Adding onto this. Been having this issue for the last week or so.
Spotify version: Desktop downloaded from spotigy.com, build 126.96.36.1991.g9cc9bdc9
OS: Windows 10 Build 18362
Issue: Error code: 4 when starting form sleep and occasionally from regular boot. The Spotify client works for a short time after a cold-boot after a DNS flush, the returns to error code 4. I am still able to access spotify.com and webplayer (open.spotify.com)
I´ve been in contact with support, not to much help there apart from that I got conformation that you can stop auto updates, which I suspect is updating the client to a version with some bugs. Spotify really need to work on their customer journey experience, no technical support available either via chat or email is not viable solution as customer service.
Downloaded an old installer, the complete type 188.8.131.529. Installed and then did the following:
Denies delete permission to your account for C:\Users\<your username>\Appdata\Spotify\Update requiring administrative prompt for delete privileges, preventing spotify from removing it without admin
Denies read permission to your account for C:\Users\<your username>\Appdata\Spotify\Update requiring administrative prompt for read privileges, preventing spotify from placing the update program in it without admin
Yeah, this is the work around I was talking about a little higher up the thread. But let’s go ahead and throw this out there: this isn’t a fix. It’s a work around for a bug that won’t be addressed for months if it ever gets addressed at all.
Spotify’s lack of initiative to fix bugs honestly makes me consider leaving the platform on a regular basis. Currently, on the iPhone version of Spotify, if the app is left in a hung state where music isn’t playing but the app still thinks it is for some reason, your alarms won’t go off. This has been a bug for over a year now. And they don’t seem to care about fixing it.