Spotify Is Skipping Songs By Itself for Some Users — Here's How to Fix It

Spotify is running into a glitch where it repeatedly skips songs for some users, but there are ways to fix the fairly annoying problem.


Apr. 19 2023, Updated 12:57 p.m. ET

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There are few things more inconvenient than a broken app, and that's why so many Spotify users have taken to social media to complain about a problem that they are experiencing with the app. Spotify appears to be skipping songs on its own for some users, and those users want to know why the app is doing that, and whether there's any way that they can fix it.

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Why does Spotify keep skipping songs?

Spotify's millions of users have found themselves unhappy recently as they've discovered that Spotify is skipping songs at random while they try to listen to their tunes. This problem is a glitch on Spotify's side, and it seems to be one that occurs between 30 and 45 seconds into a song. Understandably, many users are deeply annoyed by the issue.

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"Is Spotify down? It keeps skipping songs even though I’ve got premium? It also won’t play certain songs," one person wrote on Twitter.

"Someone help. Why is my Spotify skipping songs?" wrote another.

The issue is clearly fairly widespread, and users across social media are unafraid of voicing their frustrations.

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Here's how you can fix the Spotify glitch.

There are ways to fix the problem yourself that seem to work for some people. As Spotify works to correct the issue on their end, here are things you can try on your end to resolve the problem.

The first step is to try logging out of and back into the app, which is hopefully a fairly painless experience for most people.

If logging out doesn't work, you can try deleting and reinstalling the app to see if that resolves the issue. You can also disconnect from the internet and then reconnect, or try restarting your device completely to see if either of those has an effect.

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If neither of those steps do anything, try checking your app store to see if Spotify needs any updating, or clear your cache in Spotify by opening the app and navigating to Settings, then Storage, and then selecting "Delete Cache."

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Spotify has faced backlash for non-technical reasons.

Although this technical issue may be a bigger problem for many users than political controversy, Spotify has been in the news in the past thanks to a backlash around podcaster Joe Rogan, who signed an incredibly lucrative deal with the company to produce his podcast exclusively for their platform. Spotify refused to break its deal with the popular podcaster but has also promised to pledge money to developing podcasts from other voices.

In the end, most users use Spotify because it's a convenient way to stream music and podcasts. If the app becomes glitchy or difficult to use, that is likely to be a bigger issue than any controversy around a podcaster. Joe Rogan may be flat-out wrong about the some things, but he's also a major selling point for Spotify's brand.

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