15-05-2012 09:03 PM
well i hate to say this but after more than three years as a premium spotify user i may be leaving. due to constant issues with streaming quality things have come to a head and i am trying alternatives. currently got a 15 day trial to try with a rival. so far so good no constant pausing like i get with spotify. a bit different - going to take some getting used to, but for me the constant pausing has become a big issue. i will still be using spotify as i have almost a month subscription left. hopefully they can sort their issues in time. this has been happening for a month or two now so dont hold out much hope. a shame really, i havebeen a big spotify fan for a long time and drive my frinds mad saying how great it is. maybe it has outgrown itself - server issues maybe i dont know. i have 30mb connection and have tried all the tips listed on this community including turning off firewall (?!) and harware acceleration to no avail also tried running in poor sound quality mode - still breaking up/pausing.
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04-08-2013 12:00 PM
The p2p system is unique and a brilliant idea, as said above it contributes a lot to the flawless playback of Spotify, meaning tracks in theory never need to buffer. It also means the more people who are using the service, the better than performance becomes, whilst the opposite is true for server based systems.
Many ISPs block Spotify without even realising (since they are really aiming to block torrents), there was a case here on the community a while back with Hong Kong broadband pretty much blocking Spotify, one person got in touch with them and it was fixed a few days later.
If you are having issues with the desktop client and you think it might be p2p throttling related, try the web player and see if it works smoothly for you (since it doesn't use p2p).
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15-05-2012 10:13 PM
21-05-2012 08:43 PM
I totally agree. For the last few weeks the service has been unusable. Songs stop every few seconds. I too am on a fast connection so the problem is not at my end. I'm going to start checking out rival services too. I would like to stick with Spotify but if this doesn't improve within the next week I am going somewhere else.
21-05-2012 09:02 PM
Also having the same issues. I still have roughly a month left of subscription. If things don't improve come the end of the month, I will also be off.
29-06-2012 12:03 PM
I'm having exactly the same problems. I have e-mailed Spotify a few days ago to inform them of the problem, and to inform them that I will be leaving the service if it's not fixed within the month. £9.99 a month is not justified for a service that doesn't work. Streaming used to work ok (only losing connection sometimes) until about the last month or so, and seems to be getting worse.
I too was a big Spotify fan until this happened. Also I'm annoyed with the fact that the software has been getting progressively worse with more and more bugs such as the "Top Artists" and "Favourites" sections in the "Profile" just not working properly. This was obviously not tested enough before release.
effzed, what other service are you trying out? I'm Grooveshark (the free online version) now but their catalogue is a mess so I won't be paying for that.
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