but recently I haven't been able to get it to work. On my phone, it says the music is there in a playlist and downloaded (with the gre...

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  • Hi all,   I used to be able to listen to songs from my computer on my phone (iPhone) and on my spotify app in my car, but recently I haven't been able to get it to work. On my phone, it says t...
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Superuser Contribution Daily/Discover Playlists Pointless if you have young children!

So, I have Spotify, I pay for a family plan for my partner and older child. We also have two younger children. Too young for their own devices & accounts, but - as you would expect - demand the same playlists over, and over, and over..... This has re...

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  • So, I have Spotify, I pay for a family plan for my partner and older child.   We also have two younger children.  Too young for their own devices & accounts, but - as you would exp...
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Superuser Contribution Share feature doesn't share the whole song

So I got spotify on my desktop recently and I noticed that there's some wonderful features such as "listen with" that allow friends who have spotify to jump in and listen to the same songs. In particular I found the ability to "share" a song pretty u...

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  • So I got spotify on my desktop recently and I noticed that there's some wonderful features such as "listen with" that allow friends who have spotify to jump in and listen to the same songs.   ...
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Superuser Contribution listening history

spotify keeps starting up with the same song which isnt the last song i played. Also the history on spotify is from about a week ago

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  • spotify keeps starting up with the same song which isnt the last song i played. Also the history on spotify is from about a week ago
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Superuser Contribution Can't Play the Current Song

I was trying to listent to Pentatonix (on my Windows 10 pc), and every song would stop playing after a minute or so (sometimes more, sometimes less), with a blue bar across the top of the screen that just says, "Can't play the current song." Then I s...

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  • I was trying to listent to Pentatonix (on my Windows 10 pc), and every song would stop playing after a minute or so (sometimes more, sometimes less), with a blue bar across the top of the screen that...
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Volume on keyboard to control spotify volume

Is there a way to force my keyboards volume controls to control spotify volume alone, rather than my actual pc's general volume? I like my computers volume at a constant rate and have everything set up around it, the only thing i raise and lower the ...

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  • Is there a way to force my keyboards volume controls to control spotify volume alone, rather than my actual pc's general volume? I like my computers volume at a constant rate and have everything set ...
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Solved!! Remove sources for local files

The only source for local files I choose is a folder on my Desktop. But when I go on local files Spotify shows me 6k Songs with over 11mil Hours playtime. How can I remove them from my local files?

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  • The only source for local files I choose is a folder on my Desktop. But when I go on local files Spotify shows me 6k Songs with over 11mil Hours playtime. How can I remove them from my local files?
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Can't play these specific songs

I imported a whole bunch of local music and it all plays fine. Except for one very specific album. The album is a part 2 and part 1 plays fine. All files are MP3's and all characteristics are filled in correctly. The audio is listed in spotify and ca...

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  • I imported a whole bunch of local music and it all plays fine. Except for one very specific album. The album is a part 2 and part 1 plays fine. All files are MP3's and all characteristics are filled ...
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This song is not available. If you have the file on your computer you can import it.

So, I have this problem, whenever I try to play any song at all as it says above in the subject "This song is not available. If you have the file on your computer you can import it.". I tried troubleshooting this issue several times. I have also trie...

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  • So, I have this problem, whenever I try to play any song at all as it says above in the subject "This song is not available. If you have the file on your computer you can import it.". I tried tr...
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Songs cutting in and out every couple seconds.

Every time I listen on the desktop app, the songs start to cut out every couples seconds after about 5 minutes of listening. It doesn't do this when i'm watching movies or youtube videos, so it's not my headphones. I'm using the free version, on Wind...

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  • Every time I listen on the desktop app, the songs start to cut out every couples seconds after about 5 minutes of listening. It doesn't do this when i'm watching movies or youtube videos, so it's not...
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Superuser Contribution How Can I Add 500 Songs To My Library At A Time

Hello! So, I had a 1500 song playlist I wanted to add to my own library. However, I read online that adding more than 500 songs at once will cause bugs and that's what happened. The songs won't get added in the order they were added (by date). Theref...

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  • Hello! So, I had a 1500 song playlist I wanted to add to my own library. However, I read online that adding more than 500 songs at once will cause bugs and that's what happened. The songs won't get a...
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Volume/mute keys not working when Spotify is the active window on Windows 7 64-bit

I am experiencing this exact issue, so I will just add my own details. I think it's worth noting that I've been using the Spotify desktop client since January this year, and the volume/mute keys on my keyboard have been working up until a day or two ...

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  • I am experiencing this exact issue, so I will just add my own details. I think it's worth noting that I've been using the Spotify desktop client since January this year, and the volume/mute keys on m...
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Solved!! windows desktop cutting out every few seconds

Yesterday Spotify started cutting out out every 1-2 seconds during all playback on my windows desktop machine. I've tried changing streaming quality and turning off hardware acceleration and still have the same problem. Help!

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  • Yesterday Spotify started cutting out out every 1-2 seconds during all playback on my windows desktop machine.  I've tried changing streaming quality and turning off hardware acceleration a...
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bibliothek

wie finde ich in der bibliothek welcher song in welcher playlist ist?gibt es da einen Filter?

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  • wie finde ich in der bibliothek welcher song in welcher playlist ist? gibt es da einen Filter?  
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Save song not shown on Window spotify

anyone experiencing saved song not shown on the window even thou ur phone has it?

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  • anyone experiencing saved song not shown on the window even thou ur phone has it?
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I've uninstalled and reinstalled Spotify but it still crashes

Hi, I've uninstalled and reinstalled the Spotify app for windows but it still crashes. I listen to Spotify while I'm doing school/work. Please help...~Misti

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  • Hi, I've uninstalled and reinstalled the Spotify app for windows but it still crashes. I listen to Spotify while I'm doing school/work. Please help... ~Misti
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DEL doesn't work in search field

When I want to remove a character, the DEL-button doesn't respond. DEL works fine in other programs.Anoying.

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  • When I want to remove a character, the DEL-button doesn't respond. DEL works fine in other programs. Anoying.
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Spotify Keeps crashing Computer

I have uninstalled and reinstalled spotify several times BUT it keeps crashing my computer no keyboard response no mouse response. It does start up fine but after a couple of minutes it completly freezes my computer. I am runing windows 10 and have t...

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  • I have uninstalled and reinstalled spotify several times BUT it keeps crashing my computer no keyboard response no mouse response. It does start up fine but after a couple of minutes it completly fre...
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