7 methods to resolve the “Spotify can’t play this right now” error

7 methods to resolve the “Spotify can’t play this right now” error

Many people are using Spotify to listen to their favorite songs and enjoy them but most of them have faced the famous massage written “Spotify can’t play this right now” once in their life. In this short note, we are going to teach 7 simple methods you can utilize to get free of this annoying error

How can I resolve the problem?

  1. Restart your phone or log back to the app

The simplest and oldest way for any application is to restart your phone or try to log in to your account once again. If you are using the desktop, try closing and reopening the browser. It can also be helpful if you restart your desktop and log into Spotify again.

  1. Reinstall the application

When you are installing a new application on your phone, some minor bugs can be created meanwhile and make trouble for you in the future. You can delete and reinstall Spotify to see if these bugs are resolved and you can enjoy your songs again.

  1. Clear your local cash

If the already problem still exists, Clearing cache files saved in local drives can fix your problem. Use these steps:

One: Copy the file address from the Spotify app and then go to the “advanced settings” option and copy the location of the “Offline song storage”

Two: now close your app and open your browser to visit the folder.

Three: Select all the files available in the folder and delete them. Refer back to your Spotify app and check if it is working

  1. Update your Spotify

Make sure you have the latest version of the app on your phone. Comming new updates sometimes contributes to devaluating previous versions and the server will not connect to them anymore.

  1. Turn off high-quality streaming

If you have changed your Spotify from Premium mode to a free account you might face the error “Spotify can’t play this right now” as the quality of the sound changes. Thus, it is better to set your settings to “automatic” or anything lower than “very high.”

How to do that?

On phone

Step one: Open the application and click on the “Settings” icon on the top right corner of the screen

Step two: Click on the “Audio quality” button and select “Automatic” or any other quality less than “Very High” 

On desktop

Step one: Open your browser and go to Spotify

Step two: Select the arrow on the top right next to your name and click on “Settings”

Step three: Next to “Music Quality”, select “Automatic”

  1. Disable crossfading

Crossfading removes the silent pauses in between songs and creates a smooth transition of tunes. But if your Spotify has problems with playing songs, you can disable it

  1. Song availability

You should notice that some songs which are Unavailable in your region due to copyright issues will not get played and you will face the famous error if you want to play them; however, you can find out which songs are available for you by going to “Settings” -> ”Display” -> ”Show available songs in the playlist” option.


Hope we could help you with your problem. Note that a song cannot be used in a region because of copyright reasons. When you see it, it may be displayed in a gray state. Furthermore, there might be some hardware issues so the whole problem can be related to your phone rather than the application itself.

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