I'm having constant problems with playback on Spotify with a premium subscription on my iPhone 4 running iOS 7. Here's my scenario.
I was previously a Spotify Premium subscriber, primarily using the app while in my car to stream music on the same phone that then was running iOS 6. Over and over and over again songs would pause multiple times on playback in the first minute or so of a song. I'd get five seconds of a song, then a pause, then another five or ten seconds, then another pause. Often six or seven pauses in the first minute of a song.
I uninstalled and reinstalled Spotify multiple times. The problem would go away for a few days and then inevitably come back like a bad disease, returning to haunt my phone and make my music un-listenable. Finally in despair I ended up having to cancel my premium subscription and move on with my life, with the memory of Spotify's vast library haunting me whole the memory of Spotify's pausing problem reminded me of why I walked away from it.
Finally, facing a long trip tomorrow and showing all the wisdom of a wife going on a date with her abusive husband, I decided to resubscribe to Spotify Premium. To try out the app, I decided to play the app while driving home from work today. And lo and behold, the pausing problem reoccurred, on a different phone and a different cell network.
I had assumed that Spotify fixed this problem but it appears they have not. I feel ripped off, angry and very frustrated. You can blame me for throwing my money away on a service that I should have assumed still didn't work for me, but damnit I like the music Spotify has on it and the price is right.
Do I just throw up my hands in despair and use a different app or is there finally some sort of way I can actually listen to the music I like on Spotify on my iPhone without this darn pausing problem?
I was extremely dissapointed to discover that Spotify only supports Ford Sync iOS users. As much as I do love spotify, I would just as soon take my premium membership and turn that into mp3s each month and use Amazon's Sync supported cloud player.