(CTN NEWS) – On Friday, the audio streaming service Spotify experienced a brief outage that prevented tens of thousands of users from using it until the platform’s services appeared to resume.
Although the player is the most crucial component, a status page for the company’s online API indicates a “small” partial outage affecting only that. This is consistent with what we’re witnessing.
Just before 9 PM ET, the Spotify Status Twitter account tweeted, “We’re looking into it,”
Then, at 11:16 PM ET, it followed up with a message saying, “Things are looking much better now.”
There hasn’t been any evidence of a bigger cloud or routing issue that would have affected other services, unlike the previous time we noticed this kind of service-wide outage caused by a Google Cloud issue.
Everything’s looking much better now! Get in touch with @SpotifyCares if you still need help.
— Spotify Status (@SpotifyStatus) January 14, 2023
Suppose you’re still having trouble streaming music.
In that case, you might have to give the aux cord to a friend who doesn’t have a Spotify subscription, or you might have to resort to more traditional methods like downloading MP3s or using physical media.
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