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Playing on Google Home vs Connecting wireless buds on phone

Playing on Google Home vs Connecting wireless buds on phone




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Nothing OS / Android 13


My Question or Issue

I play music through Spotify in our baby room at night when he goes to sleep on a Google Home speaker. While this is playing and I connect my wireless earbuds to my phone through bluetooth the Spotify app automatically switches to my earbuds stopping the music on the Google Home speaker. Is there any way to block the device that is selected to play on and not auto switch? Thanks in advance for any tips or help!!!

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Hey @Jax80,


Thanks for posting in the Community and welcome.

When a Bluetooth device gets connected to your phone, it sends an "audio check" or an outright audio playback command via Bluetooth to make sure that the connection is properly paired. Some devices take that check signal to start playing audio. As Spotify could be recognized as the primary audio app, this may redirect the playback to the phone that just started the Bluetooth connection with your headphones.


That being said, we can confirm this is currently the expected behavior if the app is open on your phone, even in the background. To prevent this from happening, make sure the app is fully closed and isn't running in the background. We understand where you're coming from, and we appreciate the time you took to let us know about this. We'd recommend make sure to close the app in your phone and you should be good to go. The automatic change of devices should not kick in then.


Hope this clears things up. If you have any questions or need anything else, the Community is here for you.


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