How to fix Spotify Not Playing Songs

fix Spotify Not Playing Songs

People love to listen to songs either on mobile or TV via different apps. There are several apps that offer an option either to listen to songs online or offline (when after downloading them). Listening to songs in free time makes time more peaceful and makes you feel that either you are lost in another world or you are missing someone special. Spotify is one of the well-known apps that makes you listen to songs either online (or offline when downloading it). Well, it is considered on the top of streaming services but when this app stops playing songs and destroys your peace then, it is quite irritating. So, there is a need to fix Spotify errors. 

However, if this app does not play the songs then, there are several reasons behind this issue. When you apply one of the solutions only then, you can straighten out the stream and hence, get back your audio pleasure. So, let’s go-ahead to try out the solution to fix this error.

1. Checking of Spotify’s Status

If there occurs an error then, do check out Spotify’s status first. In this app, there are bound to be issues that crop up. When there occurs a problem with your music then, either check Spotify’s status at its own Twitter account @SpotifyStatus or by using a service (like Downdetector) to see check out whether it is a systemic issue or not.

2. Restarting the Spotify App

There is another solution “Turn it off and turn it back on”  which works for nearly anything including music streaming services. Well, completely shut down the Spotify app and launch it again before you try playing more songs. Also, if you are on Windows then, make sure that the Spotify app shuts down completely by ending its process in the task manager. Surely, this can fix a number of problems that the Spotify app encounters.

3. Spotify Having Enough Storage

This app Spotify recommends a minimum of 250 MB of free storage which ensures proper streaming of songs through this streaming service. Well, if your drive is almost full and the Spotify app is not playing songs then, make sure to clear some photos (or delete an app or two) and then, launch Spotify again. This time the errors get resolved if not then, go the next step ahead.

4. Logging Back in App

If restarting the Spotify app doesn’t work then, log out of your account and then, log in back again. To do so, you can log out by going to Spotify in the menu placed at the top-left side of your screen on Mac or you can access the File option in Windows and then, click Log Out option. When you have done this then, check out whether your songs play or not in this app or not.

5. Updating the Spotify

There is another way that makes the Spotify app not play songs if this app is not fully updated yet. Then, make sure that you have automatic updates turned on for the Spotify app, which updates this app automatically. Well, you can also check whether a new version is available or not by simply searching this app on the App Store on iOS or macOS or the Google Play Store on Android and then, clicking the update button to update it.

6. Turning Off Crossfade Option

This app’s Crossfade option helps you to ensure smoother transitions between songs, rather than playing the song instantly that might have a very different tone than the previous one. Well, this feature can sometimes cause errors when you are interested to start a new song.

To do so simply, Go to Spotify > then, click Preferences. Scroll down until you find the Playback header option. Now, you can enable or disable Crossfade here as per your choice. Well, if it is turned on then, disable it and check whether your music starts paying or not.

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7. Turning Off the Hardware Acceleration

In the Spotify app, hardware acceleration is a feature that enables weaker hardware, like an older computer. It also provides a better streaming performance. It is usually enabled by default but also causes songs to skip, stutter, or the Spotify app will not play songs at all.

Well, turning this feature off might ensure that you have a better Spotify experience. To do so simply, Go to Spotify on a Mac (or File on Windows) and then, click Hardware Acceleration from the menu. Also, make sure that the setting is turned off, and then, try listening again to your favorite songs.

8. Spotify is in Online Mode

Another solution is that the Spotify app should be in offline mode. However, if Spotify is in Offline mode, it will only play songs you have downloaded earlier and particularly set for use to enjoy them. Also, it will then, not stream songs from the internet. To do so, check out that Spotify is not in Offline Mode by simply, clicking the Spotify option placed at the top-left side of a screen. Also, you may ensure that Offline Mode does not have a checkmark beside it.

9. Resyncing the Spotify

If you have downloaded a number of songs and use the Spotify app only in Offline Mode then, you have to log back in once at least every 30 days because, without this, the downloaded songs would not be played again. Well, if more than 30 days have been passed since your last log-in then, nothing will work so, log back in. When you did this then, you can switch to Offline Mode again and your songs should start working.

10. Checking Your Firewall

However, if you’re listening to Spotify on a desktop (or laptop)? Make sure that your machine’s firewall is not blocking up Spotify app from playing the songs. Also, you should make sure that the Spotify app has got the necessary permissions needed to get run on your system like access to the speakers & so on.

11. Reinstalling the Spotify

If none of the above-mentioned solutions work for you? Then you must try out the last solution because this will surely work for you. Simply, remove the Spotify app from your device and then, reinstall the app again. Well, this can only be done by uninstalling the Spotify app. The re-download it from the Play Store on a device. On Windows, it can be uninstalled and then, re-installed through the web, or by moving it to Trash (on Mac). However, when you have removed the app then, before testing, re-download and re-install the Spotify app and check whether your music plays like the way it would.

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