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Fixed: Spotify Songs Greyed Out

By Vicky Lewis

August 01, 2018

"Help, when I listening to Spotify, there are some songs greyed out, is there any solution to fix it?"


As we all know, Spotify is one of the most popular music streaming services. It is available for the most modern devices such as Windows, Mac, iPhone, and Android smartphones. Users can create, edit, and share playlists and tracks on social media. Spotify has a huge music library with more than 40 million songs including all the latest and popular songs. Except for these amazing features, problems still exist when Spotify songs are occasionally greyed out and you can't play your songs. In this passage, three measures will be introduced for you to fix the problems.



Why Some Songs Greyed Out on Spotify?

Spotify is unable to get a connection to the song resources can be caused by one of the following three reasons:

Reason 1. Country Matters. The greyed out tracks mean that for whatever reasons, they are unavailable in your country. This could be due to the licensing or the request of the record label or artist, and unfortunately, this is something that Spotify doesn't control over as it is up to the individual music companies.

Reason 2. Connection Matters.  In PC version your internet connection may be down and the option 'Offline mode' is mainly chosen ON.

Reason 3. Network Matters. In smartphone settings, you have shut down cellular data usage for the Spotify app.


In order to solve these problems and get smooth access to Spotify music, you should figure out what is the main problem that blocks you from getting Spotify music. After that, you can choose one of the methods in the following parts to fix your barrier. Now let's together get more details.


Method 1. Change Your VPN Network

Normally, Spotify is available in most of Europe, most of the Americas, Australia, New Zealand, and parts of Asia. Apart from these specified areas, Spotify is not supported. In this case, you should make sure that your internet or your VPN is connected to the supported areas. If not, you have to change your VPN network. It is more advisable for you to connect with American or European VPN for most of Europe and America's support Spotify music.


Then there is the question: how can you realize it? Directly Google "VPN" then many pages will show up, choose one of the VPN then follow the instruction and you can make it. However, most of the VPN tool is not free so you have to pay the bill.


Method 2. Check Your Internet Connection

Provided that you have connected your PC with the right VPN but the songs still greyed out, the problem may rest in your PC internet connection. So, here is another question: how to check the internet connections and then fix it? Here is the instruction:


For PC Users:

Step 1. Check up your internet connection

Clear up any existed or potential internet barriers of your PC by going and checking the "Network & Internet Settings" are normal on your pc, make sure your PC can surf the net smoothly. Besides, you can also move Spotify Music into White List of your protection software.


Step 2. Change Spotify setting

Launch Spotify then enter "Settings" section to set "Show unavailable songs in playlists" ON.

Change Spotify setting


For Cellphone Users:

If you are using the smartphone, you should OPEN the cellular data usage for the Spotify app: choose "Settings" > "Cellular" > "Scroll down" in the Spotify app. After that, the internet connection problems can be settled down.


Method 3. Download Spotify Music for Offline Playback

Besides the methods mentioned above, if you don't want to pay the VPN fee or you are just can't stand the internet connection anymore, here is the most convenient method: download the songs you like then put on your phones. In this situation, you have to own a powerful converter tool to arrive at your destination, and TuneFab Spotify Music Converter is strongly recommended.


#1. Introduction of TuneFab Spotify Music Converter

As the name says, TuneFab Spotify Music Converter is designed for downloading and converting Spotify music to DRM-free MP3, M4A formats. Except for audio formats, you can also customize the quality of converted songs according to your requirement. What's more, it is built with a quick drag-and-drop feature that allows you to easily import Spotify songs and albums into the software. Last but not least, you would be free to download any songs from Spotify without worrying about whether they have subscribed for the premium version. Can't wait to get the operation steps?  Here is the detail step.

#2. Steps to Convert Spotify music and Save to Your Phone

Step 1. Download and Install TuneFab Spotify Music Converter

First, you need to download and install this tool on your computer. If you have installed the latest Spotify program on your computer, launch the program and then the Spotify program will be activated automatically.

Main Interface Mac


Step 2. Add Songs to Get Ready to Convert

When you click "Add Files" in the converter, you can see there are two ways for you to add files.

If you are using the PC Spotify, you can directly drag songs, playlists, albums, artists, track, etc. from Spotify into the converter. If you launch Spotify web player, you can copy and paste the relevant links into the search bar. What's more, you can add batch files according to your needs for it supports convert bath files at the same time. After that, choose the songs and click "Add" button on the bottom right of the interface.

Add File Mac


Step 3. Select Output Format

If you want to listen to Spotify music on your computer and smartphone, then you need to convert Spotify music to other common audio formats such as MP3, M4A, WAV, and FLAC.

Click the "Options" button and choose "Advanced" the choose MP3 or other formats from the format lists as output format. In addition to that, you can also change the sample rate and bit rate as you like.

Select Output Formats Mac


Step 4. Choose Output Folder

After selecting the output format, then you can choose the output folder. Choose "Options" again, then choose "General" next to "Advanced", click "Select" to change the output folder or you can also hit the "Output" button to choose the path to save your converted files.

Choose Output Folder Mac


Step 5. Convert Spotify Music to MP3 or Other File Formats

Hit the "Convert" button to start the conversion, the process bar will be shown to you. Wait for a few minutes to get your conversion done. If you have a bunch of Spotify songs to convert, you can click "Option" button and choose "Advanced" to select conversion speed as 1X or 5X. 1X means the normal speed while 5X means the 5times of normal speed. In this way, you don't have to worry about waiting for a long time.

Converting Spotify Music Mac


Step 6. Launch iTunes and add files

Launch iTunes and go into the interface, click "File" and hit "Add File to Library" to choose your files to add into iTunes library.

Add File to Library


Step 7. Add files to your iPhone

Connect your iPhone with iTunes, choose "Recently Added" and you can see the song you just add in the library. Then click the song to add to your device, and finally, you can enjoy your Spotify music on your iPhone!


Note: If your smartphone is not Apple but other types like Samsung, Sony, Nokia, Blackberry, you can connect your smartphone with your PC with USB cable. Then you can straightly add Spotify music to your phone. After that, you can enjoy your music time!

So, above is the completed guidance on how to fix Spotify songs greyed out the problem. You can choose one of the methods according to your specified problems, among which TuneFab Spotify Music Converter is an efficient and easy-to-use converter to fix the problem. With the help of it, you don't have to think about the VPN or internet connection problems. Just a few clicks then you can listen to any Spotify songs you like. Come and share your feeling with us!


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