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Spotify Android version 184.108.40.2063
Since the latest update, when I have been casting from spotify to a chromecast or Google Home/Nest device, when I stop playback (via phone or voice command) and try to play on my phone...I can't switch playback back to the phone.
When I try to manually switch back, "This phone" under "Select a device" is greyed out and it states Unavailable for listening on.
There is a work around but this only works if you have google home installed and can access the device through that and select stop casting. Then spotify switches back to "This phone" for playback. But this is awkward at best...and if you forget to do that before you leave your home you won't be able to access the device in Google Home to tell it to stop casting!
I've tested this on devices running Android 9, 10, 11 and 6. All exhibit the same behaviour so it is not related to Android itself and thus appears to be an issue with the latest spotify update.
Thanks for reading.
Anybody else have this issue? 🙂
OK so if I load spotify with WiFi disabled....then while music is playing on my phone I connect to WiFi and then select a device to cast to, I can switch between my phone and the casting device.
If I load spotify with WiFi already connected, then my phone is unavailable to switch to...very odd, right?
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