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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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Superuser Contribution WoW classic + Spotify makes my new computer crash.

PlanFreeSwedenDevicePC Operating System(Windows 10) My Question or IssueHi! I bought a new computer like two weeks ago and I'm very happy with it. There is just a slight problem with it. While i play WoW Classic and listen to music through Spotify it...

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  • Plan Free Sweden Device PC  Operating System (Windows 10)   My Question or Issue Hi! I bought a new computer like two weeks ago and I'm very happy with it. There is just a slight p...
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Superuser Contribution Why can I only listen to smart shuffle

When I press shuffle at my Computer at home the Smart shuffle is integrated in the normal shuffle mode. I do not want that. I want only to hear Songs that are in my playlist and not others. And I can not deactivate the smart shuffle. I only can deact...

  • Visitor
  • When I press shuffle at my Computer at home the Smart shuffle is integrated in the normal shuffle mode. I do not want that. I want only to hear Songs that are in my playlist and not others. And I can...
  • Alex
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Superuser Contribution Video settings for desktop app

Video settingsWe need a Video Settings option in the desktop app. I just had a problem with the quality of the video with podcasts that I'm watching (Poor quality video) and I couldn't fix it. There is no video settings option that could fix it for m...

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  • Video settings We need a Video Settings option in the desktop app. I just had a problem with the quality of the video with podcasts that I'm watching (Poor quality video) and I couldn't fix it. Ther...
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Superuser Contribution Music notes next to all my songs on my main playlist on Spotify instead of numbers.

Plan-Premium (So I am a paying customer)Country-U.S.Device-14 inch M1 MacBook Pro (2021) My Question or Issue:Why is there music notes next to all my songs on all of my main playlist on Spotify instead of numbers now? And how do I change it back to n...

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  • Plan-Premium (So I am a paying customer) Country-U.S. Device-14 inch M1 MacBook Pro (2021)   My Question or Issue: Why is there music notes next to all my songs on all of my main playlist...
  • Dian
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Superuser Contribution album art glitch

Some of the album art when I view my liked songs appears corrupted.

  • Gig Goer
  • Some of the album art when I view my liked songs appears corrupted.
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Superuser Contribution Crackling Audio

Whenever I use Spotify on my laptop, I notice that the minute I leave the desktop app and go to another app (mostly Chrome or Discord), my audio gets all crackle-y. It's not too bad that it's hurting my ears or anything, but it's annoying because I a...

  • Casual Listener
  • Whenever I use Spotify on my laptop, I notice that the minute I leave the desktop app and go to another app (mostly Chrome or Discord), my audio gets all crackle-y. It's not too bad that it's hurting...
  • Joan
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Superuser Contribution Fotball?

Why keeps this app showing me the "Fotball" recommandation for ages now, although I completely ignore it? And how do I get rid of it?

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  • Why keeps this app showing me the "Fotball" recommandation for ages now, although I completely ignore it? And how do I get rid of it?
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Solved!! Spotify Connect not working on Onkyo TX-NR414

PlanPremiumCountrySwitzerlandDeviceWindows 10 PC / Android 11/12 Phones / MacBookPro Early 2011Operating SystemWindows 10 / Android 11/12 / MacOS 10.11 My Question or IssueWe startet a Premium Duo account a couple of weeks ago to use the Spotify Conn...

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  • Plan Premium Country Switzerland Device Windows 10 PC / Android 11/12 Phones / MacBookPro Early 2011 Operating System Windows 10 / Android 11/12 / MacOS 10.11   My Question or Issue We...
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Superuser Contribution App is actually just non functional

PlanPremiumCountryUSDevicePCOperating SystemWindows 10 My Question or IssueHi,I have been using spotify on multiple computers for many years. I have never been able to get the desktop app to function properly and I'm honestly considering unsubscribin...

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  • Plan Premium Country US Device PC Operating System Windows 10   My Question or Issue Hi, I have been using spotify on multiple computers for many years. I have never been able to get ...
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w11 client can't see outdated chromecast devices

So I spent like 30 minutes troubleshooting why a W11 client could no longer see/use the chromecast client on an nvidia shield, while other machines on the network could still see it. was forced to update the chromecast software on the shield to a dec...

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  • So I spent like 30 minutes troubleshooting why a W11 client could no longer see/use the chromecast client on an nvidia shield, while other machines on the network could still see it. was forced to up...
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Superuser Contribution Deleted spotify folder

So what happend was that i reset my pc because of a update and i still had a song going while updating and after that i went to play a song and it said "Spotify can't play this right now. if you have the file import it." and i don't know what file it...

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  • So what happend was that i reset my pc because of a update and i still had a song going while updating and after that i went to play a song and it said "Spotify can't play this right now. if you have...
  • Joan
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Superuser Contribution Spotify turns my computer off

I have a Samsung desktop and have Spotify directly downloaded onto it. I will play music and have more songs in the queue, then all of a sudden my computer screen turns black, stops playing music, and about after a minute will turn back on. It does n...

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  • I have a Samsung desktop and have Spotify directly downloaded onto it. I will play music and have more songs in the queue, then all of a sudden my computer screen turns black, stops playing music, an...
  • Dian
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How can you add/delete podcasts from "your shows"

PlanPremiumCountryUSDeviceWindows DesktopOperating SystemWindows 10 My Question or IssueHello, my current "your shows" section on spotify is just a bunch of random podcasts that I have tried. Some I listen to a lot and others I haven't listened to in...

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  • Plan Premium Country US Device Windows Desktop Operating System Windows 10   My Question or Issue Hello, my current "your shows" section on spotify is just a bunch of random podcasts t...
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Is this the end of support for Windows 7?

PlanPremiumCountryPolandDevice(Laptop DELL Inspiron 15 N5050)Operating System(Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit) My Question or IssueI'm a user of the Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit operating system. I'm currently using Spotify version 1.2.5.1006....

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  • Plan Premium Country Poland Device (Laptop DELL Inspiron 15 N5050) Operating System (Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit)   My Question or Issue I'm a user of the Windows 7 Home Premium ...
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Spotify app in desktop not working

Spotify's desktop app is not working. I have already uninstalled and installed it many times, but it's still not working. I already tried installing via web browser and Microsoft Store, but nothing.

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  • Spotify's desktop app is not working. I have already uninstalled and installed it many times, but it's still not working. I already tried installing via web browser and Microsoft Store, but nothing.
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Superuser Contribution error code 52 and 4 on PC

i try to download spotify after some stupid antivirus blocked and quarantined it randomly and it deleted spotify.exe permanently. i couldnt get spotify.exe back so i just deleted the antivirus and when i tried to install spotify again it gave me erro...

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  • i try to download spotify after some stupid antivirus blocked and quarantined it randomly and it deleted spotify.exe permanently. i couldnt get spotify.exe back so i just deleted the antivirus and wh...
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution Endless loading circle

So, the application simply isn't working. Tried opening as per usual and it started loading (spinning circle icon) so I waited, eventually noticing something was wrong, I tried logging off to get it to work but those options aren't even there, all I ...

  • Casual Listener
  • So, the application simply isn't working. Tried opening as per usual and it started loading (spinning circle icon) so I waited, eventually noticing something was wrong, I tried logging off to get it ...
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Superuser Contribution Right Sidebar: Showed tour, merch, and next in queue

Since the new update, I have been unable to find where this sidebar has gone. There used to be a small icon next to the volume area in the bottom right-hand section of the desktop application. This said sidebar showed up in the same area as the "frie...

  • Casual Listener
  • Since the new update, I have been unable to find where this sidebar has gone. There used to be a small icon next to the volume area in the bottom right-hand section of the desktop application. This s...
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Superuser Contribution The spotify web player is bugging

I tried contacting support on this, so far to no avail. The Spotify web player won't play because it says it's playing in another tab, when I have no other tabs with spotify open. I've tried logging out of everywhere, and trying to switch where it's ...

  • Casual Listener
  • I tried contacting support on this, so far to no avail. The Spotify web player won't play because it says it's playing in another tab, when I have no other tabs with spotify open. I've tried logging ...
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution Spotify forces shuffle mode when played on chromecast audio

I use the chromecast audio to play from the app desktop windows or the webapp on my PC (win11). When I start casting, spotify goes into shuffle mode. Basically making it impossible to choose songs or listen to a whole album.As you see the shuffle sym...

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  • I use the chromecast audio to play from the app desktop windows or the webapp on my PC (win11). When I start casting, spotify goes into shuffle mode. Basically making it impossible to choose songs or...
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