Spotify was telling me I was offline, I tried lots of stuff, eventually cleared cache and reinstalled. Now I can't even log in via Facebook.
I think it's related to Spotify's utterly broken support for proxies.
Proxy autodetect has never worked on Mac. Manual setting was a feasible, if annoying, workaround until a couple of weeks ago. Since then, even the manual setting doesn't work.
This is how Spotify parses the proxy settings now:
This is what then appears in /Users/myuser/Library/Application Support/Spotify/prefs:
...which I assume is wrong.
Fixing it in the prefs file directly doesn't seem to help.
Initially, I was logged, it was telling me I was offline. I tried changing proxy settings, googled, decided to delete all spotify files (incl. cache) and reinstall it from scratch.
Didn't help, now I can't even log in via Facebook. I assume it's the proxy problem.
How did this get past testing?
It's seriously annoying given that there has always been some issue with using Spotify from behind corporate proxies.
Please, fix the proxy settings and proxy Auto detect finally!
I like Spotify but I'll start exploring alternatives.