I have been using Spotify for many years now on a lot of different devices including many Android phones.
I have been noticing a huge battery drain whenever I was outside commuting. I travel a lot and I'm streaming on Spotify most of the time so I started monitoring it's battery consumption. And it's a lot higher than expected. For example, today I streamed for about 2, hours and it used 22% of my battery. This is recurrent and not isolated.
I'm not sure if I can share links for Reddit here, but you can easily find threads about this exact issue on the Galaxy S10 subreddit. Just search for 'spotify' and you'll easily find them. And it's almost always around 10% battery usage per hour. This is a lot when compared to other phones and not acceptable.
Is the Spotify team aware of this issue? Is any fix being worked on?
PS: Please look at @R_airhorns post in the comments and take a look at his consumption (added his screenshot to OP). This cannot be normal and it's killing our batteries. It's also frustrating that the Spotify Team does not say a thing about it.
We really appreciate your patience while we looked into this.
After a thorough investigation based on the info you provided, the relevant team was not able to confirm that this is an issue which is caused by Spotify.
As a result, we're marking this as 'Won't Fix'. We respect the fact that multiple users are affected by this issue, so we'd like to provide some steps which will help optimize battery usage on your respective devices:
Constantly check for any Android updates as well as Spotify updates
Turn off high-drain features such as WiFi, Bluetooth, and hotspots when not needed
Limit activities which require an internet connection such as having multiple apps running (even in the background), using GPS for long periods, or playing/pausing videos on streaming while using Spotify
Keep an eye on your screen brightness levels to make sure they’re not unnecessarily high
Take good care of your battery by - among other things - using the power adapter which came with your phone, preventing the device from overheating, and charging it only for as long as it takes for it to reach full battery capacity
For further official info regarding the best ways to manage your Android device's battery consumption, you can refer to the following Google support articles: