Questions tagged [spotify]

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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How can I have Spotify play music instead of iTunes when pressing the play/F8 key on MacOS?

When I turn on my MBP the first thing I do is play some Spotify music and I got it loaded on startup, although when I press play/F8 which is play button on keyboard iTunes pops up. Even with the ...
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How to stop Spotify from starting with Windows

Spotify for Windows (not from app store) starts itself whenever I boot up Windows. I have turned off the setting to open Spotify automatically after logging in: I have also checked the Windows Start ...
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Is ffmpeg usable with audio loudness normalization?

I need to convert some CD mastered audio to be sent to Spotify. Spotify does not prefer CD mastered but it has some loudness suggestions: ( https://artists.spotify.com/en/help/article/loudness-...
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Spotify or MacOS leaking information between users?

I have a Macbook M1 running MacOS 11.6. I'm logged in to MacOS with an Admin account. I have Spotify open. I'm logged in to Spotify. Another MacOS user with a Standard account logs in to MacOS. (The ...
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Spotify is making crackling sound every 5-10 seconds

I just build a desktop PC, everything is good except Spotify! it is making crackling sound every 5-10 seconds, almost like this: https://youtu.be/SzM2KaMszvc?t=26 Everything else works PERFECT!, Games ...
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Why does Spotify automatically open when I boot my PC?

For some reason, when I boot up Microsoft Windows NT 10.0 (Windows 10), Spotify automatically launches automatically, and, when it does, its taskbar icon flashes orange. How do I prevent this from ...
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Network connection timeouts when using Spotify linux client

since I've installed the Spotify client on my linux machine, I always get network timeouts when using it. I have tried several versions of the client but it doesn't seem to help. What I'm currently ...
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Getting audio device name for spotifyd

I ran aplay -l and it returns: card 0: PCH [HDA Intel PCH], device 0: ALC1220 Analog [ALC1220 Analog] Subdevices: 1/1 Subdevice #0: subdevice #0 card 0: PCH [HDA Intel PCH], device 1: ALC1220 ...
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OpenVPN blocks Spotify internet access

I have setup an OpenVPN split tunneling so that i can choose which traffic goes through my VPN (via a SOCKS5 proxy). Here are my network interfaces When i connect with OpenVPN, windows tells me that ...
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running ubuntu 20.04 getting error when running sudo apt update

W: GPG error: http://repository.spotify.com stable InRelease: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY D1742AD60D811D58 E: The repository 'http:/...
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How does Discord know what I'm listening to on Spotify?

I'm running Discord in Google Chrome browser. Discord is logged in using it's own set of credentials. How does it know what I'm listening to on Spotify? Is this information public? How do I limit what ...
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Spotify no longer responding to media keys in windows 10 since I installed youtube music

I used to be able to control Spotify using media keys on my keyboard and headset on my Windows 10 machine. This worked and I was happy. At some point I wanted to try Youtube Music and I installed the ...
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How do I minimise spotify to the system tray?

I use alt+tab a lot and spotify keeps irritating me. I want it to sit quietly in the system tray and play the music. This is easy in VLC, all you have to do is click the VLC icon in the system tray ...
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Scaling Spotify client on Linux HiDPI display

On my Linux Mint 20 Cinnamon I just installed Spotify like this: curl -sS https://download.spotify.com/debian/pubkey_0D811D58.gpg | sudo apt-key add - echo "deb http://repository.spotify.com ...
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Creating a minimal Spotify Web Player window only containing the song title and like button

While listening to music on Spotify, I often find myself opening the Spotify window to check whether I have liked the current song, and to see what it is called. To make this easier, I would like a ...
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Spotify cache now at 11gb, how to delete with Crontab?

I am aware that Spotify downloads songs and keeps them on my hard disk rather than keep re-streaming them. However, my Spotify cache is now up to 11gb and I’d like to use crontab to delete it. I ...
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The same build of Spotify that works like a charm on a laptop, cannot reproduce songs on another computer

I downloaded Spotify from here and installed it on my laptop, which I've been using in UK for the last year, and on my home computer in Italy where I am now. Everything has been working and still ...
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Chrome is eating my media key inputs and Spotify does not register them. Cannot use keyboard play/pause button while Chrome is open

I'm using a PC with Windows 10. Normally, my media keys on my keyboard (e.g. play, pause, skip) control Spotify just fine. But while I have Chrome open, these media keys do nothing to control ...
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Cannot access Spotify through squid proxy

I setup a personal squid proxy without authentication so i could connect to spotify. I can connect to normal websites and i acan also connect to Spotify website however i cant connect to Spotify using ...
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spotify SIGSEGV error "Warning: GTK2 does not support Wayland!"

I'm currently using Arch Linux operating system. I just ran pacman -Syu command that updates all packages so I don't know which one is causing the problem. I then tried to start spotify and got this ...
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Binding a macro to a function key (Adjusting volume in Spotify)

What I want: By pressing one of the function keys (F3) on my keyboard I want a program to start up, that switches to an open but not active window, executes a keyboard shortcut in this application (...
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I have music playing and when i flip my screen up the music shuts down

My music (I use spotify) turns off everytime i put my computer(windows laptop) to sleep. On my desktop i don't have this problem.
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Spotify is not responding to Cortana

Spotify doesn't respond to Cortana's requests. After I ask Cortana to play some music on spotify, Cornata successfully opens up Spotify, but doesn't do anything. Cortana successfully identifies the ...
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How to start Spotify in minimized mode when booting Windows 10?

I am trying to start Spotify in minimized mode when booting Windows 10. I tried to use this AHK solution posted on another question, How to start Viber in minimized mode when booting Windows 7?, but ...
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Spotify: Move to previous track without rewinding current one

In the Spotify desktop client, pressing the "previous track" button or the corresponding hotkey after the current track has been playing for 3 seconds or more rewinds the track instead of actually ...
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Prioritize Spotify when pressing media keys

I have media keys on my laptop's numpad (play/pause, stop, previous, next) and so far, even if the Spotify app was not focused, those keys would trigger an action in it. But for some reason, now they'...
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How can I display the remaining time of a Spotify song on my Touch Bar?

Currently, I'm using BetterTouchTool (BTT) to automate tasks. I was wanting to make a script that would display the time a song has left (in MM: SS format) as a label on my Touch Bar. Here's what I ...
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Import iTunes playlists to Spotify

I'd like to migrate from Apple Music to Spotify because: iTunes still can't upload more than ~30 seconds of a custom song / music file to iCloud Music Library. Spotify can't upload to a cloud but can ...
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Moving firefox profile kills drm?

I wanted to put my firefox profile to a different location. Moving-Procedure: So i copied the profile dir to the new location and started fiefox -P and created a new profile (after deleting the old ...
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How to download mp3s from spotify (with premium subscription)

I was told that if I subscribe to spotify premium I would be able to download mp3s of all the songs they offer, however after signing up I can't find a "download" button anywhere. Was this just false ...
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Why does Spotify take control of my Bluetooth earphones' stereo output?

I own Bluetooth earphones, which I have paired with my Windows 10 laptop. I can happily listen to audio from various different sources, until I play music through Spotify. Once I do, Spotify seems to ...
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On Spotify, can I tell it to 'after the current song finishes, start playing this album'?

I use Spotify on Android and the linux application - and so either solution will work because I can control the music from either, but Android preferred. A common interaction I have is that I'll be ...
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Windows 10 per app equalizer

Equalizer APO (and the Dolby EQ app that I've also tried) seems to only be working globally, i.e. once I enable it, the entire system and every single program uses it. That messes up certain things ...
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How can I block internet access to Spotify's Windows 10 app (on the Windows Store)?

I want to block Spotify from having internet access. It is the app for Windows 10 downloaded from the Windows Store. The reason for blocking internet access is so that I can listen to music offline on ...
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Why isn't Spotify showing up in the volume-mixer?

Here's an interesting issue. The audio coming from Spotify desktop no longer appears in the system volume mixer (the program entirely, not just audio activity), and seems to be entirely bypassing ...
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Importing my Apple Music library to Spotify

So I've been using iTunes for a while now and I have many songs from different sources: Music I ripped from my CD collection, converted into mp3 and then imported to iTunes. Stored on my phone's SD ...
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STAR song in spotify through AHK

As per this link: Is there a keyboard shortcut for "Save to Your Library" in Spotify's desktop app? The AHK script doesn't seem to work anymore. any updates/new solution to this please? ...
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Why is the Spotify cache so large?

On my Mac, I have noticed that Spotify uses quite a large cache (/Library/Caches/com.spotify.client). In my case, it is roughly 4GB. However, that's really puzzling because while it's true that I ...
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Is there a way to set a fullscreen app to always be on Desktop 1?

When I enter fullscreen on spotify, Mac OS automatically creates a new space on the right side of my desktop screens. I'd like to always have it open into the desktop beside the "Dashboard" desktop. ...
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using media keys in ip netns

So im running Debian 9 with KDE, and since Spotify doesn't support offline mode, I just made a new namespace (ip netns add jail), and just run Spotify in this ns (ip netns exec jail su user -c spotify)...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut for "Save to Your Library" in Spotify's desktop app?

Save to Your Library is a great way to save favorite songs and play them back as a playlist later. It's also cool to make Your Library > Songs available offline on mobile. Then you're never without ...
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Using "broken" junction link to block writes

So I wanted to stop Spotify from caching to my SSD (I have a small 60 GB drive), but apparently it's not possible to disable caching. Spotify keeps the cache in the %LocalAppData%\Spotify\Data folder....
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Spotify and Skype Business sound breaking on Lenovo T430 upon CPU load

Spotify and Skype Business sound is breaking badly on Lenovo Thinkpad T430 laptop anytime when there is significant CPU load (25% or more). For example browsing files or running Eclipse searches or ...
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Add Chromcast Audio to Spotify on macOS

My phone can cast Spotify to the Chromecast Audio I connected to the stereo. Spotify on my Macbook doesn't display this device. When I click the devices-button, I don't see the Chromecast Audio, so I ...
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Spotify briefly stealing focus?

This issue is driving me crazy. Spotify (or a process related to Spotify) keeps stealing focus for a split second from whatever program I am in then quickly snaps focus back to that program. This ...
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Make Spotify URI links clickable system wide?

So, is it possible to make Spotify URI links clickable like any hyperlink so that they just directly play that song in the client when the link is clicked ?
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Spotify randomly lowering sound

So i am listening to spotify and randomly it lowers my sound. A while later, when i am not speaking or making sound (which might be it is picking up my mic and lowering) it goes back to normal. But ...
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Spotify not playing next song, instead playing random song from playlist

When i try to play next song via my keyboard shortcut or with the arrows on spotify, it doesn't go to the next song, it just plays a random song from my playlist.
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Mysterious hieroglyph in a command of a Spotify process after update

I've just spotted that right after update spotify starts itself up with a command line that looks like Spotify.exe /UPDATECOMPLETE "䣈!" I can understand the purpose of the /UPDATECOMPLETE key there, ...
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Creating Spotify keyboard shortcuts

I'm on Windows 10 64 bit, Using spotify desktop free version. Is there a way to create keyboard Spotify shortcuts to pause/play and skip tracks, while outside Spotify? I don't want to keep opening it. ...
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