I have the same problem, but i dont want a workaround, i have paid for this app and i am premium user, Spotify owns us a response in this regards and they have to fix it ASAP.
Same here, can't use the Gear to control Spotify on my phone. Samsung & Spotify, please get**bleep** together!
OMFG!!! Actually works. Thanks dude. I never expect discussions to lead to an answer!
What did you do dude?
I turned off spotify car play on my phone and that seemed to make things behave better. Everything is working as it should now 🙂