Spotify on Mac is shockingly slow and freezes

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vesal
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I wonder if most of these issues are on computers with Fusion Drives. The startup on my iMac is horrible, but my work laptop is an SSD-only MacBook and I don't see these problems on that one. I suspect these things occur if Spotify is not quite that "often used", so Apple keeps moving the Cache out of the SSD. It really sucks that one cannot force files onto the SSD on these Fusion drives.

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Glensky
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Nope, it's horrific on every mac I've used

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yogajo
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I'm with you on that!

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yogajo
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Same here, totally sucks!

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yellowuser
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Blank pages, you can click on "Liked Songs", "Artists" or "Browse" and wait 5-10 mins. It's faster to take another device and select MAC as an output device and music will play. (iMac 2019 5k, MacBook Pro 2018 13" same) 

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Hey all,

 

Thanks for all of the info. We've let our tech team know, and they're investigating this. We don't have an exact timeline for a fix.

 

A few things you can try in the meanwhile:

 

  1. Reinstall Spotify
  2. Be sure that your SSD drive is below around 80%. This is highly recommended for any SSD drive to function properly
  3. A fresh install of macOS (Don't forget to back-up important files)

We'll be closing replies to this topic for now but we'd recommend keeping an eye out for updates to the app.

 

Thanks for your understanding and have a nice day.

GuidoModerator
 
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