Playlists are a big part of the Spotify experience. The service makes it so easy to create them that most of us often get caught up in making endless playlists. The trouble with doing this is that duplicate songs may slip in. They’ll keep coming up if you’re listening on shuffle, and they always seem to pop up at the worst possible moments. We’ve listed a couple of the fastest methods to remove them using your computer (or mobile). Read on to find out more.
Using Your Computer to Remove Duplicate Songs
Thanks to the hard work of some developers, there are a number of different programs online that will remove the duplicates from your device for free.
For example, Jose M. Perez – whose main focus is building apps that extend Spotify’s functionality – has created the Spotify Dedup: a website which easily lets you get rid of duplicates from your playlist. Here’s how to get started.
- Navigate to the site.
- Click on the “Log in with Spotify” button.
- Input your account/email and password.
- Allow the program to process your playlist information.
- Depending on the number of playlists associated with your account, you may need to wait a few seconds.
- The results will be listed for you.
- 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). Simply click on “Remove duplicates from this playlist.”
If you have any issues with the program listed above, here’s a link to another that works well. The steps are quite similar to the ones described above. You simply have to log in with your Spotify account, then allow the site to process your data.
Once everything is done, you have the option to “Clean all” playlists or remove just certain songs.
It’s a quick and easy method, but you can always do it manually, with the optimal method to do so listed below.
Removing Spotify Duplicate Songs Manually
It may take a little longer, but you can easily delete the songs manually from your playlist on your computer. (Within reason – it will take forever if you have thousands of songs on your playlist.)
- In Spotify’s desktop client, tap on the “Your Library” tab.
- Select “Playlists” to bring up all your playlists.
- Select the playlist you wish to check for duplicates.
- 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 duplicates by tapping on the three dots next to the song and pressing on the “Remove from this playlist” option. It shouldn’t take that long and will give you more space for new songs.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Can I remove Spotify playlist duplicates using my mobile device?
You can. Just keep in mind there are no dedicated apps to achieve this. You can, however, access one of the websites we linked above from your browser and proceed from there. Since you’re already logged in to your Spotify app, you won’t have to do so in a browser.
2. Does this apply to Blend playlists?
It doesn’t. Blend playlists are special playlists that mix together your tastes with that of a friend’s. You can’t add additional songs to these playlists, which means you don’t really need to worry about this issue.
3. How can I continue to enhance my playlist experience in Spotify?
Spotify has revolutionized 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. On the other hand, if you want to try something else, you might want to take a look at our list of the best Spotify alternatives. We also recommend reading all about creating Spotify codes to share songs with others.
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