I am also adding this to the latest issue plaguing my spotify use. If I turn off my bluetooth headphones and then try to reconnect them later I won't get any sound but spotify shows the song is playing. I close spotify and then try to reopen and receive an error message that the application can't be opened, I then have to kill it in task manager before it can be reopened.
While "dont turn of your bluetooth device before closing down spotify" is a solution, just like "kill spotify with taskmanager if you've forgotten to shutdown before disconnecting", it is definitly something that spotify should look into. It is a bug that is not supposed to happen...
Same here. In looking at older posts, it looks like this has been a known issue for years. Hopefully just off and on, not "always has been a problem" kind of thing, cuz that's embarassing.
At work, I routinely switch between analog headphones (for music) and a USB headset. Every single change will **bleep** off Spotify. When removing USB headset and reinserting jack headphones, 1) Either endlessly loops 1 second 2) Pretends to play, but not through headphones. Other sounds DO resume through jack headphones. 3) Sometimes it says that the current song is not available... for EVERYTHING.
In all of these cases, closing Spotify window does not fully kill the app. If you reopene Spotify, it says "Spotify is already running". You have to kill it via Task Manager, then it opens up just fine.
Same issue here, Spotify PC app crashes every single time I change audio output (headphones to speakers, for example). It won't play anymore and when I close the app and try to reopen it, I get an error. I have to kill the app in Task Manager - Processes to be able to reopen it. Tried reinstalling a couple of times, the issue persists.
Hoping Spotify will get a hold of it and fix this with an update soon, as it's getting very frustrating and it's obviously a global issue.