How do I fix the "Can't play the current track" error message?




Here are the reasons for the message, and the troubleshooting that can be tried:


  • Playback fails to start on all tracks (PC and Mac)
  • Playback fails on local files
  • Playback fails on some, but not all non-local files
  • Playback stops mid-song (PC only)Playback fails, and all tracks skip through to the end of a playlist with no audio (PC only)

For all instances, the first thing to try is a reinstall. This often helps the error go away.


You can also try removing all Local File sources, then add them again. For more steps on how to troubleshoot Local Files, check out this Spotify Answer.


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