I am having a problem with the Mac desktop app -- there is a memory leak. (taking up too much RAM)
On my Mac I have always left the Spotify app open for many days usually just a week and then I end up restarting Spotify. I have the Spotify app always open so that it's ready to play music when I want. I keep my Mac on all the time and I have never had any other mac app have a memory leak like this before. I do occasianlly restart my mac as well. I have been doing this for years and this is the first time I randomly get huge memory leaks with Spotify all the time. To fix I have to close the Spotify app and restart it. After I close Spotify, I can see the swap memory (stored on hard drive) being freed up. But the issue keeps coming back no matter how many Spotify app restarts or Mac restarts. 30-40 GB of memory swap gets used and takes up all my free storage. I thought maybe this was just a rare issue, but I have been having this problem since verison 1.0.88. Right now I am using verison 1.0.93 and I still have the same issue.
This problem makes my hard drive unusable and takes up all the free space. I have to constantly restart Spotify. I am also worried about the damage it could be doing to my hard drive writing so much data.
macOS Version: 10.14 (happened on 10.13 too)
Spotify Version: 1.0.93
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