First, try reinstalling. If that doesn't help, the next thing to suggest is reinstalling once more, but before redownloading Spotify try restarting your desktop device.
Also, make sure that Spotify is maximized and you've enabled the sidebar through the 3-dot menu > View > Friend Activity for the Friend Feed to show up.
Next, you can check your hosts, here's how to do so:
1. Open Notepad as an Administrator (right-click - Open as Administrator) 2. Go to File > Open and navigate to
3. Choose "All Files" instead of "Text Documents" next to the File Name box. You'll see a handful of files. Pickhostsand click on Open. 4. The file is opened. You will see a block of text with # in front of each line and might see entries like
Check foranyentrieswithspotifyorfastlyin the address. Examples may look like: