If you have a PC, you may want to see if the Spotify app was added to your computer. I noticed this the other day on my PC, and thought one of the kids added it. Apparently not. Spotify has been installing itself to Windows computers without any warning or permissions.
Spotify is mysteriously installing itself onto Windows 10 and Windows 11 PCs, appearing in the Taskbar when you start up your PC – and I’ve had the pleasure of experiencing this myself.
My kids have the app on their phones, but I have no desire for Spotify on my computer.
Starting up my PC this week, I found Spotify’s icon glowing in my Taskbar as other apps were also starting up. It’s an app I use on my iPhone and Mac daily, but it’s never been on my PC as it’s only used for games.
It was the quickest uninstall I’ve done in recent years, as it’s not just a bug, but a potential security flaw. I didn’t allow this app to be installed onto my PC, and while I’ve reached out to Microsoft for comment, it’s made me wonder why this has happened without notice.
Spotify or Windows needs to give us an explanation. Today it’s Spotify, tomorrow it’s The View.