Spotify connect skipping songs

Hi I have a weird problem and haven’t found any other posts in the forum related to this.

I did a fresh install of Volumio 3 on a Pine64 +
Everything works perfectly fine except the Spotify connect plugging.
When I select Volumio on the device list in Spotify, the device is selected and it connects but it starts to play and skip songs one after another without being able to pause or skip. It will only stop if I select another device in Spotify.

Here’s the debug messages I get:

Mar 01 12:48:32 volumio volumio[2598]: [Vollibrespot] : Loading <La Vida Colorida> with Spotify URI <spotify:track:2MRQx14TH3tva7KyeL82gb>
Mar 01 12:48:32 volumio volumio[2598]: [Vollibrespot] : channel error: 2 1
Mar 01 12:48:32 volumio volumio[2598]: [Vollibrespot] : Unable to load encrypted file.
Mar 01 12:48:32 volumio volumio[2598]: [Vollibrespot] : Unable to load <SpotifyId { id: 121772624336449819411932879479778681699, audio_type: Track }>
Mar 01 12:48:32 volumio volumio[2598]: Skipping to next track
Mar 01 12:48:32 volumio volumio[2598]: [Vollibrespot] : Loading <Ishmael> with Spotify URI <spotify:track:0IqJyZCHwfjHNYmxn6mQKl>
Mar 01 12:48:32 volumio volumio[2598]: [Vollibrespot] : Event: PlaybackLoading { track_id: SpotifyId { id: 270904227450939975107936523885888778702, audio_type: Track } }
Mar 01 12:48:32 volumio volumio[2598]: [Vollibrespot] : Event: Next { track_id: SpotifyId { id: 241606110373826554613804053327179987626, audio_type: Track } }
Mar 01 12:48:32 volumio volumio[2598]: [Vollibrespot] : Event: TrackChanged { old_track_id: SpotifyId { id: 270904227450939975107936523885888778702, audio_type: Track }, track_id: SpotifyId { id: 241606110373826554613804053327179987626, audio_type: Track } }
Mar 01 12:48:32 volumio volumio[846]: [SpotifyConnect] <Metadata> Dream Yourself Awake (Solomun Remix)
Mar 01 12:48:32 volumio volumio[846]: [SpotifyConnect] Not pushing metadata: { active: true, isStopping: true }
Mar 01 12:48:32 volumio volumio[2598]: [Vollibrespot] : channel error: 2 1
Mar 01 12:48:32 volumio volumio[2598]: [Vollibrespot] : Unable to load encrypted file.
Mar 01 12:48:32 volumio volumio[2598]: [Vollibrespot] : Unable to load <SpotifyId { id: 31298383899316336468212768359428062745, audio_type: Track }>
Mar 01 12:48:32 volumio volumio[2598]: Skipping to next track

Thank you very much!!

I have the exact same fault when updating to 3.233.
I even did a complete format of my sd card and reinstalled the entire Volumio OS.
Did not help…

Regards Mikkel

Same for me on Raspberry Pi 3B.

Just tried to downgrade to (fresh image):
https://updates.volumio.org/pi/volumio/3.224/Volumio-3.224-2022-02-07-pi.zip
It seems that Spotify has changed something, that has caused Volumio to break.
I have an older Spotify app installed on my Mac and the newest on iOS. Both keeps skipping all songs.

Seems to widespread in DK and some other EU countries.

Not sure, if this is really just a tmp issue, as I have been experiencing this for at least 12 hours now.

Tested the same, but I have no issues.
Volumio: V3.233
Rpi: rPi4-8GB, rev: 1.4

Only thing:
Using volumio3 => Sound of silence
Using volumio3-UPnP/AV => No issues
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Thanks for the heads up, I’m in Denmark too. I tried your solution of adding the IP to /etc/hosts and it works. Will follow the issue in github to see if it gets solved. Thanks a lot!

In case it helps anyone else. @morphar 's temp solution until Spotify fixes the issue is the following (copied from his comment).

I just tried to force ap-gew4.spotify.com domain to point to the IP of ap-gew1.spotify.com, by setting this in /etc/hosts:

104.199.65.124  ap-gew4.spotify.com
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