Thanks for keeping us in the loop and for the extensive troubleshooting you've done so far.
As we haven’t seen any similar posts about this recently, we feel this is most likely isolated to your device or specific setup. We recommend that you reset your PC and perform a clean reinstall of your Windows OS. That should ensure that the Spotify app from the Microsoft Store performs as expected afterwards. Alternatively you can reach out to the device manufacturer or Microsoft Customer Support here.
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“Music is a language that doesn’t speak in particular words. It speaks in emotions, and if it’s in the bones, it’s in the bones.” - Keith Richards
I agree with Bronko73. Reinstalling Windows seems like it can cause more problems than it solves. Is there not any type of debug I can turn on to see what the problem is, so then I can figure out what I need to fix.