Spotify Keeps Pausing Randomly

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Jeremy
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Hey there folks,

 

Thank you for your posts here in the Community. We're happy to help.

 

We suggest that you perform a clean reinstall of the app. This will make sure there's no old cache files causing this.

 

If you have an SD card it's also worth trying to uninstall the app > turn off your phone > take out your SD card > turn on the phone again (without the SD card) > reinstall the app since the card can be corrupted.

 

If this happens on your computer, a good trick is to remove your hosts files.

 

If you use Windows, follow these steps:

  1. Open Notepad as an administrator (right-click - Open as Administrator)
  2. go to File - Open and navigate to C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc
  3. Choose "All Files" instead of "Text Documents" next to the File Name box. You'll see a handful of files. Pick hosts and click on Open
  4. When the file is open, you will see a block of text with # in front of each line and might see entries like 0.0.0.0 website.com127.0.0.1 website2.com
  5. Check for any entries with Spotify in the address. Examples may look like: 0.0.0.0 weblb-wg.gslb.spotify.com0.0.0.0
  6. If you do find any lines with Spotify, please remove them
  7. Save your changes and restart Spotify

If you use a Mac, follow these steps:

  1. Open Finder and, in Finder’s menu bar, select Go > Go to Folder. In the box, type the following location: /private/etc/hosts and press return
  2. A new Finder window will open and your Mac’s hosts file will be selected. Click and drag it out of the Finder window and drop it on your desktop
  3. To open it, simply double-click and it will display the file’s contents in TextEdit 
  4. Check for any entries with Spotify in the address
  5. If you do find any lines with Spotify, please remove them
  6. Save your changes and restart Spotify

If that doesn't do the trick, we suggest that you head over to this article and follow the steps that's been provided in there.

 

Cheers!

 

Re: Spotify Keeps Pausing Randomly

PotNoodle
Regular

Did'nt work for me

 

Re: Spotify Keeps Pausing Randomly

PotNoodle
Regular

Or here

Re: Spotify Keeps Pausing Randomly

Horseless
Newbie

I have the constant stopping problem how do I fix this?

 

Re: Spotify Keeps Pausing Randomly

slaskin
Newbie

I have a similar issue. My Spotify on my Mac cuts off after playing some songs for 3 minutes exactly. I have tried quitting and reopening but no luck. 

Re: Spotify Keeps Pausing Randomly

pissedoffwasp
Newbie

did nothing

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b4in
Newbie

If all other solutions don't work, you can try turning battery optimization off, this was my problem. On Xioami phones there's automatically battery optimization which stops the app from running in the backgroud.

 

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Re: Spotify Keeps Pausing Randomly

Vincent024
Newbie

yeah, mine won't work as well. Keeps pausing, won't stop. I did what spotify offered and still not working 

Re: Spotify Keeps Pausing Randomly

user-removed
Not applicable

My Spotify keeps pausing while I am listening about 5 times during one song. I've tried redownloading it, I logged every device out, changed my password I don't know what else to do it is very annoying!!!!!!!!!

Re: Spotify Keeps Pausing Randomly

jtaphouse4
Regular
When i got the Samsung s7 it stopped doing this

Re: Spotify Keeps Pausing Randomly

PotNoodle
Regular
Very happy for you
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