Spotify Stuttering/Choppy: How to Fix

Posted by Adam Gorden on Feb. 4, 2020 5: 21 PM.
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I use the desktop app on windows 10 and recently the audio would stutter every couple seconds while playing songs, this has been happening for at least a week now. The issue isn't as bad but still is there in the webplayer.

It's never a pleasant experience when you open Spotify on your device and start playing songs, only to find that every song that it plays is stuttering. This has been a consistent problem for many users for years because Spotify hasn't issued a solution to this glitch yet. But there're still workarounds you can try to fix this problem.

In the following parts, I'm going to show you the solutions to fix Spotify stuttering on your computer and phone.

Part 1. How to Fix Spotify Stuttering on Computer
Part 2. How to Fix Spotify Stuttering on Phone
Part 3. Fix Spotify Stuttering Issue Forever via TunesKit

How to Fix Spotify Stuttering on Computer

In this part, I’m going to show you some of the solutions to fix Spotify stuttering on Windows 10/ Mac issue.

1. Check the Internet Connection

If you’re playing Spotify under a bad network connection, it may cause the stuttering problem. To check your internet connection, you can right-click on the internet icon on the bottom left menu on the screen, then click Trouble problems.

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If the internet is working, go to the Spotify app > Settings > Proxy. Change the Proxy type to Auto Detect or No Proxy.

2. Enable Hardware Acceleration

Hardware Acceleration on Spotify will help the app run faster. If it is currently off, click on the three-dot on the top right of the Spotify app. Go to View > Hardware Acceleration, click on it to enable this feature.

3. Restart Your Computer and Spotify

If your computer has been on for too long, or it’s just running too many apps at the same time, it’d be a good choice to give it a restart. And the Spotify app as well.

4. Reinstall the Spotify app

If you still can’t fix the Spotify choppy issue, one of the workable ways will be to delete and reinstall the app on your computer. Note that this method will delete all the content you previously downloaded on Spotify.

How to Fix Spotify Stuttering on Phone

If you’re having Spotify stuttering on Android or iPhone, you can also try the restart and reinstall methods that’s previously introduced in the former part. And if those solutions still can’t solve your problem, here’re more tips.

1. Clear Spotify Cache

It happens that when you’re playing a corrupted Spotify cache file, the song will become choppy. To clean the Spotify Cache, go to Settings > Storage > Delete cache. Then restart the app after deleting the cache.

2. Turn Off Spotify Connect

Some users come across Spotify playback choppy issue when they use the Spotify Connect to play songs on other speakers.

The only solution for this is to turn off the Spotify Connect, but what if you still want to play Spotify songs to Bluetooth Speakers through your device? Keep reading.

Fix Spotify Stuttering Issue Forever via TunesKit

Since the Spotify team hasn’t launched an official solution to fix the stuttering issue, users may confront this problem every now and again. Is there a way to permanently solve this issue?

With TunesKit Spotify Music Converter, you can directly download whatever content from Spotify and then play with any media player. After downloading Spotify songs to your computer, you can put them on your phone, connect your Bluetooth speakers and play offline without the Spotify app, so that you'll not come across Spotify stuttering issue anymore.

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TunesKit Spotify Music Converter is designed to convert Spotify audio files into 6 different formats such as MP3, AAC, M4A, M4B, WAV and FLAC. Almost 100% of the original song quality will be kept after converting process. With 5X faster speed, it only takes few seconds to download each song from Spotify.

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  • Convert and download Spotify songs to MP3 and other formats
  • Download any Spotify contents at 5X faster speed
  • Play Spotify songs offline without Premium
  • Fix Spotify stuttering issue forever
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1Launch TunesKit and Import Songs from Spotify

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Open TunesKit software and the Spotify will be launched simultaneously. Then drag and drop tracks from Spotify into the TunesKit interface.

2 Set Up Output Parameters

set output format

After adding music tracks from Spotify to TunesKit, you can choose the output audio format. There're six options including MP3, M4A, M4B, AAC, WAV and FLAC. And then you can adjust the audio quality by selecting the output channel, bit rate, and sample rate.

3 Start the Conversion

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Once all the setting is finished, click the "Convert" button to start loading Spotify music tracks. After the conversion, all the files will be saved to your specified folder. You could browse all the converted songs by clicking "Converted" and navigate to the output folder.

3Play Spotify Everywhere without Stuttering Issue

Now you can transfer the downloaded Spotify songs to your phone or any devices that can play music. You can play these songs anywhere without the Spotify app, and thus you will not have stuttering issue anymore.

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