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Disable autoplay on Android auto

CinderKona

Hi all,

How on earth can I disable autostart whilst using Android Auto. Once it connects to Bluetooth it consistently won't turn off. I can imagine it's very distracting and certainly makes driving more hazodous. 

Thanks

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Alex

Hey @CinderKona,

 

Thanks for the post.

 

Can you let us know if your trying to stop Spotify from automatically playing music after a playlist/ album finishes, or trying to stop the app from opening automatically once you connect to your car?

 

Looking forward to your reply.

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CinderKona
Hi

Yes I'm trying to stop Spotify playing automatically as soon as I log on.
Thanks for your help.

Alex

Hey @CinderKona,

 

Thanks for the clarification.

 

We understand your concern as it's quite annoying when music starts playing automatically. This functionality is depending on multiple factors in relation to Android devices and Bluetooth, rather than a setting that can be switched on/off in the Spotify app itself. You can find more info about this in this article, along with a solution that might work for you.

 

Something else that's possible on some devices is to go into the app settings for the Spotify app and switch off Autostart.

 

Note that this option might not be available on all phones.

 

Unfortunately, we are unable to provide a solution for this at the moment because the way the app behaves when connected to Bluetooth devices, including car stereo systems, varies based on the device involved. These actions are a result of how the specific Bluetooth device is designed to interact with the Spotify API. However, we’re constantly optimizing our app, so this behavior might change in future updates.

 

For now, we recommend checking for possible firmware updates  for your devices and if that doesn't help - to reach out to the manufacturer for further help with the Bluetooth configuration. 

 

Hope you find this info helpful. Don't hesitate to reach out again if you have questions.

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coins

I just found the solution: Go to Android Auto -> General -> "Start Music Automatically" -> switch to off

911crash

THAT is complete BS.  Spotify is the only app that does this.  Where would  we be if all the apps automatically played upon start up?  I’m deleting Spotify.  I’ll just listen to podcasts from now on

Tigers93

Not true, whatever your default music or podcasting app is on Android Auto will start automatically if you have "Start Music Automatically" checked in Android Auto. Just switch that off as Coins already said. 

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