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[Troubleshooting] Windows

Having trouble with the Spotify desktop app? Here’s a step-by-step guide to help get things working again. What to try first Perform a soft reset (generally rebooting the device will suffice). If that doesn’t help, try a clean reinstall. Be sure to l...

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FAQ: Spotify for Windows 10 app

Hey folks, we've outlined some of the common questions you might have about the Windows 10 app now available. Please post in this board if you have any other questions. Q: Why can’t I see Spotify in the Windows 10 store? A: Spotify for Windows store ...

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Superuser Contribution Put the Playlist, Podcasts, Artists and Albums back in the sidebar

PlanPremiumCountryCanadaDeviceiPhone 6S PlusOperating SystemWindows 10 My Question or IssueFor a long time I managed to avoid getting the UI updates because I really disliked how many extra clicks it required me to get to where I wanted to go. Unfort...

  • Casual Listener
  • Plan Premium Country Canada Device iPhone 6S Plus Operating System Windows 10   My Question or Issue For a long time I managed to avoid getting the UI updates because I really d...
  • Dian
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Superuser Contribution Give us an option to permanetly keep square covers

The Spotify client UI is getting worse and worse after every update. Now everything is getting infested with the horrendous rounded corners plague, even covers are getting destroyed by the intrusive and uninspired Spotify UI. Please! Stop destroying ...

  • Roadie
  • The Spotify client UI is getting worse and worse after every update. Now everything is getting infested with the horrendous rounded corners plague, even covers are getting destroyed by the i...
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Solved!! User Interface (UI) - Show 'Now Playing'

PlanPremiumCountryUnited StatesDeviceCustom DesktopOperating SystemWindows 10 My Question or IssueA navigational issue - if I start playing someone else's playlist (incl. Spotify's), there isn't a way for me to see which playlist I'm playing. I can s...

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  • Plan Premium Country United States Device Custom Desktop Operating System Windows 10   My Question or Issue A navigational issue - if I start playing someone else's playlist (incl. Spo...
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    Now playing
    Playlist
    queue
    UI
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Superuser Contribution Failure to load more than 50 items in a discography

PlanPremiumCountryAustraliaDeviceLenovo Carbon X1 Nano G1Operating SystemWindows 11 Pro (21H2) My Question or IssueSpotify does not load all items in an artist's discography when the initial view is set to thumbnail view on a high resolution display ...

  • Casual Listener
  • Plan Premium Country Australia Device Lenovo Carbon X1 Nano G1 Operating System Windows 11 Pro (21H2)   My Question or Issue Spotify does not load all items in an artist's discography ...
  • Elena
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    UI
    UX
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Superuser Contribution New Episodes Missing "See All"

PlanPremiumCountryUSADeviceDesktopOperating SystemWindows My Question or IssueAfter waiting so long for Spotify to add the new 'feature' of showing me the new episodes of podcasts I follow, it finally happened via a randomly placed category on my hom...

  • Gig Goer
  • ...or something that I'm paying to use. PLEASE PUT THE 'SEE ALL' BUTTON BACK FOR NEW PODCAST EPISODES OR FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THINGS HOLY MAKE THE DESKTOP UI THE SAME AS MOBILE.
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    new
    Podcasts
    SEE ALL
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Superuser Contribution Playlist Panel too small, UI problem (with pictures!)

PlanPremiumCountryChileDevicePCOperating SystemWindows10 My Question or IssueSince the latest update, they have revised the way the left sidebar works, and now it wastes a lot of real estate, and either the playlist panel is too short vertically, it ...

  • Casual Listener
  • Plan Premium Country Chile Device PC Operating System Windows10   My Question or Issue Since the latest update, they have revised the way the left sidebar works, and now it wastes a lo...
  • ral3nti
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Superuser Contribution Cannot scroll down enough in "add to playlist" after right clicking the song in bottom left.

I often listen to random playlists/radios and sometimes I notice a song I want to add to some of my playlists.So I just right click song name in bottom left --> Add to playlist, then when I'm looking for my playlist I cannot find it even if I scroll ...

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  • I often listen to random playlists/radios and sometimes I notice a song I want to add to some of my playlists. So I just right click song name in bottom left --> Add to playlist, then when I'm ...
  • Zadak
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Superuser Contribution Removed Essential Features

Why would spotify remove essential features from their desktop app UI? to try and make it sleeker? It looks like garbage now! You cant change the playlist picture, or sort and filter playlists. Those are EXTREMELY basic features for a music app that ...

  • Regular
  • Why would spotify remove essential features from their desktop app UI?  to try and make it sleeker? It looks like garbage now!  You cant change the playlist picture, or sort and filter p...
  • Dietrichias
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    Feature
    filter
    Sort
    UI
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution Is there any way to remove the "Play 'songname' by 'Artist'" banner?

PlanPremiumCountryUK DevicePCOperating SystemWindows 10 My Question or IssueI wasn't sure where to put this so hopefully it can get moved to the right place.Everytime I click on a song, then highlight another, there's a UI banner that appears above t...

  • Regular
  • ...verytime I click on a song, then highlight another, there's a UI banner that appears above the song that says (as an example); "Play Feel Good Inc. by Gorillaz". It seems more like an accessability f...
  • CarlosE
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Superuser Contribution Reduced Animations Setting

My Question or IssueIt would be nice to have a reduced animations On/Off setting (some devices have this as an OS setting that the app may be able to default the value to). The recent 2021 desktop UI update introduced an animated equalizer next to th...

  • Casual Listener
  • ...021 desktop UI update introduced an animated equalizer next to the current playing song in the playlist view, which replaces the number (attached is screenshot), and there seems to be no way that I k...
  • Mihail
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    Desktop (Windows)
    settings
    UI
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Superuser Contribution What happened to "Shadows" and "Backgrounds" in the New UI ?

Quite frankly, this new design - if what I'm seeing is the final product and not some kind of bug - is horrible. Sidebars are just a "black square" punching the eye, where in the middle there is an awful attempt at a "faded background" like we're bac...

  • Casual Listener
  • Quite frankly, this new design - if what I'm seeing is the final product and not some kind of bug - is horrible.   Sidebars are just a "black square" punching the eye, where in the middle ther...
  • CarlosE
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    black
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    missing background
    missing shadows
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution Can't start continuous playback because button to display tracks in artist's discography is missing

PlanPremium FamilyDevicePCOperating SystemWindows 10 My Question or IssuePreviously, it was possible to start playing artist's album's tracks one after another. When one album ended, the second in order would start playing automatically.This behavior...

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  • Gig Goer
  • Plan Premium Family Device PC Operating System Windows 10   My Question or Issue Previously, it was possible to start playing artist's album's tracks one after another. When one album ...
  • Novy
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    regression
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Solved!! Missing album name in author's Popular tracklist

PlanPremium FamilyDevicePCOperating SystemWindows 10 My Question or IssueThe album name is now missing in the author's Popular tracklist. Please upvote a Feature requesthttps://community.spotify.com/t5/Idea-Submissions/Desktop-Browse-Display-album-na...

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  • Gig Goer
  • Plan Premium Family Device PC Operating System Windows 10   My Question or Issue The album name is now missing in the author's Popular tracklist.     Please upvote a F...
  • OneByBoo
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    regression
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Superuser Contribution Podcast progress bar missing

Windows 10 - Desktop AppThe new UI removed podcast progress bars, except when they are being played. This makes finding the episode that comes next unnecessarily difficult. The way podcasts are handled was already bad enough, unfortunately this is no...

  • Newbie
  • Windows 10 - Desktop App The new UI removed podcast progress bars, except when they are being played. This makes finding the episode that comes next unnecessarily difficult. The way podcasts are h...
  • Eni
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    Podcasts
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    UI Issue
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Superuser Contribution Please give us back the "Artist" column

PlanPremiumCountryUSADevice Operating SystemWindows 10 My Question or IssueI'm desperate for the return of the "Artist" column, separate from the song title. Not only is the artist very difficult to read, displaced almost half the size of the bolded ...

  • Visitor
  • Plan Premium Country USA Device   Operating System Windows 10   My Question or Issue I'm desperate for the return of the "Artist" column, separate from the song title. Not only is...
  • CarlosE
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[UI Bug] related to playlist sort

PlanPremiumCountryUSDeviceSurface Book 2Operating SystemWindows 10 x64 My Question or IssueI'm also a UI developer and this is definitely the kind of mistake I'd make, lol. Open a playlist and sort it so the most recently added songs are at the top. ...

  • Casual Listener
  • Plan Premium Country US Device Surface Book 2 Operating System Windows 10 x64   My Question or Issue I'm also a UI developer and this is definitely the kind of mistake I'd make, lol....
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Library auto scroll not working + no multiple select

Plan: PremiumCountry: NZ DeviceSurface Laptop, model no. 1769Operating SystemWindows 10 1909 My Question or IssueWhen moving playlists up or down on the sidebar, the panel does not auto scroll, which is a problem when working with large numbers of pl...

  • Casual Listener
  • Plan: Premium Country: NZ   Device Surface Laptop, model no. 1769 Operating System Windows 10 1909   My Question or Issue When moving playlists up or down on the sidebar, the ...
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    selection
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Very bizarre rendering issues

 PlanPremium (family)CountryUKDeviceAMD CPU and GraphicsOperating SystemWin10 My Question or IssuePersisting rendering issue in the programme, screenshot attached. Tried disabling/enabling hardware acceleration, restarting the programme and PC, etc e...

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  •   Plan Premium (family) Country UK Device AMD CPU and Graphics Operating System Win10   My Question or Issue Persisting rendering issue in the programme, screenshot attached. Tried di...
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Bring Back My Saved Artist

When I save music to my library it should be as simple as storing a list of the artist, albums, and songs I have saved and then having the option to sort through those and further see them organized alphabetically. I have seen this function in other ...

  • Casual Listener
  • When I save music to my library it should be as simple as storing a list of the artist, albums, and songs I have saved and then having the option to sort through those and further see them organized ...
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    design
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Solved!! reinstalled spotify, ui different

i recently reinstalled spotify to try and fix the issue i was having with discord integration (which i still can't figure out) and the album ui was different. i mean sure i dont really care about it beacuse i can still use it but it still annoys me t...

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  • i recently reinstalled spotify to try and fix the issue i was having with discord integration (which i still can't figure out) and the album ui was different. i mean sure i dont really care about i...
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