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Playlists appear empty on desktop app

Keenright
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Free/Premium

Device

HP Pavilion Laptop

Operating System

Windows 10

 

My Question or Issue

Spotify won't play any music in the app or in the web player. All of my playlists, favourite songs, and everybody else's playlists all show no songs. This is extremely frustrating. I was just thinking about upgrading to premium and now I can't play or listen to anything! I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling the app and everything related, and it never works. There must be a problem with my account. This is extremely frustrating! Please help me fix this.

 

I've attached a screenshot of what spotify looks like when I click the play button on a playlist from another page. When I open a playlist, it just tells me it's empty.

 

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Re: playlists empty after reinstall spotify

Jemi
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Hey everyone,

 
Thank you for the reports you've provided so far. The right team has concluded that for the most part this is due to individual network configurations, or modifications by third party apps. For Spotify to work properly, we suggest that you reset any network configurations to default, and disable any third party apps that may interfere with Spotify.
 
If that doesn't work, we suggest that you create a new post on the boards and we'll help you out from there. Thanks!

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Re: Playlists appear empty on desktop app

voluntaryist
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I had the same problem for the last year. Even corresponding with Spotify support was no help. I could see music in playlists on my other devices but not on this one Windows 10 computer. This is where I just found the solution:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34s81vMF3CQ

 

Basically, I just went to C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc and deleted the "host" file. That immediately fixed my problem. The host file is not required for windows to work: https://www.quora.com/What-happens-if-I-delete-my-host-file-on-my-computer-Do-I-need-it-Can-I-get-it...

 

So glad to have finally found a solution! Hope this helps others.

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[Desktop] Playlists empty after update

fortez
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Device

Desktop

Operating System

Windows 10

 

My Question or Issue

ALL my playlists that I follows previously and my created playlists are EMPTY!!! It happens after I reinstall my spotify. Even spotify's playlist that I follow is empty. What is happening!!!

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Re: playlists empty after reinstall spotify

karelia_back
Casual Listener

I have that problem too. Reinstalled spotify because it wasn't playing some songs and now all of my playlists and spotify playlists are empty and I cannot listen to any song that I find.

Re: playlists empty after reinstall spotify

THEELIBLUE
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The same thing happened to me too. I hope they can somehow fix this

Spotify can't play song via desktops (multiple). Not one song.

erikvm23
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Plan

Premium

Country

Netherlands 

Device

Desktop / Laptop (HP and Asus)

Operating System

Windows 10

 

My Question or Issue

 Since a week I can't play songs anymore in Spotify via the desktop on two different Laptops (Asus and HP). If I click on a song, the desktop says 'Spotify can't play this song. If the file is on your computer, you can import it.' It says this for EVERY song I want to play. Through mobile everything works fine. 

 

Things I tried that did not work:

1. Log out and log in again

2. Re-install the desktop version of spotify

3. Restart computer

4. Disabled hardware acceleration (doesn't help if I let it disabled or when I enable it again)

 

Can anyone help me with this?

 

Re: Spotify can't play song via desktops (multiple). Not one song.

Rock Star 16
Rock Star 16

Hey there @erikvm23,

thanks for posting in the community !

 

As some adjustments were made on the Spotify Desktop app, please try reinstalling the app one more time to see if it helps.

 

If it didn't and because you mantioned it happens on PC OS only, make sure you OS are updated.

Click on the Win update feature and have it check you system.

 

In some cases, out of date audio drivers are the issue. 

Please check these as well.

 

Let me know how you did =)

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Re: Spotify can't play song via desktops (multiple). Not one song.

erikvm23
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@OneByBoo

 

Tried it all, but it had no effect.

 

- Re-installed Spotify

- Updated Windows

- Updated audio drivers

Re: Spotify won't play any music in app or web player

Rock Star 11
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Hi @Keenright!

Not to worry, your Spotify playlists haven’t disappeared - it sounds like you might’ve accidentally created a second account and signed into that one instead. I'd recommend checking out the FAQ page "Can I create multiple accounts?" here for more info.

If you’re definitely logged into the right account, but you’re still not seeing some playlists, I’d suggest reading this Spotify Answer for the correct steps.

Hope this helps!

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Re: Spotify won't play any music in app or web player

Keenright
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Hi Jose,

I'm definitely logged into the right one-I only have one, which is connected to both my email and my facebook account.

 

Recovering playlists isn't working. My playlists are there, and are showing as empty. It's literally EVERY playlist I try to open, including ones created by spotify that I know are not empty. My favourite songs section is also empty, despite me having a ton of songs saved there. So are all my daily mixes, every type of radio, etc. Everything is empty.

And when I try to play any song in the web browser player, nothing happens.

Re: Spotify won't play any music in app or web player

Rock Star 11
Rock Star 11

Hey @Keenright!

 

Thanks for your reply. Can you let me know if this happens on every device or is it just on the desktop version of Spotify? Also, I'd recommend checking out this guide for some troubleshooting steps for Windows devices. As far as the Web Player not working properly, can you try using another browser or Incognito Mode? It might also be worth trying another device or a different internet connection.

Keep me posted and have a nice day!

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