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Is Spotify down? How to check if the app is offline

SPOTIFY crashed on iOS today (June 8), leaving millions of music fans unable to open the app on their iPhones.

Several websites – including Amazon, Reddit and the UK government website – began having problems around 11am BST (6am ET), according to online outage tracker DownDetector.

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Spotify went down on June 8[/caption]

Why is Spotify down?

Spotify said they were investigating an issue preventing some of its users from accessing the music streaming app.

The Swedish firm acknowledged the outage just before midday, tweeting: “We’re aware of some issues right now and are checking them out!

“We’ll keep you posted.”

As of 12:30pm, the app seemed to be working as normal.

The Spotify Status Twitter account is yet to confirm the problem has been resolved, though.

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Mobile application Spotify[/caption]

How to check if Spotify is down?

Users have reported issues with both music streaming and logins from the app.

If you are experiencing similar problems, your Spotify access may be down.

The best way to check is by visiting the service’s website to see if the site is working.

You can still listen to Spotify offline if you have downloaded music to your device.

Simply turn off your device’s mobile data to open the app in offline mode.

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Spotify appears to be working again[/caption]

Are any other websites down?

Amazon, Twitch and Vimeo are also among a number of websites experiencing issues, according to users.

It’s unclear what has caused the outage, though it’s suspected that the fault lies with Fastly.

The data centre provider, which runs a service designed to speed up loading times for websites, crashed earlier this morning.

Its service requires it to sit between its clients and their users, meaning any wide-scale failure is likely to block visitors from their web pages.

On its website, Fastly says that it’s currently investigating the issue, which it calls a “global disruption”.

Others have suggested on social media that the outages may be the result of problems at Amazon Web Services (AWS).

AWS is a cloud computing platform that powers many of the world’s most popular websites, including Amazon.

According to DownDetector, Amazon Web Services has also been hit by an outage this morning.

It seems some of the affected apps are able to work when Wifi is switched off.

Here’s a list of websites that reported issues around the same time today:

  • Reddit
  • Spotify
  • Twitch
  • Amazon
  • Stackoverflow
  • PayPal
  • Vimeo
  • AWS
  • eBay
  • Shopify
  • UK government website
  • The New York Times
  • The Guardian
  • Bloomberg

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