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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 Spotify keeps scanning my local files even with local files turned off

PlanFree/PremiumCountry US Device Windows 10 computer(iPhone 8, Samsung Galaxy 9, Macbook Pro late 2016)Operating System Windows 10(iOS 10, Android Oreo, Windows 10,etc.) My Question or IssueI have the "local files" option turned offEvery time I star...

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  • Plan Free/Premium Country US   Device  Windows 10 computer (iPhone 8, Samsung Galaxy 9, Macbook Pro late 2016) Operating System Windows 10 (iOS 10, Android Oreo, Windows 10,etc....
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Solved!! Mini View for Windows 10 app

If you have ever used Groove (Windows 10 media player), the have a feature called "mini view" where it turns into a small windows that stays on top of all other windows. It would be great if Spotify could adopt this feature which is available on late...

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  • If you have ever used Groove (Windows 10 media player), the have a feature called "mini view" where it turns into a small windows that stays on top of all other windows. It would be great if Spotify ...
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Solved!! Mini Player

PlanPremiumCountry IsraelDevicePCOperating SystemWindows 10 My Question or IssueIn the most prominent mini player idea, the staff answered: "Windows 10 users can use a smaller mini player with play controls (but no play queue)."How do I do that? I ca...

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  • Plan Premium Country  Israel Device PC Operating System Windows 10   My Question or Issue In the most prominent mini player idea, the staff answered: "Windows 10 users can use a s...
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution Is the Picture In Picture (PIP) mode available on the desktop application?

I don't even want to watch videos, just have tiny audio control.In the web player, there is a little button by the album art and play controls that changes you to "PIP Mode" that makes a little floating album art square window that is borderless and ...

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  • I don't even want to watch videos, just have tiny audio control. In the web player, there is a little button by the album art and play controls that changes you to "PIP Mode" that makes a little f...
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution Trouble with accessing group sessions

PlanPremiumCountryIrelandDeviceHP laptopOperating SystemWindows 10 My Question or IssueHeya, on my spotify app there doesnt appear to be a option to start a group session. I've only recently noticed that I've never actually had this feature before un...

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  • Plan Premium Country Ireland Device HP laptop Operating System Windows 10   My Question or Issue Heya, on my spotify app there doesnt appear to be a option to start a group session. I'...
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Solved!! Group session: desktop client can't control session, but does receive control

PlanPremiumCountryUSDevicePCOperating SystemWindows 10 My Question or Issue My brother and I are testing out the Group Session feature. I've been hoping for this feature in a streaming service for like a decade, so I'm excited! However, using a deskt...

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  • Plan Premium Country US Device PC Operating System Windows 10   My Question or Issue   My brother and I are testing out the Group Session feature. I've been hoping for this featu...
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Friend's listening activity is not showing up on the desktop app

The friend's activity tab on right on the Spotify desktop app does not seem to appear for me. All the required settings in display and social are switched on. Is anyone else facing this issue?

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  • The friend's activity tab on right on the Spotify desktop app does not seem to appear for me. All the required settings in display and social are switched on. Is anyone else facing this issue?
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Smart shuffle doesn't work

I've been using the smart shuffle option on mobile for a while and I've liked it a lot so it's pretty much on most of the time. But a problem surfaced when I tried turning it on on PC. Whenever I turn smart shuffle on, no recommendations appear on qu...

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  • I've been using the smart shuffle option on mobile for a while and I've liked it a lot so it's pretty much on most of the time. But a problem surfaced when I tried turning it on on PC. Whenever I tur...
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Superuser Contribution Songs stop after clicking spacebar

Even when I play a game the music stops after clicking spacebar. Logging out and logging in didn't work. Can someone help?

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  • Even when I play a game the music stops after clicking spacebar. Logging out and logging in didn't work. Can someone help?
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Superuser Contribution Unable to hear Spotify with headphones on Windows 10

PlanFPremiumCountryUSADevicen/aOperating Systemwindows 10 desktop My Question or IssueWhen I click play the music starts but I don't hear anything. It works perfectly fine without headphones but nothing comes through the headphones. I tried setting t...

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  • Plan FPremium Country USA Device n/a Operating System windows 10 desktop   My Question or Issue When I click play the music starts but I don't hear anything. It works perfectly fine wi...
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Superuser Contribution Accessability? What a joke

None of the below information is required. HowevePlaMy Question or IssuePlan: Premium Family OwnerCountry: United StatesDevice: DesktopOperating System: Windows 10 Pro Thiss app alleges to be accessable, but will only open if full screen, cannot be a...

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  • None of the below information is required. HowevePla My Question or Issue Plan: Premium Family Owner Country: United States Device: Desktop Operating System: Windows 10 Pro   Thiss app al...
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution Where is an option to sort playlist track by Date added?

I lost an option to sort by date added in my shared playlist. There are options: Title, Artist, Album or podcast, Added by, Duration, Custom order. Date added doesn't appear even if I expand the window, reset app, relog, etc.

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  • I lost an option to sort by date added in my shared playlist. There are options: Title, Artist, Album or podcast, Added by, Duration, Custom order. Date added doesn't appear even if I expand the ...
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I want to browse albums NOT playlists.

PlanPremiumCountryCanadaDevice Operating SystemWindows 10 My Question or IssueWhen I click on browse I then a genre I expected to view ablums within that genre. All I see is other people's playlists and recent alblems. I want to see a list of artists...

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  • Plan Premium Country Canada Device   Operating System Windows 10   My Question or Issue When I click on browse I then a genre I expected to view ablums within that genre. All I se...
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Superuser Contribution Spotify full screen doesn't fit on monitor and hangs off the bottom

PlanPremiumCountryUKOperating SystemWindows 11 My Question or IssueI was planning on using a mini LCD monitor type thing I have as a dedicated Spotify display, however, when I press the fullscreen button it hangs off of the edge of the display meanin...

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  • Plan Premium Country UK Operating System Windows 11   My Question or Issue I was planning on using a mini LCD monitor type thing I have as a dedicated Spotify display, however, when I pr...
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problems play songs with web player

9 songs out of 10 gets the following message, "Spotify can't play this right now". Works fine when I play on mobile with app. Same wireless network

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  • 9 songs out of 10 gets the following message, "Spotify can't play this right now". Works fine when I play on mobile with app. Same wireless network
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution spotify windows app music controls randomly become unresponsive

The spotify desktop decides to randomly stop working for 20+ seconds. I click play/pause/skip or try to select a new song, and nothing happens. If a song is currently playing, then it will continue playing even after I close the app; then when I try ...

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  • The spotify desktop decides to randomly stop working for 20+ seconds. I click play/pause/skip or try to select a new song, and nothing happens. If a song is currently playing, then it will continue p...
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Superuser Contribution Installed Sound Blaster Audigy Fx V2 for Desktop. No speaker or headphone sound now.

PlanPremiumCountryUSADevicePCOperating SystemWin11 My Question or IssueSpotify won't play on Windows after installing a new Sound Blaster. The error message is "Spotify can't play this right now (etc..)After researching and trying all the fixes here ...

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  • Plan Premium Country USA Device PC Operating System Win11   My Question or Issue Spotify won't play on Windows after installing a new Sound Blaster. The error message is "Spotify can...
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Solved!! why is spotify desktop app not playing any songs?

i have tried all the ways to fix this i could find but i keep getting the same error. i have reinstalled spotify many times but it still isnt fixed. the web player and ios app work fine.the error: spotify cant play this right now. if you have the fil...

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  • i have tried all the ways to fix this i could find but i keep getting the same error. i have reinstalled spotify many times but it still isnt fixed. the web player and ios app work fine. the error: ...
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