Premium account. Netherlands. Samsung laptop. Windows 8.
I was using it on my Samsung laptop, but now it simply do not play the songs.
It works and it recognizes if I change the device (i.e. from phone to chromecast) but it does not play any song. Time bar does not move.
It was working yesterday. I was always using the desktop app and then I tried web app and then suddenly both stopped working.
I CAN use Spotify on my android phone, on my windows 7 dell laptop, on chromecast.
I have another free account, it does not play anything either on samsung laptop.
Windows Media Player and Youtube on Chrome works so i guess sound is fine on my laptop.
I uninstalled Spotify, used CCleaner, checked the folder of Spotify in my AppData folder ( it does not exists after uninstall, which is good). I both opened my chrome & firefox and cleaned spotify site data & cookies, restarted computer, reinstall Spotify. Nope.... it does not play any song. The app starts, everything works fine, it plays local mp3's on my computer but it simply stopped playing online songs. No firewall or anything changed. Using only windows defender. I also tried randomly changing sources. Nope.
Is there anything i have not tried to make my computer forget Spotify?
Solved! Go to Solution.
There is one more thing that might be causing this issue, it's with the hosts file.
Some adblockers or other apps may edit the file to enhance blocking ads (or security), but they can also wreck apps and websites by adding addresses that are important for the functionality.
You just need admin rights to save changes - read this on how to proceed. 🙂
Let me know how it goes!