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Now Playing bar missing on Android

Hey folks, We have received reports that Android users (mostly Samsung users) are unable to see the Now Playing bar on the app whenever they play songs/podcasts. If you’re experiencing this issue, make sure to click +VOTE and Subscribe to the thread ...

  • Spotify Legend
  • Hey folks,   We have received reports that Android users (mostly Samsung users) are unable to see the Now Playing bar on the app whenever they play songs/podcasts.     ...
  • Elena
  • Moderator
  • 209494 Views
  • 850 comments
  • 2300 likes
  • Android
  • Fixed
  • 209494 Views
  • 850 comments
  • 2300 votes

Desktop app stuck on black screen

Some users have reported performance issues with the desktop application. Users are able to log in to their accounts, but the app then displays a black screen. This is being investigated.

  • Moderator
  • Moderator
  • Some users have reported performance issues with the desktop application. Users are able to log in to their accounts, but the app then displays a black screen. This is being investigated.
  • Joan
  • Moderator
  • 40278 Views
  • 349 comments
  • 323 likes
  • Desktop (Windows)
  • Fixed
  • 40278 Views
  • 349 comments
  • 323 votes

Ongoing performance issues on iOS devices - app being slow/crashing within a few minutes of playback

Hey folks, We had received reports that some of you were experiencing technical issues on your iOS devices (running version 8.8.72.623 or higher). The app was crashing or the playback was suddenly stopping.The issue was fixed but it seems it has resu...

  • Moderator
  • Moderator
  • Hey folks,   We had received reports that some of you were experiencing technical issues on your iOS devices (running version 8.8.72.623 or higher). The app was crashing or the playback was ...
  • Tommentron
  • Newbie
  • 21095 Views
  • 212 comments
  • 281 likes
  • iOS
  • Fixed
  • 21095 Views
  • 212 comments
  • 281 votes

What's new section isn't fully updating

Hey folks! We're seeing that some of you are experiencing issues with the 'What's new' section. It seems that only a few artists show up on the list and it's not updating completely.

  • Moderator
  • Moderator
  • Hey folks!   We're seeing that some of you are experiencing issues with the 'What's new' section. It seems that only a few artists show up on the list and it's not updating completely.
  • AlejaR
  • Moderator
  • 4022 Views
  • 64 comments
  • 39 likes
  • Accounts
    Your Library
  • Fixed
  • 4022 Views
  • 64 comments
  • 39 votes

Add/ Edit for Family & Duo members does not work

Hey folks! We’ve been receiving reports that there is a total black screen for plan managers when they access the 'Manage Members' tab from the 'Account Overview' page.

  • Moderator
  • Moderator
  • Hey folks! We’ve been receiving reports that there is a total black screen for plan managers when they access the 'Manage Members' tab from the 'Account Overview' page.
  • Yordan
  • Moderator
  • 2957 Views
  • 38 comments
  • 28 likes
  • Accounts
    Premium
  • Fixed
  • 2957 Views
  • 38 comments
  • 28 votes

Can't Play Downloaded Songs When Offline

We're getting reports that downloaded songs are not playing when the app is not connected to the internet. The offline songs are grayed out but shows that they are downloaded. When connected back to the internet, same songs can be played without issu...

  • Moderator
  • Moderator
  • We're getting reports that downloaded songs are not playing when the app is not connected to the internet. The offline songs are grayed out but shows that they are downloaded. When connected back to ...
  • Ivelina
  • Moderator
  • 181674 Views
  • 618 comments
  • 1857 likes
  • Premium
    Your Library
  • Fixed
  • 181674 Views
  • 618 comments
  • 1857 votes

Spotify stops playing after an ad

We've received reports that Spotify pauses after an ad and the playback cannot be resumed. This seems to affect multiple platforms including desktop, mobile, and TV. The behavior is currently being investigated.

  • Moderator
  • Moderator
  • We've received reports that Spotify pauses after an ad and the playback cannot be resumed. This seems to affect multiple platforms including desktop, mobile, and TV.   The behavior is curren...
  • Jgr9
  • Casual Listener
  • 29562 Views
  • 257 comments
  • 331 likes
  • Other
  • Not Right Now
  • 29562 Views
  • 257 comments
  • 331 votes

Downloaded icon is not being displayed

Hey folks, We've received some reports of users being unable to see the green arrow icon for downloads on some of their downloaded songs. However, it does show on the top of the downloaded playlist. The content is still playable with no connection an...

  • Moderator
  • Moderator
  • Hey folks,    We've received some reports of users being unable to see the green arrow icon for downloads on some of their downloaded songs. However, it does show on the top of the down...
  • Novy
  • Moderator
  • 5539 Views
  • 47 comments
  • 89 likes
  • Other
  • Fixed
  • 5539 Views
  • 47 comments
  • 89 votes

Spotify keeps playing hidden songs

Since there is no option to delete a song from an album, I hide them and actually I missed that feature from apple music. So there is a lot of hidden songs in my album catalogue and now they just suddenly start to play. Updates and new device didn’t ...

  • Casual Listener
  • Since there is no option to delete a song from an album, I hide them and actually I missed that feature from apple music. So there is a lot of hidden songs in my album catalogue and now they just sud...
  • Beecher501
  • Newbie
  • 21356 Views
  • 124 comments
  • 201 likes
  • Your Library
  • Not Right Now
  • 21356 Views
  • 124 comments
  • 201 votes

Spotify app is skipping after a few seconds on Samsung TVs

We've received reports that the Spotify app is skipping after a few seconds, with multiple mentions of Samsung TVs. The reports note that tracks are playing without audio on the Samsung TV devices, and trouble-shooting has already been tried.

  • Moderator
  • Moderator
  • We've received reports that the Spotify app is skipping after a few seconds, with multiple mentions of Samsung TVs.  The reports note that tracks are playing without audio on the Samsung TV devi...
  • MihailY
  • Moderator
  • 9852 Views
  • 51 comments
  • 102 likes
  • Other
  • Under investigation
  • 9852 Views
  • 51 comments
  • 102 votes

[Downtime March 26th] Intermittent issues with Web Player, Desktop app, TV, etc

We're getting reports about intermittent issues with Web Player, Desktop app, TV clients and partner devices. Users are reporting various error messages in the app or web player. TV app, Playstation and other devices might also experience issues with...

  • Moderator
  • Moderator
  • We're getting reports about intermittent issues with Web Player, Desktop app, TV clients and partner devices. Users are reporting various error messages in the app or web player. TV app, Playstation ...
  • sprode
  • Newbie
  • 4493 Views
  • 23 comments
  • 46 likes
  • Other
  • Fixed
  • 4493 Views
  • 23 comments
  • 46 votes

[Android] Unable to play music, all playlists appear empty

We've received reports from Android users that they're unable to play songs from Search. In addition, all playlists in the app appear empty. This is currently being investigated.

  • Moderator
  • Moderator
  • We've received reports from Android users that they're unable to play songs from Search. In addition, all playlists in the app appear empty. This is currently being investigated.
  • Lonex124
  • Newbie
  • 110016 Views
  • 482 comments
  • 752 likes
  • Android
  • Not Right Now
  • 110016 Views
  • 482 comments
  • 752 votes

Users unable to apply Student Discount from the SheerID confirmation email

We've received reports from users who can't apply their student discount from the SheerID confirmation email after being successfully verified. The webpage shows a 404 error: "This page no longer exists."

  • Moderator
  • Moderator
  • We've received reports from users who can't apply their student discount from the SheerID confirmation email after being successfully verified. The webpage shows a 404 error: "This page no ...
  • Yordan
  • Moderator
  • 3022 Views
  • 33 comments
  • 49 likes
  • Premium Student
  • Fixed
  • 3022 Views
  • 33 comments
  • 49 votes

Audiobook chapters playing in disorder

Hey folks! We received reports that the chapters of some Audiobooks are playing in disorder.This is being looked into.

  • Moderator
  • Moderator
  • Hey folks!   We received reports that the chapters of some Audiobooks are playing in disorder. This is being looked into.
  • kenethlevine
  • Visitor
  • 8833 Views
  • 88 comments
  • 53 likes
  • Other
    Your Library
  • Fixed
  • 8833 Views
  • 88 comments
  • 53 votes

Issues with offline downloads on Android and Desktop

We're aware of ongoing issues with offline content on Android and Desktop, which cause downloads to fail: an exclamation mark is displayed (instead of a green check mark ), indicating that the action was unsuccessful.

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  • Moderator
  • Moderator
  • We're aware of ongoing issues with offline content on Android and Desktop, which cause downloads to fail: an exclamation mark  is displayed (instead of a green check mark  ), indic...
  • Novy
  • Moderator
  • 2597 Views
  • 12 comments
  • 31 likes
  • Accounts
    Desktop
  • Fixed
  • 2597 Views
  • 12 comments
  • 31 votes

[Android Auto] Empty Liked Songs playlists

Hey folks!We received reports that “No items” is displayed when accessing the Liked Songs playlist on Android Auto. This is being looked into.

  • Moderator
  • Moderator
  • Hey folks! We received reports that “No items” is displayed when accessing the Liked Songs playlist on Android Auto. This is being looked into.
  • Lonex124
  • Newbie
  • 4980 Views
  • 50 comments
  • 33 likes
  • Android
  • Fixed
  • 4980 Views
  • 50 comments
  • 33 votes

Playback stops on mobile devices. Progress bar stays at 0:00.

Hey folks! We're getting reports from both Android and iOS users about the app stopping audio playback. This usually occurs after successfully playing 1-3 tracks without issues. We wanted to let you know that this is being investigated and we'll keep...

  • Moderator
  • Moderator
  • Hey folks!   We're getting reports from both Android and iOS users about the app stopping audio playback. This usually occurs after successfully playing 1-3 tracks without issues.   ...
  • 6in6erMinion
  • Newbie
  • 29763 Views
  • 141 comments
  • 424 likes
  • Android
  • Not Right Now
  • 29763 Views
  • 141 comments
  • 424 votes

[Developers] Intermittent error with email verification process

We're getting reports of intermittent issues with the email verification process on Spotify for Developers' website. Spotify is already investigating it internally and working on a fix. Please, give us more information about the steps you're taking a...

  • Spotify Star
  • Spotify Star
  • We're getting reports of intermittent issues with the email verification process on Spotify for Developers' website. Spotify is already investigating it internally and working on a fix. Please, ...
  • Luan
  • Spotify Star
  • 3579 Views
  • 81 comments
  • 21 likes
  • Spotify for Developers
  • Fixed
  • 3579 Views
  • 81 comments
  • 21 votes

Listen Along/Together feature on Discord not working

Hey folks, We've received some reports that the Listen Along feature on Discord isn't working. This is being investigated.

  • Moderator
  • Moderator
  • Hey folks,    We've received some reports that the Listen Along feature on Discord isn't working.   This is being investigated.
  • Novy
  • Moderator
  • 10301 Views
  • 59 comments
  • 35 likes
  • Other
  • Won't Fix
  • 10301 Views
  • 59 comments
  • 35 votes

Random podcast episodes appear followed and downloaded

We've received reports that random podcast episodes appear as followed and are automatically downloaded for some users.

  • Moderator
  • Moderator
  • We've received reports that random podcast episodes appear as followed and are automatically downloaded for some users.
  • Vasil
  • Moderator
  • 2217 Views
  • 18 comments
  • 17 likes
  • Other
  • Fixed
  • 2217 Views
  • 18 comments
  • 17 votes