Thousands on Spotify Report Outage as Taylor Swift Album Drops

    Thousands of users reported problems with accessing Spotify, just minutes after Taylor Swift’s latest album ‘Midnights’ was released.
    By: BLOOMBERG
    | Updated on: Oct 21 2022, 19:25 IST
    Taylor Swift
    Moments after Taylor Swift releases her latest album Midnight on Spotify, thousands complain about outage on the platform. (REUTERS)
    Taylor Swift
    Moments after Taylor Swift releases her latest album Midnight on Spotify, thousands complain about outage on the platform. (REUTERS)

    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 1:10 a.m. in New York after Spotify tweeted about the new album.

    Phrases related to the Swift's release were trending globally on Twitter as of 1:10 a.m. 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.

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    First Published Date: 21 Oct, 19:25 IST
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