Last time I was on this forum I had a problem with the Windows Phone 8 version of Spotify - or the lack of it. Had to wait for months for them to release the already-finished software.. but anyways, I was just browsing about trying to figure out why my car stereo won't show Spotify's track info on the dash anymore (, now that I acquired my new toy, HTC One).
This came as a pretty huge surprise to me.. of all the platforms, Android doesn't have all the bells and whistles on its app??
Come on, Spotify.. you implemented this feature to the WP8 version of your app, so how hard can it be to update the version that has the most users and keep the customers satisfied? 😄
Pretty bummed out finding that this thread is over year and a half old. Not too likely that Spotify's going to fix the app anytime soon..
I have AVRCP support w/o a mod! It seems that android 4.3 fixes this issue. I have a galaxy nexus and was previously running a custom ROM, i decided to revert back to stock, which is now on 4.3 and Spotify suddenly has metadata being sent to my MyFord Touch system in my car.
To all those w/o a nexus branded phone, I think the best hope would be to install a 4.3 ROM, hope this works out for everyone.
It does appear that Android 4.3 solves the AVRCP issue. I have a Android Maxx phone running 4.1.2 which can't send the AVRCP information over bluetooth to my cars audio system, but my recently purchased Nexus 7 running 4.3 sends the AVRCP perfectly. Guess I'll have to wait for my wireless provider to update my phone (if ever!).
Re: AVRCP support to see artist and track metadata during Bluetooth playback
Here is a link to a fourm that a member decompiled the code and was able to mod it to enable AVRCP. I tried it and it DOES for a fact WORK. The person even attached the code in which he did the trick. It looks like it is simple code to add to the Spotify app, but I wonder why Spotify wont enable it?
This problem has not been resolved. This is what we'll call a 3rd party workaround. This is a direct quote I've received from a Spotify Representative today: "The reason is that Spotify doesn't officially support bluetooth connections." Spotify, if you say that you review customer requests, this is the longest standing unresolved issue. This is not a minor bug, but rather a standard that has been around since 2007. All of the other media players support it and you are the only company that has fallen behind.