Any share link I open results in chrome asking if I want to use xdg-open, which results in a new spotify window opening with the "Something went wrong; try reloading the page" dialog. Reloading doesn't help
This persists even if I restart the client. If I start it in the console I get:
[libprotobuf ERROR ../core/vendor/protobuf3/src/google/protobuf/wire_format_lite.cc:577] String field 'spotify.event_sender.proto.DroppedEvents.DroppedEventsBySequenceIdEntry.key' contains invalid UTF-8 data when parsing a protocol buffer. Use the 'bytes' type if you intend to send raw bytes.
So, somehow an invalid protobuf is getting persisted. Blowing away the cache fixes the issue:
rm -r ~/.cache/spotify
So, opening songs from share links is broken for me. There may also be a systematic issue here with error handling, IMHO this shouldn't break the whole client.