Spotify on Mac is shockingly slow and freezes

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Re: Spotify on Mac is shockingly slow and freezes

dan_ashcroft
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Come on Spotify, when are you going to fix this? I've just had to do the reinstall yet again (Mac OS Mojave 10.14.6), for probably the third time this year, as the app becomes completely un-usable.

 

Application opens, but I am unable to search, or open any playlists. It's hopeless. You may have more Android / iPhone users, but some of still use computers. 

Re: Spotify on Mac is shockingly slow and freezes

DeadSoulPT
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http://play.spotify.com 

 

On Opera, Firefox or Chrome.

You are welcome.

 

EDIT: Tought this would do a replay to the previous question. This is a repost. Sorry.

Re: Spotify on Mac is shockingly slow and freezes

12137176203
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My point was to kill the Facebook link. Doubt y'all still got it after that. ardos

Re: Spotify on Mac is shockingly slow and freezes

LuHulio
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See also related report for high CPU usage on macOS desktop version: https://community.spotify.com/t5/Ongoing-Issues/Spotify-maxing-CPU-core/idi-p/4715263/page/3

 

Are you guys experiencing the same issue with Spotify becoming irresponsive when in the process to quit and having to "force to quit" the application every time you want to close it?

Re: Spotify on Mac is shockingly slow and freezes

goldy44
Gig Goer

This seems to have finally fixed my issue as well. 

Re: Spotify on Mac is shockingly slow and freezes

goldy44
Gig Goer

This seems to have fixed my issue as well. 

 

@Cyenobite wrote:

A followup post from when I posted approx 3 weeks ago...
1) Spotify will NOT respond to these community posts. 
2) I tried the solution posted earlier in some of the threads and it WORKED for me. I just followed the instructions (relatively easy), and started up spotify again, and in less than a minute everything appeared and I was able to start a song! This is how it used to be! 
3) so clearly there is an issue with the cache (or other preference) that effects the speed at startup. (My cache was previously around 4GB). 
I adjusted the pref's file (as indicated in the post to max 1GB) and I hope I'll see a continued decent startup speed.
I'll continue to monitor this solution and will see if the cache is the main culprit. I'll try to remember to post a followup in a few weeks.
Until then, I strongly encourage you to follow these steps (and save it as a PDF if you can in case the original poster takes down the link!).

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

superwuju
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It works! so far ;)

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Steve027
Visitor

Thank you, the hours of torment and frustration are over!

Re: Spotify on Mac is shockingly slow and freezes

KimAustin
Visitor

Thanks so much for this link -- it's fixed the issue I have had on my iMac for some time now. 

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humphreym
Music Fan

Worked for a few weeks, then went back to being unusable.

 

I did a fresh install about 30 minutes ago and already it's freezing. I officially give up!

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