Spotify hogs the CPU


Spotify hogs the CPU

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Plan Premium

Country Germany

Device Macbook Pro 2017

Operating System 10.14.5


Noticed that the spotify player has been hogging my CPU since a few days.



Screenshot 2019-10-09 at 11.17.10.png

This is the CPU usage as soon as open the app. I am not playing any music.


Tried activating/deactivating the GPU rendering,

Uninstalled and removed folders in ~/Library and installed,

Do not have any local music files


None of the usual recommendations work. This seems to be an issue for a lot of users as well. Raising it as there has been no fix from spotify yet.




2 Replies

Re: Spotify hogs the CPU

Rock Star 16
Rock Star 16

Hey @srihari93, welcome to the Community.

Hope you are doing great!

Try to disable Hardware Acceleration, just click on the spotify Menu in your Menu Bar next to the Apple Menu, just find Hardware Acceleration and next click on it to disable then confirm to restart Spotify.


Keep me posted :)

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Re: Spotify hogs the CPU

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Deactivating hardware acceleration doesn't help.