Spotify on Mac is shockingly slow and freezes

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Re: Spotify on Mac is shockingly slow and freezes

Dummkopf66
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@jochenfrankfurt @ANMANdesign @Peter0202 

I'm sorry to say, but after installing Spotify two times last week I left Spotify and went to Apple Music.

 

I also tried YoutubeMusic. But man, the sound quality of ytm when streaming over my stereo by my precious Raumfeld is very bad. Phew. 

 

I will trie Apple music for free the coming three months. So far the sound quality is ok. Only that fenced wall. Apple is missing the boat. They lost. I can not stream music via my Raumfeld to my stereo. So have it Apple after these three months. And the UI of Apple Music. Oh boy.  Are they blind? Hahaha.

 

So I hope Spotify will come of their arrogant chai and solve this problem soon. Then I will be back. In my opnion Spotify is still the best music streaming service. Luckely teh Android app works fine.

Re: Spotify on Mac is shockingly slow and freezes

goldy44
Gig Goer

Please, Spotify, for the love of God this has gone on long enough! Fix your Mac app!

Re: Spotify on Mac is shockingly slow and freezes

vesal
Newbie

How can they not be able to write a working Mac App in 2019?? (My Spotify Cache is only 170M and it's still grindingly slow.) It's the only app on my computer that is this slow. So much for Spotify engineering culture... they seem utterly incompetent to me.

Re: Spotify on Mac is shockingly slow and freezes

humphreym
Regular

The mac desktop app has been terrible for a few years, I eventually gave up using it and now just use the android app streamed to a chromecast. I'll probably jump ship to Apple soon, just so that I can have a working music player on my desktop.

Re: Spotify on Mac is shockingly slow and freezes

Dummkopf66
Regular

That is what I wonder too. Todat I have to deinstall spotify because it won't start up anymore. What a company hey.?

Re: Spotify on Mac is shockingly slow and freezes

draleth
Visitor

Quit spotify.

Go to your local spotify storage location and delete the whole folder which says Spotify.

Go to cache (~/Library/Caches), delete the spotify folder there. 

Uninstall spotify and reinstall.

Disable hardware acceleration.

 And finally pray!

Should work fine now.

Re: Spotify on Mac is shockingly slow and freezes

humphreym
Regular

Did exactly that a few days ago, and it worked perfectly until today. Takes ages to open now, but eventually works. I'm beginning to think that Apple are slowing it down purposely so that i'll buy a new macbook! ;-)

Re: Spotify on Mac is shockingly slow and freezes

peter1233
Regular

More likely because Apple wants you to buy Apple Music ...

Re: Spotify on Mac is shockingly slow and freezes

12137176203
Casual Listener

I wen down this road on my 2009 macbook and I found a couple Spotify files. I flipped a coin and deleted the HELP file. Where my Facebook picture used to be is now empty and my name is now simply an account number...and it works perfectly. 

Re: Spotify on Mac is shockingly slow and freezes

DeadSoulPT
Casual Listener

Hello everyone looks like the problem is still unsolved. So what I do is to run spotify on the web player and it does work like a charm. I think it does not work on safari, but does on pretty much any other mainstream browser.

 

Head to http://play.spotify.com 

 

Best Regards.

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