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Spotify's Android app is crashing on users when streaming songs via Wi-Fi

Spotify is my music streaming service of choice, as it probably is for a lot of you reading this. For many users, unfortunately, a bug with the most recent version of the Android app is making it unusable.

On May 16, user Danalite took to the Spotify community with the following complaint —

As of around 2 hours ago, using Spotify with wifi enabled on my android phone (s8) causes the application to lag for about 5 seconds before it crashes. If I use the app with 4g or with wifi turned off then it works just fine. I've tried the usual troubleshooting (reinstall, clear cache, ect) and none of that has fixed it.

Shortly after this thread was created, user after user replied with reports of having the same problem on the OnePlus 5/5T, LG G6, Samsung Galaxy A5, Huawei P20 Pro, and many more.

The issue is still persisting as of today, May 17, but Spotify is apparently aware of what's going on and working on a fix. I haven't had any problems on my Pixel 2, but what about you? Sound off in the comments below.

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Joe Maring was a Senior Editor for Android Central between 2017 and 2021. You can reach him on Twitter at @JoeMaring1.

15 Comments
  • Working fine on my pixel 2 and V30.
  • This has been happening to me since yesterday, I glad to see it's not just me.
  • No problem here.
  • Working fine on my Pixel 2 XL, though I also just got an update this morning (didn't have the problem before either)
  • Same for both things.
  • I never liked the user unfriendly interface. Excellent music selection & podcasts through Google Play Music. Lol... Dare I say I prefer the pure Google /Android music experience? LMAO
  • Working fine on my Pixel 2016
  • Working fine on Pixel XL on Android P.
  • Spotify trying to get rid of all music with "hate speech." GTFOH with that BS.
  • Crazy
  • Working fine for me on S9+.
  • No problems on my note 8
  • Working fine on my Nokia 8
  • I've been having problems with it actually connecting to the wifi signal at the gym, and there are three diff to choose from...
  • On my S9 it's been acting weird for the past week or so.