Spotify crashes – Popular music streaming app keeps crashing, crashing and pausing
Spotify users are once again reporting issues with the hugely popular music streaming app, which keeps crashing, crashing and stopping for many people today. Independent outage monitor Down Detector saw a huge spike in outage reports from Spotify today – just days after another big outage. So far, Down Detector UK has seen a peak of over 800 Spotify downtime reports, with downdetector.com having seen a peak of over 4,000 downtime reports.
According to statistics from Down Detector, the main issues affecting users are related to Spotify app and music streaming.
The official Spotify Status Twitter account revealed that engineers are aware of reported issues with the service and are looking into them.
The account tweeted, “We’re digging into some reported issues. Thanks for the warning! We’ll keep you posted.”
When Spotify’s reported issues hit, users took to Twitter to talk about the issues they were facing.
One tweeted, “What’s up with Spotify? Crash keeps can’t even get past a minute of a song and it shuts down #spotify.”
While another posted: “Hey @Spotify app keeps crashing after new update”.
One added: “Is someone else’s Spotify crashing?”.
And another wrote: “Why my Spotify keeps crashing is because of lyrics update”.
Spotify crash reports first emerged around 4pm UK time on Thursday November 18, but hours later Twitter users were still saying that the problem persisted.
Spotify’s latest startup issues come days after a massive Spotify outage affected tens of thousands of users.
That outage hit Tuesday, with downdetector.com reporting a peak of over 50,000 Spotify reports down at the peak of the issues.
This major outage also coincided with another popular smartphone service – Snapchat – going offline.
Today’s Spotify crashing issues also come after the release of a new update that adds synced song lyrics for the “majority” of free and premium tracks.
For iOS, this update is version 8.6.80. The patch notes for this patch state: “We are constantly making changes and improvements to Spotify.
“To make sure you don’t miss a thing, just keep your updates turned on.
“Bug fixes and improvements in this release include: Fixed stability issues.”
Spotify’s lyrics feature is available on all platforms – so iOS, Android, Windows, gaming consoles and smart TVs that have a native Spotify app.