"We can't play this until you allow this track in the Spotify phone app" issue.

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For all of those who couldn't find the red sign thing when they went to edit their playlist.

I also couldn't find anything like they described so idk what that's about.

 

Instead, you have to just search your song in the search tab. Tap the correct one, and then tap the three dots on the top right. There's a little circle with a line through it that says "Allow to play this" Press it. That's what worked for me.

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They won't let me type anything at all...
This is all the 3 dots shows...This is all the 3 dots shows...

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Doesn't work for me, that red thingy doesn't appear next to the song I want to listen and can't listen to it anywhere...

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Casual Listener

Here is what fixed it for me: I found the song that I wanted to play on my phone and I tapped on the three dots. Then, I liked the song with the little heart button. After that, I was able to play it. Super weird but it worked for me (on iPhone with Spotify Premium)

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Oh man this has been bugging me for ages. I finally figured out why this didn't work for me and why none of the 'fixes' worked.

 

I also didn't see any 'allow to play this' option on any of the songs i couldnt play. I figured out that this is due to the entire artist somehow being blocked from playing.

 

If you search for your artist and then show the artist page, in the top right you again have the three dots to indicate options. Here I finally found this weird option that shouldn't be a feature anyway.

 

Hope this helps anyone out there!

 

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Having this problem too... I tried the solution, clicked the red thing, then pressed show song... didnt work...

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Hey there @tideygaming,

 

If you're still having difficulties playing hidden songs, I'd first off suggest visiting this support page to get them back. Should this not do the trick already you can also check your hidden contents on your phone. They can be found by heading to the Artist section in Your Library and swiping up till you reach the bottom of the page.

 

Hope this helps. Give us a shout if you have any other questions.

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I had to like the song and then unlike it and it took the red circle off of it

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The song I have is not hidden. I can't play ANY song from an entire artist. I can clearly see that none of the song's are set as hidden. And from what I can tell, there are no other artists that this is happening for. 

 

I'm a few minutes away from canceling my premium membership because this is ridiculous. 

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