Random songs/albums that aren't saved to library/playlist won't play

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Re: Spotify won't play a lot of songs

sirarchimedes
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I have tried all sorts of fixes with the host file and none have made any difference unfortunately.

Re: Spotify won't play a lot of songs

sirarchimedes
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@jor3ka Thank you! This is the only thing that has seemed to actually fix it. Do I have to block spotify from auto updating or something?

Re: Spotify won't play a lot of songs

jor3ka
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To the spotify creators:

In your february+march update, you need to take into acount that premium acounts may have adblockers aswell - you can not suspend these accounts, neither can you block them from playing their music like you're doing in the february update. This should only apply for the free service accounts.

Re: Spotify won't play a lot of songs

jor3ka
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If you're a windows user, you can block spotify updating in the host file. Edit it with admin rights. I would only do this temporary until bugs are fixed in any later versions.

[PC & Mac] Can't play songs

FarboSicil
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Plan

Free

Country

Germany

 

Device

MacBook Pro Mid 2015

Operating System

MacOS Mojave 10.14.2

 

My Question or Issue

 

Within the last week this has happened to me almost daily:
I try to play a new song and it just won't play, there won't be any information about the duration of the song on the bottom and the cover will just not load, nor will spotify show the title of the song below the cover.

 

This seems to happen to random songs and I have tried a clean reinstallation of Spotify which I thought solved the problem but now I'm back with the problem...

 

 

 

Re: Can't play songs

Rock Star 16
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Hi there!

I know it sounds simple, but it's often overlooked. Could you try restarting your device? Sorry if this may sound a bit reptitive but if that doesn't help, try a quick clean reinstall of the app by following these steps.

 

Could you try it with another network connection? If possible try updating to macOS Mojave 10.14.3 to see if that helps :)

If you're still having trouble, could you let me know the exact version of Spotify and the exact version of the operating system you're running?

I'll see what I can suggest next!

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Re: Can't play songs

leffe69
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I have the same problem on my macbook air 2013. Runs macOS Mojave 10.14.3.

Tried all the steps that you are suggesting but nothing helps

Re: Can't play songs

FarboSicil
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I tried the clean reinstall once more, which made it work for two days, now the problem is there again...

 

I'm on Mojave 10.14.3 now, my Spotify version is 1.0.99.250.g936eab8d

Re: Spotify won't play a lot of songs

Jeremy1Brusa
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I fixed it! Thank you so much!

Spotify can't play songs / only saved songs play / songs are blacked out

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Hey there,

 

Thanks for reporting this to us! We have the right teams looking into this.

 

If you're experiencing this, please try the following first:

  • Log out/in
  • Reinstall
  • Restart your device
  • Clear cache
  • Try a different internet connection

If that doesn't do the trick, please add your vote (+VOTE) here.

 

Thanks in advance! We will keep you all updated here :)

 

Have a great day.

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