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8/30/18
Songs within my playlists aren't playing 0 Recommended Answers 9 Replies 97 Upvotes
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I created several playlists months ago and imported them from Spotify. I have since added songs from Youtube Music and all of the playlists have been working for the past 8 month or so. Recently, I opened one of the playlists and attempted to 'shuffle play' the album and all i got was silence. I skipped the song and again, silence. The app appears to load the album art and displays the song names etc, but they simply don't play. I'm unable to select the play button within the app because it is greyed out. I thought that maybe some of the songs had been removed from the store, so I searched for a few of them, and they all appear to be available. I can even play them, just not those in my playlist. I thought that downloading the playlists and listening offline might help, but no, still nothing. 

Short of uninstalling the application and reinstalling, I've tried everything. 

As you can see in the screenshots, here are two songs that I have in my playlists and they just wont play. You can also see that the play button is greyed out. If i wait long enough, I get an error "There was a problem while playing (Playback ID ....................)"

please help. 
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10/8/18
Help me please so I can listen to my playlists
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10/8/18
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11/26/18
For anyone still having problems with this, I have had this issue a couple of times now. In both cases after re-installing the app the problem was fixed. The only issues with this is that your downloaded music will need to be downloaded again as it gets uninstalled with the app. I was hoping there was a more concrete fix, but I haven't found anything so far. Hope this helps.
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12/19/18
Thank you, reinstalling the app on my phone (Samsung s9) has fixed the issue for me.
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2/11/19
Reinstalling didn't help in my case. I still have some songs greyed out with an exclamation mark that I'm unable to play on the youtube music. However, I'm still able to play it on youtube. How is that possible?
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2/12/19
The songs are greyed out with an exclamation mark because the app only allows "music" to be played.   The app doesn't have the song selected under the music category.  To fix this just search the song again, delete the old one and add the new one.  It will still be the same song just under the name of the original artist the original artist or as different video.
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3/18/19
Same here, although I can not play these songs in YouTube music. Regardless of how I open them. Also, new songs added to the playlists still work.
I also imported the playlists from Spotify, but some playlists I imported but don't listen to that often work fine, and playlists that weren't imported but I listen to often also won't work
Deleting and reinstalling the app didn't work
Deleting and redownloading doesn't do anything
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4/12/19
I remember trying YT Premium and many songs would not play. This is why I cancelled. Very disappointed as my music is rare and only 1 video exists in some cases. I wanna hear Unknown Hinson. He pretty much doesn't exist. Only 1 song on Spotify.
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4/28/19
It's like the number of songs that I can play in Premium is very limited, about 50% can be played. That sucks!
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