I'm also having this problem. I've seem posts on this dating back to 2017, and still, 3 years later, spotify devs can't seem to fix this. It's simply unacceptable. With the amount of money these people must be making, I just can't fathom how this is still a problem in LATE 2020. The app has a 2 star review on the Galaxy store. It's just ridiculous.
The ONLY solution there seem to be is to download individual tracks (save to your liked songs" and access them through "my collection" on the watch. No problems with this so far, but granted I've only tried it for about a week.
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Since a reinstall temporarily solves this issue, it seems that something is interfering with the apps cache. We suggest that you check that the Galaxy Wearable and Spotify apps have all necessary permissions enabled and are excluded from battery optimization. You can do this by following these steps:
Mobile Settings> Apps> Spotify/ Galaxy Wearable> Permissions. Allow everything you see there.
Mobile settings> Apps> Spotify/ Galaxy Wearable> Battery> Optimize battery usage> select top All (not optimized for apps)> Spotify/Galaxy Wearable> disable.
It's a good idea to also make sure that both are also excluded from any cache clearing apps. Keep in mind that even if you didn't download any such apps, some devices have them preinstalled.
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One thing that I've found interesting is that if I completely turn off wifi on my galaxy active 2 and only use bluetooth, the issue seems to disappear (or at least occurs way less frequently). So I guess I'm not completely convinced that it is cache related since my watch can still sync with my phone, but only over bluetooth.
I have the same problem with an Active 2. The app has ALWAYS prefered streaming over offline. Even though the tracks are saved on the watch, it streams the music if it has the possibility being connected to either WiFi, LTE or Bluetooth. You noticed this as everytime the watch lost WiFi or BT-connection, the music paused for a couple of seconds before the app realized that the music is also available offline and continued to play.
Now on the latest update of the app it just forgets about having the music stored offline altogether. The app just says "Unable to play. Please check your connection"
Hi, thanks for the reply! Both wearable and spotify app on the phone has all the permissions @Mihail
And you don't have to reinstall the whole app, it's enough to just delete data and cache in the apps settings and then download your songs again and it works for a while (until the app goes into sleep mode and forgets about your downloaded songs?)
I've noticed that if you put the app in offline mode right after you've downloaded your songs it works just fine to play them the day after. Actually I've had the app online over the day now and it works fine now!
SO EVERYBODY, TRY TO TURN ON OFFLINE MODE RIGHT AFTER YOU'VE DOWNLOADED YOUR SONGS AND THEN GO ONLINE AGAIN AFTER A DAY AND SEE IF IT WORKS! 🙂