Spotify is the most popular music streaming service on the market. Its platform has more than 30 million songs and 50 million paying subscribers available. But it is not foolproof and one of the most common mistakes of Spotify is that it does not search for songs.
Why isn’t Spotify looking for songs for me?
There are many users who pose in forums to have this problem with their respective accounts. In a general failure and it is not related to the type of subscription you have, it does not matter if the account is free or a Premium subscription. Fortunately, it is a problem that has a solution.
Spotify app update
Sometimes the Spotify application stops working correctly on your device because it does not have the latest version of the app. If so, the server may recognize the version you have installed as old and some functions stop working.
It is possible that the error is due to the fact that you are not connected to a network or the network to which you are connected has faults. In that case, you should verify that it is connected to the network and check the connection speed to rule out that this is a possible failure.
There are events that can cause problems in the normal operation of applications. Either because your device turned off unexpectedly or because an update was interrupted due to connection failures. In that case, it is best to do a reinstallation.
Update the app. The first thing you should do is make sure you have the latest application update installed on your mobile device. You can verify it from the Menu of your Play Store account, selecting the option My apps and games. If Spotify is on the list of available updates, update the app.
Log out of the application. Log out of your Spotify user account and enter your login details again. If the problem persists after this clear the application cache, from the application settings.
Spotify also offers its users an option to clear cache and saved data directly from the app . Enter the settings from the icon next to your username, select the Other option and then Delete cache.
Reinstall the app. In case the update does not solve the problem, it is best to do a complete reinstallation of the app. First, clear the cache and data. Then uninstall the app and reinstall it from the Play Store.
Wipe cache. If you are using the Spotify application on your PC clear the cache from the application. Sometimes these files are often the reason why you cannot search for songs. By deleting the data from the cache you will see that the application will work more smoothly.
If you are using Spotify from a browser, clear the history and cache. These files may have been corrupted by an event, such as an unexpected application shutdown or forced shutdown.
Reinstall the Spotify application. Uninstall and reinstall the Spotify application on your PC. It is the option that works the most for users who usually have this type of problem with the platform. To uninstall the application you must:
- Enter the Windows Programs and Features function. You can do it from the Control Panel or in the Run function (Windows + R) write appwiz.cpl
- Find the Spotify app in the list of installed programs.
- When locating it, simply click and hit the Uninstall button.
- Restart the PC when the installation is complete.
- Redo the installation of Spotify, but make sure to download the installation file from its official website.