Offline mode with Android Auto

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Offline mode with Android Auto

Regular

Plan

Premium

Country

 USA

Device

Pixel (Original)

Operating System

Android 9.0

 

My Question or Issue

 As of Android Auto's 11/29 update, I can no longer control Spotify through Android Auto (A.A.) in offline mode. If I initiate it on my phone, either before or after plugging into my car (thereby opening A.A.), my car will play music from my library. Although the music will play in offline mode, the A.A. app will not recognize that Spotify is doing anything (i.e. it does not show up on the AA homescreen, nor can I skip forward or back tracks). When I manually open the Spotify app via AA, it shows only a "Spotify is currently in offline mode" message. 

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Re: Offline mode with Android Auto

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Plan

Premium

Country

 USA

Device

Galaxy S9+

Operating System

Android 8.0

 

I'm having the same issue with Android Auto and Spotify.

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Re: Offline mode with Android Auto

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I'm having exact same problem. AA just shows that spotify is in offline mode and prevents playing downloaded tracks.

 

If I switch it back to online mode and try playing downloaded tracks it still uses data like crazy as I have set the audio quality to high.

 

Please fix it ASAP as this is very frustrating.

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Re: Offline mode with Android Auto

Regular
Thanks, that'll work until they get a fix!! I didn't realize there was a
reputable site with past app versions.
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Newbie

I tried to roll back the update but even rolling back the update to Android Auto did not work... 

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Re: Offline mode with Android Auto

Casual Listener
You need to rollback Spotify, not Android Auto.
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Newbie

I'm also having this problem, I noticed it because even in online mode when I'm going through a area with sketchy reception I can't play anything even though it's downloaded to my phone.

 

Galaxy S7 Android 8.0

Newest update of Android auto

Newest update of Spotify

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Regular
I had to roll back both Spotify and Android Auto. I tried the most recent
version of Spotify with an older AA and vice-versa, but only older and
older worked. Hopefully we'll get a fix or at least an acknowledgement
soon. Thanks again for the tip!
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Re: Offline mode with Android Auto

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Plan

Premium

Country

UK

Device

Motorola G6

Operating System

Android 8.0

 

Getting the same issue here when using offline mode. also found that if i use it in normal mode and start up my car / AA in an area without signal i cannot start to play any music until i get signal!!! very annoying. 

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I am also having this problem.  When plugged into the car, Android Auto will not play downloaded songs and gives a warning message that "Spotify Is In Offline Mode".  

 

I use Spotify most often in my car, and bacause online mode will streaam tracks EVEN if they are downloaded to the phone, leaving Spotify in online mode so that I can listen while I drive is eating up  my data.

 

Please fix this ASAP Spotify!!!

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