[Mac] Spotify crashes on launch - macOS 10.14 Mojave Beta 1

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[Mac] Spotify crashes on launch - macOS 10.14 Mojave Beta 1

xKINGYx
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Spotify Mac app is crashing on launch. I tried reinstalling it which allowed it to open, but as soon as I tried to play anything it crashed then continued to crash any subsequent launch. I hope this is a quick fix as I can't listen to music at work now!

 

Plan

Premium

Country

United Kingdom

Device

Apple MacBook Pro Retina (Mid 2015)

Operating System

macOS 10.14 Mojave Beta 1

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Re: [Mac] Spotify crashes on launch - macOS 10.14 Mojave Beta 1

Samg_is_a_Ninja
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If you go to System Preferences->Security/Privacy->Privacy->Accessibility->Unlock->Plus sign->Applications->Spotify->Done, this will allow it to work

Note that I also had BarRemote (mac app store) installed, and you need to force quit that from Activity Monitor otherwise it will crash spotify

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Re: [Mac] Spotify crashes on launch - macOS 10.14 Mojave Beta 1

xKINGYx
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Thanks for those suggestions!

 

Turns out I had a similar situation as you. I have a program called SpotMenu installed to show what I'm listening to in the menu bar. Quitting this solved the issue!

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Re: [Mac] Spotify crashes on launch - macOS 10.14 Mojave Beta 1

mdonne31
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I'm also having the same issue, in the meantime, I have been using the web player.

Re: [Mac] Spotify crashes on launch - macOS 10.14 Mojave Beta 1

Andrija1324
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i have the same problem on macbook air 2014

Re: [Mac] Spotify crashes on launch - macOS 10.14 Mojave Beta 1

1284040102
Newbie

Ditto. Its broke.

Re: [Mac] Spotify crashes on launch - macOS 10.14 Mojave Beta 1

zeus2366
Newbie

i got it working on Mojave Beta 1, but it asks for Microphone Permission in the new Privacy settings. It was force closing because it had not been granted permissions. For some reason it is asking for microphone permissions in order to playback audio. When enabled it plays music, when disabled, it cannot play song.

Re: [Mac] Spotify crashes on launch - macOS 10.14 Mojave Beta 1

Rock Star 15
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It's a Beta so things won't work as they should. Don't expect that. 

I have plenty issues with many apps in iOS 12 so it's something expected.

Use the web version from now on until a new update from Spotify might address that.

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Re: [Mac] Spotify crashes on launch - macOS 10.14 Mojave Beta 1

yonigold
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SAME and isss verrrryyy annnnoyingggg plsss spotify fix it

Re: [Mac] Spotify crashes on launch - macOS 10.14 Mojave Beta 1

yonigold
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@zeus2366 wrote:

i got it working on Mojave Beta 1, but it asks for Microphone Permission in the new Privacy settings. It was force closing because it had not been granted permissions. For some reason it is asking for microphone permissions in order to playback audio. When enabled it plays music, when disabled, it cannot play song.



how did u get it to work pls its so annoying

 

Re: [Mac] Spotify crashes on launch - macOS 10.14 Mojave Beta 1

xKINGYx
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Ditto from me, I've checked under Privacy > Microphone and Spotify doesn't appear in the list.

Re: [Mac] Spotify crashes on launch - macOS 10.14 Mojave Beta 1

xKINGYx
Regular

Oh don't get me wrong, I was prepared for this sort of thing when I installed the beta. Been a developer for many years so I'm well aware of the issues new OS versions can cause inadvertantly.

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