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I downloaded the latest version of Spotify from the Play store this morning. It's working almost 100%. Sometimes the forward and pause button jam but at least it is always on lock screen. Will give it a couple reboots to see if the other issue (buttons sticking on lock screen) goes away
Hello, I'm from Brazil, and here the only solution I found was to update the permissions of the application in the mobile settings. Go to "Settings> Applications> Spotify> Permissions" and grant all the permissions available to the application. Here it worked, the application returned to appear in the notifications bar, and I was able to control it with the screen locked. I hope it can solve your problems. ✌
Have a Google Pixel on 7.1 and have been having this issue until today when I noticed the notification and lock screen controls look completely different. No app updates or Android updates have been downloaded. See screenshots below:
I've been testing the permission resolution proposed by CarlosHenriqueG now for about a week, and have not been able to reproduce the issue. Can we please get a few more people to test and report back?
Reporting back that the latest update has resolved the notification and locked screen display issue. Using Pixel with Android 7.1
There is still some buginess with the screen refresh after disconnecting from the Bluetooth devices and sometimes it keeps playing after disconnecting. Ideally, the music should pause if there is a sudden interruption to the audio device.