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Can't play song when changing audio output(2024)

Can't play song when changing audio output(2024)



Macbook Air M2, 2022

Operating System

MacOS 14.4 (23E214)


My Question or Issue

I have the exact same issue as stated in this post from 2018. It has been over 6 years and I seem to have the same issue, but I am unable to find a solution. In my case, I use an IEM plugged into an amp, which connects to my Macbook via USB-C for now, but the issue exists when I plug directly into the audio jack as well. I bring this pair of IEM around, which is why I have to constantly change the audio output, otherwise, I wouldn't have this issue. Does anyone know what exactly is causing this issue and what can be done? Or is the solution just "too bad you gotta either restart the program every time you change audio output or just use the web player"?

1 Reply

Hi @Wynol,


Welcome to the Spotify Community!


What sample rate are you using? Note that Spotify supports up to 192 kHz, so if you've set a higher one (384 kHz, for example) you'd get the "can't play this right now" error message.


I recommend setting a lower sample rate - that should do the trick.


Hope this helps. Cheers 🤘

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