As a reminder, Spotify app is a popular and widely used online music streaming service that allows users to listen to music anytime, anywhere. However, there are many reports that Spotify does not play music on both PC or mobile devices for unknown reasons. Fortunately, you can find several ways to easily fix Spotify Not Playing Songs below.
According to several reports from the Spotify community, it doesn’t play at all every time a user or subscriber clicks on a song. The most frustrating thing is that the Spotify app (desktop or mobile) doesn’t show any error messages or specific causes. So consumers don’t understand what is causing this problem.
Some affected users think there are some issues with Spotify servers or software malfunctions. However, we have listed below some other possible solutions that will suit you in most cases. Now, without further ado, let’s go to the troubleshooting guide below.
HOW TO FIX SONGS NOT PLAYING IN THE SPOTIFY APP
Before you get into the solution, check out the commonalities to see if this is the case for some stupid reason. To make it very clear, make sure the dashboard is moving, the volume is on, keep your Spotify desktop / mobile app up to date, restart your device, and connect to the Internet.
1. REBOOT THE SPOTIFY APPLICATION
Whether you’re using a Spotify desktop app or a mobile app, be sure to restart the app. By restarting the program, you can clear a temporary network error or system-level cache, which in most cases will return.
So you will need to close the Spotify app, restart the Spotify app, and see if it helps. If not, try another method below.
2. RESTART YOUR DEVICE
Like the Spotify app, we recommend that you restart everything you use (computer/phone). Restarting the device will update the system, which will help with music or network connection issues that are not playing in your Spotify app. Just give it a try. Although this is one of the most common scams, it plays a key role.
3. CHECK YOUE INTERNERT CONNECTION
There may be some issues with your internet connection, as you may have problems transferring content online. Check your computer’s wired (ethernet) Internet connection. Otherwise, if you’re using Wi-Fi, try rounding off your Wi-Fi router to power it to fix a temporary error.
4. MAKE SURE ENOUGH STORAGE AVAILABLE OR NOT
If you are one of Spotify’s top subscribers and know that your Spotify app doesn’t play songs, unfortunately, check the storage directory on your phone. You may have downloaded many songs to listen to offline, and you may not have enough space to run the program smoothly.
So you need to delete local files from Spotify that take up enough space in your device’s storage. To do this:
- Open the Spotify app. Sign in to your account.
- Now go to the Settings menu.
- All you have to do is turn off the “Show local files” option in the Local files section.
- If turned off, exit the app> Reboot your device.
- Finally, restart Spotify to make sure the app doesn’t play music.
However, if you want to download songs on Spotify and play them offline, you need to save enough space on your device.
5. SYNC SPOTIFY AGAIN
Even if you’re a Spotify premium subscriber and want to download your favorite music and listen offline, it’s safe to say that you need to connect to the Internet and start using it for a while. For online cloud-based broadcasting services, you will need to re-sync the application or service to make it work properly to connect to the Internet.
Note: If you have not been connected to the Internet for a month, your downloaded songs may not be played offline due to non-syncing.
6. DISABLE CROSSFADING
Crossfading is one of the useful features that offer transitions between sounds without any gaps during playback. However, sometimes this doesn’t go as planned and causes some unfortunate users to have trouble playing. The Spotify app offers a playable version, so try turning it off to check for problems.
- Open Spotify and sign in to your> account.
- Go to the Settings menu and select ‘Show Advanced Settings’.
- Again Tap/Click Playback> Crossfading to turn off the option.
- However, if you do not want to disable this feature, set the time to 0 to 5 seconds.
- Now you can play your songs on Spotify.
7. MANAGE MUSIC STREAMING QUALITY
Adjusting the quality of music streaming for online audio streaming services is one of the most common and useful ways to quickly fix many playback issues. Due to the average speed of the internet, very high quality can cause playback problems.
- Sign in to your Spotify app.
- Then select Settings> Search for music quality.
- Then change the Streaming quality option to Normal or Automatic by default.
- If you are a premium Spotify subscriber, you can set it up to very high quality, but high internet speed and stability are required.
8. UPDATE THE AUDIO DRIVERS
Updating the audio driver on a Windows computer seems to have already resolved the sound that some of the affected Spotify users can’t play. So, if you are using the Spotify app on your Windows computer/laptop and there is a problem, try updating your audio driver from the device manager. To do this:
- Right-click on the Start menu to open the Quick Menu option.
- Double-click on Device Manager> Audio input and output.
- Now, click on mouse right button on the active audio device from the drop-down list.
- Click Update Driver> Automatically search for drivers.
- Finally, the system will look for possible updates. If so, it will automatically download and install the latest updates.
- When done, restart your computer and try playing Spotify songs again.
If not, it means that your audio driver has already been updated. However, if none of the above methods work for you, try another method.
9. REINSTALL SPOTIFY APP
Reinstalling an application or software or game is always useful for many affected users. Needless to say, sometimes corrupted application data can cause many problems, such as program execution, performance, and network connectivity. It is always recommended that you at least reinstall the program if you have problems.
So whether you’re using Spotify Desktop or Mobile, uninstall the app and restart your device. When done, go to the official Spotify download page and download the latest version for your platform. You will then need to install the software on your device as usual. That’s great!
10. CONTACT WITH SPOTIFY SUPPORT TEAM
All right, guys. We hope you find this guide useful.