My Web Player will not load

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My Web Player will not load

broderickc13
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I'm trying to play my music in the Spotify Web Player, not the app, and it won't load. I don't know what to do, because Spotify's homepage loads perfectly fine, but as soon as I try to go on play.spotify.com nothing works. My screen is just completely black with the spotify logo in the corning, there isn't even a loading sign. It has been like this for a few days, but I can still access my music on the Spotify app, and on my phone. If anyone could help that would be great! And I just realized that I can attach a picture of my screen, so I'm going to do that too.

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fweibel
Casual Listener

Hi,

 

I had the same issue recently> while trying to find solution, I found this thread.

 

My case

For my job, I often change location. Two weeks after being in a new country, the webplayer won't load its page. Clearing cache, trying icognito mode, testing the http=1 option... all these solutions fails..

 

My solution

https://www.spotify.com/ch-fr/ (replace ch-fr with your current country)

login.

go to your profile settings page https://www.spotify.com/ch-fr/account/profile/

change the country in the dropdown list to your current country. if it is disabled, ignore this step

after a few minutes, go to play.spotify.com. 

 

Cheers

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pmiguy
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appears to be an issue with Chrome. I was having same problem. Logged in and downloaded the app from FireFox and works perfectly.

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-mm-
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@e-k:

It seems to work for me now. What happened? I was closing a program in task manager when in the corner of my eye i saw another program appear there. It was SpotifyWebHelper.exe. I had a feeling that i should try the web player again and it worked.

 

I did a search and indeed this program's purpose seems to be to allow users to open up and play Spotify's music in the web player. Why it wasn't running before, i have no idea.

 

edit: I spoke too soon. At first it worked, i could use the web player at work without the client. Now it doesn't work anymore and my work pc has the same problem as before. It doesn't make a difference if i have the client open on my home pc or not. I give up.

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richvar
Music Fan

I'm having the same problem unfortunately. I think it has to do with Flash, at least that seems to be the case at my company. It has been disabled in the browser by the admin, so there's no chance for me to fix it.

I guess the solution would be for Spotifiy to froget Flash, and use a different technology. Just heard that Google will also not be supporting it in Chrome.

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pmiguy
Regular
appears to be an issue with Chrome. I was having same problem. Logged in and downloaded the app from FireFox and works perfectly.

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AichaKitty18
Regular

The problem is mostly with chrome because supposedly chrome dosen't support Adobe Flash Player


nataliasalem
Newbie

I'm having an issue with Firefox and Chrome.

lysandraca
Casual Listener
That probably is it. Now if only Spotify would read the forums and fix the problem.

Thank you for your feedback

richvar
Music Fan
I'm a bit pessimistic about that. I'm not an IT guy, but it seems like a major change to move it from Flash to something else. Let's hope for the best though.

kaaiisshh
Newbie

I've been having this problem not being able to listen to spotify on my laptop.  

I just gave in and clicked download on the top and using the app (because that works) 

emuentes
Newbie

I'm on a Mac running OS X 10.9.5 (13F34) 


It's working for me in
Safari (Version 7.1.3 (9537.85.12.18)
Firefox (Version  37.0.1)
Chrome ( Version 41.0.2272.118 (64-bit) )

it is NOT working for me in:
Chrome ( Version 44.0.2367.0 canary (64-bit) )

I am behind a proxy but it is set up to allow Spotify.

Not sure if in the javascript they are using webworkers and/or "minification"/"optimization" of their JS assets but I had an issue recently where I was initializing my web workers and it required an argument. An empty string was used and the empty string was promptly removed by my build process causing issue ONLY in Chrome Canary..

In short... I believe Chrome Canary is more strict with the Javascript.


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jzilla506
Casual Listener
ok. but it doesn't say there is an error. it actually says nothing

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fweibel
Casual Listener

Hi,

 

I had the same issue recently> while trying to find solution, I found this thread.

 

My case

For my job, I often change location. Two weeks after being in a new country, the webplayer won't load its page. Clearing cache, trying icognito mode, testing the http=1 option... all these solutions fails..

 

My solution

https://www.spotify.com/ch-fr/ (replace ch-fr with your current country)

login.

go to your profile settings page https://www.spotify.com/ch-fr/account/profile/

change the country in the dropdown list to your current country. if it is disabled, ignore this step

after a few minutes, go to play.spotify.com. 

 

Cheers

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CAA1986
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Thanks for the tip on changing the country. Another possible solution is to use a VPN.

Thumpfi
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Same problem here?

Any advice how to solve it?

Jordi
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Hey @Thumpfi and @TinyDinosaur !

 

Try clearing your cookies/cache. If that doesn't help try it using a different browser. 


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Thumpfi
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Hi @jordi12100

I wouldn't have written in this thread, if the solution would have been that simple.

 

- Cleared cookies and cache

- tried IE and Chrome

- tried a differen PC

everywhere the same problem...

user-removed
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I am having the same problem and any users who have found this board will know the basics of browsers. 

TinyDinosaur
Casual Listener

My Web Player won't load either and I've tried clearing the cache.

sdonlon326
Regular

if you are using a mac, clear the spotify cookie and it should work. It did for me, at least.

 

Shannon 😄

jzilla506
Casual Listener

how do you clear a cookie? i feel like an idiot that i don't know this

TinyDinosaur
Casual Listener

I've done that and it's still not working

 

sdonlon326
Regular

Have you restarted your computer? That helped for me...

Shannon 😄

broderickc13
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I just realized I didn't properly upload the picture hahaha

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