[Desktop] Recently Played section not updating anymore

Hi team,

For any reason, the Mac Desktop "Recently Played" section doesn't get refreshed.

The one of the web player of the iOS app works perfectly.

I already did a clean reinstallation of the desktop app and the issue occurs whatever other laptop I use.


(see attached screenshots)


Any idea?

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Hey folks,

Thank you for reporting this issue to us.

We just wanted to let you know that the right folks are looking into this.

We're not able to provide an exact timeline for a fix, but we'd recommend always keeping your Spotify app up to date to ensure you're on the latest version.

Thanks again!


Hey there folks,


We really appreciate you bearing with us while our teams are working on this!


We don't have any more info to pass on for now but rest assured that we'll share any updates here in this thread once we have them.


In the meanwhile, we'd recommend making sure that the app is up to speed with the latest version available so you won't miss any improvements and fixes coming your way.


Have a lovely day 🙂


Hello All,

There is another thread happening over here - https://community.spotify.com/t5/Ongoing-Issues/Recently-Played-not-updating/idi-p/5233455

about this issue. It's only a week old and it's already Under Investigate.

Please make sure you are commenting and voting on this NEW thread.


Just a heads up, this seems to have been fixed for me in one of the recent desktop client updates. Not sure if it will pop up again (I hope not) or if it's still acting up for anyone else.


Finally! Seems to be working OK in version on Windows 🤞


I'm using version and the issue still exists.


iPhone 13 ..just updated my Spotify app and it’s not refreshing my recently played artist. Tried everything from deleting the app and clearing cache and still nothing! 


Same here. Mi PC version (Windows 10) stopped counting songs. Don't know when this started to happen. The mobile version works perfectly but for some reason that only Spotify knows, my Recently Played section it's not updating and all I am listening has gone in the void.


From what I can tell by reading all these comments it's almost like the iOS app, Desktop app, and the web player are not synced together when it comes to your Recently Played tab. I have issues on the web player and my MacBook Air Retina 13 inch, 2018 and running on macOS Monterey 12.1. I've cleared caches and done a clean install of the app (so we know the drivers are up to date unless Spotify for some reason isn't putting the correct version on their own website). Spotify for macOS (Intel), this is my current version directly from the Desktop app. If this was a device issue this wouldn't be an issue for so many people on a variety of different devices. There's something in the software that is not letting these three (and likely more) platforms talk together when it needs to update the Recently Played tab. Kinda just guessing but that's what it appears to me from working on other pieces of software.

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