[Discord] 'Listen Along' feature delay between users



Operating System

Windows 10


My Question or Issue

Hello everyone, I've been experiencing a problem with Spotify lately with the 'Listening Along' feature on Discord. Now I'm not sure if it's specifically a Spotify issue or a Discord issue, but I'm certain it's related. My friend starts off listening to their playlist on shuffle. As their listening to a tune, I join them. Now it starts off well other than I'm somehow 6-7 seconds ahead of the song. After the song ends, they are on a new song however I'm still on the previous song at the end. My friend would have to manually click on a new song for me to listen along. We've never experienced this issue before, and it's even worse when I'm hosting. I don't remember changing anything in settings or anything around that nature. Is there a fix to this problem? I would appreciate all help. Thank you


Hey there folks,


Thanks for all your reports about delays when using the Listen Along feature on Discord!


We've reported this to the right teams who will be looking into this.


If you're experiencing this, please make sure to first try the following:

  • Perform a clean reinstallation of the Spotify app with these steps
  • Make sure you're rocking all the latest versions available (for example, any pending software, driver or Spotify app updates are installed).
  • Check your hosts files, there's more info on how to do that on Windows devices here
  • Try a different internet connection. If it works with another connection, we recommend contacting the service provider of the original network for more information.

If none of these do the trick, you can add your +VOTE and details in a comment - we'll make sure to pass them on to our tech teams:

  • The exact Spotify version you're on (on the desktop app click the three dot menu in the top left corner > Help > About Spotify)
  • The exact Discord version you're on
  • The device this is happening on and its operating system version. It'd be helpful if you could give it a try from a different device and let us know if it persists from there as well.

We'll keep you all posted on any updates we have here.

Music Fan

This is a recent problem. It was not there before. Other people on reddit are telling the same story.

Neither Discord nor Spotify have commented or cared yet.


I hope that changes soon because I really love this feature and right now it is basically broken.

Casual Listener

Ah **bleep**, that's so unfortunate to hear. Their support systems are also a pain to navigate through too. Thanks for letting me know I'm not the only one


Hey @Di_Bello and @FloDer,


Thanks for posting about this in the Community :)


Do you first mind trying some basic troubleshooting for your desktop? Just head to this article for the steps to follow.


If none of those steps work, could you ask the person who you are using the Listen Along feature with on Discord to try the same troubleshooting steps?


If none of the above works, make sure to provide us with the following info so we can take a closer look:

  • your device's make + OS version
  • the exact version of Spotify running on your desktop?

Also, if you don't mind linking us to the reddit thread you referred to, that would be great :)


Thanks! We'll be looking out for your replies ;)

Casual Listener

Hey @Peter


Thank you for responding! 


I've gone ahead and followed through with the basic troubleshooting, but the problem is still there. The person has also followed through with the basic troubleshooting and the problem still exists. I've even started listening with other users on different servers and the same problem was happening: As soon as the song ends, I'm stuck at the end of the song while they are onto the next one. 


> If none of the above works, make sure to provide us with the following info so we can take a closer look

  • your device's make + OS version - Windows 10 (I'm not sure what you mean by "your device's make")
  • the exact version of Spotify running on your desktop? - 1.108.439.0

Thank you again for helping out with this issue. Hoping to hear from you soon!

Casual Listener



You asked for my Device's Make and my friend helped me realize what you meant. My PC is custom built (not pre-built). 


Find attached, a picture of my system info.




Hey, Just reading through forum posts and noticed this one, I think they're looking for your version for windows 10, if you type in cortana's search "winver" no quotes, or if you don't use the search hit the button combo "win + R" and type in "winver" it'll open a window with your OS version and build :) 


PS the latest windows 10 version is 1903...which updated recently


Have there been any updates for this?  I love this feature and it made me buy premium so I can listen along with some of my friends.  This has been an ongoing problem for over a month now.  The disconnect/reconnect fix hasn't worked for us and we've gone through the troubleshooting.  Is spotify actually working to fix this? Do they care about problems like this?


Same problem for me and my two sons.  This needs to be looked at.

Status changed to: Need more info

Hey folks,


We're receiving reports that there is a delay between users using the Listen Along feature on Discord.


If you're experiencing this issue, make sure to add your vote to this thread and to leave the following info:

  • exact Spotify version
  • exact Discord version
  • your device + OS version

Once we have all that, we'll take a closer look.


Thanks! Keep us posted :)

Music Fan

Spotify Version

Discord Version: Most Recent (Change Log — 7.24.2019)

Desktop PC: Windows 10 Pro Version 1809