Windows 10: Media Keys in Spotify

Discus and support Media Keys in Spotify in Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging to solve the problem; Media keys for Spotify have just stopped working. It is a really useful feature for gamers, you know. I use Microsoft bluetooth keyboard.... Discussion in 'Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging' started by Ashley Reynolds1, Dec 9, 2018.

  1. Media Keys in Spotify


    Media keys for Spotify have just stopped working. It is a really useful feature for gamers, you know. I use Microsoft bluetooth keyboard.

    :)
     
    Ashley Reynolds1, Dec 9, 2018
    #1

  2. Unable to use Media Keys in Spotify Application

    Hi,

    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.

    Try the below methods and see if this works.

    Method 1: Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service.

    Close Spotify before performing the below steps.

    Step 1: Press the Windows key and the
    R
    key from your keyboard and type Msconfig and hit
    Enter
    .

    Step 2: Go to Services tab and look for
    Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service
    > Uncheck the box beside to this service > Click on
    Apply > OK.

    Once you have performed the above steps, launch Spotify and check for the issue.

    Method 2: Disable Google Play Music Extension.

    Close Spotify before performing the below steps.

    Step 1: If you are using Google Chrome, then launch Google Chrome.

    Step 2: At the top right of Google Chrome, click More >
    More tools > Extensions.

    Step 3: Look for Google Play Music extension and click on
    Disable.

    Once you have performed the above steps, launch Spotify and check for the issue.

    Method 3: Restart Human Interface Device Service.

    Close Spotify before performing the below steps.

    Step 1: Press the Windows key and the
    R
    key from your keyboard and type Services.msc and hit
    Enter
    .

    Step 2: Then, locate for Human Interface Device Service from the list and look for the status of this service whether the service is started or stopped.

    Step 3: If the service is stopped, then click on the Human Interface Device Service and click on
    Start.

    Step 4: If the service is already started, then click on
    Restart
    to restart the service.

    Once you have performed the above steps, launch Spotify and check for the issue.

    Hope it helps.

    Let us know if you got the help you needed by clicking Yes or No.
     
    Shafeeq_Khan, Dec 9, 2018
    #2
  3. Unable to use Media Keys in Spotify Application

    Hi guys.

    First time posting a question, so please be gentle!

    My problem is my media keys for Spotify which were working this morning aren't any more.

    It's a really useful feature for gaming, being able to pause/skip tracks etc, means I can game without proprietary soundtracks.

    I'm using Microsoft's "design" bluetooth keyboard.

    I've rebooted to no avail and have checked similar questions on here with no luck.

    I'd like to think i'm pretty tech literate compared to the average, so please send me any suggestions for a fix.

    Thanks.

    ***Moved From: Windows 10/Devices & drivers***

    ****Changed Original Title From: Why aren't my media keys working for Spotify?***
     
    Mothical_wonder, Dec 9, 2018
    #3
  4. Media Keys in Spotify

    Spotify


    I have just discovered two Spotify entries in the StartUp list in Task Manager.
    However there is no trace of Spotify elsewhere in the system.
    I went through the registry and deleted every reference to Spotify that could find, although some refused to be deleted.
    That made no difference.
    The store shows that Spotify is installed. Which is strange.
    However I found an entry in the Apps list in Start Menu, clicked uninstall and that cleared the problem.
     
    Hairy Scot, Dec 9, 2018
    #4
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