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Re: Why is my spotify often so slow?

user-removed
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You know, doing this DID solve my lag issues, but it also seemed to solve the ultimate headache of shuffled playlists playing the same tracks over and over. Deleting these parts of the cache has led to all my playlists shuffling properly! Rejoice!

 

I'll be clearing my cache pretty regularly now.

Re: Why is my spotify often so slow?

copper1
Newbie

what about for chromebooks

Re: Why is my spotify often so slow?

linaheerrera
Newbie

I know it sounds tedious, but restarting the app and/or your phone will most likely help Spotify run faster if it’s lagging. If you’ve tried that, you might want to log out of your account and log back in. If it’s to no avail, you should contact the Spotify team directly.

Re: Why is my spotify often so slow?

Chunkz
Newbie

Worked thanks.

Re: Why is my spotify often so slow?

Riverbank_Hank
Music Fan

Right? I use the app on various versions of Android and on Windows 10 and it's so slow on all that it's pathetic. And all this BS of reinstalling the app, deleting the cache, or files in Windows directories, are all just band-aid solutions. Fix the probolem, Spotify!

Re: Why is my spotify often so slow?

kidfix
Casual Listener

Same problem. Used appcleaner to remove everything, reinstalled and it's still awful. Read about the whole consolidating playlists idea but that's a joke because I have to use playlists because I hit the 10k song limit years ago. It's a joke. One big ridiculous joke. 

Re: Why is my spotify often so slow?

nustabusta
Newbie

 

Unbenannt.pngJo thanks man, this solved it for me!!!! Spotify is running nicely now.

Re: Why is my spotify often so slow?

Jaydenn
Newbie

Seriously. Deleting the cache helps for about 5 minutes, then you're in exactly the same spot as before. This software is so pathetically slow. I write this in February 2018 and the software is still virtually unusable. You need to "warm up" Spotify for 2 minutes before you can use it. What gives? this isn't a free service; we pay for this. Get it together!!! In 2018 we expect a music player to launch in 2 or 3 seconds. Any longer is unacceptable.

Re: Why is my spotify often so slow?

FriendOfBeer
Newbie

THANK YOU!

My Spotify was taking literally two minutes to open before I could search for a song. This solved my issue!

Re: Why is my spotify often so slow?

Riverbank_Hank
Music Fan

Yeah, problem solved....for another couple days or weeks. But it'll come back. The issues always come back. Then guess what the solution is? There could almost be a Do The Hokey Pokey Dance for Spotify. "Uninstall the app, reinstall the app, delete the cache and reboot your device, do the hokey pokey, sign out and then back in, that's what it's all about!" As soon as Youtube Red comes to Canada, I'm so gone.  

Re: Why is my spotify often so slow?

daspankster71
Newbie

Turning off hardware acceleration turned a 2 minute wait into 2 seconds.

Re: Why is my spotify often so slow?

purplefizz
Newbie

@daspankster71 just cured the bane of my music listening. Why didn't I try that sooner. oh em gee thank you!

Re: Why is my spotify often so slow?

bernie55
Newbie

Excellent it worked for me thank you

Re: Why is my spotify often so slow?

DDinNTK
Newbie

Turning off the local files worked for me too!  Thanks for the tip.  I would have never caught that.  

 

Is it too much to ask to have Spotify post this stuff in the Help section?  Spent way too much time **bleep** off about it.  C'mon.

Re: Why is my spotify often so slow?

PaulAlvarezMZT
Newbie

Worked just great.. thank you! 

Re: Why is my spotify often so slow?

BillMillions
Casual Listener

Also a long-time Spotify user, using the desktop app MacOS 10.12.6. 

 

I am completely fed up. Every day it seems I am deleting the app, deleting the cache, browsing these community help lists. People complain about a 2-minute load. Mine is a 20-minute load, at least. There is no other app, service or program I use that is so disfunctional. And we are paying for this. 

 

This is ridiculous customer support. I am looking for another option and will not recommend spotify to my friends. 

Re: Why is my spotify often so slow?

_87jbc4o0-mb
Newbie

Worked for me ! 🙂

Re: Why is my spotify often so slow?

Jesse1989pp
Newbie

This is no fix.. Paying for years. Paying for **bleep** software.

Fix does not work

nfuri
Regular

The post that is highlighted as the solution to this problem is out of date. It worked for me only temporarily, and then the same problem would happen again. Now the folder that they say to go to delete files from does not exist in that same location (on PC) any longer, so it isn't even possible to delete the files any longer, and I am stuck with the same super slow app again. It is almost unusable on desktop, which is where I use it most. Can't believe we pay for this. So inexcusable.

Re: Fix does not work

Riverbank_Hank
Music Fan

The long standing bugs in the spotify apps are what drove me to bail as soon as YouTube Red (now called Premium) came to Canada. If not for the lack of attention to these problems by the developers, I would have stayed because overall Spotify is a superior product in most ways, compared to YT Music. But to get ad free YT, a huge music library including lots of videos, offline playlists, etc, is $2 more per month and worth it, for me. No more disappearing downloads, can't play current song errors, constant uninstall, reinstall, clearing cache, deleting folders, BS band aids. The fixes usually work, but not for long....

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