I have the same problem and am seriously considering dropping Spotify since there doesn't seem to be much attention given to this service issue. Using both Firefox and Chrome, but I don't have control over the versions because it is a work computer. :\
Why is this still an issue? And how did it now start showing up for me when I was fine up until today? No matter what I've done I always get redirected to open.spotify.com.
Granted my issue is slightly different. I have this issue only when playing certain songs. All other songs play fine but on specific songs it stops playing audio at the 9sec mark yet continues to look like it is actually playing. One song in particular is "To **bleep**" by Cobra which is a band from Peru.
Yeah, I'm experiencing the same problem. It occurs at the 9 seconds mark always. I'm using Chrome on 64-bit Ubuntu 16.04 and the browser version is 59.0.3071.86. I'm getting the same error on console as someone else earlier in this thread, it says exactly:
web-player.c6f68273.js:29Uncaught (in promise) DOMException: The play() request was interrupted by a new load request. a._loadProtectedTrack @ web-player.c6f68273.js
a._loadACMETrack @ web-player.c6f68273.js
I upgraded my browser from Chrome 58 to 59 today, and this issue appeared after that.
I tested with firefox too, and it seems to be experiencing a similar problem. I'm able to play only the first 7 seconds of every track. But the problem behaves a bit differently. On chrome the playback gets stuck on 9 seconds, but on Firefox the next song in the queue starts playing after 7 seconds. I have attached a screenshot of the errors on console on firefox since there were so many I have no interest in writing them all down by hand. The Firefox version I'm using is 54.0, on Ubuntu 16.04 too.
Oh, and with both browsers I disabled all the addons that might block execution of js.