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Fixed: Spotify Songs Greyed Out

By Vicky Lewis

Updated on December 11, 2018

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


Although Spotify has offered powerful music enjoyment functions, sometimes Spotify users will meet different kinds of errors which restricts them fully enjoying Spotify. Problems like Spotify Error Code 4 and the greyed out song problem are so common for all the Spotify users. In this post, we will try to dig out the reason for the songs' greyed out issue and give you 3 different but helpful methods for you all to enjoy Spotify easily and freely. Read and fix the Spotify Songs Greyed Out by yourself.



Reasons: 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 the 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 these methods in the following parts to fix the Spotify Greyed Out problem. Now let's together to 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, it is better to make sure that your internet connection or your VPN is connected to the supported areas. If not, the method to fix the greyed out problem is to change your VPN network. It is more advisable for Spotify users to connect with American or European VPN for most of Europe and America's area are supported the Spotify music.


Then there comes 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

Having checked your PC have connected to the right VPN but the songs still greyed out, then the problem may rest in the PC network connection or the cellphone Internet connections. Under such circumstances, to check the PC internet connections or the cellphone Internet connections can be the best method to fix the greyed out songs problem. Following are the instructions:


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 the Internet Connection Firewall. 


Step 2. Change Spotify setting

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

Show Unavailable Spotify Songs


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" to the Spotify app. After that, internet connection problems can be settled down.


Method 3. Download Spotify Music for Offline Playback

However, if you have checked the VPN connections and the network connections, or if you don't want to pay the VPN fee and can't stand the internet connection anymore, here is the most convenient method: download the songs you like then put them 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 and more. 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 are the detail steps.


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

Step 1. Download and Install TuneFab Spotify Music Converter

First, please download and install this software 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.


Step 2. Add Songs to Get Ready to Convert

Click "Add Files" to add the Spotify Music or Playlists to add the Spotify Music, here are 2 ways to prep the Spotify conversion:

For those who have already downloaded the Spotify apps on PC, you can directly drag songs, playlists, albums, artists, track, etc. from Spotify into the converter.

For those who enjoy Spotify on Spotify Web player, you can copy and paste the relevant links into the search bar.

Tips: Batches music conversion are available for the Spotify Users for one time. And when you have finished the adding, please don't forget to click "Add".

Add Music to Spotify


Step 3. Set the Output File Formats and Output Folders

After adding music, it is time for you to set the music parameters of your Music and the output folder.TuneFab has provided several music files, like MP3, FLAC, M4A and WAV.

File Format Selection: Click to "Options" button and choose "Advanced" to choose MP3 or other formats from the format lists. In addition to that, changing the sample rate and bit rate as you like is supported.

Tips: Here we would like to recommend the MP3 file format with 320Kbps or the M4A file format with 320Kbps as the converted file formats.

Output Folder Selection: 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.

Set Music Parameter


Step 4. Convert Spotify Music to MP3 or Other File Formats

When all the parameters are successfully being settled down, click 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. 

Converting Spotify Music to MP3


Step 5. [For Mobile Users] Add Files to iPhone

#1 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!


Apart from using iTunes to add files to iPhone, there is still another way to add your converted Spotify Music to iPhone, that is using some iOS data transfer, like TuneFab WeTrans.

TuneFab WeTrans, the newly released TuneFab product, is designed for iOS users to transfer music or video between PC and iOS devices and in between iOS devices. Besides, other information like photos, messages, and contacts can be managed by users through WeTrans. What's more, there are others additional handy but useful functions for all the iOS users, and they are HEIC photos converter and ringtone maker.

TuneFab WeTrans Main Interface

Tips: Inside Guide: How to Transfer Music from Computer to iPhone X/8/7/6/6s


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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