So I recently got a used pair of 1st gen Airpods and they've worked on my phone perfectly (iPhone SE) but when I'm using my Windows laptop (ASUS Zenbook) and connect them to my laptop through Bluetooth, Spotify won't play through the Airpods. The sound will instead be played by the speaker of the laptop. This isn't the case however when I play any other audio from another application like Chrome and Netflix. I've also made sure that when connecting my Airpods it says "Connected voice, music" and that when I click on the sound icon it says above "Headphones (Airpods Stereo)" as the output for the sound. Is there anything I'm missing or a setting that doesn't allow the desktop app of Spotify to play through Bluetooth?
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When you check the Playback Devices (right-click on speaker icon for selecting that), does it say "default device" on your Airpods?
If not, try setting them as Default and if still not working, restart Spotify.
Another thing you can try is checking if Spotify is muted under Windows sound mixer (right-click on speaker icon again, select volume mixer). You can also try checking if muting and unmuting Spotify and then restarting the client will change anything.
Let me know how things go! :)