UPDATE: The widespread issues affecting Snapchat today appear to have been resolved. Down Detector has recorded a sharp drop off in reported issues with Spotify, while on Twitter users have also said the service is now working for them again. At the peak of the outage, Down Detector UK recorded a high of almost 17,000 Spotify down reports, with downdetector.com reaching over 53,000 reports.
ORIGINAL: Spotify down reports are surging in at the moment, with a major worldwide outage hitting the hugely popular music streaming app.
Indepdent outage monitor Down Detector has recorded a massive spike in Spotify down reports, with Down Detector UK registering over 16,000 Spotify down reports.
According to stats from the site, some 51 percent of affected users are experiencing issues with the Spotify app, while others are reporting problems with the website and audio streaming in general.
The Spotify outage, which has seen users being hit with an error 404 message, has coincided with other popular services such as Snapchat, Pokemon Go and Rocket League experiencing issues.
The official Spotify Status Twitter has confirmed the service is being hit with issues today and that engineers are looking into it.
The account posted: “We’re aware of some issues right now and are checking them out! We’ll keep you posted.”
Reports of issues with Spotify down started to appear around 5.30pm UK time with problems with Snapchat emerging not long after that.
Down Detector UK has recorded a peak of around 16,000 Spotify down reports, with downdetector.com registering a high of 50,000.
The tool tracks social mentions around popular topics to detect the moment widely used services go down.
As the Spotify issues hit users took to Twitter to vent about the problems they were facing.
One tweeted: “IS ANYONE ELSE UNABLE TO STREAM LOUIS ON SPOTIFY?! I am having a breakdown. Talk me down.”
Another posted: “Spotify is down. Spotify is down. Spotify is down.”
One added: “So both Spotify and Snap are down well okay good excuse to start my overdue assignment”.
And another wrote: “Spotify going down mid-commute home is possibly the worst thing that could happen to me today.”
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