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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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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Prioritizing media keys for Spotify instead of Windows Media Player

I have issues with media keys on my keyboard and Spotify. Next track and previous track are actually working, but play/stop keys are not working. In particular, the play key starts Windows Media ...
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Spotify sink/internet radio via DLNA server?

I have a bunch of largely incompatible and buggy audio appliances throughout the house, but the common denominator is they all support DLNA. My idea is to setup a DLNA server that would accept ...
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Mac audio problems with Google chrome when Spotify is used

Did Spotify just block the sounds from other apps? My tool bar on top right looks like this: I'm not able to adjust the volume from system preferences although Spotify can still play songs. Now I can'...
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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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A program runs at startup even if it is not listed in Task Manager [duplicate]

I see a strange behavior using Spotify for Windows 10 x64, that opens automatically when I start up the PC. Oddly, the software is not listed in Startup section of Task Manager: Is there another "...
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Spotify: how to prevent synchronization of “current song” between mobile & desktop?

Using Spotify, I listen to music on my mobile phone (Android app) and on my work computer (Windows 10 Store App). In the evening, I turn off that work computer and open Spotify on my phone for the way ...
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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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Stop automatic car play in Spotify

I am having an issue with Spotify automatically playing when it connects to my car sound system via Bluetooth. I do not want it to auto play. Even if I pause the current song manually and close ...
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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 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), and 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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Spotify ads are very too loud comparing to the music volume

I recently installed Spotify on my PC. I'm listening music approximately at half of the volume bar. When an ad starts, this is terribly too loud comparing to the music volume. Probably twice louder. ...
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Play spotify through Skype?

So I tried this solution by an user Play music in a Skype call I followed the steps but when I asked my friend if he heard any music, he told me that there was a weird loud noise, but he could hear ...
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Spotify for Windows app is not downloading songs for offline mode

So, lately, I decided I want to have some Spotify playlists in offline mode in Spotify for Windows. It successfully downloaded one song, and now all the others just have that little 'syncing' icon. It ...
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Control Spotify with Multimedia Keyboard

Windows 10. Corsair Raptor K50 keyboard. On my keyboard I have a couple of multimedia keys and a scrollwheel which controls the Windows volume mixer. This controls the overall volume of all the ...
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Force 5.1 Wasapi on windows 10

I currently have a home theater receiver (STR-DN840) on a 5.1 configuration connected to my PC (Windows 10) trough HDMI using the graphics card (GTX-760). I currently have KODI and I have it on my ...
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How to share a music playlist containing both commercial and non-commercial recordings

I want to use a music streaming service (preferably Google Music) to legally share a playlist with a 100+ member choral group. The playlist comprises good recordings of pieces we're currently ...
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Dynamic Spotify Playlist of my Top Tracks on Last.fm?

Is there anyway to create a dynamic Spotify Playlist which automatically updates with the Top 100 tracks from my Last.fm account? I know it's possible to create a playlist of my Last.fm loved tracks ...
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Import iTunes Playlist to Spotify

I decided to get back into Spotify knowing how versatile the app is. The problem I am having is that there is no simple way to import iTunes playlists in the newest version 1.0.10.107.gd0dfca3a ...
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Vudu and Spotify Download Location

Vudu and Spotify both store the offline/downloaded files in 'AppData/Roaming' and I have maxed out my 'C' Drive. I want to move it to my larger 'D' Drive. I looked up what to do and all over the ...
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Failed to fetch Spotify repository while updating ubuntu

Given I have spotify installed on my ubuntu system When i upgrade using: sudo apt-get update Then I get this error: W: An error occurred during the signature verification. The repository is not ...
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Hiss on Spotify

Quite often I hear quite noticeable white noise in the background on Spotify. Any suggestion what this is? Just checking now - I went back to a song that had it, and it doesn't appear to be there ...