same here. basically it's always been like this, and they don't give a toss about desktop, their main interest app wise it tablet and phone. I'm sorry as a paying customer i don't expect to have to reload the application everytime i want to use it. There's something inherantly wrong with it and they don't care.
I'd like to add my voice to this issue, because after a bit of googling it seems to be affecting a lot of people, and has been doing so for a long time.
Late 2015 iMac, High Sierra, Spotify 18.104.22.1683.g9f48828e, and I'm paying for premium.
Spotify is practially unusable at the moment. Even locally stored You Library > Songs seems to take 20 minutes to load. "Home", "Made For You", artist pages, radio, and playlists that aren't stored locally are all suffering stupidly long load times (10-20 minutes plus). No network issues.
I have deleted & reinstalled, turned Hardware Acceleration off & on with no change to the issue. I'm getting close to ditching Spotify, I don't see the point in paying for something that doesn't actually work. Has anyone from Spotify actually adressed this?
As an update to my post above, I've been sitting waiting for my locally stored "Your Library > Songs" to load since before I started the previous post. So far it's been 40+ minutes and no cigars. The music is locally stored, I don't understand how an application can be this broken?
Edit: 60+ minutes for locally stored music to load
Edit #2: 70+ minutes and my locally stored music is finally loaded. Well done Spotify - The Little App That Could.
I just registered to add my own dissatisfaction, I have the same OS Sierra load issue, it can take HOURS to load a single song, it's bassically unuseable half my work day, from the posts in the thread, it doesn't seem like this is ever going to be addressed, definitely canceling my paid subscription to Spotify over this, complete dealbreaker.
My theory (and what can we do at this point other than theorize, because there's no answer for this issue) is that they're going to gut and/or discontinue the desktop app as it is now and just release a new version that's just an HTML panel to the web player, and there goes the social feature that is seeing what your friends are listening to.
getting seriously fed up of looking at this - sometimes a restart of the app fixes it, other times not. I'm fully updated, I have no files downloaded, all I want to do is stream the albums and playlists I have saved. (happens a bit on the Android app as well but it's all the **bleep** time on the Mac app):
yes - same problem here. with no other apps running it took 5 minutes to open. I clicked on a playlist at 8:48 - 24 minutes later it still has not opened. I contacted spotify via faebook messenger and they tried a few things and then told me to consult with my it department. I work in a non profit - we have no IT departement! This sucks.