Spotify is one of the largest Swedish music streaming services that has all the music you’ll ever need. With millions of songs and podcasts, Spotify has quickly turned into a to-go destination for music lovers around the globe.
In this article, we’re going to see all the possible triggers (and their fixes) that could lead to Spotify not working at your end.
There can be a few reasons why Spotify isn't working. Maybe your internet connection is down, or there's an issue with the Spotify app. Some common Spotify errors include:
This error means that your computer can't connect to the Spotify servers. This could be because your internet connection is down or an issue with the Spotify app itself.
If you're having trouble adding local files to your Spotify playlist, it could be because the file format is not supported. Spotify only supports MPEG-Audio Layer III (.mp3), Windows Media Audio (.wma), Free Lossless Audio Codec (.flac), and Ogg Vorbis audio files.
If you're having trouble downloading songs from Spotify, it could be because your computer doesn't have enough storage space. You'll need to free up some space on your hard drive before you can continue downloading songs. Or your internet connection could be the problem. Spotify requires a stable internet connection to download songs.
If you're missing a Spotify playlist, it could be because you accidentally deleted it. Go to your "Recovery playlists" page to check if this is the case. If the playlist is there, you can click "Restore" to get it back. Otherwise, it's probably been permanently deleted, and you'll need to create a new one.
You can encounter Spotify suddenly crashing on your Android device, especially when you try to change songs. This happens because the app isn't up to date, or there's something wrong with the app's cache.
Spotify can also crash on iPhones, although this is less common. The reason for this is usually because the Spotify app isn't up to date or because there's a problem with your internet connection. Try to fix both these issues; this problem will hopefully be fixed on its own.
If you're experiencing stuttering during music playback, it could be because of several reasons. One reason could be that your computer doesn't have enough processing power to handle the Spotify app. Another reason could be that there's something wrong with your internet connection.
If Spotify is running, but there is no sound, it could be because of several reasons. One reason could be that your computer's sound system is not configured correctly. Another reason could be that you have muted the app or your computer's speakers, but the most likely reason is that the volume in Spotify is turned down.
Moving to the fixes…
If you're experiencing issues with Spotify not working, there are a few quick fixes that you can try. Here they are:
The first thing to do is to restart your phone or computer. This can help resolve any issues that may have arisen from using Spotify for an extended period. Restarting your phone or computer is easy and only takes a few seconds.
The next thing to do is to check your internet connection. If you're on a mobile device, make sure that you have an active data connection. If you're on a desktop or laptop, ensure that your computer is connected to the internet. You can also check the speed of your internet connection by visiting a speed testing website.
If you're still having issues, the next thing to try is to clear your cache. Clearing your cache will delete any temporary files that may be causing problems. To clear your cache, select the settings menu and 'clear cache.'
It's also important to ensure you're using the latest version of Spotify. To update Spotify, go to the settings menu and select 'update.' Most of the time, Spotify will automatically update itself. However, if there is an update available, it will prompt you to install it.
If you're still having issues, try resetting your router. This will clear any internet connection issues that may be causing problems. To reset your router, unplug it from the power outlet and wait 30 seconds before plugging it back in.
If you're still having issues, try disabling and then re-enabling Spotify. To do this, go to the settings menu and select 'disable.' Once Spotify is disabled, wait for 30 seconds before re-enabling it. Or you can also check your firewall settings, go to the control panel and select 'firewall.' Then, click on 'allow a program or feature through Windows Firewall.' Finally, make sure that Spotify is allowed through private and public networks.
Try logging out of your account and then back in. To log out of your account, go to the settings menu and select 'logout.' Once you've logged out, restart your computer and log back into your account. You can also try to login in with a different account. An alternative method to login in is to use the 'forgot password feature on the login page.
Your proxy settings may be causing problems. To check your proxy settings, go to the settings menu and select 'proxy.' If you see any proxy settings configured, try disabling them and restarting Spotify. If you are not using a proxy, you can ignore this step.
Try resetting your Spotify preferences. To reset your preferences, go to the settings menu and select 'reset.' Once you've reset your preferences, restart Spotify and see if the issue has been resolved. If you have a storage issue, this may also help clear up some space on your device and try again.
If you're still having issues, try reinstalling Spotify. To reinstall Spotify, go to the settings menu and select 'uninstall.' Once uninstalling Spotify, download and install the latest version from the Spotify website. You can also check the app version by selecting the settings menu and 'about.' This should fix the issue if you had an outdated version of Spotify.
Aren’t these steps super easy to follow and implement?
The best part? They are effective too. If you’re a die-hard fan of music and love spending hours and hours streaming your favorite music from Spotify, you can keep everything going with these simple tips and tricks.