You are listening to your favorite songs on Spotify when the music stops and the error message “Spotify cannot play the current song” or “Spotify cannot play this song now” or something similar appears. There are several reasons for these errors, as well as quick and easy solutions.
Here’s how to fix this common Spotify error and fix any issues with Spotify settings, subscription levels, or app glitches. Here’s how to quickly restore your music.
What causes the “Cannot play current song” error message in Spotify?
- If your premium subscription has just expired, the problem may be caused by Spotify needing to upgrade your subscription to the standard version.
- Another possible scenario that could be causing the “Can’t play current song” error is a settings menu called Crossfade.
- In some rare cases, this problem may occur due to a corrupted local file. In most cases, an unexpected machine interruption while Spotify is copying music files to local storage contributes to the problem.
How to troubleshoot the “Can’t play the current song” error message on Spotify?
Disable the hardware acceleration
In some cases, Spotify’s hardware acceleration may also cause a “Can’t play current track” error message when you try to play music. To resolve this issue, you may need to disable it by following these steps: