Android 9 Pie
(It's automatically censoring sixty9 up above)
2013 Toyota Prius
My Question or Issue
I'm not quite sure what triggered this problem but it definitely began sometime in the past 2 weeks or so. The phone has no trouble connecting to the bluetooth or playing sound, but I am unable to skip, rewind, or pause the music on spotify through the steering wheel controls or through the stereo interface while using spotify. This problem was also consistent inside a BMW I tested inside, it could sync and play fine but unable to skip or rewind songs etc. through the BMW's stereo system. Before this problem arose, I was also unable to view the music metadata(Song name, band name, album name) rather consistantly (but not all the time, it would pop up again once in a blue moon) for roughly 6 months before, yet was still able to control the app through the steering wheel controls. Currently, I can still control the Google Play app (Default software for my phone) through bluetooth controls (in the both the prius and BMW), though the metadata also doesn't show for Google music.
I updated the software for my Prius' stereo (Entune) to the most recent
I've unpaired and forgotten each device from each other then re-paired
I've cleared the bluetooth cache on the device
I have already clean wiped, uninstalled and reinstalled spotify.
I tried factory resetting the phone
The AVRCP version on my phone is currently set 1.3 (I've tested all of them to no avail)
I turned off battery optimization on both the Spotify and my phone's bluetooth
I've enabled Device Broadcast status on the app
I've given spotify every permission (Camera, Contacts, Microphone, and Storage)
The phone was rebooted after every single of the above attempts
None of the above have seemed to help
Using the steering wheel controls is very important to me because I have a long commute and often listen to music and podcatsts daily, hopefully someome has a fix I haven't tried yet, I'm not looking to fix the metadata problem I can live without it but the steering wheel controls are absolutely vital to me.
I've also seen mention of disabling the new ConnectDrive functionality but have not been able to locate it in my app if my version has it. Any help would be appreciated.