This is not an isolated problem. The same issue is happeneing on my HTC One (brand new) with bluetooth. Not only can't I use bluetooth devices, but it is an issue for anyone trying to use spotify using their car bluetooth system. It seems Google Music, Android music all work, but when I go to use Spotify (even with those apps set to disabled) it works for 2 seconds and then a pause button comes up. My care is Mercedes 2012 C300. I dont know why it pauses, what else could be causing the conflict? Being that more and more people are using bluetooth headsets and speakers I think this would be worth it for Spofity to fix the bug.
The basics of the problem, I turn on bluetooth on my phone, go in my car, turn bluetooth selector to HTC one. Music may or may not play for 1 second, and then can never connect again. It is also Ironic that this was working perfectly on my other phone the HTC ONE S, but not on my new HTC ONE. You would think a newer phone would work better with Spotify, but it is not the case. Please let me know if you would like me to test anything or explain the problem in more detail.
I'm not paying £9.99 per month just to hang around waiting for Spotify to "get round to it at some point". This functionality is really pretty basic and I think I have highlighted that it is not just restricted to the BH S600 headset.
Spotify sub cancelled for now. I may get round to checking if the problem has been fixed in a few years or so.
Just got my new Nexus 5. Was thrilled with how well my bluetooth headphones were working with Google Play Music..... everything worked perfectly and the sound quality was terrific. Got Spotify rolling last night and was out walking the dog when I realized the same issue as the OP is present. All of the control buttons work on my Logitech H800 with the exception of the PAUSE. function. If Spotify is currently paused, the PLAY/PAUSE button on the headset will make it play, but once it's going, pressing the button again does nothing. All the other controls function perfectly. This is a HUGE issue for me. Please look into it and resolve the problem soon or a Google All Access. subscription is in my near future! Thanks.
I am using the HBS 730 bluetooth headset with a new Droid Maxx. Every button on headset works with Spotify except Pause. Apparently this isn't a unique or new problem.
Very disappointing. I have been a big Spotify supporter. Clearly they are capable of supporting Play, Skip, etc. This shouldn't be an "optional" feature to get to in the meantime. I pay the $10/month for a better product.
If this isn't fixed soon, I wil likely switch over to Google Play's subscription service. Same price, and I've tested it out and it works with all the buttons on my headset. Moreover, it integrates with the voice controls; that alone wouldn't have convinced me to switch because I have liked Spotify. But the lack of response to this apparently longstanding issue is not okay.
I flashed 4.4 on my galaxy note 2 and it enabled play pause functionality to my LG tone headset. None of my 4.2 or 4.3 roms let the play pause button work with spotify. My Bluetooth car stereo has always worked with Spotify and numerous versions of android. I hope this helps to figure out the problem.