The Spotify search not working usually occurs when trying to search for your favorite song using the Windows 10 desktop app. The “please try again” or the “oops something went wrong” error will be displayed. This is usually caused by a corrupted app file and can be fixed by a reinstallation.
Spotify is the leading audio streaming service that allows its subscribers to access millions of songs and other related content. There’s a free subscription that has ads and limited skip functionality while the paid version has no ads and allows you full control over the service. It’s available on most devices that can connect to the internet.
Fixing the search function not working on the Spotify desktop app
One of the issues that you might encounter while using the Spotify desktop app is when you can’t search for a song. Typing in the title on the search bar of the app will usually result in an error message being displayed. Here’s what you need to do to fix this.
Prerequisites: Restart your computer and router. You should consider unplugging the power cord of both devices then plugging it after a few moments.
Method 1: Reinstall the Spotify app to fix search not working
The best way to fix this issue is to uninstall then reinstall the Spotify desktop app as this is most likely caused by a corrupted app file.
Time needed: 5 minutes.
- Open the Settings app of Windows 10.
You can do this by clicking on the Start button then on Settings.
- Click on Apps.
This will show you a list of apps installed in your computer.
- Click on Spotify then on uninstall.
This will uninstall the app from your computer.
- Open the Microsoft Store from your computer.
This is the official app store of Microsoft.
- Search for Spotify then install it.
This will install the app on your computer.
After the app has been installed restart the computer then check if the problem still occurs.
Method 2: Use the web version of Spotify
Although this isn’t really a solution it’s an alternative method of accessing Spotify especially if the issue is caused by a bug in the desktop app which can only be fixed by an update. Just use your favorite browser to access Spotify on https://open.spotify.com/.
After performing the steps listed above you will successfully fix the Spotify search not working issue on your computer.
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