Spotify, which Daniel Ek founded in the year 2008, is a market leader in the Online Music Streaming category, giving a head-on fight to the likes of Apple Music, Youtube Music, and Amazon Music.

However, Spotify is one of the best live music streaming platforms. However, for the past couple of days, users have been frustrated due to an unwanted error in which Spotify is not playing songs. So, now they are looking for some fixes to get rid of this issue. That’s why we are here with another guide to help you guys. Therefore, be with us until the end.

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Best Ways to Fix Spotify Not Playing Songs

There are different methods that you can use to fix this issue. But, here in this guide, we mentioned only those already tried by some users and helped them get out of this situation. So, let’s take a look at them. 

Method 1: Restart Spotify Application

This is the first fix that you can try to fix the Spotify not playing songs issue. However, if simply restarting the application won’t help you fix the issue, try rebooting the device and check if the problem still persists or not. Regrettably, if this can’t help you, don’t panic, as we have other options.

If you are using Spotify on Windows, you need to completely end the Spotify process from the task manager before launching it.

Method 2: Clear Your Storage

This type of error occurs most of the time because users don’t have enough space. However, this is not related to the music that you are playing online.

Yes, here we are talking about those who have a premium subscription and trying to play the downloaded music. So, in case you don’t know how to free up some space, simply follow the procedure as follows: 

  1. First of all, launch the Spotify app and use your credentials to log in to your account.
  2. After that, hover over to Settings and navigate to the Local Files. Then, toggle the Turn off button located in front of the Show Local Files.Clear Your Storage to Fix Spotify Not Playing Songs
  3. Now, close the application and rerun it to check if you are now able to play the music or not. 

Method 3: Resync Spotify

This is one of the aspects that we have generally ignored. We have to connect to the internet occasionally while trying to play the song using Spotify even though we have already downloaded the song. This is important to resync the Spotify application to its server and to verify your authenticity.

Method 4: Change Subscription Level

Sometimes just because you have downgraded your subscription, your pre-downloaded file gets affected. So, in that case, you need to tweak some changes in the Spotify Settings. But not many of you are familiar with this. Therefore, we make it easier for you, simply follow the steps we have mentioned below: 

  1. Initially, launch your Spotify Application and simply log in to your account.
  2. After that, hover over to the Settings.
  3. Now, navigate to Music Quality and change the settings from lower to Very High (for Premium users only).Change Subscription Level

Method 5: Enable/Disable Crossfading

For those who don’t know about crossfading, let me clarify that Spotify offers a feature that enables smooth transitions between songs. You can simply follow the steps that we have mentioned below to enable/disable crossfading: 

  1. Firstly, launch your Spotify Application and simply log in to your account.
  2. After that, hover over to the Settings and click on the Advanced Settings.
  3. Finally, click on Playback. Then, toggle the Turn on/off Crossfade songs button. This will surely make the transition between songs quicker.Enable/Disable Crossfading

Method 6: Reinstall Spotify

Don’t get frustrated if the above method doesn’t work for you. Instead, you can simply reinstall the Spotify application on your smartphone. To do so, you need to first uninstall the application and open your PlayStore or App Store.

Then, download and install it from there. After that, log in using your credentials and check whether the Spotify not playing songs issue has disappeared.

Reinstall Spotify

So, these are some fixes that you can try to fix this particular issue. We are hoping that this guide helped you. You can also use our comment section to let us know your thoughts regarding this issue.


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