Ok, here's the deal...
Ever since somewhere in june the Android Spotify app has turned to utter GARBAGE.
On my case, it all started with an update, when, on my Galaxy S7 Edge - Android Marshmallow, the app made some crackling noises during songs. Since I use the app mostly on my car, I thought "HEY, MY SPEAKERS ARE BROKEN" and there I went spending $150 on a new set of decent speakers. Guess what, the problem kept on, and I thought "frig it". Later on, I started using my phone during workout, with headphones. That's when I noticed THE CRACKLING WAS ALSO THERE WITH HEADPHONES.
Took the headphones off, and there was the crackling with the bare phone speakers.
Uninstalled half my audio apps, thinking It might be some interference, but no. The problem was on spotify. Youtube worked fine, Soundcloud worked fine, and friggin DEEZER worked wonders.
Did a factory reset, and nothing. Talket to customer support on FB, and it seemed to be something with my account. They deleted my account, created another one, transferred the followers, and voila - it worked fine.... For 2 days, and the problem came back, friggin crackling making unberable to listen to songs on Spotify.
A while later, the app started being killed by the android - multimedia controls wouldn't work, the notification would be gone, and the music wouldn't stop with phone calls or whatever.
Well, at least everything was working fine on my tablet........ UNTIL TODAY, now, with the most recent update, the foremost problem is also present on my tablet. Now, basically, Spotify doesn't work on any of my devices, and here I am paying about 30 bucks per month for the Family Premium.
"ughhh but here's what you do, go to settings, notifications and..."
I already did all of that, and the app remains BROKEN.
Also, I DIDN'T HAVE TO DO ANY OF THAT WITH DEEZER. I HIT "INSTALL" ON PLAY STORE, LOGGED IN, AND BAM - WORKING. THE DESIGN IS HORRIBLE, I HATE DEEZER, BUT IT WORKS. AND I'M BEING FORCED TO USE IT.
Seriously, Spotify... What the heck?
No more MUSIXMATCH, audio issues during playback and complete brokenness of system integration... Your dev team's in need of some serious attention.
I'm not even requesting support on these issues because I simply GAVE UP... But for christ's sake, fire some people and create a brand new app, because this one is GARBAGE, and it only fills up the forums with support requests.