Quite upset to come here and see this prior thread marked as 'resolved' ... which would suggest spotify has done everything they can. Which is.. sort of insulting actually:
So, if this problem exists in your application and is costing users their mobile data - where is the fix? Or at LEAST an investigation? Why was this marked as resolved? In YEARS of using spotfiy, and almost always leveraging offline mode/downloads I have never encountered a data issue like this until very recently where it will go through massive bursts of data (2G) in, from what I estimate, was maybe an hour of listening to a mostly downloaded playlist.
Spotify is not a viable music service when it behaves this way. The replies in the prior thread were work-arounds at best - suggesting to fully re-install the app provides literally no comfort this won't happen again in a week. I feel like there must be a reason people see massive spikes like this and it sure isn't because spotify is behaving normally OR within its expected bounds, and feel like we can at least agree on this last statement.
And if we can agree on that last statement, I think we can get some actual investigation into Spotify's all-over-the-place bandwidth usage, right? One that does not require us to install a third party application or wonder how the heck spotify eats multiple gigs of data in, at least my case, what appears to be a totally normal-use scenario? Are there internal maintenance events that can trigger users to have to re-download massive amounts of data? Is spotify accidentally downloading extra data in certain conditions? etc.
Please actually look into this. Thanks.