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How to fix Spotify cannot start error code 6?

Alton Alexander
By Alton AlexanderUpdated on June 4th, 2022

Spotify cannot start error code 6 is an error that can occur when trying to start the Spotify application on a computer. This error can happen for a variety of reasons, but is typically caused by either an issue with the computer's audio drivers or an issue with the Spotify application itself. In most cases, this error can be resolved by updating the audio drivers or reinstalling the Spotify application.

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1. Update your operating system

  1. Go to "Settings" on your phone.
  2. Under "System Update," tap on "Check for updates."
  3. If there are any updates available, you'll be prompted to install them.
  4. Once the updates are installed, reboot your phone.
  5. If the update doesn't fix the problem, you can try to reset your phone. To do this, go to "Settings" again, and under "General" tap on "Reset."

2. Update your Spotify app

  1. Open Spotify and sign in
  2. On the main menu, click the three lines in the top left corner (three dots).
  3. On the left side of the screen, click the "Settings" button.
  4. In the "Settings" menu, click "General."
  5. On the "General" page, under "Update Spotify," click "Check for updates."
  6. If there are any updates available, they will be listed. Click the "Update Now" button.
  7. If there are no updates available, click the "Close" button.
  8. If there are any errors while updating, they will be listed. Click the "Close" button.
  9. After the update is complete, restart Spotify.

3. Restart your computer

  1. Restart your computer.
  2. Go to “start” and select “control panel”.
  3. Select “system and security”.
  4. Click on “restart”.
  5. Select “reboot”.
  6. When your computer reboots, select “safe mode”.

4. Reinstall Spotify

  1. Open your web browser and go to https://www.spotify.com/en/download/
  2. On the website, click on the Download Spotify button.
  3. Click on the Download Spotify button again to open the installer.
  4. Click on the Install button to start the installation process.
  5. When the installation is complete, click on the Finish button.
  6. Open Spotify and sign in.
  7. Click on the Music menu and select the My Music tab.
  8. Click on the Playlists button.
  9. In the Playlists section, select the playlist that you want to fix.
  10. Click on the Edit button.
  11. In the Edit Playlist window, select the songs that you want to fix.
  12. Click on the Fix button.
  13. When the Fix Playlist window is open, click on the Fix All button.
  14. When the Fix All window is open, click on the OK button.
  15. Click on the Close button.
  16. Click on the Play button to test the playlist.

5. Check your anti-virus software

  1. Launch your anti-virus software.
  2. Click on the "Scan" tab.
  3. Select "Spotify" from the list of programs to scan.
  4. Click on the "Scan" button to start the scan.
  5. If the scan is successful, you will see a message stating that "Spotify was not found on this PC." If the scan is not successful, you will see a message stating that "Spotify could not be scanned because it is not running on this PC."
  6. If the scan is not successful, click on the "Fix" button to try to fix the problem.

6. Check your firewall settings

  1. Open your web browser and type "firewall" into the address bar.
  2. If you are using a Windows computer, click on the "Start" button, type "firewall" into the search bar, and press Enter. If you are using a Mac, click on the "System Preferences" icon, click on the "Security & Privacy" icon, and click on the "Firewall" icon.
  3. If you are using a Linux or UNIX computer, open a terminal window by clicking on the "Start" button, typing "term", andpress Enter.
  4. In the terminal window, enter the following commands: sudo firewall-cmd --add-port=80/tcp sudo firewall-cmd --add-port=443/tcp sudo firewall-cmd --add-port=8080/tcp sudo firewall-cmd --reload
  5. If you are using a Windows computer, click on the "Start" button, type "firewall" into the search bar, and press Enter. If you are using a Mac, click on the "System Preferences" icon, click on the "Security & Privacy" icon, and click on the "Firewall" icon.
  6. In the "Firewall" window, click on the "Enable Firewall" button.
  7. In the "Firewall" window, enter the following commands: sudo firewall-cmd --list-all sudo firewall-cmd --permanent --add-port=80/tcp sudo firewall-cmd --permanent --add-port=443/tcp sudo firewall-cmd --permanent --add-port=8080/tcp
  8. If you are using a Windows computer, click on the "Start" button, type "firewall" into the search bar, and press Enter. If you are using a Mac, click on the "System Preferences" icon, click on the "Security & Privacy" icon, and click on the "Firewall" icon.
  9. In the "Firewall" window, click on the "Enable Firewall" button.
  10. In the "Firewall" window, enter the following command: sudo firewall-cmd --disable
  11. Click on the "OK" button.
  12. Restart your computer.

If you didn't find success with an option above, then try:

  1. Contact Spotify support