Is Spotify shutting down? How to check if an app is offline

SPOTIFY users experienced issues with the streaming service’s website and app on Tuesday, March 8, 2022.

DownDetector known as an online outage tracker and many users have flocked to the site to report their problems with background.

Spotify shut down on March 8, 2022


Spotify shut down on March 8, 2022Credit: Alamy

Why is Spotify not working?

Reports begin to arrive around 1 p.m. EST on March 8, 2022, that the site is experiencing problems.

76% of incoming reports are app related, while 14% of users report issues with the website.

Only 10% of Spotify users say their audio streaming isn’t working.

People who have come Twitter to see if others have had similar issues with music streaming apps.

“Spotify crashed why does my song stop?” someone posted.

“@Spotify keeps giving me trouble ever since they added the real-time lyrics feature,” another claimed, referring to New real-time lyrics feature.

How to check if Spotify is down?

Companies have made it easier for users to check the status of their websites.

Some of the places where Spotify users can check to see if a site is down include:

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

When did Spotify stop working?

This is Spotify’s fourth outage in September. The app also reported an issue in October.

In September 2021, Spotify was shut down:

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

In November 2021, Spotify was shut down:

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

What are some Spotify fixes users can try?

On Spotify’s “Spotify Cares” Twitter page, they posted a video that includes some tips users can try to get the service working again.

For app troubleshooting, the company recommends users:

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

If app still not working, user can check

Don't know when the problem will be fixed


Don’t know when the problem will be fixedCredit: Reuters

Are there any other websites that are down?

On Monday, November 1, Instagram is reported to be down.

However, on Monday, October 4, Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram was down for almost six hours.

Downdetector received reports of many apps crashing, some apps fixed, some still not working.

The issue was resolved at the end of the day.

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