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Today I wanted to play a playlist. As soon as I clicked on the play button, the whole page became black.
Now whenever I open spotify, it forwards me to open.spotify.com/browse/featured, displays the web player for less than half a second and then the web player crashes.
Chrome console logs:
Failed to load resource: the server responded with a status of 400 () web-player.2986d503.js:1 Uncaught TypeError: Cannot read property 'type' of null at t.value (web-player.2986d503.js:1) at h (web-player.2986d503.js:1) at beginWork (web-player.2986d503.js:1) at i (web-player.2986d503.js:1) at o (web-player.2986d503.js:1) at S (web-player.2986d503.js:1) at b (web-player.2986d503.js:1) at v (web-player.2986d503.js:1) at y (web-player.2986d503.js:1) at c (web-player.2986d503.js:1) at Object.enqueueSetState (web-player.2986d503.js:1) at i.v.setState (web-player.2986d503.js:1) at i.onStateChange (web-player.2986d503.js:1) at Object.notify (web-player.2986d503.js:1) at e.notifyNestedSubs (web-player.2986d503.js:1) at i.onStateChange (web-player.2986d503.js:1) at y (web-player.2986d503.js:1) at web-player.2986d503.js:1 at web-player.2986d503.js:1 at web-player.2986d503.js:1 at web-player.2986d503.js:1 at web-player.2986d503.js:1 at web-player.2986d503.js:1 at web-player.2986d503.js:1 at web-player.2986d503.js:1 at web-player.2986d503.js:1 at web-player.2986d503.js:1 at web-player.2986d503.js:1 at web-player.2986d503.js:1 at web-player.2986d503.js:1 at web-player.2986d503.js:1 at web-player.2986d503.js:1 at web-player.2986d503.js:1 at web-player.2986d503.js:1 at web-player.2986d503.js:1 at Object.dispatch (web-player.2986d503.js:1) at d.<anonymous> (web-player.2986d503.js:1) at d.s.emitEventSync (web-player.2986d503.js:1) at d.<anonymous> (web-player.2986d503.js:1) at f (web-player.2986d503.js:1) at e (web-player.2986d503.js:1) api.spotify.com/v1/episodes/meta:1
Firefox console logs:
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Solved! Go to Solution.
I contacted Spotify support on Twitter today. It was obvious that the person I was talking to was following a script. Almost all error details I gave them including the info from this thread was ignored.
When the web player loads, it tries to load the last song you've played. An old version of the web player seems to have set the song URL to "spotify:meta:context". When the current web player tries to load the song behind that URL, it fails to do so and crashes.
The only solution I've found so far is to open the Spotify app and play any song. That will set the last song played variable correctly and you'll be able to use the web player again.
Edit: Another person also found the solution of quickly playing any song or playlist before the web player crashes.
I hope that the Twitter support person doesn't ignore all the technical details I gave them and will forward it to developers. So far no bug report was opened at https://community.spotify.com/t5/Ongoing-Issues/idb-p/ongoing_issues.
Another quick fix to that issue (Spotify web player crashing because wrongly loading last played song) would be to try and load any song from its html link, found on the web. Worked for me, thank you Madonna 😜
(had to hit the browser's reload button a couple of times though)