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iOS Local Files: Easier import with the Files app

It is now easier to import Local Files into the Spotify iOS app through the Files app on your iOS device. A computer and WiFi network are not required to use this new import method. This means that you can now import Local Files into the Spotify iOS ...

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Premium spotify?

Ever since I downloaded spotify on my tablet awhile back ive always had free premium on all tablets but never on my phone and on my PlayStation Im able to choose any song Id like but have to listen to ads. Why is that?

  • Casual Listener
  • Ever since I downloaded spotify on my tablet awhile back ive always had free premium on all tablets but never on my phone and on my PlayStation Im able to choose any song Id like but have to listen t...
  • Jonnytalavera
  • Casual Listener
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Next song does not play when iPad in sleep/locked mode

I've noticed that sometimes Spotify stops playing. I play music from my iPad, via AirPlay to my Apple TV (gen 1). To be more precise, the song keeps playing when the iPad screen goes black (I've got a 2 minute lock/sleep screen setting). But when the...

  • Newbie
  • I've noticed that sometimes Spotify stops playing. I play music from my iPad, via AirPlay to my Apple TV (gen 1). To be more precise, the song keeps playing when the iPad screen goes black (I've got ...
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Problem exporting BBC Playlist to spotify

Hi, I'm having trouble exporting my BBC Playlist to my spotify account. Can anyone help please?Thanks, Ben

  • Casual Listener
  • Hi, I'm having trouble exporting my BBC Playlist to my spotify account. Can anyone help please? Thanks, Ben
  • MandiK
  • Casual Listener
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How to keep my place in a list when on shuffle? [iOS]

I don't really know a way to succintly state my question so I may ramble a bit. Basically, I have a 400+ song, 24+ hour playlist I made for a week-long roadtrip, thinking that since we had less than 24 hours of driving to do we wouldn't hear any song...

  • Casual Listener
  • I don't really know a way to succintly state my question so I may ramble a bit.   Basically, I have a 400+ song, 24+ hour playlist I made for a week-long roadtrip, thinking that since we had l...
  • mapuya19
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Spotify stops and will only play if I use earphones

Recently my spotify has stopped playing once I exit the app and I can't browse other apps while I'm listening to Spitify. When I enter the app, the music starts playing again, but only if I have earphones/ headphones in. Otherwise it's just silent, b...

  • Newbie
  • Recently my spotify has stopped playing once I exit the app and I can't browse other apps while I'm listening to Spitify. When I enter the app, the music starts playing again, but only if I have earp...
  • Mattosaurus
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Locked Out

Set up spotify in foreign country. Now I'm locked out since the 14 day trial period is over. Any suggestions?

  • Newbie
  • Set up spotify in foreign country. Now I'm locked out since the 14 day trial period is over. Any suggestions?
  • JoeThomas
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Having a glitch?

While trying to listen to music, I have a gray 1inch thick line going across my screen, it's somewhere between the A-titled songs and B-titled songs. I can handle that though. But on top of that, when I click to play a song, it highlights the song I ...

  • Casual Listener
  • While trying to listen to music, I have a gray 1inch thick line going across my screen, it's somewhere between the A-titled songs and B-titled songs. I can handle that though. But on top of that, whe...
  • Ethan7526
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Different Prices?

Spotify advertises that premium costs 9.99 yet charges my itunes acount $12.00. Is this due to taxes, and if not why am I paying more?

  • Newbie
  • Spotify advertises that premium costs 9.99 yet charges my itunes acount $12.00. Is this due to taxes, and if not why am I paying more? 
  • Mattosaurus
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Background usage

Spotify used to continue playing in the background while using other apps like Facebook etc., as well as when I closed my screen so I could put it in my pocket. It has stopped doing that and only plays while the app is open and selected. Why did this...

  • Newbie
  • Spotify used to continue playing in the background while using other apps like Facebook etc., as well as when I closed my screen so I could put it in my pocket. It has stopped doing that and only pla...
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What's going on!?!

Hi, well I go to play my songs from a playlist and click on the one I want. It either skips it or skips 20 seconds, goes normal for a bit and then skips another 20 seconds. It's doing it now, I'm getting 5 seconds into a song and it skips to half way...

  • Newbie
  • Hi, well I go to play my songs from a playlist and click on the one I want. It either skips it or skips 20 seconds, goes normal for a bit and then skips another 20 seconds. It's doing it now, I'm get...
  • OviiiOne
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Personal songs

When I put my numbers by alfabetic order, there always comes a grey block (between each letter). Is this normal?

  • Casual Listener
  • When I put my numbers by alfabetic order, there always comes a grey block (between each letter). Is this normal?
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Music won't play

I have just upgraded to spotify premium but for some reason it won't let me play music, it spears like it is on the screen but there's no sound. I have checked my normal music on my phone and it's fine so I'm confused?

  • Newbie
  • I have just upgraded to spotify premium but for some reason it won't let me play music, it spears like it is on the screen but there's no sound. I have checked my normal music on my phone and it's fi...
  • philtymps
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iOS download issues again again

It been almost two years now since you have been claiming to solve the download issue on ios, yet, it keeps on coming and all you give as soltion is the same - unstiall,.... well, the issue is when I have 10gb of music, uninstalling the app is way wa...

  • Casual Listener
  • It been almost two years now since you have been claiming to solve the download issue on ios, yet, it keeps on coming and all you give as soltion is the same - unstiall,.... well, the issue is when I...
  • HoiBee
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How to change Facebook accounts

Hi my ex girlfriend is still using my spotify I changed my password but her Facebook account is still logged into my spotify and for the life of me I can't figure out how to change it to my Facebook account, any help please?

  • Casual Listener
  • Hi my ex girlfriend is still using my spotify I changed my password but her Facebook account is still logged into my spotify and for the life of me I can't figure out how to change it to my Facebook ...
  • HoiBee
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Too many problems to list in one thread title

Nice one on the update looking prettier I guess but: It's really slow. Like, REALLY slow. As in takes about twenty seconds to shuffle slow. (it cost me 10% battery to get a decent queue going earlier)Constant freezingLike, if I have my phone on hold ...

  • Roadie
  • Nice one on the update looking prettier I guess but:   It's really slow. Like, REALLY slow. As in takes about twenty seconds to shuffle slow. (it cost me 10% battery to get a decent queue goi...
  • HoiBee
  • Roadie
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Premium won't connect to spotify on my phone

I recently subscribed to spotify premium, but I cannot get it to connect on my Iphone. It says that I am still using a "free subscritpion", I have already tried logging out and redownloading the app -- and help would be much appreiated!!

  • Newbie
  • I recently subscribed to spotify premium, but I cannot get it to connect on my Iphone. It says that I am still using a "free subscritpion", I have already tried logging out and redownloading the app ...
  • HoiBee
  • Roadie
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Saving albums to My Music not syncing across devices

Rather than making playlists of all of my favorite artist's albums, I've discovered that if you "follow" the Artist, and then save the album to "Your Music", then you can easily go to the Artist listing and find who you're looking for as they are in ...

  • Newbie
  • Rather than making playlists of all of my favorite artist's albums, I've discovered that if you "follow" the Artist, and then save the album to "Your Music", then you can easily go to the Artist...
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Spotify on both android and apple devices

Hi! So before I buy Premium I want to check something. I currently don't have any money in my Google Play account but I do have a lot in my iTunes account that I need to use. I currently listen to my ipod on rare occasions and use my android phone pr...

  • Newbie
  • Hi! So before I buy Premium I want to check something. I currently don't have any money in my Google Play account but I do have a lot in my iTunes account that I need to use. I currently listen to my...
  • Fishtaco
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Premium

I canceled spotify 2 weeks ago before my free trial was up, however on spotify it still says I am a premium member. Did i successfully cancel? I don't want to be on premium anymore. thanks.

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  • I canceled spotify 2 weeks ago before my free trial was up, however on spotify it still says I am a premium member. Did i successfully cancel? I don't want to be on premium anymore. thanks.
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"An Error Occurred"

When attempting to view by artist on iOS, it says 'an error occurred' 1) search for any artist2) tap on the artist you want3) 'an error occurred' Not very good. I tried rebooting, etc.

  • Newbie
  • When attempting to view by artist on iOS, it says 'an error occurred'   1) search for any artist 2) tap on the artist you want 3) 'an error occurred'   Not very good. I tried rebootin...
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