Spotify users are once again reporting issues with the hugely popular music streaming app, which would continue to crash, stop, and hang for many people today. The independent Down Detector outage monitor saw a huge spike in Spotify outage reports today – just days after another big outage. Down Detector UK has so far recorded a peak of over 800 Spotify outage reports, with downdetector.com recording a peak of over 4,000 outage reports.
According to statistics from Down Detector, the main issues affecting users are related to the Spotify app and music streaming.
The official Spotify Status Twitter account revealed that engineers were aware of and investigating reported issues with the service.
The account tweeted: “We are investigating some reported issues. Thanks for the warning! We’ll keep you posted.”
As the issues reported on Spotify impacted users, users took to Twitter to talk about the issues they were facing.
One of them tweeted: “What’s up with Spotify? Continuous crashes can’t even get past a minute of a song and it shuts down #spotify.”
While another posted: “Hey @Spotify, app keeps crashing after new update”.
One of them added, “Is someone else’s Spotify crashing?” “
And another wrote: “Why does my Spotify keep crashing is it because of the lyrics update”.
Reports of a Spotify crash first emerged around 4 p.m. UK time on Thursday, November 18, but a few hours later users on Twitter were still saying that the problem persisted.
The latest Spotify startup issues come days after a massive Spotify crash that affected tens of thousands of users.
That outage hit Tuesday, with downdetector.com reporting a peak of over 50,000 Spotify outage reports at the height of the problems.
This major outage also coincided with another popular smartphone service – Snapchat – also taken offline.
Today’s Spotify crashing issues also arise after the release of a new update that adds synced song lyrics for the “majority” of free and premium tracks.
For iOS, this update is version 8.6.80. The patch notes for this hotfix state, “We are always making changes and improvements to Spotify.
“To make sure you don’t miss a thing, just keep your updates turned on.
“Bug fixes and improvements in this release include: Fixed stability issues. “
Spotify’s lyrics feature is available on all platforms – so iOS, Android, Windows, game consoles, and Smart TVs that have a native Spotify app.