I have same problem too, it won't play any spotify playlist but it can play my local files but slowing down everything. Then I started to log in on the web player and it works, but not without web player window. Works just fine on my phone too. Tried everything else on this thread with no success. Well, the older version worked 2 days ago, but today when I started to listen to spotify it didn't work and I had the latest version? So will be going on play through the web player or via the phone.
I found a direct mode in my AE5 sound card that makes the sound better. If I restart the computer or close Spotify then I get the error "Spotify can't play this right now. If you have the file on your computer you can import it"
Changing back to nondirect mode makes Spotify run as expected, change back to direct whilst running works fine as well. the problem comes when a restart of close of the Spotify app.
I did notice when I changed to direct Spotify did update.
I'm having the same problem. I have two output devices and Spotify is only able to play songs if I actively switch from the current default one to the other. Then I can switch back to my desired output and I can still play. I have to do this every time I start Spotify! It's definitely a bug when every other piece of software under the sun except Spotify knows how to play audio on current output device without bugging out!
I've tried disabling the other output device but to no avail. If there's just one output and no other output to switch to it doesn't work.
I'm having the same issue with songs simply changing to the next and never playing. I can use spotify on other devices, and use the app on my PC if I cast it to another device. I've tried all of the above suggestions and still cannot get this to work. I also cannot figure out how to put in some sort of ticket for help.