Spotify is one of the favorite destinations for audiophiles and casual music lovers. The app has a plethora of audio files ranging from Apple Music, Amazon Music and many more. Also, it is quite popular as is it free to use, although some premium features are covered by a membership.

Spotify also supports a web player, this web player supports music playback on your laptop, PC, and phone without installing the app. But, the web player seems to have a few bugs. There are many instances in which the players simply refuse to work. Let’s see what can we do about it.

Enable Protected Content

If you getting an error message stating “Playback of protected content is not enabled”, then you need to make sure that you enable protected content in your browser.

If you are using the chrome browser then follow the below-mentioned steps.

  • Open a new tab.
  • Go to the following address.
    • “chrome://settings/content”
  • Scroll down to “Protected content”.
  • Enable “Allow site to play Protected content”.

For Firefox users the steps are

  • Open the Spotify web player site.
  • Tap the shield icon on the left side of the address bar.
  • Click “Turn off blocking for this site.”

Turn off ad block for Spotify

Using an ad-block software can interfere with the Spotify web player. For hassle free music, you should simply turn it off. Otherwise, you can whitelist the Spotify website in the AdBlock settings.

Clear Cache and DNS

If your Web player is launching and seems to work fine, except that it can’t play music then you should try flushing the DNS cache on your system. This will refresh the DNS cache on your PC, allowing it to make sure you are able to connect with the next time you log in to Spotify.

To flush DNS in Windows 10 follow the below-mentioned steps.

  • Hit Win + R.
  • Now, enter ipconfig /flushdns
  • Done

Ditch Safari

If you are a Mac user and you were listening to Spotify from the Safari browser then you should change your browser to use it again.

According to Spotify, it would no longer work on the Safari browser, also there doesn’t seem to be any update on this issue. Spotify has attributed this to a series of updates leading Spotify being unusable on the platform.

Try clearing cookies

If the website is refusing to load at all, the first thing you should do is to clear the cookies of your browser. Follow the following steps to clear it.

  • Open settings.
  • Open the Privacy tab.
  • Select the History option.
  • Clear the cookies.
  • Restart your browser and open Spotify.

Update your browser

If you are using an outdated browser, the chances are that the player will not support your browser. With the new updates, the browser is equipped with new tools to help the browser run smoothly. So, make sure you are updated.

Download Spotify PC app

Sometimes you should just learn to let go. So, if you were unable to troubleshoot your issue until now, then I think it’s time for moving on to the app. Moreover, the app has a better interface and offers a better music experience.

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