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Web player broken in ChromeOS

Web player broken in ChromeOS

I recall this happening a few years ago, well the problem is back. The web player will not function on a Chromebook, even with all extensions disabled. Hit PLAY, nothing plays. It works as usual under the Chrome browser for Windows. Jango, Pandora, Slacker and Spotify all work fine under Chrome OS, by the way.

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Hey @TattooVampire


I suggest trying out the following steps to get the web player back to work. 🙂


1. Ensure that "This web player" is selected in the Spotify Connect button, it's between Queue and Volume.

2. Wipe your browser's cookies and cache.

3. Go to a random album and hit the three dots on any song to select "Copy song link". Now paste this to your browser's address bar and hit Enter.
This should force the web player to open the album and start playing the song. Hit play if it doesn't play anything yet.


4. Go to Spotify webpage, log in if you're not logged in yet and select any album in the "Jump back in" section. This should open the web player and make it play the album you selected.


Some time ago when the web player became locked up for many people, this method discovered by someone turned out to be useful for many people. It sounds weird, but maybe it works now too:
In the web player navigate to some album page and start clicking on the play button fast. Hit Ctrl + F5 (or Ctrl + R) to refresh the page whilst still clicking fast until the web page has fully loaded. Sometimes that had to be repeated a couple of times.

Let me know how it goes!

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