Why doesn't Spotify search for songs for me?

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Why doesn't Spotify search for songs for me?

There are many users who ask themselves in the forums to have this problem with their respective accounts. In a general failure and is not related to the type of subscription you have, no matter if the account is free or a Premium membership. Fortunately, it is a problem that has a solution.

Spotify app update

Sometimes the Spotify application stops working properly on your device because does not have the latest version of the app. If so, the server may recognize the installed version as old and some functions stop working.



Connection errors

It is possible that the error is due to the fact that you are not connected to a network or that the network you are connected to is out of order. If so, you should verify that it is connected to the network and check the connection speed to rule out that this is the possible error.

Installation problems

There are events that can cause problems in the normal functioning of applications. Either because your device unexpectedly shut down or because an update was aborted due to connection errors. Then it is better to perform a reinstall.

Possible solutions

For Android

Update the application. The first thing you should do is make sure you have the latest application update installed on your mobile device. You can check this from the Menu of your Play Store account by selecting the My apps and games option. If Spotify is in the updates available, update the app.

Exit the application. Log out of your Spotify user account and re-enter your login details. If the problem persists after clearing the application cache, from the application settings.



Spotify also offers its users an option for clear the 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 doesn't fix the problem, it's best to do a complete reinstall of the app. First clear your cache and data. Then uninstall the app and reinstall it from the Play Store.

For windows

Clear the cache. If you are using the Spotify application on your PC, please clear the cache from the application. Sometimes these files are usually the cause why the songs cannot be searched. By clearing the data from the cache you will see that the application will run more smoothly.


If you are using Spotify from a browser, clear the history and cache. These files may have been damaged by an event, such as an unexpected application shutdown or a 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 platform issue. To uninstall the application you need:


  • Access the function Programs and Windows functionality. You can do this 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 you find it, simply click and press the button Uninstall.
  • Reboot the PC at the end of the installation.
  • Repair the Spotify installation, but be sure to download the installation file from its official website.
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