How to Stop Spotify from Opening on Startup in Windows 11/10

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Spotify is hands down, one of the best music streaming platforms that is available on almost all major platforms like Android, iOS, Windows, and Mac. But the users are not happy with one thing, and that is its automatic startup whenever we boot our PC.

It is quite annoying for a lot of users and if you are one of those and suffering from this annoying experience on your Windows 11 PC then stick around to this fixing guide and I’ll show you how you can stop Spotify from opening on startup in Windows 11 and Windows 10.

Yes, the methods mentioned here are applicable to both the Windows OS.

How to Stop Spotify From Opening on Startup on Windows

Well in order to get rid of the automatic startup of Spotify on your Windows PC, you can use 2 different ways. And here are those methods to do so.

Method 1: Using the Spotify app

Yes, you can stop Spotify from opening on startup by tweaking the settings of the Spotify desktop app itself.

1. Search and open the Spotify app on your PC.

2. Click on the Kebab menu (three-dot menu) from the top-left of the Home screen.

3. From the menu go to Edit > Preferences… Alternatively, you can also press Ctrl+P on your keyboard after opening Spotify to open the Preferences.

4. Scroll down and click on SHOW ADVANCED SETTINGS.

5. Come under the Startup and window behaviour section and set the Open Spotify automatically after you log into the computer option to No.

Method 2: Using the Task Manager

You can also use the Windows Task Manager in order to disable the Spotify app on startup. Here’s how it’s done.

1. Search and open the Task Manager. You can also press Ctrl + Shift + Esc on your keyboard to open it directly.

2. In the Task Manager window, switch to the Startup tab.

3. Locate the Spotify app in the list and select the Disable option by right-clicking on it.

So these were the two different ways that you can use to avoid the automatic startup of the Spotify app on startup in Windows 11 and Windows 10. Besides these 2 ways, you can also use the Spotify Web Player. This will not just keep you free from auto-startup upon booting into Windows but will also save space on your machine.

I hope this fixing guide was helpful for you and you’ll now be able to enjoy streaming music via Spotify in an improved manner.

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Bhanu Pratap

Hi! I am Bhanu Pratap, co-founder of Yorker Media Group. A die-heart fan of tech and keeps track of every little happening of the same. When not writing, I usually keep myself busy on YouTube making and exploring new and awesome tech content.

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