Is Spotify down? How to check if the app is offline

SPOTIFY users were experiencing issues with the streaming service's website and app on Tuesday, March 8, 2022.

DownDetector is known as an online outage tracker, and many users flocked to the website to report their issues with the platform.

Why is Spotify down?

Reports started coming in around 1pm EST on March 8, 2022, that the site was having issues.

76 percent of the reports coming in were related to the app, meanwhile, 14 percent of users reported an issue with the website.

Only 10 percent of Spotify users claimed that their audio streaming wasn't working.

Folks took to Twitter to see if others were having the same issue with the music streaming app.

"Is Spotify down why is my song stopping?" one person posted.

"@Spotify keeps crashing on me since they added the real time lyrics feature," another claimed, referring to the new real-time lyrics feature.

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How can I check if Spotify is down?

Companies have been making it easier for users to check on the status of their sites.

A few places Spotify users can check if the site is down include:

  • DownDetector
  • On Twitter @SpotifyStatus
  • On Twitter @SpotifyCares
  • Online at

When else has Spotify been down?

This is Spotify's fourth outage in September. The app had reported issues in October as well.

In September 2021, Spotify was down on:

  • September 3 (twice)
  • September 9
  • September 13

In November 2021, Spotify was down on:

  • November 9
  • November 10
  • November 12
  • November 15
  • November 16
  • November 18

What are some Spotify fixes users can try?

On Spotify's "Spotify Cares" Twitter page, they have posted a video that includes some tips users can try to get the service back up and running.

To trouble-shoot the app, the company suggests that users:

  • Restart the app
  • Log out and log back in
  • Check offline mode status
  • Reinstall the app

If the app is still not working users can then check

Are there other website that are down?

On Monday, November 1, Instagram was reported to have been down.

However, on Monday, October 4, Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram were down for nearly six hours.

Downdetector had been getting reports of multiple apps crashing, some being fixed, some still not working.

The issue was resolved by the end of the day.

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