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Spotify crashing when switching output device






Operating System

Windows 7


My Question or Issue

When I change the default output device in the Windows sound manager, Spotify crashes every time. 

With crashes, I mean it continues playing the last second or so of sound on repeat on the previous device (without any sound on the selected device), and I can't interact with it. I have to kill it via Task manager, then open it again before it can play sound on the newly selected device. 


I have been switching output device like this for over 6 months now without problems, but it started doing this recently. Did Spotify/Windows update something to break this?


Hey folks,


Glad to hear that this is now fixed for you in the latest update for the app 🙂


Let us know if you continue to experience any issues by leaving a comment below.


Thanks for your patience and cooperation!


It worked ! Thank you !

I'm using windows 7 64bit  with the 

For other, continue tu use the older november version of spotify 🙂



I can confirm installing the latest version has fixed this for me:

Windows 7 x64


SamSam990 working for me.

Running Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit


thank you powerful Spotify geeks dabbling in code`for fixing this issue fixed things for me, Windows 7 x64 Home Premium

truly you are master fixers


Spotify 1.0.99 works. Good job!


I commented earlier that it doesnt work for me, even after update.
Apparently i had to restart spotify twice, but now it works fine for me aswell 🙂


Thankes ye people at spotify 😛


See it wasn't that hard. I can resubscribe now. Thanks.


SharpKamron don't be such a grumpy dude, maybe it was pretty hard


@papay100 wrote:

SharpKamron don't be such a grumpy dude, maybe it was pretty hard

Your right, but In that case, don't make it "impossible" to use an older version which had no problem.

Let us choose to update or not our software... 

See how winsows 10 has difficulties with it... 


works fine now thanks 🙂 took some time to fix but got there eventually