I removed the Spotify handle from the host file and it fixed the problem for me, I had a some trouble removing the Spotify adress from the host file but I copied it to my desktop, changed it there and moved it back to system32/drivers/etc folder, and everything was working again after restarting Spotify.
Thank you. Following using notepad to remove the spotify line from the hosts file fixed it. To anyone having problems with administrator permissions when editing the file, copy the file onto desktop, edit it there and drag it back in to replace the original. That was what worked for me
Hey guys. I’m on premium on an iPhone 8 Plus. I’ve been having this same issue since Tuesday, but it’s not on my desktop, it’s on my phone. I have another iPhone in which Spotify works perfectly and it works perfectly on my laptop as well. The issue is my phone, which is what I mostly use to listen to my music. All my playlists are empty, so is all my music. I’ve reinstalled the app many times, logged in and out, I even restored my phone to factory settings and nothing. I haven’t found a solution to this on iPhone, so if anyone’s having a similar issue, please, do let me know.
It even got my friend's activity tab working, that's been dead for months!
I recommend checking your hosts file for any Spotify-related entries. The file is capable of redirecting traffic for addresses it contains, so it can break Spotify app when it contains Spotify addresses.
It's easy to check and edit, you'll need admin rights:
1. open Notepad as an administrator (right-click - Open as Administrator) 2. go to File - Open and navigate to
3. Choose "All Files" instead of "Text Documents" next to the File Name box. You'll see a handful of files. Pickhostsand click on Open. 4. The file is opened. You will see a block of text with # in front of each line and might see entries like
Check foranyentrieswithspotifyorfastlyin the address. Examples may look like: