SOLVED: Spotify desktop client communication failed

If you receive the message Spotify desktop client communication failed when trying to Login with Facebook to the Spotify app here’s why and how to fix it.

Reason

It was because I have 2 factor security turned on.

Resolution

  1. Go to https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=security&view
  2. On the line App Passwords click Edit
  3. Click the Generate App Passwords link
  4. Click the Generate App Passwords button
  5. Enter a friendly name for what this is for i.e. Spotify
  6. Click Generate Password
  7. Copy the password in the normal spotify logon password box.
  8. enter your FB email address as the username.
  9. HEY PRESTO!

82 thoughts on “SOLVED: Spotify desktop client communication failed

  1. For the one it is did not work with them, do not click on facebook icon, just insert your email that you used with to login in facebook in the username box and the password is the one you generated. 🙂

    Works ,, Thanks

  2. Unfortunately you have to do this now every time you shut down Spotify which really sucks!!!! Thanks for the fix though!

  3. Gracias! It was really freaking annoying and it didn’t tell you why. Thank you for sharing! 😀

  4. Hi Jaime,

    You should only have to do it once.
    Maybe try uninstalling and reinstalling Spotify. The Spotify app should be remembering your log on.

    Thanks
    Mike

  5. Hi! When I tried to log in with the new password, it told me I had already registered a Spotify with that email. Please help!

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