Spotify, other popular apps temporarily go down Tuesday

For more than an hour Tuesday, Spotify and other popular apps didn’t work.

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Users of the popular music streaming app Spotify reported widespread errors and access issues Tuesday. The service outages and other problems, which began sometime after 11 a.m. CT, appeared to be resolving as of 12:50 p.m.

The root of the outages appeared to be a networking issue with Google Cloud, The Verge reports. Users of other popular applications including Snapchat, Discord and Etsy are also reported errors.

On Spotify’s official status Twitter account, the company recently posted an update saying it’s “aware of some issues” and looking into them.

There’s been no update since then, but at the time of publishing this latest update, a Sun-Times reporter had no issues loading up or using the Spotify app. Many users across social media had reported that their music would not play or they were unable to access the app entirely.

Spotify, one of the most popular apps in the world, says that it has more than 380 million active users, including more than 170 million subscribed to the company’s premium tier offering.

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