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When listening to a playlist, every so often when a song finishes, the next song won't start.
It happens regardless of what playlist I'm listening to, whether I am on or offline, and whether the file is streaming or local.* Pressing pause and play does nothing, skipping back and then forward does nothing. Strangely though, skipping forward and then backward fixes the problem, and the song plays just fine. This only happens on mobile, never on the computer.
*The problem occurs specifically when transitioning from a local file synced from my computer to a file in Spotify's library.
I have restarted the app, restarted the phone, and even completely deleted and reinstalled the app, to no avail.
Enabling crossfade in the "Playback" options drastically lowered the frequency of this problem, but it still happens on occasion
A more detailed description, using numbered steps
1. I am listening to a playlist.
One song A synced local file ends, the next song from Spotify's library loads, but does not play.
3. I wait several minutes, the song does not play.
4. I press pause and then play, nothing changes.
5. I skip backward and then forward, nothing changes.
6. I skip forward and then backward, and the song plays as normal.
What I expected to happen
I expected the song to play when it was loaded by the playlist.
What actually happened
The song froze at the beginning as though paused, but the app was in "play" mode, not "pause".
My iPad/iPhone model
Device’s Operating System
Is your device jailbroken?
Approximately how many playlists do you have?
My mobile Spotify version
My provider and country