Spotify on Mac is shockingly slow and freezes

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Re: Spotify on Mac is shockingly slow and freezes

King_Snakey
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Still **bleep** btw

 

If I don't just keep it open I may as well book meeting time to accomodate using the app. I think right now it's the slowest I've ever seen it. I've done pretty much everything suggested above at one time or the other; it always returns to horrible form. It's really just laziness stopping me from dumping it altogether

 

One bright spot? It closes instantly

Re: Spotify on Mac is shockingly slow and freezes

Peter0202
Regular
I hear ya. I've tried all the suggestions. The hardware acceleration thing
worked for a couple of days. I only use it on my phone now. Even that's not
exactly spritely. I don't feel like starting all over again with another
app though. Big drag.

Re: Spotify on Mac is shockingly slow and freezes

GeoFernando
Newbie

Mac are total trash, i never seen so bad computers in all my life...I have a Pc with windows 10 in home.. Everything works Great, i have a Mac in the work and never seen in my life a system with more problems and bugs and crashes and the worst multitasking ever.... i basically cannot run spotify in the work because everything gets slow...

Re: Spotify on Mac is shockingly slow and freezes

Handyjr
Newbie

Adding to this thread. I experience the same slowness with the Mac desktop app on my 2015 Mac Mini, but not so much my 2017 Macbook Pro. It appears to be a very RAM hungry app. In any case, agree with everyone that in this day and age, Spotify can and should fix this problem. Please help, Spotify.

Re: Spotify on Mac is shockingly slow and freezes

calebsam
Casual Listener

 Hi guys, i've been struggling with horrendous load times on my Macbook with Spotify for months and months. It drove me absolutely crazy and all the potential fixes posted on these forums didn't work for me. Came across this blog though which fixed it for me. I'm no tech expert, but I turned hardware acceleration off and followed these steps and it fixed it for me. wanted to share it and i hope it helps you too!!

 

https://alexlitel.tumblr.com/post/53154780770/what-to-do-if-spotify-is-running-slow-on-your

Re: Spotify on Mac is shockingly slow and freezes

notmebut
Newbie

This is pure genius. Thank you so much, it work like charm now

Re: Spotify on Mac is shockingly slow and freezes

tdag
Casual Listener

Dismissing "Hardware acceleration" (hahaha!) just works at the moment you do it - and perhaps the next 2-3 times. Then it comes back again to its pathetic unbearable slowness. Not only te Spotify app is slow. The whole computer is frozen. Spotify clearly does nothing to fix it. This is so huge and so reproductible that it should be easy for a developper to understand and fix the problem. If I would not be annoyed to loose my playlists, I would have quit this UX-offendering service

Re: Spotify on Mac is shockingly slow and freezes

musicInCanad1
Newbie

worked for me for 5 minutes :(

Re: Spotify on Mac is shockingly slow and freezes

calebsam
Casual Listener

hey, just to be clear, the steps below permanently fix any sluggishness (at least they did for me) turning off hardware acceleration is just a temporary fix it seems. i hope this solves all your problems :)

 

1. Using Finder, under the Go menu at the top of the screen, select the Go to Folderoption (you can also press Shift-Apple Key-G to access). Inside the “Go to the folder” field that pops up, type or paste ~/Library/Caches/com.spotify.client/ and then click “Go” or press Enter.

2. Delete everything inside the com.spotify.client folder. You can select all of the items by pressing Command + A.

3. Using the Go to Finder option from Step 1, go to ~/Library/Application Support/Spotify/.

4. Inside the Spotify folder, look for a file called prefs. Open this file in Notepad and add storage.size=1024 on a new line at the end of the file. Save this file. This should limit the size of Spotify’s cache to 1024MB or 1GB; you can change the “1024” value if you would like the cache to be smaller or larger.

5. Delete the PersistentCache folder inside the Spotify folder.

Re: Spotify on Mac is shockingly slow and freezes

King_Snakey
Music Fan

I mean, it's good that that works I guess, but it seems kind of absurd to have to go to such lengths for such a basic thing

 

 

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