Spotify for Linux is a labor of love from our engineers that wanted to listen to Spotify on their Linux development machines. They work on it in their spare time and it is currently not a platform that we actively support.
The number of linux users can't justify a real support.
I suggest installing it without snap and see if it helps.
As always. Linux user we're on our own. Let's gather information. It might be due to desktop environment. My information: System: No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Release: 20.04 Codename: focal Desktop environment: Gnome 3.36.2
This "Drag" workaround works for me and I have premium service, so no add should be present. However I still can't found what makes this happen. At this point this workaraound of "dragging" in any window place during freeze appears to be the best solution since .deb is behind snap, 1.1.10. vs 1.1.26.
Running Linux Mint 19 here and Spotify is insanely slow. GUI takes a while to update or freezes for a bit. Song switching seems to take ages to update in the now playing bar. I turned off the desktop notifications and reinstalled to the latest version 😛
As said, the issue should disappear using the .deb, not the snap package. Not that this is a great solution, but it's better than nothing. It did so for me on kubuntu 20.04, while other system that extract the binary off the .deb (but are not debian) work fine too.
Unquestionably, spotify could be a little bit more helpful in this matter, given most of their infrastructure runs linux most certainly. Assigning one guy, at least from time totime, to make sure the Linux app, snap package or not, is not completely broken would be the least they could do.
With what money? I mean the number of linux users just don't justify that. Not to mention, the number of rude comments in this forum from linux users. I now understand why people don't make linux version of their games/softwares.
I'm afraid soon or later, they will get tired of this and just shut down the whole linux version of spotify.