Before Spotify would let me play any song I want as long it was available. Now there are songs at random that for some reason won't let me play them. At first I thought it was songs that weren't saved to my songs. While that is somewhat the case, there is still songs not saved that let me play like normal.
Songs that don't play just leave Spotify blank until I find another song that will. It really just pick and choose which will work. This is frustarating, as I tried everything from logging back in and out on both online and the program. Uninstalling and reinstalling it like 3 times now, and it still happens. I have premium so I don't understand why this is happening. Anyone have a solution?
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I literally just had the same problem.
Not just new songs wouldn't play (songs already in my playlists would continue to play), but after uninstalling and reinstalling Spotify, half the contents of my playlists disappeared. (!!)
Here is the fix in Windows:
check your HOSTS file.
Specifically, I use a program called HostsMan which kills a lot of bad domains automatically for me. I had to add exclusions for:
I had a miserable time uninstalling and reinstalling and clearing temp files and all that nonsense. Doing this, and then restarting Spotify, corrected the issue immediately.
Your hosts file is located here:
you can open that file with Notepad or other text editor.
Specifically, in my case, it looks like the exclusion for *.spotify.com is what did the trick. Checking the tool I use (HostsMan):
It looks like this:
# 0.0.0.0 spclient.wg.spotify.com #[affects mobile app]
Got added at some point, and then commented out. I was probably using an older copy of the file.