Android version 11, Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ T-Mobile, Spotify App version 220.127.116.119
I have had this on going issue with the App. I listen to a podcast and then have to step out of car, or go in for the day. When I return to Spotify it shows a podcast that isn't the one that is playing through my head phones, and when this happens the controls of the app do not work. I try to change to a different podcast, no luck. I try to pause the playback with my headphones or the app and it doesn't respond. I can close the app and it stops, but as soon as I return it plays the podcast I was listening too but no controls. I have deleted and re-installed several times. This works for a few plays but reverts back to the no control. The only thing that seems to work a little is to force stop the app.