I'm running desktop Spotify (version 18.104.22.1684.gca9c9538) on a laptop running Windows 10, and about 80% of the time when I type something into the search bar it just shows me the "searching" circle forever and never actually searches. I have left it for hours without it completing the search.
Things I have tried thus far with no consistent success (sometimes it'll let it work for like two searches but then it freezes again):
- Logging out and back in
- Closing and reopening the app
- Updating to newest version of Spotify
- Clean reinstall
- Switching Internet connections
- Turning off hardware acceleration
- Turning off my VPN
This has been the case for weeks now, if not months, and I've found nothing to help me figure out what could be making the search fail so consistently. Any ideas?