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Spotify Desktop App doesn't open without internet-access (Windows 10)

kachelstacktus
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Plan

Family Plan

Device

Desktop PC

Operating System

Windows 10

 

My Question or Issue

Today my internet didnt work for about 2h. Since I could not access the web-player (which I normally use), I decided to open the Desktop app. I have about 1000 songs downloaded there, so the fact that I'm offline shoudn't be a big issue.

 

However I coundn't do anything. The program opened, but it just showed a black screen with the three option-dots in the the top-left-corner. I tried setting it to offline-mode, but that didn't help either. Multiple restarts also didn't do anything.

As soon as the internet came back, I just had to restart it again and everything worked as it should.

 

Whats the point of having a song-download function if you can't open the app when offline?

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