Spotify stop working

After weeks of spotify working, Today it stop working after a reboot.
I cant see what is causing the issue.
Any body else with the same issue out there?

Here is what the log returns:

2017-02-26 23:40:36,030 - INFO Audio output set to "alsasink"
2017-02-26 23:40:36,045 - INFO Loaded 0 local playlists from /var/lib/mopidy/playlists
2017-02-26 23:40:36,078 - INFO Loaded 570 local tracks using sqlite
2017-02-26 23:40:36,270 - INFO Starting new HTTP connection (1):
2017-02-26 23:40:36,294 - INFO Starting Mopidy-Podcast directories: iTunesDirectory, FeedsDirectory, GPodderDirectory
2017-02-26 23:40:36,333 - INFO Refreshing Mopidy-Podcast directories
2017-02-26 23:40:36,359 - INFO Starting new HTTP connection (1):
2017-02-26 23:40:36,479 - INFO Mopidy uses SPOTIFY® CORE
2017-02-26 23:40:36,576 - INFO Starting Mopidy core
2017-02-26 23:40:36,916 - INFO Loaded 34 SomaFM channels
2017-02-26 23:40:37,346 - INFO Starting Mopidy frontends: MpdFrontend, HttpFrontend
2017-02-26 23:40:37,361 - INFO MPD server running at [::ffff:]:6600
2017-02-26 23:40:37,392 - INFO HTTP server running at [::ffff:]:6680

You can see that it does not bring the playlists down from spotify…

Any ideas?

It is a common problem, especially after running for a while then rebooting, have a look here for solution, if that doesn’t sort it try a search on this forum, there are quite a few different threads on how to solve it. Sometimes the playlists just reappear as if by magic!!

Thanks for your reply. No matter what I try my play list just does not come down…
I am so sad :frowning: . Why are we so behind on the back end?
An upgraded version would be nice.

Yesterday my spotify playlists weren’t showing either. I’ll try that solution.

You can run this one command to implement the hacky fix for this:

sed -i '175s/^/#/' /usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/mopidy_spotify/

I think this is related to a bug that’s actually also present in the very latest version of the backend where Spotify screwed up how their special “Discover Weekly” etc playlists are defined in such a way that their libspotify library (which we use) has no idea how to parse them. This means we never get the message that the playlists are loaded and ready for use.

So feel free to blame me for being very slow with an updated version, but blame Spotify for their incompetence with libspotify.


Knowing the actual problem goes a mile out! I apologize for blaming you.
Thanks for sharing the fix. This is going to make allot of people happy! :smiley:

I think I’ll make the people a bit happier when v0.7 is uploaded. Just waiting for my new Pi Zero W to turn up and it’s good to go!

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Those are some amazing news! Can’t wait!

anyone else hoping that @kingosticks shares his tracking number so we can see when his Pi Zero W is delivered? hahaha :wink:

like this comment if you agree :grin:

I noticed a 0.7 script in the repo. Can that be used to upgrade?

My ZeroW turned up but I had a frustrating time failing to get the onboard wifi working in Pi Musicbox. Currently it does not work, and the same applies to the Pi3’s Wifi also. This is really disappointing as it’s one of the main reasons to use the Pi3 (and the only reason to use a PiZeroW). I have absolutely no idea what the issue is, it did used to work on the Pi3. Getting it to work on v0.x (Wheezy) at this point in time might just be a waste of time.

The new script in the repo is designed to be used to create (not upgrade to) a v0.7 release ready for distribution. You might be able to run it on your existing v0.6 system but it’s not been tested for use like that; getting that working reliably is a tricky problem and one I can’t afford to spend time on.

The latest state of this effort can be found at If you find any problems or bugs then please do post details there. The very latest version is currently v0.7 Release Candidate 2 and can be found at . Note that some of the options in settings.ini have changed slightly and just copying across your old version may not work (depending on what you’ve previously set) so watch out.

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Latest effort is now RC3 and is available at

Awesome, Thank you.Will test this weekend!