Spotify bugs, issues & new features tracker (cont. updated)

Tracker Guide
(Among the following, click on the section of interest to go to it)
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Affected Platform Bug/Issue description Current Status Workarounds
April 18 All Liked songs not syncing between mobile and desktop Acknowledged
Sept. 14 Speaker System Unable to connect to NUVO audio systems Fixed Available
April 18 Amazon Echo Music cuts out or stops briefly Acknowledged
April 18 All Downloaded songs not playing when offline Acknowledged Available
April 18 Google Assistant Unable to play specific songs Acknowledged Available
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April 18 Apple Watch Unable to download music for offline listening Acknowledged Available
April 18 Desktop app Sonos speakers not appearing Acknowledged
April 18 Desktop app Podcast appear in alphabetical order Escalated
April 18 All Queue changes after switching device with Spotify Connect Under investigation
April 18 iOS Music stops playing when adding songs with add button Under investigation
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April 18 TV Poor podcast video quality Under investigation
April 18 All “There was a problem” error when joining Premium Duo Under investigation
April 18 Mobile app Recently Played songs not updating Under investigation
May 6 All Three months Premium offer activates only for one month Fixed
April 21 Android Now Playing progress bar missing Fix coming soon Available
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April 23 All ‘Get the best experience on Android 12… Allow Bluetooth’ persistent pop-up Under investigation
April 25 All Can’t find Jimin’s Spotify profile Unacknowledged
May 27 All ‘Discover Weekly’ not playing or loading Fixed
May 9 iOS Blue box/border around lyrics section Fixed
May 10 iOS App crashing when streaming video podcasts Unacknowledged
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June 14 iOS App not showing up on BMW ConnectedDrive menu Fixed
May 16 Android Unable to play music Acknowledged Available
May 16 Android Playlists appearing empty Acknowledged Available
June 6 Android Spotify app crashing on Vivo devices Fixed Available
June 7 All Discover Weekly has same songs as last week Acknowledged
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June 16 Windows App crashing on login screen, when changing songs or during playback Acknowledged
June 20 iOS Unable to select song in Radio Playlist Under investigation
July 5 iOS Download audio quality options missing Allegedly fixed
June 29 iOS Getting error when opening Podcast Charts Investigating
June 30 Alexa Unable to play songs Investigating
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Affected Platform Bug/Issue description Current Status Workarounds
July 21 Android App not loading or stuck on black loading screen Fixed
Sept. 22 Desktop Progress bar stutters or freezes Fixed
Sept. 17 iOS Home page not loading in offline mode Fixed
July 18 All ‘Liked Songs’ playlist empty or disappeared Investigating
Sept. 30 Desktop Scrolling up while dragging a song on playlists functionality not working Fixed
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July 29 Android Playback stops unexpectedly Investigating
August 5 Spotify mobile app Spotify Radio playing only 1-3 songs Fixed
August 8 Android Spotify mini player album cover not showing Unacknowledged (1, 2, 3)
August 17 Desktop app & Web player Lyrics function not showing or working Fixed Available
November 10 Desktop app & Web player Artist pages not loading Fixed
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August 31 Android Android 13 (API 33) media player support not available Acknowledged
Sept. 2 Mobile/Desktop app/Web player Podcasts not working or playing Investigating
Sept. 13 Apple Watch (WatchOS 9) Streaming suddenly stopping Investigating (workaround)
Sept. 15 Desktop app & Web player Getting error while typing in playlist’s search bar Investigating
Sept. 26 Desktop app Spotify Connect not working Fixed
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Affected Platform Bug/Issue description Current Status Workarounds
Nov. 16 Android & iOS Users not liking new home page UI Implemented
Oct. 6 All Unable to play new Podcasts Investigating
Oct. 7 Android Blend story not responsive Investigating
Oct. 10 Android Albums not loading Investigating
Oct. 13 Android Liked songs not loading Fix in works
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Affected Platform Bug/Issue description Current Status Workarounds
Oct. 13 Android Shuffle play repeats certain songs Fix in works
Oct. 13 Android & iOS Spotify Canvas disappeared or not showing Unacknowledged
Oct. 17 iOS Podcast episode list scroll location resetting to top Acknowledged
Oct. 24 Desktop app Artist name mentioned twice in recently played section Escalated
Oct. 26 iOS & Desktop app Sorting issue Fix in works
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Oct. 28 Playstation 5 Volume output too low Investigating
Oct. 31 All ‘First song you played this year’ pop-up not showing up for some Unacknowledged
Nov. 1 PlayStation 5 Volume output is too low Investigating
Nov. 2 All Users unable to accept subscription fee increase for Premium plan Investigating
Nov. 14 All Spotify showing random album covers & missing the ‘song preview’ feature Investigating
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Nov. 17 All Users want Dream SMP (or DSMP) genre removed Unacknowledged
Nov. 17 All Users unable to unhide songs from playlists Unacknowledged (1,2,3)
Nov. 18 All Local files not showing up Unacknowledged (1, 2, 3)
Nov. 29 Desktop Moving forward/backward on a song skips to the next one in the playlist Acknowledged (1,2,3) Available (1,2)
Nov. 23 All ‘Device limit reached’ error message using only 1 device Unacknowledged (1, 2)
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Nov. 25 Apple Watch Series 3 App crashing or not working while opening Unacknowledged (1,2,3,4)
Nov. 28 Xbox App not working Unacknowledged (1,2,3)
Nov. 28 All Issue while playing tunes outside of ‘Liked songs’ or playlist on Desktop Investigating
Nov. 30 Desktop ‘error-dialog.generic.body’ Unacknowledged (1,2,3)
Dec. 1 All Spotify Wrapped 2022 slideshow not working or missing Unacknowledged Available
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Dec. 01 iOS Sleep timer not working Acknowledged Available
Dec. 07 All Spotify ads get louder as compared to the music volume Unacknowledged (1,2,3,4,5)
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Description of new feature Status Supported devices
April 19 Spotify Pet Playlist Rolling out All
June 23 Community tab to check friends’ activity Under development All
June 29 Spotify Supergrouper playlist feature Rolling out All
July 29 Spotify Friends Mix Rolling out iOS & Desktop
August 2 Individual buttons for Shuffle and Play for Premium users Rolling out iOS & Android
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Description of new feature Status Supported devices
August 11 Separate feeds for music and podcasts Coming soon Android & iOS
August 17 In-app audio reactions that can be published as podcasts Coming soon All
October 20 Spotify HiFi streaming Coming soon All
November 10 Support for Amazon’s latest TVs Rolling out All
November 10 Music playlists for Delta Rolling out All
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Description of new feature Status Supported devices
November 10 Spotify app revamp Rolling out Apple Watch
November 15 User Choice Billing Rolling out All
November 22 Toggle to disable or hide Podcasts from home page Internal review All
December 06 Added native support for Apple HomePod Requested (1,2,3,4) Apple HomePod
December 07 Demand for Spotify ‘Karaoke mode’ escalates Requested All
Following are some instructions that’ll help you go through this tracker easily:

  • This tracker has separate sections for keeping a tab on the Bugs, issues, and problems reported in Spotify on different platforms (app and web), as well as the new features coming to the service along with its availability status.
  • Separate tabulated sections have been designed for Bugs/Issues/Problems and New Feature releases. You can use the Tracker Guide to head directly to the section of your interest.
  • The Bugs/Issues/Problems table not only highlights the status of the problem but also lists the potential workarounds that can be helpful in resolving the issue. Do care to try.
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