Most Recommended Fix:
Uninstalling and reinstalling the application generally fixes most issues with skipping, followed by turning your device off and on.
Here are some of the fixes you can try on different devices based on solutions verified by other Spotify Community users and moderators:
Solution 1: Test Other Playback Devices
@Rorey suggests to change the playback devices:
Check if there are other devices available to test other playback device options.
1. Open CMD and execute the following command:
control mmsys.cpl sounds
2. Set one of the devices as default (or change the current one), then restart Spotify and see if it works.
Solution 2: Refresh the Desktop App Installation
@Sebasty suggests the following steps for refreshing the desktop app:
- Close Spotify and uninstall it.
- Go to %AppData% in the file explorer, and delete any Spotify folders you find in Local and Roaming.
- Restart your computer.
- Reinstall Spotify.
Solution 3: Reinstall Your Audio Desktop Driver
@KTofKashyyyk reinstalled their audio desktop driver to solve the playback issue. Find your computer software instructions for reinstalling your audio driver.
Solution 1: Reset Your Playback Devices
@Ox1 suggests changing your default playback device to your computer's speakers:
Please try changing your default playback device to your computer's speakers (http://www.7tutorials.com/how-change-default-playback-recording-audio-device) restart Spotify and try it again.
Solution 2: Update Software
@HHaken updated their PC, Java, Flash, and Windows software which solved the issue.
Solution 3: Driver Not Properly Installed
Solution 4: Sleep Mode Disrupting Playback
If your computer went on sleep mode, @polvda suggests restarting the computer:
“On my computer Spotify skips all songs in a playlist when the computer has waken from sleep mode.
Restarting the computer fixes it till after the next sleep mode.”
Solution 5: Playback Skipping with Audio Jack or Default Speakers
@Drfail21 had this suggestion for users who want to play music through the audio jack or default speakers and are experiencing track skipping in this thread.