Stop Spotify from Automatically Opening at Startup on Mac

If you use Spotify as your preferred music source on Mac, then sometimes it’s likely you open the app. But that doesn’t mean you want it to open automatically every time you start your Mac.

There’s a simple setting to take care of this. Although it’s not easy to find unless you spend some time looking for it. For your ease, we’ll show you how to stop Spotify from automatically launching when you start up your Mac.

Change the Spotify settings

Simply open Spotify on your Mac and then follow these instructions to stop the window from opening on startup. Here are the instructions that you must follow carefully!

Step 1:

Firstly, select Spotify > Preferences from the menu bar.

Step 2:

Then Spotify settings will open within the app window.

Step 3:

Now scroll down to and click Show Advanced Settings.

Step 4:

On the screen that follows, scroll back up until you see Startup and Window Behavior.

Step 5:

In the drop-down box for Open Spotify automatically after you log into the computer, select No. Make sure you also have a Minimize option. You can select this if you prefer Spotify open, but you minimized it immediately.

And that’s it! All done! It’s easy and simple steps to find no. But now you don’t have to worry about Spotify opening on its own when you start up your Mac.


Maybe Spotify is your go-to app for music. But that doesn’t mean it has to be in your face whenever you start up your Mac. You have control and it’s easy.

What are your views about Spotify? Is it your favorite music app? If so, let us know in the comment section below! Also, share your views with us with any hesitation!

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Hassan Abbas

Tech enthusiast with too many items on his wish-list and not nearly enough money! Specializing in all things tech, with a slight Apple bent he has been writing for various blogs for the best part of (too many) years

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