MACBook Pro, 2018. i9 2.9GHz, 32GB RAM, Radeon Pro 560X 4 GB
Premium Plan, USA. On a wired gigabit network connection.
macOS 10.14.4 (18E226). Cache Deleted/Freshly uninstalled and reinstalled Spotify downloaded from Spotify.com
When I launch Spotify, my fans spool up to annoying levels and when I check the hardware monitor, Spotify is using 100.7% of a CPU core. Spotify helper is using 0.6% of a CPU core. I'm not even playing any music yet.
I have tried adjusting x-fade, auto volume. Local files look disabled.
There are multiple threads about this, but many are marked "solved" and none of the solutions work for me. This is pretty high-end hardware to be maxed out by a music streaming service...