Part 2. How to Fix Spotify No Sound While Playing
'My Google Home is not playing Spotify songs well. When I say "Hi, Google, play some music", it simply says "sure, playing music on Spotify" and no sound. I thought something wrong with my speakers. But it has no problems playing Pandora or iHeartRadio.'
If you have the similar case, then it has nothing to do with your volume settings but with other reasons like overload RAM, overheated CPU and so on. You should try the following best solutions.
#1. Restart Spotify app
Believe it or not, I have try this way to fix the Spotify no sound issue for many times.
Spotify is regarded as a reliable app. However, no matter how strong it is, there is time when it will be sluggish or stuck in a process. I happened to meet the problem and it works by simply closing the app and relaunching it again. So you should give it a try.
#2. Make sure you have a fast internet connection
As an online streaming service, when playing Spotify, it requires to request data from the server and decode it with your sound system. If you have a low internet connection, the data maybe delayed or lost during the delivering from the Spotify server to the local computer. If you are using an Wifi, it is recommended you to switch to a cable network or use cellular data for portable mobile devices.
#3. Remove incompatible apps/devices and reinstall Spotify
Once upon a time, I installed a free recorder online and found my Spotify cut off sound immediately. The reason why some recorders or audio devices are not compatible with Spotify is that they may install extra virtual sound card into your system. Unless you switch the playback devices to the default one, it won't work.
By removing other apps and reinstall Spotify, you will get a fresh copy which plays music with sound perfectly.
#4. Free up more RAM and CPU
Memory and CPU is important for smooth playback.
When playing songs, videos online, they need to be decoded real time which takes up much memory and CPU resource. To avoid Spotify no sound, we'd suggest you to close other apps so as to free up more hardware resources.
#5 Restart your device
If your device like Windows 10 PC, Android phone or iPhone is freezing, it won't be responding. This means you can't make any changes to it to solve the Spotify playback issue.
All you need to do here is to force quit your devices and power on it again.