I tried reinstalling, deleting cache, adding stuff to my host file, updating spotify - nothing helps. The songs just play for half a second, then the error message pops up. Everything works fine when I use the web version. HELP
Greetings admin. Seems like a huge number of users (including me) are having the issue where songs stop playing at a certain point, or don't play at all. It's most likely an issue with the app itself when so many people are facing the problem. Most of us have tried every fix including clearing cache, reinstalling etc.
I am having the same problem; I think it may have started with the last OS update? I tried the suggestion from the linked post to add new hosts for Spotify and it didn't fix the problem.
I'm running Mac OS 10.14.4 and am now unable to stream any song on Spotify from my desktop app. I can play songs from my iPhone just fine, but the problem replicates on my phone if I select my desktop as the device to listen through—the songs key up but stop after 1 sec.
Songs stop playing after a second on the Mac desktop app. I've changed cache location, did a clean reinstall of the app including deleting the cache and system files, logged out of all devices, restarted my computer multiple times and none of it made a difference.
I doubt it's an account level issue because the Spotify web player works fine, it seems to be an issue exclusively with the desktop application.
Originally when I noticed the issue, some songs played fine, but now it seems to be any song I try to play.
I am a Premium member in New Zealand using a MacBook Pro 2018 which is up to date with the latest version of macOS.
Randomly tried it yesterday morning and it worked for a few songs, then for other songs on the same album it failed to play. It appears the issue is related to certain songs for some reason? Today, the same songs worked from yesteday, but I still can't listen to anything else.
On the specific album I am listening to, I can listen to the first 2 songs with no problem. Then it just starts skipping through my whole library of songs.
Tried clearing the local files again to see if that would resolve anything. Same results. All of these songs continue to work on the web player from the same computer, I just would prefer to use the desktop application.
Does the application not have a location for log files that I could take a look at?
On your desktop, go to Spotify settings. Scroll down to Proxy and update your proxy. Also, check to make sure hardware acceleration is on. Scroll back up and check the other settings to ensure the app is setup the way you want. After you've made all these changes, close the app, reboot your computer. Restart the app.
This should sove the problem. Let me know if it works for you.