Thousands on Spotify report outage as Taylor Swift album drops


As many as 7,844 outages were reported by users across the global monitoring service Downdetector at 1.10am in New York after Spotify tweeted about Swift’s new album. — AFP

Thousands of users reported problems with accessing Spotify Technology SA, just minutes after popstar Taylor Swift’s latest album Midnights was released.

As many as 7,844 outages were reported by users across the global monitoring service Downdetector at 1.10am in New York after Spotify tweeted about the new album.

Phrases related to the Swift’s release were trending globally on Twitter as of 1.10am New York, with four in the top 10. “Spotify” was trending number two, with many users venting about the reported outage.

Spotify did not immediately respond to an request for comment from Bloomberg News outside of business hours.

Popular entertainment releases have also crashed video streaming services recently. In August, HBO Max was overwhelmed by users flocking to the service after the debut of the Game Of Thrones prequel. – Bloomberg

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