MacBook Pro, mid 2016
MacOS Mojave 10.14.3
My Question or Issue
So basically the Spotify desktop player is completely unusable for me - and has been for 6 months or so. First, the Friend Activity feed started showing only a couple friends (and the same ones each time) until one day it showed this message on the sidebar. When I click on the Find Friends button, it brings up a window that shows that I am already following all of my Facebook friends on Spotify... but they still aren't showing up!
Then, a couple months ago, I wasn't able to play pretty much any playlist on Spotify that I didn't create myself. "Made for You" playlists either show up empty or with only five or so songs in them. Playlists made by Spotify and other users, as well as when I just try to listen to albums, won't play at least half of the songs in the playlist/album - see the bottom picture to see what happens.
I have deleted and cleared caches and wiped any trace of Spotify off my hard drive, then restarted my computer and reinstalled Spotify more times than I can count, and not a thing has changed.
One thing that does work is when I run BOOTCAMP and use a Windows OS, the Spotify desktop player works perfectly on that drive. But I'm not going to run my Mac exclusively in a subpar Windows OS, just so that I can listen to Spotify.
I've tried to just wait this out and hope that a update would fix it, but at this point I'm just about ready to switch to Apple Music. This is infuriating!