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Spotify’s services are slowly returning to normal after Google Cloud problem

If you like listening to Spotify using the company’s web interface, you might still be among those who are without music at the moment. An Apparent problem with Google Cloud has been responsible for interrupting access to several major web services including Snapchat, Discord, Fitbit, and Nest apps.

Downdetector.com indicates that there were more than 50,000 reports of Spotify trouble starting around noon Eastern Time, but these numbers have been steadily declining since then. Spotify is aware of the problem and has reported it on its community site. It still says that the issue is under investigation. According to the article, both the web and the mobile player are affected.

While things seem to have returned to normal as of 2:30 ET, Spotify is still keeping its investigation open and you can submit comments and upvotes on the community site if you’re still experiencing problems.

Outages like this aren’t unusual and normally get fixed very quickly when they happen, so it’s possible that by the time you read this, everything will be back to normal. But it’s also possible that the outage will continue to affect folks on a regional basis, with people in some areas retaining access to the service while others continue to have problems.

The last time a serious outage at Spotify was reported — coincidentally one year ago — the service was unavailable for an hour, but resumed normal operations shortly afterward.

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