Spotify is a streaming music service focused on music discovery through social interaction. It is not web based; streaming via Windows, OS X, iOS, and Android operating systems but has a one-click method for initiating playback via web links.

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Does Spotify offer a radio-type service that allows me to fine tune the selection? [closed]

I'm looking at various music services. What I want is something similar to Pandora's radio based on artist followed by fine-tuning with thumbs up/down combined with a much larger catalog and the ...
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Change Spotify's sound output device

Spotify does not have changeable sound output device, it uses the default device. But I want it to use Line1, a custom sound device I've added. Does anyone know how I can assign Line1 as output ...
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does Spotify play a local file if it exists?

If I have a local copy of a song, does Spotify still stream it or play the local copy? Or does it choose the one with higher quality of the two? By local copy, I mean a MP3 that I ripped from disc or ...
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How to have spotify write music meta data from gracenote locally

I'm having spotify update the meta-data on my music using gracenote, however, its not writing those changes locally on my drive. How can I force it to do so. Or is there any other software that will ...
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How do I stop Spotify from crashing?

I am using Spotify on wine on Linux (Ubuntu). It worked fine before, but after I uninstalled and re-installed it, for some reason every time I run it, it doesn't work. It crashes after I log in. When ...
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On Spotify's new Facebook integration settings section, what does the “unhide people” dropdown do?

I'm using Spotify's Windows client software. The 'Unhide People' setting is explained nowhere. Spotify's general explanation about Facebook sharing can be found on their blog. From the screenshot ...
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How to Find 3rd Party Applications that Use the Mouse in my OS X Installation?

I'm having a problem with Spotify that causes my mouse to not work properly. Based on my reading online, this problem is caused when third party applications like BetterTouchTool interact with ...
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How do I get my Logitech media buttons to control Spotify

I have a Logitech diNovo keyboard which includes media buttons for play/pause, stop, next, previous. I would like to let those buttons control Spotify. I've tried to add Spotify to the players.ini ...
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Is there a way to limit Spotify's upstream P2P traffic?

As indicated here, Spotify slyly uses my bandwidth to provide other users with the service. Is there a way to limit the upstream traffic from Spotify so that my non-unlimited bandwidth is conserved? ...
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Monitor Spotify Traffic on OS X

I'm looking to keep track of my Spotify usage on Mac OS X Lion. I don't currently have an unlimited bandwidth connection and so I need to keep track of it all. It would also help me see how much I'm ...
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Spotify client cannot play track when it's a premium ad

When the Spotify desktop client goes to play a Spotify Premium ad it returns this error: Can't Play Current Track It just started doing this earlier (possibly yesterday) and I don't know why. ...
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Any Spotify tweaks with keyboard shortcut to 'star' tracks?

I'm a premium subscriber of Spotify and an obsessive productivity geek. One thing that really annoys me is that there isn't a keyboard shortcut to 'star' a track (I.e add a track to favourites). I ...
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Is there a way to make the X button exit Spotify?

I've been trying out Spotify for the past few days, and have been annoyed that clicking the X button in the top right of the window just minimizes it instead of closing it. In fact, even ...
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Hide Spotify from Windows 7 Task Bar

When Spotify is running, it shows a little icon in the activity field. On most operative systems, closing the Spotify window minimizes the player to the activity window, freeing up space in the task ...
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Spotify crashing on everything but radio

I have a Spotify Unlimited account and I am trying to use the native Linux version of the application (v0.4.9.302.g604b4fb3). When I play radio, everything is fine. Also, when I have my Play Queue ...
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Open Source Spotify Implementations

I noticed that there are many 3rd-party Spotify implementations. However, all of them require a premium subscription. Are there any that accept free subscriptions? The site linked above states ...
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Queuing on iTunes

Is there a way of queuing songs i want to listen to on itunes, like how i can on spotify?
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Is there any way to set up per-application proxy settings?

So erm, I have this friend right... And they have an application that has to be persuaded that it is in one country, when in fact it's in another. My friend uses a proxy for this. The proxy doesn't ...
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How will Chrome OS provide music?

I don't have many desktop apps installed; one of the few I have is Spotify. How will Chrome OS provide music for its users?
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Spotify Subscriptions [closed]

With spotify's new subscription of 'Unlimited' can i still use spotify on multiple computers [not at same time] with playlist syncing? This is not a web application. This is a local application that ...
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How do I disable iTunes working from the shortcut keys?

I want to stop iTunes from responding to the shortcut keys i.e. F7, F8, F9 because I use Spotify. So what happens is when I pause Spotify iTunes starts bouncing around.
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Alsa devices under Wine

I'm running OpenSuse 11.2 and Wine 1.1.28. Even if audio is perfectly working fine for me (Skype, Banshee, etc), when I try to configure audio for Wine (to use Spotify) I cannot hear anything from ...
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How much does the Spotify app use the network?

Spotify is a P2P application and so I assume it uses quite a bit of network traffic downloading and sharing tracks. Can a Spotify guru tell me if it does this only when the player is in use (eg when ...
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How do I circumvent Spotify's updater for my regular users in Windows?

I run a Windows Vista machine where I have Spotify installed. My account is the only account with administrator rights on the machine, which means only I can update Spotify. This means that any other ...
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Remap “next song” key in ubuntu to work with spotify and wine

I want to change song in spotify with a global key in ubuntu. This is possible on windows with a special key on keyboard, the "next song key"(?) How can I remap a key in ubuntu(no "next song" ...
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Ubuntu: how to get audio to work in both Spotify (under Wine) and Flash (in Firefox)?

I'm running Spotify on Linux using Wine. Sound worked great (even though the sound test in winecfg failed!), until I installed alsa-oss package yesterday to get Flash sound working in Firefox. Now ...