I see many of you are looking for alternative ways of accessing Spotify but the bug has been addressed in the latest version of Spotify.
Check your installation for version number 1.0.42:
Im on 41. The update seems to be rolling out slowly. I don't see a way to manually check for an update either
That's not a version number but quite a strong password!
This might explain why my iMac fusion drive died!
It seems the problem is fixed in latest version 1.0.42 for macOS.
Just tested this on my MBP. Similar results, got to 500mb written within 25 minutes. It really randomly spiked. Wonder how long this has been going on :p Looks like I might be switching to apple music
EDIT: apple music has the worst UX I have seen in a long time. Anyone know of a 3rd party app for spotify?
EDIT 2: Can't find a good 3rd party app, and I would rather die than work without music. So I guess soundcloud it is for the time being.
EDIT 3: Someone over at hacker news made a bash script that wraps the spotify website into an app. https://jamesmcintyre.github.io/spotify-electron-client/ Works well for the time being, though it doesn't support the play/pause button on mac.
this comment is a story in itself. Can't wait for more edits!
Edit 2 is up, big plot twist :)
Y'all wanted a twist ey?
According to the moderator comment, a fix for this is rolling out in 1.0.42 so watch for that update.
Indeed, but it's one of my daily apps! I hope my Mac SSD's life won't be affected in the future :(
Switched to web app, installed http://www.streamkeys.com/ for now.
Damn. That super sucks.
TL;DR: Spotify (even when idle) is writing hundreds and thousands of times to your SSD = super bad for it's shelf life.
Solution: Delete the app from your machine. Use play.spotify.com instead.
Does the problem exist with the Mac app too ?
tbh, I don't quite comprehend what the guy's saying. Can somebody put the jelly on the lower shelf for me?
From what I understand, SSDs have a shorter life-span because they allow a limited number of re-writes on the drive.
Spotify seems to be writing data like a maniac, so in theory it would kill your drive much faster :/
"Put the jelly on the lower shelf" haaa! I'm gonna use that one.