I logged on to spotify for Windows today, and for every single track I try to play, it skips to the next available song and puts a message at the top that says "This track is not available. If you have it on your computer you can import it."
Things I have tried (to no avail):
-End Spotify Processes, then reopen
Anybody know what's going on?
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Alright I have solved my issue so hopefully this will help.
I stumbled upon this thread: https://community.spotify.com/t5/Help-Desktop-Linux-Windows-Web/Spotify-Skipping-every-song-not-play...
I disabled my monitor speakers to connect my bluetooth headphones and my headphones were not paired so there was no audio component to output to. From what I can gather this is because Spotify's desktop application has some programming logic dependent on the having an active component to output to. For example why ads will pause when you lower your volume... that is of course you are not a premium user.
tl:dr Spotify needs to output to something, my computer wasnt connected to any audio output device, connected headphones, worked
This is like the third time this happens to me, not including other hurdles i've had... I wish I had written down the different bugs I've had, because people should not have to do anything slightly complex for this "app" to work. My parents would be f***ed with this kind of issue. Luckily, they don't update... I could go on a longer rant about this... but I'll just finish off by saying, I cancelled my subscription and swichted to another service.
I went into Edit > Preferences > Local Files section
And switched off everything but 'Downloads'. All of a sudden all my music could magically play again.
There's some sort of problem with the Spotify Desktop App not properly recognizing the sound outputs assigned by default in Win 10.
In my particular case I have an external sound interface (external sound card) connected through an usb port.
I had to specify the interface outputs the system would use in the Configuration Sound Options.
App started working ok when I unplugged the external sound card and the system used the internal sound card instead, there's when I noticed what kind of problem we were dealing with. It all started with the mandatory update for the app at start up, so users have no way to prevent this annoying issue.