You weren’t hacked Spotify was down worldwide this morning
Early risers and commuters around New Zealand this morning may have noticed that popular music streaming service Spotify crashed.
The world’s largest subscription music streaming service suffered a major outage that blocked international user accounts for several hours.
By 8:30 a.m. NZ time, Spotify had managed to fix the issue, but still with no official explanation of what happened.
When opening the app on iPhone or desktop, users were logged out and prompted to log in again. When they did, they were told that Spotify didn’t recognize their email as being associated with an account.
If you were sane and then tried to reset your password via email, Spotify may have sent a link to your inbox – which then redirected to another error page.
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The web browser version said, “We’re all mixed up. Refresh this page or try again later. It may take some time to get things back in place.
At the end of 2021, Spotify had 406 million monthly active users, including 180 million premium subscribers and 226 million free listeners, according to Statista.
The outage happened around noon in the northern hemisphere, so many of these people flocked to the internet forum – Twitter – to check if they were alone.
Most users were simply relieved to learn that their phones hadn’t been hacked and that years of hard work put into preserving their playlists hadn’t been wasted.
Spotify has been approached for comment.