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The latest beta update for Spotify on Android is causing crashes and preventing users from opening the app

If you’ve been experiencing constant crashes with your Spotify app on Android recently, you’re not alone. The latest beta update for Spotify on Android is causing the app to crash before it can fully open.

In the last couple of days, Spotify released an update to its Android app, rendering it completely inoperable for many users. The problem prevents the app from opening, as it crashes within a second or two of attempting to launch. Unlike previous instances of app crashes, this issue doesn’t leave essential functionalities intact, such as connecting to services like Android Auto. Spotify is essentially rendered unusable in any capacity.

The problem seems to be confined to the latest Spotify for Android beta update, version





Latest beta update of Spotify for Android causes app to crash - Sammy Fans
Latest beta update of Spotify for Android causes app to crash

Reports of this issue started surfacing on Saturday, December 30, and it persists with no sign of an update to address it. Users on Twitter and other forums have confirmed experiencing the same problem, and typical troubleshooting steps, such as uninstalling and reinstalling the app, do not resolve the issue.

In theory, users could sideload an older version of the Spotify app to circumvent the problem. However, a safer approach would be to exit the Spotify beta program in the Play Store, uninstall the app, and then reinstall it using the stable version. It’s worth noting that uninstalling the app will result in the deletion of any downloaded content for offline use.

The timing of this issue is far from ideal, especially with New Year’s celebrations in full swing.

As users await a fix for the crashing issue, it raises questions about the challenges and potential pitfalls associated with beta versions of apps. While beta releases allow users to access new features and improvements before they are widely released, they also come with the risk of encountering bugs and issues that can affect the app’s performance and usability.

In the case of Spotify, beta users have found themselves unable to enjoy the app during a time when many people rely on music streaming for holiday celebrations and gatherings. The inconvenience caused by the crashes emphasizes the importance of developers thoroughly testing beta releases to minimize the likelihood of widespread issues affecting users.

Spotify has yet to release an update or a statement addressing the crashing problem, leaving users in a state of frustration as they attempt to resolve the issue on their own. As users eagerly anticipate a solution, the incident serves as a reminder of the delicate balance developers must strike between delivering new features and ensuring the stability and reliability of their apps.

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