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Spotify loses connection after waking computer from sleep

Spotify loses connection after waking computer from sleep

Looks like there is a bug in version Frequently, Spotify fails to reconnect with the internet after I wake my computer from sleep (Windows 10).


Repro steps:

  • Open Spotify and play music
  • Shut or "lock" laptop
  • Open and/or log back into laptop
  • BUG - Spotify says: Can't play song and no music is heard, even though I have internet connection, other apps are working, and the song progress bar is moving


  • Advancing the song, choosing other playlists, or hitting pause/play does not resolve the issue
  • Spotify must be closed and restarted in order to resolve the issue
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I got the same probkem since a few days. Worked perfect before. Any other solutions, than closing the app?



Same problem here. Odd.

Hey folks,


Thanks for searching for the answer you need here! 


This sounds like a case where some of the apps files have gotten corrupted and are causing these connectivity issues. No worries, this can usually be remedied by performing a clean reinstall, so that all the necessary app data gets built anew from the ground up. To do this follow the steps here.


If that doesn't fix things, it's a good idea to also have a look at your hosts file for Spotify entries. This page explains how you can do the check. 


Hope you find this useful. Let us know how you get on.

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For me, it is an audio device problem - if Spotify tries to request an output device that is busy (some other application could have gotten exclusive access to it) it says it has no internet connection (like: huh?).

This might not be a problem that occurs often for most people, but I use some tools that do capture audio devices this way.

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