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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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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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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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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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[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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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 ...

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  • 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...
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Superuser Contribution New Local Files not showing up on Mac

Plan: PremiumCountry: USADevice: MacBook ProOperating System: macOS Monterey Version 12.5 My Question or Issue: I have some local files that are visible in Spotify but I am not able to update the list. New songs do not show up. I have tried creating ...

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  • Plan: Premium Country: USA Device: MacBook Pro Operating System: macOS Monterey Version 12.5   My Question or Issue:   I have some local files that are visible in Spot...
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Superuser Contribution Local File transference between Mac Users/Profiles

PlanPremiumUSA Device(iPhone 8, Macbook Air 2020)Operating System(iPhone- iOS 15.0, Mac- iOS 11.6) My Question or IssueI have 2 different users/profiles on my Macbook. I have downloaded local files on each of the profiles but only the songs I downloa...

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  • Plan Premium USA   Device (iPhone 8, Macbook Air 2020) Operating System (iPhone- iOS 15.0, Mac- iOS 11.6)   My Question or Issue I have 2 different users/profiles on my Macbook. I...
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Superuser Contribution How can I clear 'local files'?

Plan: PremiumCountry: UKDevice: MacBook Air, early 2015Operating System: macOS Big Sur 11.2.2 I added some local files to my spotify a while ago bit have since removed them. I had hoped that removing the source would "refresh" this are and allow me t...

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  •   Plan: Premium Country: UK Device: MacBook Air, early 2015 Operating System: macOS Big Sur 11.2.2   I added some local files to my spotify a while ago bit have since removed the...
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How to reach actual local files

PlanPremiumCountryFinlandDeviceMacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014)Operating SystemHigh Sierra iOS 10.13.6 My Question or IssueI see (and can listen to) a list of songs in "Local Files" in my MacBook Spotify App although the "Local Files" is disab...

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  • Plan Premium Country Finland Device MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014) Operating System High Sierra iOS 10.13.6   My Question or Issue I see (and can listen to) a list of songs in...
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Superuser Contribution Deleting Local Files

Hi, I am a premium user with 13,000+ local files. These are stored on a drive connected to my Mac (Catalina macOS 10.15.7). I presume from several posts that there is a limit of 10,000 files, and that that is the reason that new files I add do not pl...

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  • Hi,   I am a premium user with 13,000+ local files.  These are stored on a drive connected to my Mac (Catalina macOS 10.15.7).   I presume from several posts that there is a limit ...
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Superuser Contribution Spotify WILL NOT Stop Showing Local Files, Even After Disabling & Deleting local-files.bnk

Device16" MacBook Pro (Late 2019)Operating SystemmacOS Catalina 10.15.4 (19E287) No matter what I try, my Spotify desktop app (version 1.1.32.618.gda5638a6) will not stop showing & scanning for local files.I have already turned off local files in set...

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  • Device 16" MacBook Pro (Late 2019) Operating System macOS Catalina 10.15.4 (19E287)   No matter what I try, my Spotify desktop app (version 1.1.32.618.gda5638a6) will not stop sho...
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Local Files Not Showing Album Covers On Desktop App

PlanPremiumCountryCanada DeviceMacBook Air (2017)Operating SystemmacOS Catalina 10.15.4 My Question or Issue i have some mp3 files on my computer, imported them to iTunes and edited their data so they would show up properly with an artist name and ti...

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  • Plan Premium Country Canada   Device MacBook Air (2017) Operating System macOS Catalina 10.15.4   My Question or Issue   i have some mp3 files on my computer, imported them...
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Downloading Local Files from PC Desktop to Mac

I'm trying to install local files on my mac from my desktop. Both computers are connected to the same network and I've already been successful at downloading local files to my iPhone. Please help PlanPremiumCountryUSDeviceMacbook Pro Mid 2014)Operati...

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  • I'm trying to install local files on my mac from my desktop. Both computers are connected to the same network and I've already been successful at downloading local files to my iPhone. Please help &n...
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Unable to upload local files?

Family Premium Plan/USA/Macbook Air mid 2012/OSX Mojave Hi everyone. I've been trying to upload local files for a few days from my computer web player, and have been unable to do so. I have the desktop player and followed all the instructions online,...

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  • Family Premium Plan/USA/Macbook Air mid 2012/OSX Mojave   Hi everyone. I've been trying to upload local files for a few days from my computer web player, and have been unable to do so. I have ...
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Local Files don't show up as regular Songs (Mac client does not recognize songs based on ID3)

Dear Spotify Community, Unfortunately, automatic recognition does not seem to work for me. What my goal isCreate 4 playlists located in 4 distinct folders on a USB Stick. What I tried to do- Connect USB Stick - Add Folder 1/4 folders to Local Files- ...

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  • Dear Spotify Community,   Unfortunately, automatic recognition does not seem to work for me.   What my goal is Create 4 playlists located in 4 distinct folders on a USB Stick. &nbsp...
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Local files not syncing from Mac to iPhone

I have about 400 songs downloaded onto my MacBook Pro in local files, and up until a couple days ago, they were all syncing perfectly onto my iPhone. I had a playlist donwloaded on my phone and my Mac and all of my songs were in there, downloaded, av...

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  • I have about 400 songs downloaded onto my MacBook Pro in local files, and up until a couple days ago, they were all syncing perfectly onto my iPhone. I had a playlist donwloaded on my phone and my Ma...
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Solved!! Local files will not play at all

Can't get local files to work on desktop Spotify. I have tried logging out and back in, re-installing Spotify, deselecting the local libraries and re-selecting, selecting multiple different source folders, and I cannot get local files to play. They a...

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  •   Can't get local files to work on desktop Spotify.   I have tried logging out and back in, re-installing Spotify, deselecting the local libraries and re-selecting, selecting multiple di...
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Will deleting Spotify from my computer delete my local files playlists?

PlanFree DeviceMacbook Air Early 2015Operating SystemMacOS Mojave My Question or IssueMy MacBook air stopped playing most songs from the Spotify database. The only songs I can listen to are my local files. I can listen to every song in the Spotify da...

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  • Plan Free   Device Macbook Air Early 2015 Operating System MacOS Mojave   My Question or Issue My MacBook air stopped playing most songs from the Spotify database. The only songs I...
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Superuser Contribution Local Files not downloading IOS 2018

PlanPremiumCountry UKDeviceIPhone 7, IMacOperating SystemIOS 11 My Question or Issue Ive made this thread because all other local files not downloading questions are outdated or not for mac. Right ive tried this:- Turn off firewall- Using hotspot to ...

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  • Plan Premium Country  UK Device IPhone 7,  IMac Operating System IOS 11   My Question or Issue  Ive made this thread because all other local files not downloading questi...
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Solved!! My local files are refusing to play/show up on my phone, even though they are on my computer. Help?

Alright, here's what's happening. My local files are refusing to play/show up on my phone, even though they are on my computer. Even though they actually play on my computer, they don't download, which I'm assuming is probably the root of the problem...

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  • Alright, here's what's happening. My local files are refusing to play/show up on my phone, even though they are on my computer. Even though they actually play on my computer, they don't download...
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Spotify won't play certain local files

PlanPremiumCountry The NetherlandsDeviceMacbook Pro MAC OS high sierra and an Iphone 7Operating SystemMAC My Question or IssueSome time ago I noticed that Spotify did not play certain local files on my Iphone anymore. I have a couple of playlists tha...

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  • Plan Premium Country  The Netherlands Device Macbook Pro MAC OS high sierra and an Iphone 7 Operating System MAC   My Question or Issue Some time ago I noticed that Spotify did no...
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Deleting Local Files MAC

I am using Mac 10.13.1 and I can't delete the Local files. I've tried going through the steps and finding the user folder and deleting the Local.bnk file but it is still not working. I've tried uninstalling spotify and redownloading and it still does...

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  • I am using Mac 10.13.1 and I can't delete the Local files. I've tried going through the steps and finding the user folder and deleting the Local.bnk file but it is still not working. I've tried unins...
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution How does one move local files to a new location?

How can I move the folder containing my local files to a new location, while maintaing my local tracks in my playlists? My attempt so far: 1. Move the folder to a new location 2. Remove the old local files source in Preferences 3. Add the new local f...

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  • How can I move the folder containing my local files to a new location, while maintaing my local tracks in my playlists?   My attempt so far: 1. Move the folder to a new location 2.&...
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Is there a way to add all of your Local Files to the main Songs library?

I just added all of my owned songs to the Local Files in Spotify and was wondering if there was a way to get them into the main Songs part of Spotify? The few questions I've seen on this topic are pretty outdated. Also, after adding a large amount of...

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  • I just added all of my owned songs to the Local Files in Spotify and was wondering if there was a way to get them into the main Songs part of Spotify? The few questions I've seen on this topic are pr...
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