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Jam now available on Desktop

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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  • MattSuda
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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. The Now Playing View in the right sidebar shows the album art and info of the current song or pod...

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  • MattSuda
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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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Solved!! Spotify free: Music stops on MAC

Edited: Thank you very much everyone for helping! Finally I managed to correct the error and the steps are those that DerpyNerd offered and highlighted as a solution. Hi! I have a MacBook Pro, and for a week now I have a problem with the desktop app....

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  • bfteach
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[Mac] Troubleshooting Spotify

Having trouble with Spotify on your Desktop app? Here’s what to try first. Search the Community Someone might have asked your question on the Community before. So type your issue into the search box and have a look. Tip: Don't forget to check our Spo...

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Solved!!Superuser Contribution Spotify Links "open.spotify" don't open in Desktop App OSX/Mac anymore

Premium AccountUSAMac OS Mojave Seems like Spotify keeps pushing this issue aside because not enough people are complaining about it. I've actually seen a good amount of posts on the community boards about it but none of them seem to have gained trac...

  • Regular
  • ...ption to have links open in the desktop app. But that option has recently disappeared. Seems like a very obvious and useful feature, and just strange to suddenly remove that functionality.    M...
  • S-C1
  • Visitor
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    desktop app
    macOS
    open.spotify
    sharing
    spotify links
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Superuser Contribution Spotify for Mac Not Responding when Quitting and Not Showing Music Library in Local Files

Ever since upgrading to macOS Sonoma, Spotify never quits on its own and is not showing any songs from my Music Library even though Spotify has access to it in System Settings. It always says not responding in the Force Quit Applications window. I’m ...

  • Roadie
  • Ever since upgrading to macOS Sonoma, Spotify never quits on its own and is not showing any songs from my Music Library even though Spotify has access to it in System Settings. It always says not res...
  • AlejaR
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    local files
    Mac
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Spotify intermittently causes wifi to slowdown on my Mac and causes kernel panic

Plan: PremiumCountry: United States Device: MacBook Pro 15 inch Early 2019 Operating System: macOS Big Sur 11.6.4 My Question or IssueWhen I use the Spotify Desktop app on Mac, it plays fine for maybe like 30 min and then all of a sudden, my internet...

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  • Plan: Premium Country: United States   Device: MacBook Pro 15 inch Early 2019  Operating System: macOS Big Sur 11.6.4   My Question or Issue When I use the Spotify Desktop...
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    Crash
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    kernel panic
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    macOS
    wifi
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Superuser Contribution The Spotify app window on macOS automatically hides after a certain amount of time.

VersionSpotify for macOS (Apple Silicon)1.2.26.1187.g36b715a1PlanPremiumCountryThe Netherlands DeviceMacbook Pro, M2, 2022Operating SystemmacOS Sonoma 14.0, My Question or IssueThe Spotify app window on macOS automatically hides after a certain amoun...

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  • Casual Listener
  • ...ove to another desktop space on macOS After a certain amount the spotify window automatically hides (see second image) I go back to the desktop space Open Spotify window again While this isn't a m...
  • Joan
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    Desktop
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Superuser Contribution Podcasts keep glitching and pausing/playing

Hello! Issue explained: 1) Podcasts are randomly pausing and staying paused in the middle of podcasts - happens irregularly and effects the experience.2) Applicable to any podcast I play.3) Happens irrespective if the video is on or off.4) Applicable...

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  • ...odcast I play. 3) Happens irrespective if the video is on or off. 4) Applicable to my computer and my partner's.   - Have fast internet connection. - Have exited desktop app and reopened....
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Superuser Contribution album or playlist displays as blank in social bar (can't be clicked on)

  PlanPremiumCountryUKDeviceMacbook ProOperating SystemLatest IOS My Question or Issuewhat does this mean? or is it a bug where the playlist name doesn't display?

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  •       Plan Premium Country UK Device Macbook Pro Operating System Latest IOS   My Question or Issue what does this mean? or is it a bug where the playlist name doesn't dis...
  • Yordan
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    friend activity broken
    Friend Feed
    Mac
    Social
    social bar
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Superuser Contribution [Desktop] Track title display is stuck on my desktop even after I quit the app (OS X Catalina)

This has been going on for months. Sometimes the song title is superimposed on top of all other windows and it does not go away (it's like z-index: infinity or something). Even after I quit the app. I see no options to hide song title info anywhere i...

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  • This has been going on for months. Sometimes the song title is superimposed on top of all other windows and it does not go away (it's like z-index: infinity or something). Even after I quit the app. ...
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution Today's Spotify update (1.2.10.751) crashes on macOS

This version was working fine:Spotify for macOS (Apple Silicon)1.2.9.743.g85d9593d But this one crashes/closes Spotify when using the player (eg. play/next/previous actions) Spotify for macOS (Apple Silicon)1.2.10.751.g9ce1ecb2 Re-installing/downgrad...

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  • This version was working fine: Spotify for macOS (Apple Silicon) 1.2.9.743.g85d9593d   But this one crashes/closes Spotify when using the player (eg. play/next/previous actions)  Spoti...
  • Kronossan
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    Crash
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    macOS
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Solved!! Turning OFF "Publish my new playlists on my profile" does not prevent playlists from going PUBLIC

My Question or IssueEvery playlist I create goes PUBLIC to my profile by default regardless of the selection of the "Publish my new playlists on my profile" config in Settings under "Social". I have logged in an out of Spotify Mac Desktop App and tog...

  • Casual Listener
  • ...bsp; I have logged in an out of Spotify Mac Desktop App and toggled the configuration on and off. As you can see from my example playlist screenshot created today, the playlist is public and I have t...
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Superuser Contribution [Desktop] Bug: tooltip sometimes does not disappear

In the MacOS desktop app, tooltips sometimes stay shown forever, and quite irritatingly, are on top of other apps even when the focus is switched. Hiding Spotify with Cmd+H does hide the tooltip, but once Spotify is restored it shows up again. Restar...

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  • In the MacOS desktop app, tooltips sometimes stay shown forever, and quite irritatingly, are on top of other apps even when the focus is switched.   Hiding Spotify with Cmd+H does hide the t...
  • Edwarric
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[Desktop] Mac app top of screen cut off

Is anyone else having issues with a bug where the top of the app is cut off, which means I can't click any of the UI there? It's happened multiple times for me now. I can't scroll up any further and it doesn't change when switching between full scree...

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  • Is anyone else having issues with a bug where the top of the app is cut off, which means I can't click any of the UI there? It's happened multiple times for me now.   I can't scroll up any fur...
  • danimunf
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Superuser Contribution [Desktop][Your Library] Think of the web app as a browser

Rather than force me to use the buttons in your app with the arrows to navigate through my music could you allow me to use (command + [ ) to go 'back' and (command + ] ) to go forward in my navigation?? I am sure I used to be able to do this.... or a...

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  • Rather than force me to use the buttons in your app with the arrows to navigate through my music could you allow me to use (command + [ ) to go 'back' and (command + ] ) to go forward in my navigatio...
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    Your Library
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Superuser Contribution [Desktop][Search] Asterisk "*" Search in Playlist Crashes Application

There is a bug in Spotify for macOS (Intel) where searching just the "*" symbol in a playlist crashes the page and you have to refresh in the application. Not an urgent bug, but still something that could be fixed in the search engine. An interesting...

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  • There is a bug in Spotify for macOS (Intel) where searching just the "*" symbol in a playlist crashes the page and you have to refresh in the application.   Not an urgent bug, but still someth...
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Superuser Contribution Spotify appears offline while connected to wifi on MacOS Monterey with M1 Pro chip

Hi. I am running spotify on a MacBook Pro 14" (M1PRO CPU) on Mac OS Monterey. App version: Spotify for MacOS (AppleSilicon) 1.1.81.604.gccacfc8c The issue is that while being connected to wifi, the songs are being displayed inactive (gray), like I wa...

  • Casual Listener
  • Hi.    I am running spotify on a MacBook Pro 14" (M1PRO CPU) on Mac OS Monterey. App version: Spotify for MacOS (AppleSilicon) 1.1.81.604.gccacfc8c   The issue is that while b...
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Superuser Contribution [Desktop][Search] CMD+L isn't activating search bar

After updating to Spotify for macOS 1.1.83.956.gbe7ea9a7 whenever I use the keyboard shortcut CMD+L and try to type, I get error noises for the search bar isn't automatically active like it was in previous versions. Then when I try to manually click ...

  • Roadie
  • After updating to Spotify for macOS 1.1.83.956.gbe7ea9a7 whenever I use the keyboard shortcut CMD+L and try to type, I get error noises for the search bar isn't automatically active like it...
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    Search
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[Desktop][Playlists] How to Create a Playlist of Albums

I've been wanting to do this for several years now and just figured out a way, thanks to folders! FYI - you have to do this on your desktop or laptop you cannot do it on the app.1. Right click on any playlist you have. On a Mac hold the "control" key...

  • Casual Listener
  • I've been wanting to do this for several years now and just figured out a way, thanks to folders! FYI - you have to do this on your desktop or laptop you cannot do it on the app. 1. Right click on a...
  • William241
  • Roadie
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    Playlists
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Superuser Contribution [Desktop][Other] too many updates

Too many updates on the mac OS desktop app and to update the app I have to restart the app, this is annoying when there are so many updates in a short time and because I use Spotify while working I don't want to restart the app every time I got a new...

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  • Too many updates on the mac OS desktop app and to update the app I have to restart the app, this is annoying when there are so many updates in a short time and because I use Spotify while working I d...
  • luisameglio
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    Other
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[Desktop][Search] Next playing song from a searched song is not in the playlist

I am using the latest Spotify version 1.1.56.595.g2d2da0de-a on Mac OS Catalina 10.15.7. If I search for a song from within a playlist, the next song that plays is not within the playlist. It plays a song from the searched song's radio. The previous ...

  • Casual Listener
  • ...t plays a song from the searched song's radio.   The previous version of the Spotify desktop app did not have this issue. In the previous version, if I searched for a song within a playlist, t...
  • Amayy
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    Search
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution [Desktop] Play/pause button not automatically focused after re-opening Spotify desktop

This used to be the case, but since the last few versions of Spotify Desktop re-opening the app does not automatically focus the keyboard on the Play/Pause button. How to reproduce:Open SpotifyPlay a songHide Spotify (Cmd+H or from menu Spotify > Hid...

  • Casual Listener
  • This used to be the case, but since the last few versions of Spotify Desktop re-opening the app does not automatically focus the keyboard on the Play/Pause button.   How to reproduce: Open S...
  • Jeremy
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