Friday November 11, 2016

Fix Coming For Spotify Massive Data Write Bug

Those of you that use Spotify should probably update your app after reading this. Or, as the case may be, you might want to do that the other way around and update your app first. eek!

For almost five monthsآ—possibly longerآ—the Spotify music streaming app has been assaulting users’ storage devices with enough data to potentially take years off their expected lifespans. Reports of tens or in some cases hundreds of gigabytes being written in an hour aren’t uncommon, and occasionally the recorded amounts are measured in terabytes. The overload happens even when Spotify is idle and isn’t storing any songs locally.