As Eriksen mentioned, I would see if having your Bluetooth headset turned on and connected to your Android phone forces an ephone submenu in the sounds section of settings. If not, I would explore the menus available in settings and look for something related to sound and headphones or earphones and any kind of reference to autoplay. In our experience, it was an annoying Android feature that was on by default, rather than an unwanted feature of Spotify.
Re: Option to disable autoplay on bluetooth connect
I just want to get in my car and Spotify does NOT immediately start playing, even though I stopped playback before I left the car, turned off the app, AND the app isn’t even on so I can’t stop the music. So imagine me on the phone during a conference call while getting back in my car, starting the car, and then fumbling for my iPhone to turn the app on just so I can turn the music off. It makes me want to NOT use the app. But I guess I know what Ek’s response to that would be.
I can’t help but wonder if the dev team is being intentionally obtuse. It’s a great app, and a popular service. So the notion that such a simple support request comes up so often and almost always receives an answer to the wrong question really makes me wonder. Are they simply blowing wind to cover a marketing strategy? It sucks, but after Daniel Ek response about privacy, I guess that’s what I would expect. The alternative is that they really are just not getting it, which is actually more disturbing.
Never use car mode but have tried enabling then disabling. No go. Only time this didn't happen (Automatically start playing when I start my car and my phone connects to BT) was when I was a free user. Ever since I became a paid subscriber, there isn't a way to assure that Spotify can be prevented from starting automatically. If anyone has figured out how, let me and the rest of the annoyed Spotify subscribers who dislike this "feature" know.
Same!! IDK why Spotify refuses to acknowledge this issue! I will likely stop using it altogether and put my money into a premium Pandora subscription if this isn't fixed. ONCE AGAIN, the issue is that the Spotify app automatically opens in the background and begins playing whatever song was playing last as soon as the phone connects to a Bluetooth device (in my case, my car). NOBODY WANTS THIS. I often get into my car early in the morning and don't want to automatically get blasted by music. Or maybe I want to listen to the news or a Youtube video. And maybe during my drive I want to pause that video. That DOES NOT mean I want Spotify to start up again! I've dealt with this in multiple cars for too long and can find no setting (whether on my phone, my car stereo or the Spotify app) to disable this, except to keep my phone's Bluetooth setting turned off all the time.