How to Fix Spotify Application Not Responding

Posted by Adam Gorden on Mar. 11, 2020 4: 33 PM.

how to fix spotify not responding issue

Hi there, for a few weeks now I keep getting the “The Spotify application is not responding” pop up as soon as Spotify loads when I turn on my computer. I don't know why because as soon as I tab into Spotify, it's not frozen and completely accessible. I tried reinstalling on 2 different occasions at this point and have no idea what the problem is or how to fix it. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

If you’re using Spotify on Windows and this message pop up on your screen saying “The Spotify application is not responding”, you are not the only one running into this issue. Many Spotify desktop users report that they see this error message when they try to open Spotify. No worries, we’re here to help.

Next up in this article, we’ll provide 5 solutions you can apply to solve Spotify not responding issue and an ultimate workaround to help you completely get away from similar issues.

Part 1. 5 Fixes to Spotify Application Not Responding Error
Part 2. Ultimate Solution to Fix Spotify High Disk Usage Issue

Ultimate Solution to Spotify Not Responding Issue

You can’t think of a worse situation than having everything set up for your party and firing up your night with songs you prepared, only to find that Spotify is not responding. This issue seems clueless when you’re about to fix it. But don’t worry, here’re 5 fixes to solve this problem.

1. Restart Your Computer

Restarting your computer sounds like a no-brainer fix and it can’t change anything. But believe me, this will help to solve many visible or invisible problems that the Spotify app or your computer is having. Go ahead and restart your computer, and boom, everything will be okay now.

2. Kill Spotify from Task Manager

It happens that when your computer is running too slow, the Spotify app will get stuck. And when you close the app and want to open it again, the previous task might remain open. So before you try to restart the app, go to the task manager on your computer and end the Spotify task. Note that there might be not only one Spotify task opened on your computer, make sure that you end all of them.

3. Disable Internet before Opening Spotify

In some cases, the internet on your computer might be blocking Spotify to open. So before you open the app, try to disable your internet connection first. After you open the Spotify app, reconnect your internet so that Spotify can run properly.

4. Allow Spotify on Your Firewall

spotify firewall settings

Firewall is designed to protect your computer from being invaded by viruses. But sometimes it can be overprotective, which may cease Spotify to respond. To turn off the firewall for Spotify, all you have to do is head over to the firewall settings on your computer, and allow Spotify to run under the firewall.

5. Clean Reinstall Spotify

This could be the least recommended solution to solve Spotify not responding issue. But this is the most effective way to get rid of the problem. Perform a clean reinstall will erase all the Spotify data on your computer, and hopefully it will help to take away all the glitches.

Ultimate Solution to Fix Spotify High Disk Usage Issue

If you have tried out all the solutions above and still Spotify is not responding on your computer. Here’s the best way to eliminate the problem. With ViWizard Spotify Music Converter, you can directly download whatever content from Spotify and then play with any media player on your computer. All the songs can be accessed without the Spotify app, so that you won't come across Spotify not responding issue anymore.

ViWizard Spotify Music Converter

ViWizard Spotify Music Converter is designed to convert Spotify audio files into 6 different formats such as MP3, AAC, M4A, M4B, WAV and FLAC. Almost 100% of the original song quality will be kept after converting process. With 5X faster speed, it only takes few seconds to download each song from Spotify.

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ViWizard Spotify Music Converter Key Features

  • Convert and download Spotify songs to MP3 and other formats
  • Download any Spotify contents at 5X faster speed
  • Play Spotify songs offline without Premium
  • Fix Spotify not responding issue forever
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1Launch ViWizard and Import Songs from Spotify

add spotify tracks to ViWizard

Open ViWizard software and Spotify will be launched simultaneously. Then drag and drop tracks from Spotify into the ViWizard interface.

2 Set Up Output Parameters

set output format

After adding music tracks from Spotify to ViWizard, you can choose the output audio format. There're six options including MP3, M4A, M4B, AAC, WAV and FLAC. And then you can adjust the audio quality by selecting the output channel, bit rate, and sample rate.

3 Start the Conversion

downloading spotify music

Once all the setting is finished, click the "Convert" button to start loading Spotify music tracks. After the conversion, all the files will be saved to your specified folder. You could browse all the converted songs by clicking "Converted" and navigate to the output folder.

3Play Spotify on Your Computer without Any Issue

Now you can play the downloaded Spotify songs on your computer without the app, and thus you won't confront Spotify not responding issue anymore. You can now listen to the songs and do anything else on your computer without hassle from Spotify.

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