Audio Stutter when using Bluetooth with Spotify Android app

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Audio Stutter when using Bluetooth with Spotify Android app

bricker81
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When I play audio from the Spotify Android app to Bluetooth speakers, I get little audio stutter/blips a few times per minute.

 

I've verified this is a problem with Bluetooth in the Spotify Android app by checking the following:

1. Issue doesn't occur when using Bluetooth headphones with another audio source (eg YouTube),

2. Issue doesn't occur when using wired headphones with Spotify Android app,

3. Issue doesn't occur when using Bluetooth headphones with macOS Spotify app,

4. Issue occurs on multiple differerent Bluetooth receivers,

5. Issue occurs on both WiFi and Cellular data,

6. Issue occurs both while streaming or playing downloaded music,

7. Issue occurs in both Online and Offline modes.

 

I have tried the following to fix the issue:

1. Turned off the EQ in the Spotify Android app,

2. Turned off "Contact Sharing" in system Bluetooth options for the headphones,

3. Reinstalled the Spotify Android app.

 

Phone information:

Google Pixel

Android 7.1.2 (issue occurred on previous versions as well)

Spotify version: 8.3.0.681 armV7

20 Replies

Re: Audio Stutter when using Bluetooth with Spotify Android app

JamesWitty
Newbie
Exactly the same probleme here with the same phone!

Re: Audio Stutter when using Bluetooth with Spotify Android app

Inekar
Newbie

I'm having the same problem with a LG G4 (running Marshmallow)

I also tried to ignore battery optimisation for Spotify and the bluetooth.

The problem occurs with both my bluetooth speaker and my car.

 

One thing that seems to affect a lot the phenomenon is the load on my phone, if I use other apps, or if the screen must be one, or even if some apps are running in the background, the stuttering gets worse.

Re: Audio Stutter when using Bluetooth with Spotify Android app

shermozle
Newbie

Yeah I find a reboot resolves it for a while, but hardly a solution!

 

I have identical symptoms and have tried all the same things.

Re: Audio Stutter when using Bluetooth with Spotify Android app

Joe
Community Legend

Hey, it's worth trying a different music app to see if the issue is with the phone or a specific player.

Re: Audio Stutter when using Bluetooth with Spotify Android app

Toekiyo
Casual Listener

Has there not been any solutions to this? i've been dealing with this problem for the past 8 months or so. Like another poster stated, its hardly worth restarting my phone every hour or so just so i dont have to deal with this obnoxious stutter. even after a restart it doesnt always fix the problem... I've cleared cache, cleared saved data none has worked thus far. 

Re: Audio Stutter when using Bluetooth with Spotify Android app

maartenva97
Music Fan

I've got the same issues and tried the same ways you did.

Hatefull. Spotify is getting more and more rubbish...

You should check everything before a release. You cannot just simply throw it on Play Store and think "report of issues will come when the users are getting annoyed''.

That's not a way to keep your customers...

Re: Audio Stutter when using Bluetooth with Spotify Android app

joelittlejohn
Casual Listener
I'm experiencing this problem too on a Moto Z. On WiFi there is no stuttering, but using Spotify on 4G I frequently get stuttering audio when using Bluetooth headphones.

This is definitely a Spotify app problem. I've tested many other apps (Google Play Music, YouTube, etc) and they don't have the problem.

What will it take for this to be looked at? I'm resenting paying my Spotify Family subscription as I can't use it on the go! :(

Re: Audio Stutter when using Bluetooth with Spotify Android app

sunday87
Casual Listener

I have the same problem on my G3s. At first I thought it was just because my phone is old and a bit underpowered by todays standards, but i also noticed that the problem only occurs when using spotify and bluetooth headphones. Probably some buffer that is too small? Some Locking issues in multithreaded code? Pleeease look into this!

Re: Audio Stutter when using Bluetooth with Spotify Android app

C-V-T
Newbie

Am having same problems.  Had complex phone was not powerful enough but able to stream other podcast & radio app fine in car with 6.0 Android.

 

Help!

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