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This song is unavailable

peterm01
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Plan

Premium

Country

UK

 

Device

iPhone, latest MacBook Pro

Operating System

latest iOS, MacOS

 

My Question or Issue

Just updgraded to Premium and out of a sudden the songs in https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0tCGOWr57dA8MKR7Bfc1Dj say "This song is unavailable" - they were all working when on the Free plan (facepalm)

 

Tried different wifi/mobile data connections still no go. Re-installing did not help either. Not the best customer "upgrade" experience, more of a downgrade experience ;-)

 

Can someone please help out?

 

Thanks!

 

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Re: This song is unavailable

Rock Star 5
Rock Star 5

Hey there @peterm01,

thanks for posting in the community !

 

Is it possible that you had a different country set under your settings when you were using the free account ? if so, when you upgraded to Premium you might have changed it and as not all track and albums are available in all countris this can cause the issue you're having.

 

Waiting on your update =)

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Re: This song is unavailable

peterm01
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Thanks for your reply @OneByBoo

 

Unfortunately your solution did not help. The details, country etc. all remained the same... very very strange. If you're based in the UK, does it play for you (if you don't mind checking)?

 

Cheers!

Re: This song is unavailable

Rock Star 5
Rock Star 5

Hey there @peterm01,

thanks for the update.

 

Sorry to hear it didn't help.

Can you re-check if it's playable now as i checked it is available in the UK?

If it still deosn't please check this Spotify Answer 

 

If none of these helps, send us a screenshot of the error you getting as it'll help solving the issue you're having.

Note: Make sure there's no sensitive details when sending the screenshot

 

Waiting on your update =)

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Re: This song is unavailable

peterm01
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Thank you for trying to help. I've followed the article you referred to step-by-step but still no go. Please see the screenshot attached with this message.

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Re: This song is unavailable

Moderator
Moderator

Hey @peterm01.

 

Thanks for getting in touch!

 

Could you please try to reset the hosts file. You can do this as follows:

 

  1. Close Spotify if it's running
  2. Go to C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc
  3. Open the file "hosts" in notepad
  4. Delete any entry you find which contains the name "Spotify"
  5. Save the file
  6. Reboot your computer and try again

Hope this solves the issue! Let us know what the result is.

 

Have a nice day :)

GuidoModerator
 
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Re: This song is unavailable

peterm01
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Thanks @Guido

 

I'm on a Mac so /etc/hosts doesn't have anything in it...

 

So strange it doesn't work on my iPhone nor MacBook, makes me think it is something to do with my account, when I was on the Free plan it worked fine on both.

Re: This song is unavailable

Moderator
Moderator

Hey @peterm01.

 

Sorry about that!

 

Here's the instructions for MacOS:

 

  1. Open Finder and, in Finder’s menu bar, select Go > Go to Folder. In the box, type the following location: /private/etc/hosts and press return.
  2. A new Finder window will open and your Mac’s hosts file will be selected. Click and drag it out of the Finder window and drop it on your desktop. 
  3. To open it, simply double-click and it will display the file’s contents in TextEdit .
  4. Check for any entries with Spotify in the address.
  5. If you do find any lines with Spotify, please remove them
  6. Save your changes and restart Spotify.

Hope this helps! Let us know if it doesn't or if you have further questions.

 

Have a nice day.

GuidoModerator
 
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Re: This song is unavailable

peterm01
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No worries, tried that but it did not help. No records with spotify in hosts.

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