How to Fix It When Spotify Is Not Working on Fire Stick

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This guide will walk you through a number of proven solutions and fixes for when you’re having trouble using Spotify on an Amazon Fire Stick device. Problems covered include those that affect casting Spotify to a Fire Stick from another device and listening to podcasts and music directly on the Fire Stick itself via the official Spotify Fire Stick app.

The issues and solutions on this page apply to both the Spotify app and the Spotify casting feature on all Amazon Fire Stick models.

Why Is Spotify Not Working on Amazon Fire Stick?

Fire Stick Spotify problems are usually caused by a poor internet connection or the incorrect Wi-Fi settings being selected either on the streaming stick or the connected smart device. An out-of-date Spotify app or Fire Stick can also cause streaming problems that affect the streaming and listening experience.

How to Fix Spotify Problems on a Fire Stick

Here are all of the best solutions for Spotify Fire Stick issues listed from easiest to more complex. It’s recommended to work through the list in order as often the easiest solution is the one which works.

  1. Unmute your TV and speakers. This may sound like an easy mistake to make but it’s also a common one. Check to see if your TV and connected speakers have been muted either by yourself or another user.

  2. Is Spotify down? Your setup may be fine and it could be Spotify itself is having issues.

  3. Check your Wi-Fi connection. If you’re casting Spotify to your Fire Stick from another device, both will need to be on the same Wi-Fi network.

  4. Turn off Airplane mode. Airplane mode can disable your device’s Wi-Fi connection which is needed to cast Spotify content to your Fire Stick.

  5. Turn on your device’s Wi-Fi. If you’re using an iPhone or Android smartphone, you may just be connected to a cellular network. Turn on Wi-Fi via the usual iOS and Android controls to see if this helps.

  6. Restart your internet router and modem. The problem could be your internet connection. A router or modem restart can improve the connection and fix any issues which may have been happening.

  7. Update the Spotify app on your Fire Stick. Older versions of the Spotify Fire Stick app have been known to have playback issues.

  8. Check for other Fire Stick updates. The Fire Stick itself may need an operating system update to fix streaming or audio problems.

  9. Restart your Fire Stick. A quick restart can fix a number of bugs and glitches. To do this, hold Select and Play until the Fire Stick turns off.

  10. Update the Spotify mobile or computer app. If you’re having trouble casting Spotify music or podcasts from your smart device, update its app to the latest version.

  11. Turn your Fire Stick off and on again. Sometimes the Spotify mobile app can have trouble detecting devices to cast to. With the app open, turn the Fire Stick off, wait a few seconds, and then turn it on again.

  12. Stick to the Spotify Fire Stick app. You don’t have to cast music from your computer or smart device to use Spotify on your Fire Stick. Try logging into the Spotify app on your Fire Stick with your remote and browsing the music app directly.

  13. Uninstall and reinstall the Spotify app. The app installation may have been corrupted. Removing it and then downloading it again can fix this issue.

  14. Reset your Fire Stick. As a last resort, resetting your Fire Stick to its Factory settings may work though it will delete all of the apps you've installed since you set it up.

  15. Use Spotify on a different device. If you still can’t get Spotify working on your Fire Stick, try using a Spotify app on another device such as your smart TV or video game console such as an Xbox or PlayStation. You may have several alternatives you’re unaware of.

Does Spotify Work on Fire Stick Streaming Sticks?

The Spotify music service works on all Amazon Fire Stick models. Users can listen to Spotify podcasts and music either directly on the official Fire Stick Spotify app or by wirelessly casting content to a Fire Stick from another device with the Spotify app installed. The Spotify app is available on Windows PCs and Android and iOS devices.

How Do You Restart Spotify on Fire Stick?

One alternative solution to try is to restart the Spotify Fire Stick app. To do this, select Settings > Applications > Manage Installed Applications > Spotify > Force Stop and then reopen the app.

How Do I Update Spotify on Fire TV or Fire Stick?

The process for updating the Fire Stick Spotify app is the same for updating all Fire Stick apps. Simply highlight the Spotify app icon and select More Info > Update to check for updates and install one if there’s one available.

You may also want to turn on automatic app updates to make sure all of your Fire Stick apps are up-to-date at all times. To do this, select Settings > Applications > Appstore > Automatic Updates On.

Why Is My Fire Stick Not Loading Streams?

If your Fire Stick is having trouble streaming audio or video content, it’s possible the streaming service you’re using is down or your internet connection is too slow.

One easy solution for this problem is to download the files you want to listen to in the Spotify app on your mobile device or computer and then cast it to your Fire Stick to listen to or watch on your TV. This way you don’t have to worry about disconnections, long loading times, or buffering which can happen when streaming Spotify content.

  • Why is Spotify not working on my computer?

    If the Spotify desktop app isn't working, you may have internet connection problems, there could be a Spotify bug, you may need to update Spotify, or Spotify may be having an outage. Try restarting your computer and then reopening Spotify. If you're receiving the You're Offline error, check your internet connection. If these steps don't work, try deleting and then reinstalling the Spotify desktop app.

  • Why is the Spotify web player not working?

    If the Spotify web player isn't working on your Mac, try updating your Safari browser, or switch to Chrome or another browser and then try Spotify again. Other troubleshooting steps include trying the Spotify web player in a private browsing window, making sure you enable protected content in your browser, clearing your system's cache, clearing browser cookies, and shutting down Spotify on other devices.

  • Why is Spotify not working on my phone?

    If Spotify isn't working on your phone, try logging out and then logging back into the app. If you have an Android, clear the cache, uninstall Spotify, and then download it again from the Google Play Store. On an iPhone, open Spotify Settings, select Storage > Delete Cache, and then delete and reinstall Spotify from the App Store.

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