[Fix] Spotify Podcasts Not Working?

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Listening to music on Spotify using the desktop is always fun and counts as a great experience. But if you ever tried to listen to the podcasts using the Spotify desktop app, you might have faced certain problems. The most common yet most disturbing one being where some podcasts on Spotify do not even work.

The first thing that comes in mind when these podcasts don’t work is that there might be a glitch with these podcasts. But if you try to play the same podcasts using your mobile you will get to know the problem is with Spotify desktop app and not with the podcasts.

Well, we followed many approaches to fix this problem like clearing Spotify cache files, reinstalling the Spotify app, etc. but nothing worked. Finally, we got a solution using Spotify Connect and we are going to share that solution with all of you.

How To Fix The Spotify Podcasts Not Working Problem?

Using Spotify Mobile App

To play your favorite podcasts in the Spotify desktop app, you don’t need to install any 3rd party software or app. Neither you have to make any technical changes in the app. All you need is Spotify mobile app or at least the Spotify web player, to finally listen to the podcasts on desktop.

1. First, you need to launch the Spotify app on your mobile as well as on your computer. Make sure that the Spotify account on both the devices is the same, else the method is not going to work.

2. Search and play the podcast(s) on your mobile that you were not able to play using your desktop app.

3. Now open the Spotify desktop app and click on the Spotify Connect icon at the bottom right side of the screen. Spotify Connect option is also available in the mobile app and the same procedure can be followed using it also.

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4. Finally, select This Computer option (in desktop), device name (in mobile)

With these simple steps, you will be able to listen to your favorite podcasts right in your Spotify desktop app.

Just like other podcasts, that work normally on your desktop, this one will also work in the exact same way now. Not only a particular Podcast but also the other episodes of the same will also become accessible after this method. You will also be able to follow your desired podcast artist and share it with your friends.

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Using Spotify Web Player

If you don’t use the mobile app of Spotify and looking for something that only uses the desktop, then you have landed in the right place. It is quite shocking but the podcasts that you were not able to play using the Spotify desktop app will work perfectly well in the Web Player.

Just like before, you need to launch both the Spotify desktop app and the web player. After that, simply play the podcast using the Spotify web. Now switch to the desktop app to enjoy your podcasts there as both the web player and the desktop app will automatically get synced as they are both opened on the same device. You can close the Spotify web player if you want as it is not going to close the podcast being played on the desktop app.

Also Read: How To Reset Spotify Password


It doesn’t matter how easily you are able to fix the problem. The main thing is that we never expect these types of bugs in reputed apps like Spotify. So it’s better, that the community fixes these bugs as quickly as possible. Till then, the methods above are the only choice we are left with.

Although, the steps are really easy and can be followed without applying much effort. If you face any problem don’t hesitate to share it with us in the comment section below.

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  • Daksh Chaudhary

    Daksh is an ardent blogger, introvert and a tech enthusiast who is keen about gadgets and technology, and maybe he can contaminate you by sharing the same vibes.

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Daksh is an ardent blogger, introvert and a tech enthusiast who is keen about gadgets and technology, and maybe he can contaminate you by sharing the same vibes.

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