I agree this needs sorting out. After a search you get multiple copies of an album. Only 1 of them will play but there's no way of telling which. It's very fustrating having to try 4 or 5 before you get the right one. Sometimes none of them will play.
The ones that don't play (I think it's a region thing) need to be filtered out.
I've seen many threads about this. Spotify say it's a Squeezebox problem and Squeezebox blames the Spotify API.
The two companies need to talk to each other and sort it out. At the moment the Spotify app on squeezebox is very poor which doesn't reflect well on Spitify dispite who's 'fault' is actually is.
This is most interesting. I've noticed the reliability of the service varies massively with the firmware update to the Squeezebox.
For example, the previous version wasn't that bad, but the current one is woeful.
That said, the availability of songs is incredibly frustrating.
For example, I create a song list using the NOW application and save into the playlist.
It works and plays absolutely fine (on Mac, iPhone, iPad), but when I play the same playlist on my Squeezebox it doesn't work.
By doesn't work, I mean it will be playing the first few tracks in the playlist fine, and then will will freeze on the next track. By freeze I mean it displays the song and the artwork, but the progress bar doesn't move (and doesn't show 0:00 with a dot either)...it's like it's trying to load the song.
PS I forgot to say thtat due to the fact that I'm using the same ID (and it uses the ID to determine regionality) for the Squeezebox, iPhone, iPad, Mac etc, means that this is nothing to do with the song not being available within region (like you get with the search feature on squeezebox - which says "song not available in your region").
This is more fundamental than that. It's as if the Squeezebox doesn't support (or has a problem) with some of the encoding on the files....I can give specific examples of files that play ok on the Mac, but not on the Squeezebox.
If I exit the Spotify app (and sometimes restart the Squeezebox) it occassionally fixes the problem, but rarely.
Thanks for bringing this to our attention michabessems!
It's not as easy to install/setup but now I have it working it really is excellent. It only shows songs/albums I can actually play and even has the related artists function. This is what the official app should have been.
I got the same problem that accelerated about two months ago.
Got in contact with Spotify support that after going through the normal suggestions - reboot device , firmware upgrade, change to low-bit playback etc gave nothing. The support then adviced to check with Logitech since they had no further advice.
Logitech gave the same suggestions and after testing them once again it ended with them suggesting contacting Spotify support!
This is very anoying especially that the support teams of Logitech and Spotify don't get together to sort things out. Right now this is a loose-loose situation.