No playback and only skips tracks

No playback and only skips tracks





Desktop PC

Operating System

Windows 10


Hi everyone. I have used spotify for years and never encountered this. For some reason whenever I hit play, I get no audio and the tracks continue skipping one track to the next immediately one after the other. This started yesterday, I opened the desktop app, did a search for a new albulm, and hit play. I got an error at the top saying it could be played, but then noticed it was skippiung tracks. I thought it was just that particular albulm, but when I tried to play other things today same problem (though no error at the top). I have restarted the app, my computer, done a clean unistall and reinstall, have restarted again. Have checked to make sure no other conflicting programs are running, and yet still have the same issue. Help appreciated. Thanks!




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Hey @amustian 


I'd suggest checking if your audio playback device is set as default for Spotify. If you plugged something into the audio port recently or used usb audio devices, this might happen as Spotify uses the default audio device for playback. 🙂


Try this:

1. right-click on speaker icon on Taskbar;
2. select "Playback devices" in the menu;

3. make sure your device is set as Default.

Then you can try restarting Spotify.


Let me know how it goes 🙂

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