This is the solution! ty
Wow...it seems like the only tech support training Spotify can provide their tech support team is :
Step 1: Resintall
Step 2: Reset network configurations (with no details on exactly which network settings could impact the connectivity issue)
Step 3: Make a new thread if this doesn't resolve issue so another moderator can tell you to repeat Steps 1 and 2.
So glad I didn't pull the trigger on premium.
Note: See 'Solution' to this thread.
That did the trick. now how do I get all the hair I pulled out getting this fixed back on my head?
Can confirm this worked for me, thanks. This has been pissing me off for the past couple of days.
Hosts file must be like this!!!