Cannot get to the Now Playing screen

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Cannot get to the Now Playing screen

andrewinwlg
Regular

Sometimes when I am playing music, I have no way of getting to the Now Playing screen.

 

So I can't pause or skip/rewind my music, turn shuffle on or off, or do other things that I can only do from the Now Playing screen.

 

Normally there is that bar across the bottom (I think) that I can press to get to the Now Playing screen, but it is not there now.  I am a premium user listening in offline mode.

 

Is there some menu shortcut to get to the Now Playing screen or something?

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Joe
Community Legend

What device, android and spotify versions are you using?

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andrewinwlg
Regular

Samsung Galaxy S3 (GT-I9300T)

Android 4.1.2

Spotify 0.7.5.698

 

Note I just went back online with my phone and the bar across the bottom reappeared so I can to the Now Playing screen.  And going back offline didn't make it disappear, so maybe going offline is a red herring.

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Joe
Community Legend

It shouldn't happen at all. A quick reinstall should fix this but you will lose any downloaded playlists and have to redownload them.

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andrewinwlg
Regular

Thanks, but I was hoping someone from Spotify would acknowledge this and fix it.

 

In the meantime, my workaround is to use my Samsung headphones buttons to pause and fast-forward, but that only works when I listen using headphones.

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Joe
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You can use the contact form to get direct support but, unless all S3 owners start complaining that they have the same issue, it's likely to be something peculiar to your own configurationa and reinstalling is the first step in troubleshooting.

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Peter__
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Does simply force quitting the app and relaunching make a difference?

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gradualdigging
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I was having this same problem this morning and found this thread -- a force-stop and restart did make the now-playing bar reappear (for now anyway).  I'm also using an S3.

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AdLentis
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Same issue here... Xperia Z1 compact. Annoying.

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Daniel
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@AdLentis wrote:

Same issue here... Xperia Z1 compact. Annoying.


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