I use Spotify every day in my downtime, and it’s one of the best apps to create and listen to great playlists that fit your mood.
On the other hand, it’s annoying when you have duplicate songs on a Spotify playlist. They’ll keep coming up if you’re listening on shuffle, and they always seem to pop up at the worst possible moments.
So, what can you do? We’ve listed a couple of the fastest methods to remove them using your computer, so check out this guide to find out more.
Using your computer to remove duplicate songs
Thanks to the hard work of developers like Regan Starr, there are a number of different programs online that will remove the duplicates from your device for free.
You’ll have to use a computer, but it’s easier than going through your entire playlist on a phone.
First, you’ll have to navigate to this site.
It tells you what to do, but just in case, open Spotify. Open the playlist that you’re going to edit, and copy and paste the information into the box on the site.
Once you’re ready, click the blue box named “Find Duplicates.” You’ll see a message pop up on your screen while the program works in the background.
Once it’s complete, you’ll see a list with all of the duplicate songs found in your Spotify playlist. You can pick and choose the ones you want to remove (just in case you want to keep a few of the songs for back-to-back greatness).
(If you have any issues with the program listed above, here’s a link to another that worked perfectly for me. Once again, kudos to the developer for his hard work.)
It’s a quick and easy method, but you can always do it manually with the optimal method to do so listed below.
Removing the duplicate songs manually
It might take a little longer, but you can delete the songs manually from your playlist easily on your computer. (Within reason – it will take forever if you have thousands of songs on your playlist.)
Click on one of the tabs located at the top to list the songs in order of artist or album. Any duplicates should stack together, although different albums sometimes have the same songs.
Go through the list and delete any that you can find. It shouldn’t take that long, and it’ll give you more space for new songs.
Spotify has revolutionised how we consume music, and it’s nice to know that there are a few easy ways to get rid of duplicate tracks on the same playlist.
It’s not the biggest worry, but it’s good that you can get rid of them quickly and easily, with no real hassle. It leaves you free to focus on what’s important, which is the music, and discovering great playlists.
Were we able to help you to organise your Spotify playlists? What’s the highest number of songs you have in one? Let us know in the comments below!