How To Fix Spotify Error Code Auth 74 in Windows 10/11

Spotify is an app that is used to listen to music. It has both free and paid music streaming services. But a few users when trying to log in to Spotify get the ‘error code auth 74’ that denies the access. This error might be because of various reasons like denied access due to firewall, poor internet connectivity, cache, using multiple accounts, etc. But do not worry the error can be solved. In this article let us see how to solve the error code auth 74 issues in windows machines. Let us start!

Method 1 – Change The Region In The Spotify App

 

Step 1 – Open the Spotify app and go to the login page

Step 2 – Give your appropriate email address and password and click on login button

Step 3 – Else, you can also choose to login with Facebook, Google, etc account

Step 4 – Click on your profile at the top right corner

 

Profile Account

 

Step 5 – Then from the profile dropdown, click on account

 

Account

 



Step 6 – At the left, click on edit profile button

 

Edit Profile



 

Step 7 – Scroll down and click on the drop down for country and select the appropriate country

 

Country

 

Note: The changes to the new country or region only shows when you are actually present there

Step 8 – Click on save profile button at the bottom

 

Save

 

Step 9 – Restart the Spotify app and again login to the app and check if the issue is solved.

 

Method 2 – Check For Your Internet Connection

Check if your network connection is stable and if there are any internet glitches. This may sometime cause a problem. If there are any internet problems then try switching the internet connections like using mobile data, hotspots, or other alternate networks that are stable, and then see if the issue is solved.

Method 3 – Check If The Spotify Server Is Down

It is possible that the Spotify server is down sometimes and if this is the case then you cannot do anything from your end until the server is up and running. So before applying other solutions check if the Spotify server is up. This can be done by visiting the Spotify server status page on the internet which tells you the details. A few links to check the status would be the status detector or Spotify status page is also available on Twitter.

Method 4 – Allow The Spotify App Through The Windows Firewall

 

Step 1 – Open the command prompt using Windows + R keys together

Step 2 – Type firewall.cpl in the run prompt and hit enter. This will open the windows defender firewall page

 

Firewal

 

Step 3 – On the left side, click on Allow an app or feature through Windows Defender Firewall

 

Allow App

 

Step 4 – Then click on change settings button

 

Change Settings

 

Step 5 – Scroll down in the allowed apps and features window and check for Spotify music. Then click on the check box beside it and also enable private and public options (a tick mark should be present in all the three checkboxes)

 

Spotify

 

Step 6 – To save the changes click on ok at the bottom. Now check if the error is solved.

 

Method 5 – Disable The Proxy Settings

 

Step 1 – Open the Windows settings using Windows + I keys together

Step 2 – Click on network & internet

 

Network Internet

 

Step 3 – On the left, click on proxy

 

Proxy

 

Step 4 – At the right, check if there are any proxy listed. If yes then select it and click on remove button to remove it

Step 5 – Then turn off use a proxy server option by clicking on the toggle bar ( blue color should not be present in the toggle bar)

 

Proxy Server

 

Method 6 – Disable And Uninstall The Third Party VPN

 

Disable The VPN

Step 1 – Open the Windows settings using Windows + I keys together

Step 2 – Click on network & internet

 

Network Internet

 

Step 3 – On the left side, click on VPN

 

Vpn

 

Step 4 – At the right, turn off Allow VPN over metered networks option by clicking on its toggle bar

 

Vpn Off

 

Unintsall The Third Party VPN

Step 1 – Open the Windows settings using Windows + I keys together

Step 2 – Click on apps

 

Apps

 

Step 3 – In the apps & features window, scroll down and find for the third party antivirus that you have installed

Step 4 – Click on it and then click on uninstall

 

Uninstall

 

Step 5 – Again click on uninstall in the confirmation pop up

Step 6 – Once completely uninstalled restart your computer. Now check if the error is disappeared.

 

Method 7 – Modify The Hosts File

 

Step 1 – Open the File explorer (Windows explorer) using Windows + E keys together

Step 2 – Navigate to the following path or copy and paste the following path in the address bar of file explorer

C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc

 

Hosts

 

Step 3 – Click on hosts file and then right click on it

Step 4 – Click on open with and then select notepad

 

Open With

 



Step 5 – In the notepad find the below IP address

0.0.0.0 weblb-wg.gslb.spotify.com0.0.0.0

Step 6 – If the above IP address is present remove that line completely

Step 7 – Now save the file (Ctrl + S) and close it

Step 8 – Use the Spotify app and see if the issue is solved.

 

Method 8 – Reinstall The Spotify App

 

Step 1 – Open the Windows settings using Windows + I keys together

Step 2 – Click on apps

 

Apps

 

Step 3 – In the apps & features window, scroll down and find for the Spotify app

Step 4 – Click on it and then click on uninstall

 

Uninstall Spotify

 

Step 5 – Again click on uninstall in the confirmation pop up

Step 6 – Once the uninstallation is complete then restart the computer

Step 7 – Now reinstall the Spotify app, to do that go to the Microsoft store app

Step 8 – Search for Spotify appĀ 

Step 9 – Click on get in store app button and choose to install it

 

Get Store

 

Step 10 – Once installed, check if the error is solved.

That’s it! I hope the above provided information is easy to follow and helpful. Let us know which method you applied to get the problem solved. Thank you and happy reading!!