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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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  • 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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Avicii Music Video Not working

Hello, I'm from BelgimI really want to watch the New Avicii music Video "Without You", but for a stupid reason I can't find the clip in the playlist "dancePOP", where it needs to be according to a Dutch newssite. Even the url says on spotify that the...

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  • Hello, I'm from Belgim I really want to watch the New Avicii music Video "Without You", but for a stupid reason I can't find the clip in the playlist "dancePOP", where it needs to be according to ...
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Date added is wrong!

got problem with added date for songs. after i installed spotify on new pc huge part of list is added seconds ago, some of songs back in 2010 ( wich i think is correct)the funny part is that my playlist on the phone is correct all song are added in r...

  • Casual Listener
  •  got problem with added date for songs. after i installed spotify on new pc huge part of list is added seconds ago, some of songs back in 2010 ( wich i think is correct) the funny part is that ...
  • Krasha
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[SOLVED] Media keys breaking after Play

I just (finally) got a keyboard with proper media keys but Spotify seems to be breaking them.So long as Spotify isn't open, media keys work fine. Mute, open mail, etc. When I open Spotify, hotkeys initially work fine, including play. Once I hit play,...

  • Casual Listener
  • I just (finally) got a keyboard with proper media keys but Spotify seems to be breaking them. So long as Spotify isn't open, media keys work fine. Mute, open mail, etc. When I open Spotify, hotkey...
  • Urthen
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Windows Media Player Consultant WANTED

New to Spotify, just got Premium. Need help converting, uploading, organizing 100's of Windows Media Player Playlists with 1000's of Tracks ripped from CDs and YouTube. My goal is to get my entire music collection working on Spotify with all my devic...

  • Casual Listener
  • New to Spotify, just got Premium.  Need help converting, uploading, organizing 100's of Windows Media Player Playlists with 1000's of Tracks ripped from CDs and YouTube. My goal is to get&n...
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Friend Activity sidebar not refreshing anymore

I've had this issue for the past few days - where my Friends Activity sidebar does not refresh anymore. It shows what my friends listened to multiple days ago. What's weird is sometimes it shows one or two friends and their now playing, but that is p...

  • Casual Listener
  • I've had this issue for the past few days - where my Friends Activity sidebar does not refresh anymore. It shows what my friends listened to multiple days ago. What's weird is sometimes it shows one ...
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new added Local Files not shown

Hi all,I just recently added a folder as new source in local files. I saw the folder registered in the local files setting =Show songs from "C:\user\abcdefgblabla" ---that's my new folder. I chose =do not show songs from...= other folders in my compu...

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  • Hi all, I just recently added a folder as new source in local files. I saw the folder registered in the local files setting =Show songs from "C:\user\abcdefgblabla" ---that's my new folder. I chose ...
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ALBUM ART

Hello, good day everyone. I need some help on adding the album art to the songs i synced from my pc (local files) Does anybody know how to? It has album art on my pc, but there's none on my phone. Thank you in advance :)))

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  • Hello, good day everyone. I need some help on adding the album art to the songs i synced from my pc (local files)  Does anybody know how to? It has album art on my pc, but there's none on my pho...
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How to dislike a song in Discover Weekly?

What's the best way to indicate to Spotify that I don't like a song they've suggested in playlists such as Discover Weekly, so that it hopefully doesn't suggest as many songs like that in future? There's no simple like / dislike system, so the only w...

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  • What's the best way to indicate to Spotify that I don't like a song they've suggested in playlists such as Discover Weekly, so that it hopefully doesn't suggest as many songs like that in future? The...
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Trouble adding a Playlist to a Playlist Folder

Under Playlists, I am not able to add a playlist to a playlist folder I created. When I drag a playlist onto the playlist folder a + sign appears but the playlist does not become part of the playlist folder. Please let me know what I can do different...

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  • Under Playlists, I am not able to add a playlist to a playlist folder I created.  When I drag a playlist onto the playlist folder a + sign appears but the playlist does not become part of the pl...
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Solved!! filter in playlist desktop and web player

how can i search an artist in myu own playlist if i have more than 150 songs, in andriod and ios it has an filter so why its not in desktop and web player? thanks!

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  • how can i search an artist in myu own playlist if i have more than 150 songs, in andriod and ios it has an filter so why its not in desktop and web player?     thanks!
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Bad performance of UWP app on Surface Book

The UWP app is performing much worse than the Windows desktop Win32 app. The lag is especially apparent when moving/resizing/maximizing the application window. Also, the UI seems slow and not enjoyable to use. I would like to see either substantial i...

  • Casual Listener
  • The UWP app is performing much worse than the Windows desktop Win32 app. The lag is especially apparent when moving/resizing/maximizing the application window. Also, the UI seems slow and not enjoyab...
  • drhannibal
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How does the numbers work on Popular songs by an artist?

Hello This one has bothered me a bit and I can't figure it out. Dumb question maybe, but how does the Top 10 list by an artist work? I mean how does the numbers work that are shown below the title of a song? One song with 323,699 clicks or whatever, ...

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  • Hello   This one has bothered me a bit and I can't figure it out. Dumb question maybe, but how does the Top 10 list by an artist work? I mean how does the numbers work that are shown below t...
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Local Files Get Deleted

For some odd reason, Spotify keeps deleting my Local Files. Why. If you want people to come to Spotify, why delete their local files, over and over again? Spotify promised the ability to listen to music not on it, and yet it failed to deliver in my l...

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  • For some odd reason, Spotify keeps deleting my Local Files. Why. If you want people to come to Spotify, why delete their local files, over and over again? Spotify promised the ability to listen to mu...
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Email Notifications

I stopped recieving email notificaitons of all types near the end of 2016. My account still has email notificaitons turned on and the correct email address on file. Did these get discontinued along with the notificaitons in the desktop app?

  • Casual Listener
  • I stopped recieving email notificaitons of all types near the end of 2016.  My account still has email notificaitons turned on and the correct email address on file. Did these get discontinued a...
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my local files

I recently knocked down my external harddrive so i cant access my local files now cause of it. But the files shows though in spotify where it says local files but i cant play them. I also took away the source temporarily but the local files shows any...

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  • I recently knocked down my external harddrive so i cant access my local files now cause of it. But the files shows though in spotify where it says local files but i cant play them. I also took away t...
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Songs won't show in "Songs"

When I click in "Songs" it doesnt show my songs, I have like 300+ songs.Instead it shows"Your favorite songs will appear here. Go to your Browse page to find amazing playlists for every mood and moment"I already tried cleaning cache (with CCleaner) a...

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  • When I click in "Songs" it doesnt show my songs, I have like 300+ songs. Instead it shows "Your favorite songs will appear here. Go to your Browse page to find amazing playlists for every...
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My Downloaded Playlists and Songs Got Undownloaded!

I was about to listen to my playlists when I opened my Spotify (Windows) App and noticed that the little green circle, which indicated that they are already downloaded, wasn't showing. Then I went to each and every single playlists to check, and to m...

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  • Casual Listener
  • I was about to listen to my playlists when I opened my Spotify (Windows) App and noticed that the little green circle, which indicated that they are already downloaded, wasn't showing. Then I went to...
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Easy randomization to prevent [ . . . ]

@tjh5wp made the complaint >> [ . . . . . ] << @brandynhazelton showed the way to remedy--Simply put your combined playlists, up to 150,000 tracks if you want, into a simple Excel workbook that looks like this. You click that one [Sort A to Z] button...

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  •   @tjh5wp made the complaint             >> [ . . . . . ] <<     @brandynhazelton showed the way to remedy-- Simply put your comb...
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