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
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.
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...
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.
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!!
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
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 theGomenu at the top of the screen, select theGo to Folderoption (you can also pressShift-Apple Key-Gto 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 thecom.spotify.clientfolder. You can select all of the items by pressing Command + A.
3. Using theGo to Finderoption from Step 1, go to~/Library/Application Support/Spotify/.
4. Inside theSpotifyfolder, look for a file calledprefs. Open this file in Notepad and addstorage.size=1024on 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.