[Android] Can't access or play podcasts in Your Library

Status: Fixed

Hey folks,


We're receiving reports that trying to access or play the podcasts in Your Library will return an error message. 


We’ve passed the available info on to the relevant team so they can look into it. In the meantime, would you mind trying the following?

  1. Updating your Android device's operating system to the latest available version (ideally, Android 10)
  2. Performing a clean reinstall of the Spotify app


If following the steps doesn't do the trick, it'd be great if you'd provide us with the following info, if you haven’t already:

  • Device + operating system version
  • Exact Spotify version


Thanks! We’ll keep you posted and let you know as soon as we have any updates on this.

Hey folks,


Thanks for your patience while we looked into this issue.


We’re happy to say that this should now be fixed for everyone! Make sure your app is updated to the latest version.


If you're still having trouble, make sure to post a new thread in the relevant help board here.




I am having the same issue. Samsung Galaxy S7. Reinstalling Spotify did not work.


Hey @Barndard,


Thanks for reaching out about this here.


Would you mind confirming the following?


  1. The exact Spotify version you're running (you'll find it by tapping Home > Settings > About)
  2. The exact version of your Android device's operating system


We'll pass the info to the folks who're looking into this and update you as soon as possible.


Wishing you a good one in the meantime!


Hi, I'm using an LG G4 phone running android 6.0 and spotify I get 'something went wrong' when I go to library>podcasts>episodes and 'an error occured' when I go to libray>podcasts>shows>'podcast title e.g. 'no such thing as a fish'. Screenshots attached.





It worked perfectly up until last week


One Plus 2 (Android 6.0.1)

No screenshot for me. But the error looks exactly like I see others post.

Something went wrong, try again (but in my own language).


Hopefully it is resolved soon


The version I'm running is


Sure, I'm using the and there's no updates available for me. 


Same problem. Version:



I have done a software update on my samsung galaxy j3, android version 5.1.1 I can't update any more than this.


I have reinstalled spotify to version and the problem persists. 





Blackberry priv

Android 6.0.1


UPDATE: @Mario as much as I didnt want to do it, I downloaded an old apk (version from the website The most recent one I could find, circa 3/20/20, and that version fixed everything. Podcasts library fixed!

So much for having everything up to date. Will be turning off automatic updates, thank you.


I think it started after the last update 4/22/20, possibly the one before (not sure what the version and release date was before the current).

Tried a clean reinstall of spotify.


Workaround: The only way I can get podcasts to play is if I go find it in google chrome browser on my phone, then click on the "install app" button on the redirect page that appears when you click on an episode. It will play in the app that way, but you cant search through the library (you can swipe to the previous/ next track though).


Additionally, the podcast library wont even let me show downloaded podcasts (tried with airplane mode on too).


Today I discovered that I can play some podcasts which may be helpful for people wanting to hear new uploads. 


On the home page there is a "your daily podcasts" playlist. Theach podcasts in this list are working for me.