Stop Spotify from Opening Automatically on Mac Startup

I listen when I want to listen.
Zach Zach (248)
1 minute

Spotify opens by default when you start up macOS. Oddly enough, the standard Mac mechanism for right clicking the icon and unchecking "Options > Open at Login" doesn't work here.

This guide will show you how to disable this functionality once and for all so that Spotify has to be opened manually on boot.

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Opening MacOS preferences screenshot

With Spotify open, navigate to Spotify > Preferences.

Spotify desktop app advanced settings screenshot

Scroll down and click the Show Advanced Settings button.

Spotify auto-start settings screenshot

Under the Startup and Window Behaviour heading, change the Open Spotify automatically after you log into the computer dropdown to No.

You're all done!

Spotify is giving a Google Home Mini to every paying member.
Zach Zach (248)
5 minutes

For a limited time, Spotify is giving away a free Google Home Mini to every Spotify Premium member! So if you pay for Spotify, this guide will show you how to claim your free Google Home Mini.