Dell XPS Laptop
My Question or Issue
This has been an ongoing issue with Spotify's desktop player for me. When I try to play a song nothing happens. The playback area (see bottom of attached picture) grays out and I am unable to do anything. If I play a song on my Iphone and select my desktop as the playback device then the song stops playing. Additionally, All of my playlists are showing as empty, even Spotify default playlists (see attached picture). Another potential issue I have noticed is that Spotify is not showing under my volume mixer. Also, the times the desktop player has worked in the past, only certain songs would play, the rest would have the same issue that I am having now. This was seemingly random.
When I am installing Spotify, I have used the Spotify website for downloads as well as the windows installer through the start menu and the install app option on the web player.
When i use the web player there are no issues.
I have tried every fix I can find online, including:
Update device (Windows is up to date)
Clean Install of Spotify after deleting all related files
Disable/Enable high quality streaming
Disable/Enable hardware acceleration
Running the app in compatibility mode for Windows 7/8
Placing exceptions in my firewall both inbound and outbound for Spotify.exe
Running the program as an administrator
Disable Proxy under advanced settings
Disable all speakers besides desired output device
Main speaker is set as default device
Enable Exclusive mode under default speaker through Windows
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