Clearing the cache and restarting my phone did not work and songs only start playing when I go online. I also have 10GB+ worth of downloaded songs for offline playing, which is one of the main reasons I switched to premium. How do we resolve this unfortunate issue, Jack/Spotify Community?
Thanks for reaching out to the Community about this.
Just to confirm, have you tried the clean reinstall that @Jack previously suggested? We recommend this step as it'll remove the old drivers first and then install the new ones. It'll also get you the latest version of Spotify.
This usually tends to solve issues like the one you're experiencing and it seems it helped most of the users.
Hope this helps. Keep us posted.
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I don't think the "clear cache, or reinstall Spotify" is viable solution. I have a bunch of albums in offline mode, my favorite stuff that I listen to right now. If Spotify is in offline mode, the albums don't open. I must go online first, and only then can I start playing a song.
If I'm at a place where I cannot go online, like airplanes, or anywhere where I don't have access to a network, or anywhere where I don't want to use my network, I cannot listen to the music I've downloaded. I am paying for this service. What's the deal??
Could it be that Spotify has done this on purpose to stop several people being able to use one Spotify account? While one is streaming, the others can listen to their offline lists. What if they force people to go online before playing music? Then they would mess up the playing of music for the other(s), which is annoying, and thus will force them into each getting their own premium?
Or is it just that they don't know how to f*cking fix bugs?