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Spotify error-"Enable player in your browser"

  • Freshly installed Opera and Adobe flash player along side with it. Now no matter the various attempts, Spotify won't work. I switched to Opera in hopes of a better performance browser experience but this is concerning me on my first day of usage. 馃槙 I've scrolled through the forums to search for a solution but I have not found one.


    (1) Tried disabled/enabling VPN and Turbo
    (2) Flash settings were allowed by default. While searching online, I saw a "Plugins" section mentioned but didn't see it and now assume that was used with an earlier version of Opera.

    Referred to this site:

    (3) Tried disabling built in adblocker
    (4) Tried downloading two separate spotify extensions but neither worked.
    (5) Tried watching other videos (youtube and anime) and no issues.
    (7) Tried restarting the browser and then restarting my computer

    If there is anything I left out please feel free to ask so we can fix this together. Thank you!

  • I don't think Spotify uses Flash.

    What is your OS? Here on my Windows 10 Spotify plays fine.

  • @leocg said in Spotify error-"Enable player in your browser":

    on my Windows 10 Spo

    Windows 10.

    Three other things I forgot to mention:
    (1) OS: Windows 10
    (2) Currently, I'm still having to use firefox (the browser i'm switching from) to run spotify. Never had issues with spotify until switching to Opera.
    (3) Also tried twitch and works fine

    Thank you

  • Do you get any error message?

    It's a regular version of Windows 10?

  • Regular Win10 from the site.


    Don't be misled by the "Go to support site" button.. It takes me here--

    which doesn't include an opera solution.

  • What version of Opera? Does the audio section at HTML5 Test show that everything is supported excepted for Dolby?

    Solution for Chrome could work for Opera.

  • @leocg


    Thank you so much for trying

  • Here's the complete test:

  • @simonhawk

    Since it works in a Flash enabled profile but not in a Flash disabled profile, it uses FlashPlayer.

    I could recommend you to check Flash at Adobe test site and try (if needed) "Site Settings Sidebar" Extension to enable options with easy.

    Windows 10 (x64) | Anniversary Update
    Opera Stable 路 Beta 路 Developer

    Test profile | Back up LinuxMacWin

  • @zalex108 said in Spotify error-"Enable player in your browser":

    Site Settings Sidebar

    Unfortunate news...


    Gif/video of going through the Adobe flash test at

    Thank you all for your help. Let's all please continue towards fixing this for not only my sake but for others who might experience similar issues.

  • Test, if not tested yet, in a "Private window" and if needed try the "test profile" from my signature.

    Maybe UBlock or any other extension is interfering on the site.

    Windows 10 (x64) | Anniversary Update
    Opera Stable 路 Beta 路 Developer

    Test profile | Back up LinuxMacWin

  • @simonhawk What are those blocked permissions?

    And I don't think the problem is related to Flash since Spotify doesn't seem to use it. I just tested on Firefox and could open the web player even without NPAPI Flash installed.

  • I have the exact same problem and no solution for a couple of days. I bought a new PC on Friday, installed Windows 10, then Opera and Spotify doesn't work. It works on Microsoft Edge and Chrome. I tried all solutions listed above to no effect.

  • I can understand how you came to the conclusion that many an extension was messing with it but earlier in the post I believe I mentioned that I had this problem after a FRESH install of Opera. There were no extensions. My first few extensions were actually ones to help with this issue. Even so, I still tried disabling all of my current adblockers and what not to see if something might have changed but still no luck. (On a side note, I have a lot of adblockers because I'm trying to find one that will block pop ups and none are working from what I've seen).

    Just tried incognito and no success.

    Just tried using the test profile (which looks like fresh install) and the same issue persists with no noticeable differences.

    I went through each permission on the extension and turned them off/on and no success. But if you still want to know:
    Notifications--permissions to the website to show you notifications
    Popups--permission to the website to use popup windows

    But as I said, I went through each available option and set it to "Allow", even if it was on "Ask" or "Block".

    Thank you all, let's continue working on this together 馃檪

  • @Simonhawk

    Take a look on this, for the Private window and extensions problems related.


    I don't have Flash Installed, I use the Dll and a command switch in a profile, and it shows the same message except in the command switch "Flash enabled" Opera profile.

    Despite that, even using the chromium engine, is not like the other browsers, sometimes it's still a mistery. 馃暤馃従鈾

  • @zalex108 Same message on Spotify?

  • Yes I have not received any other message from any suggested solution.

  • @LeoCG

    Yes, same message in the default "no Flash" profile.


    I had some problems with the currency converter and fixed today reinstalling Opera (upon the same version, no uninstalling) using the Offline installer.

    You could try it, despite has no sense that Flash is working in many sites except Spotify.

  • @zalex108 I tried searching for the offline installer but couldn't locate it. Can you point me in the right direction please?

    I tried installing it via the official page but no fix.

  • @Simonhawk > Scroll down > Computer browsers > Prefer to install Opera later?