I've realized that this happens mostly if I'm listening with any Bluetooth audio. If I'm with wireless headphones, airpods etc, pause the music OR start playing a youtube video/whatsapp audio, I go back to spotify and I can't listen to anything anymore, I always have to restart it. It's a pain.
I solved using right mouse button on the spotify icon on the dock (right mouse, pause, right mouse, play). If using this spotify resumes always paused music. Let me know if this works also for you (macbook pro early 2015)
same here, using MacBook 2014mid 10.14.5 and Spotify version 188.8.131.523.g256add22. I tried using bose QC-35 and airpods 2, the symptom stays still. It is pretty annoying.Lol... Hope they can find what is going on there soon
Yeah this is a pretty new thread about it, i've seen older ones about the same problem. hopefully the more people we get to contribute maybe Spotify will notice. I think just using the web app used to fix this problem but the desktop app is so much better so i would prefer if they fixed it or someone found a way to get it to work.