Remote control Spotify from Android

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Remote control Spotify from Android

basgonggrijp
Regular

Hi People,

 

For days now I have been trying to find a usable app for controlling Spotify Premium with my Samsung Galaxy Plus. Without succes. Closest I got was with an app called 'spotimote' but after I installed the app and the server program for windows 7 it still doesn't work.

 

Can some one please help me? Spotify now thinks it is offline and the app is asking me to run the serverprogram (which I am!)

 

I also tried it after shutting down my firewall but that didn't help. 

 

I will now do what any windowuser does when uncertaintly prevails: REBOOT

 

I really hope I can get this to work. I love Spotify but having to get up from the sofa and walk the entire way to my pc to change the tunes is a bit much ;-)

 

thnx

 

Bas

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Re: Remote control Spotify from Android

licenced
Community Legend

Wireless keyboard/mouse? http://www.amazon.co.uk/2-4GHz-Wireless-Rii-Keyboard-Touchpad/dp/B004FSFYG8

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Listening on Windows, Android and Sonos. Tweeting it at @davelicence

Re: Remote control Spotify from Android

overfloater
Roadie

I haven't found a clean, reliable remote control app for Android either.

 

Spotimote kinda works but is a little picky and isn't very good at recognizing what's currently playing if it didn't start the track/playlist itself. (Plus the UI is ugly as sin.)

 

I also noticed it seems to return search results from ALL regions, not just yours, meaning the results might list 3 different versions of one album when only one of those is available for your region. Of course there's no way of telling which is the correct version for your region via the results page: you only find out when you click to play a track/album and nothing happens (unless you check the Spotify client on the PC, in which case you'll see it's displaying the track but giving you the "not available in your region" error).

 

 

I've also tried Unified Remote (actually the Full version), but that's hit-and-miss too. Search results are equally inconsistent, as is recognition of what's already playing if the remote itself didn't pick the track/playlist. It also has major problems recognizing some non-alphanumeric characters: at one point I could only see my first 5 playlists because the 5th included a character the app didn't like (only a colon or pound sign or question mark, or something), which garbled the remainder of that playlist and prevented any further lists from being displayed.

 

 

I've had much more luck with Remoteless on iOS but it's not available for Android yet. :(

 

Edit:  Hold the presses! Just checked my own link and realized that Remoteless now has a new Android app. Downloading and testing later today. :)

Re: Remote control Spotify from Android

basgonggrijp
Regular

Thank you for your comprehensive answer. I'll eagerly await your results in  testing this new app. Pls keep me posted :)

Re: Remote control Spotify from Android

basgonggrijp
Regular

I have bith but either my monitor is too small or my room is too big  ;)

Re: Remote control Spotify from Android

basgonggrijp
Regular

I have looked at the app in Google App and to my dislike saw it was not free.... Not that I am a cheapskate and I don't mind paying for good things but I don't have a credit card and paypal is not a given option :(

Re: Remote control Spotify from Android

licenced
Community Legend

On a more serious note, this has been raised in the Ideas forum: http://community.spotify.com/t5/Spotify-Ideas/Remote-feature/idi-p/46969

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Re: Remote control Spotify from Android

fireman015
Newbie

'remoteless' now have an android version - that works well, though I can only directly access my itunes (ie owned) playlists - but can control another list if it is already playing. You can see the artwork of what is playing too - which is great.

Re: Remote control Spotify from Android

Gidgiddonihah
Music Fan

The free version of Unified has a basic Spotify remote with volume, foward/back, pause/play, and stop buttons plus it tells you what is playing.  The advanced remote in the paid version doesn't work so well.  

Re: Remote control Spotify from Android

miljbee
Music Fan

Rdio has implemented this feature.

 

When you launch the client, if something is playing elsewhere with your account, local actions are executed on the client that is playing, and there is a "Play here" button.

That' an awesomme and really usefull feature.

 

Spotify shoud definetly implement that.

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