Spotify Down or Not Working? Find Out Why!
Spotify is a great way to listen to your favorite songs, discover new artists, and to make sure you always have access to music. But, nothing is more frustrating than when Spotify is not working. It’s almost enough to make you want to go back physical media like CDs and tapes. Almost.
But, the truth is if you’re experiencing issues with listening to Spotify, the problem may have nothing to do with Spotify itself, but with your Internet connection. Keep reading to find out why Spotify is not working and how to fix it.
Common Spotify Problems – Why Is Spotify Not Working?
The most common issues people have when listening to Spotify are:
- Long delays connecting to their account
- Constant buffering of songs
- Songs stutter
- Being told there is a connection problem and to try again later
While the Spotify website occasionally is down due to a maintenance issue, these common issues are almost always caused by your mobile device or your Internet connection.
How to Troubleshoot Common Spotify Problems
Before you do something rash like cancelling your subscription or throwing your phone across the room, try these troubleshooting tips to try and get your Spotify working again.
Why Is Spotiify Not Working? Experiencing Long Delays Connecting to Your Account
Assuming that you are using the right password, there are a few common causes for not being able to log in to Spotify.
The issue could be that your cache is full. To solve this issue, you should make sure the app is completely closed out. You should also put your mobile device into airplane mode for 30 seconds and then allow your device to reconnect. Open the Spotify app any try connecting again.
If that does not solve your issue, the problem could be that your Internet connection is unreliable. If you are on WiFi, make sure you are in a place where the connection is strongest. If you are having connectivity issues you will may have a difficult time logging in until you solve the underlying connectivity issue. Below you will find tips on how to solve Internet connectivity issues.
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Why Is Spotify Not Working? Seeing Constant Buffering of Songs or Songs Stutter
Streaming music requires the Spotify server to send a lot of data to your mobile device. If your Internet connection is weak, is cutting in and out, or is unreliable some of the data may be lost. It’s like trying to solve a jigsaw puzzle. Your device knows it needs more pieces and sometimes will buffer while it requests any missing data be resent. Other times, the app may try and play the song, buy because it is missing some of the information the song will stutter, while your device waits for the missing data.
You can try and solves these issues by pausing the song and waiting for your device to catch up. You can also try and completely power down your device and restart it. This will force it to reconnect to the cell tower or WiFi router.
However, this problem will continue as long as you have a poor Internet connection. If you want to fix this issue permanently, you need to find a way to change how your device connects to the Internet. The Speedify app give you a fast, reliable Internet connection.
Spotify: Being Told There is a Connection Problem and to Try Again Later
Before you can solve the Spotify connectivity issue, you need to know what is causing it. First, you should verify that Spotify isn’t down. The fastest way to do this is to use Down Detector. It will let you know if Spotify is down or if it’s just an issue for you.
If Spotify is down, there is nothing you can do. But, most of the time the issue will be with your device or connection and not Spotify. If Spotify is up, you need a better Internet connection.
How Does Speedify Work?
Speedify makes your internet secure, stable, and fast with the magic of Channel Bonding--but how?
- First, Speedify establishes a connection to one of our Speed Servers in the Cloud. This acts as a middleman between you and the rest of the internet, keeping your web activity private and secure.
- Next, the app works with the Speed Server to intelligently spread network packets among all your available internet connections.
- And presto! Speedify is able to provide the combined speed and stability of all your internet connections—unlike any other VPN on the market.
Speedify: Best Fix for All Spotify Connectivity Issues
If you’re still wondering why Spotify is not working, let us share the breaking news: most Spotify issues are related to Internet connectivity. Most mobile devices are not fully optimizing their ability to deliver a fast, reliable Internet connection. They only connect to WiFi or cellular data and if one of these connections has issues, you’ll certainly “hear” it with Spotify.
The Speedify app was designed to change the way your smartphone connects to the Internet. It works in the background carefully managing your Internet connections. It combines your WiFi and cell connection at the same time into a single, lighting fast connection.
Speedify uses channel bonding technology for increased bandwidth, lower latency and automatic Internet failover. Speedify is smart and knows how to limit your cell data usage, while still making sure you stay connected – so you don’t have to worry about your cell data caps. When using Speedify you will never have connectivity issues. You will enjoy buffering-free and stutter-free music. You will be able to connect quickly with the Spotify server.
Don’t settle for an inferior Spotify experience. Get Speedify today to make sure you are getting the most out of Spotify and every other Internet connected app.