Student premium plan, USA, Spotify for Linux desktop app
Video is an essential element of some podcasts, and I have enjoyed audio-only podcasts on Spotify for a while, so I'm excited to see Spotify take on the video podcast segment. Unfortunately, on the Linux desktop app, attempting to play video content results in an error message "Sorry, we're not able to play this video." after it briefly flashes the video overlay.
It doesn't fall back to audio only, and immediately skips to the next track in the queue. My experience with podcasts on Spotify is becoming degraded over time as more podcasts switch from audio-only to video, the desktop client skips over those episodes without warning me, and I have to go back to other platforms.
I have added extra codecs to my system which allows me to play some tracks in local files with Spotify, but it seems this had no effect on video content, and I still haven't found a workaround.
Using the web player does stream audio content, but it doesn't look like the web player has support for video yet. I also wouldn't want to use the web player because it can't download episodes to stream offline.