Fix ‘Spotify Application not responding’ Error in Windows and Mac

What is ‘Spotify Application not responding’ Error in Windows and Mac?

Spotify’ is one of the most popular music streaming platform with more than 155 million paying subscribers and include more than 70 million of songs. This music streaming service is available in all Windows OS version, MacOS, Linux computers, Android and iOS Smartphones, and tablets and AI enabled smart speakers including Amazon Echo Google Home.

In sort, you can you use ‘Spotify’ – popular music streaming service on any of these devices. This platform offers to enjoy the automatically generated playlists and other features like ‘Group Sessions’ for hosting a private music streaming sessions. However, some Spotify users reported that they are facing ‘Spotify Application not responding’ error on their Windows and MacOS computer while they try to open the app. Let’s take a look at error message.

“The Spotify Application is not responding”

This error is appeared with popup window and occurs possibly due to problematic Spotify App or the Spotify Application is not compatible with operating System. Also, this error can appear if Spotify application is set to boot along with your Windows or Mac operating system. It means ‘Spotify not responding’ error will appear as soon as you boot your computer. Sometimes, your third –party antivirus or Windows firewall can cause this error for some security reasons.

It might possible that your antivirus/firewall has blocked ‘Spotify’ app. In such case, you need to allow ‘Spotify’ app running under your antivirus/firewall, or disable the firewall/antivirus temporarily to fix. Let’s go for solution.

How to fix Spotify Application not responding Error in Windows and Mac?

Here, you will be guided with automatic and manual method to fix this issue. But before that, you can try to fix the issue by disabling and re-enabling the internet connections. Check if disabling-enabling internet connections work to fix the issue.

Solution 1: How to Fix ‘The Spotify Application is not responding’ Error in Windows 10/8/7?

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Method 2: Reopen ‘Spotify’ App

If the ‘Spotify’ app didn’t open correctly, then you might face this error. You can fix the issue by reopening the app.

Step 1: Close ‘Spotify’ App in Windows 10

Step 2: Wait for few seconds and then reopen the app, and check if the problem is resolved.

Method 3: Restart Windows computer

Restarting Windows can be one possible solution to fix this issue. This way, you can save all necessary changes you have made in your computer.

Step: Click on ‘Windows’ icon and select ‘Power > Restart’

Method 4: Remove ‘Spotify’ processes using ‘Task Manager’ in Windows

You can try to fix the issue by force stopping all processes associated with ‘Spotify’ app using ‘Task Manager’, and then try to open the app and check if it is resolved.

Step 1: Press ‘CTRL + SHIFT + ESC’ keys together on keyboard to open ‘Task Manager’

Step 2: In the opened ‘Task Manager’, click on ‘Processes’ tab and find ‘Spotify’ processes

Step 3: Right-click on it and select ‘Expand’. Right-click on each process and select ‘End Process’

Step 4: Once done, restart your computer and check if the trouble is resolved.

Method 5: Reinstall ‘Spotify’ application in Windows

As mentioned, problematic ‘Spotify’ application can cause ‘The Spotify Application is not responding’ error. You can fix the app by reinstalling the app.

Step 1: Press ‘Windows + X’ keys together on keyboard and select ‘Control Panel’

Step 2: In the opened ‘Control Panel’, go to ‘Programs & Features’ or ‘Uninstall a Program’

Step 3: Find ‘Spotify’ application, right-click on it and select ‘Uninstall’. Follow on-screen instructions to finish uninstall

Step 4: Open ‘File Explorer’ or ‘Windows Explorer’ and navigate to ‘C:\Users\YOURUSERNAME\AppData\Roaming\’ location, and delete ‘Spotify’ folder. Here, you need to replace ‘username’ with your computer’s username. If you are unable to see ‘Spotify’ folder, then click on ‘View > Show Hidden files, folders and drives’ option. And then delete the folder.

Step 5: Once done, you can download and install the ‘Spotify’ app from ‘Microsoft Store’.

Method 6: Disable hardware acceleration

Another possible way to fix Spotify Application not responding error is to uncheck the ‘Hardware Acceleration’ option in ‘Spotify’.

Step 1: Open ‘Spotify Application’ and press ‘Alt’ key on keyboard

Step 2: Go to ‘File > View’ and uncheck the ‘Hardware Acceleration’ option and close ‘Spotify’ App.

Step 3: Wait for few seconds and then reopen the app, and check if the problem is resolved.

Method 7: Check for Windows OS update

Updating Windows OS can fix problem in computer and improve performances as well. Let’s try.

Step 1: Press ‘Windows + I’ keys together on keyboard to open ‘Settings’ App in Windows 10

Step 2: In the opened ‘Settings’ App, go to ‘Update & Security > Windows Update’

Step 3: Click ‘Check for updates’. This will automatically download and install the available updates.

Step 4: Once done, restart your computer to see the changes and check if trouble is resolved.

Method 8: Allow ‘Spotify’ application running under ‘Firewall’

If your Windows Firewall is not allowing ‘Spotify’ app to run on Windows, then you might this type of error. You can fix the issue by allowing the app running under ‘Firewall’. To do so, open ‘Windows Firewall’ and check ‘Spotify’ app is listed on ‘Whitelist’. If it is listed on ‘Blacklist’, then you need to remove from blacklist to fix.

Solution 2: How to fix ‘The Spotify Application is not responding’ Error on Mac?

Method 1: Reopen the ‘Spotify’ Application on Mac

Reopening the ‘Spotify’ app can resolve the issue. Let’s try.

Step 1: Right-click on ‘Spotify’ App icon on ‘Dock’ and select ‘Close’ or ‘Force Close’ option to close the app

Step 2: Wait for few seconds and then reopen the app, and check if the problem is resolved.

Method 2: Restart Mac computer

Restarting Mac computer saves all necessary changes you have made in Mac and this way, you can also fix this issue. Let’s try.

Step: Tap on ‘Apple’ icon at top left corner and select ‘Restart’

Method 3: Close all ‘Spotify’ processes using ‘Activity Monitor’

‘Activity Monitor’ in Mac is similar to ‘Task Manager’ in Windows. You can use ‘Activity Monitor’ to close ‘Spotify’ processes in Mac.

Step 1: Press ‘Command + Space’ keys together on Mac and search ‘Activity Monitor’

Step 2: In the opened ‘Activity Monitor’, find and select ‘Spotify’, and tap ‘X’ mark to close the app

Method 4: Reinstall ‘Spotify’ application in Mac

If ‘Spotify’ application is causing error, then you can uninstall and reinstall the application to fix the issue.

Step 1: Open ‘Finder’ menu on Mac

Step 2: Go to ‘Applications’ and search for ‘Spotify’ app

Step 3: Right-click on ‘Spotify’ and select ‘Move to Trash’. Follow on-screen instructions to finish uninstall process.

Step 4: Once done, you need to download and install ‘Spotify’ app from ‘App Store’. And check if the issue is resolved.

Method 5: Disable the ‘Hardware Acceleration’ in ‘Spotify Application’

Step: Open ‘Spotify Application’ and select ‘Spotify Menu’ and disable ‘Hardware Acceleration’

Method 6: Update MacOS

Step 1: Click on ‘Apple’ menu and select ‘System Preferences’ and hit ‘Software update’

Step 2: If any updates are available, click ‘Update Now’ button to install the update

Step 3: Wait to complete the process. Once done, restart your Mac to save the changes and check if trouble is resolved.

Conclusion

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