Who else had this problem? (read below for the solution)
I recently bought my new Samsung Galaxy Gear Watch.
To be honest the Spotify App has never worked flawlessly even on my previous Galaxy S2 but now it won’t connect to the app via Bluetooth for remote control use.
When I first downloaded it, it worked, not 100% of the time, but most of the time. Now it says it can’t connect to the app via Bluetooth. Although, strangely, it opens the app on my phone when I open it on the watch.
I’ve tried the forums and everything they have suggested.
All other apps on from my watch connect via Bluetooth fine and my phone has the latest Android and Spotify update and have a Samsung Galaxy S9+
I have Spotify Premium. I can also play music through my watch’s speaker using the Spotify watch App via streaming
It’s really frustrating, as I’m a dance teacher and use the remote control functionality a lot.
Looking on the Internet, it seems to be a problem, I really hope you can help.
Well, Spotify, with the help of some other users, my remote now works fine. Seems your new update is the problem! Grrrr :(
I uninstalled Spotify from my phone and rolled mine back to the older version (220.127.116.112)
You'll have to allow downloads from unknown sources first on your phone. Google this, it's easy to find
Here's the link to download to on your phone - https://www.apkmirror.com/apk/spotify-ltd/spotify/spotify-8-4-79-612-release/spotify-music-8-4-79-61...
Disable auto update on your Spotify App via the Playstore. After installing the APK. Hey presto, remote works!! :)
And SPOTIFY! Next update, in the update information, please comment in big letters that you have solved this. Until then I won't be updating.
Hope it helps ;)