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PLAY intent doesn't work

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Hi there,

I'm trying to start the play button with an intent with tasker.
The "NEXT" intent works fine but the "PLAY" intent doesn't work at all.

Action: com.spotify.mobile.android.ui.widget.PLAY
Package: com.spotify.music
Target: broadcast receiver

Android: 6.0.1
Spotify: 4.9.0.992
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Re: PLAY intent doesn't work

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I can have a go once my phone is back up-and-running... just done a clean install of the ROM.

Can I ask why you aren't using the Tasker action:

Media > Media Control > Play (simulated only) with the App set as 'Spotify'?

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Someone here who could try it out?
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Re: PLAY intent doesn't work

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I can have a go once my phone is back up-and-running... just done a clean install of the ROM.

Can I ask why you aren't using the Tasker action:

Media > Media Control > Play (simulated only) with the App set as 'Spotify'?

Please use the search feature before posting a problem/bug/idea.
What's a Spotify Rock Star, and how do I become one?
     Using Spotify Since March 10th 2009
     Twitter: @mechanimal82

Android Troubleshooting:
[COMPLETE GUIDE] How to fix most Android issues
Spotify Android Version History

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Problem solved! Thank you.

I didn't know there was a "play" action. Previous versions didn't have it.
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The play action doesnt work when screen is off and spotify has been unused for a while

So, any idea why the PLAY intent does not work even though NEXT works great?
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neither next nor play are working for me

latest version of everything

pixel phone

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The play intent also just stopped working for me. I had it setup through tasker and working fine this past week. Today it doesn't work. Android 6.0 LG g4

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Play doesn't work with screen off, not sure why. What I did to bypass this was set up a task to unlock my phone -> turn the screen on -> launch Spotify -> play -> turn off screen. I used the secure settings plug in to be able to unlock the phone.
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I found on my phone the Play intent wouldn't work if Spotify was still loading.  Adding Task->Wait for 8 seconds after the Launch App command gave Spotify a chance to load and get ready before the Play command gets sent.

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