[Updated] Spotify Radio not working or playing only 1-3 songs? You're not alone

New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….

Original story (published on August 04, 2022) follows:

Since its launch, Spotify has firmly established itself as one of the most popular music streaming services in the world.

Spotify offers multiple features that enrich the experience. For instance, Spotify Radio is a kind of playlist-based ‘music experience’ where all the songs have the same ‘mood’.

The ‘mood’ of the Spotify Radio playlists is set by the same artists. That said, it seems that the feature is not working correctly at the moment.

Spotify Radio not working or playing only 1-3 songs

According to multiple reports, the Spotify Radio feature has been behaving erratically in the last few hours.

To access the ‘Spotify Radio’ of a particular artist or band, you just have to look for the ‘Go to song radio’ option when a song is playing.

Playlists usually have around 50 songs. But currently, there is an issue where Spotify Radio is only playing 1-3 songs in most cases.

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Spotify Song Radio only plays 1 to 3 songs?

This morning, my Song Radio was working perfectly, with all 50 tracks playing based on the musical stylings of Lizzo’s “Juice”. Tonight, when I attempted to keep listening to that playlist because I was enjoying it so much, it had been cut down to only 2 songs.

So I checked, and it turns out that every song I attempt to start a Song Radio for only loads one to three songs. I cleared my cache, I deleted and redownloaded the app, I updated my iPad and my iPhone both, and neither of them will play a Song Radio playlist past 1 to 3 songs.
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Apparently the issue is only affecting the Spotify mobile app as everything seems to be working properly from the PC version. Also, the typical troubleshooting (clear cache, delete app and reinstall) doesn’t work as a fix.

When creating a playlist by clicking on a song and going to radio spotify is only generating 1-4 songs maximum. Tried on multiple different genres of varying popularity and the consistency of 1-4 songs prevails.

Tried on PC and this problem doesn’t exist. I have already signed out, cleared cache, deleted app, and restarted things. It also appears on other apple devices in the same household on the same family plan. No problems with wifi/connections either.
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No official acknowledgment

At the time of writing this story there is no official acknowledgment of the issue from the Spotify team. So it is not yet known if they are aware of the situation.

We will update this story as new developments on the matter emerge.

Update 1 (August 05)

05:26 pm (IST): Some of those affected have confirmed (1, 2, 3) that the issue where Spotify Radio is not working has now been resolved.

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