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Spotify Connect - where is it?

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Just got my android devices and my Windows PC updated today expecting some Spotify Connect goodness. Alas not one of my two android devices nor the PC seem to be able to find each other. I was under the impression that Spotify Connect would allow me to handoff playback between all three? They're all on the same WiFi network and the PC has both the android devices listed in the Devices list.

 

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That is correct, Connect is not yet integrated into the Desktop client.

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Hey all,

 

Connect on Android should now be available to everyone. If you're not seeing the icon, make sure you're using the latest version of the app.

 

If you have any questions or feedback about it, feel free to create a new thread (after searching to see if someone's already mentioned it). All constructive criticism welcome!

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First off, is your ipad and android log in as the same account and if so are they both of the same wi-fi. Cant just have 1 on wi-fi and 1 not, they both have to be on the same wi-fi. Then usually the android would have to connect to the ipad(the phone being the remote). Then it should work. If it doesn't make sure that spotify on both devices are fully updated as well. if it worked give kudos to me. =3

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I thought it only worked on mobile devices and harware partner devices. It should work between your two androids though. Go to the cover view when playing something and you should see the connect icon if your other device is on and spotify is open on it.

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There is no connect icon, just an empty space to the right of the next song icon, where I think it is supposed to be.

 

So far the Connect feature has been a total bummer. No connection between my three current devices running Spotifys own software. It seems Yamaha isn't releasing a firmware update with Connect for the reciever I bought brand new six months ago. There's also not yet any mention of including Connect in libspotify which could enable it on my two XBMC setups.

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It works fine for me although I haven't worked out the benefit of switching playback between two portable devices yet. You do have spotify version 0.7.3 on both devices?

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Yes, 0.7.3 on both devices. Do you have two android devices linked? Did you hook them up to a Connect enabled speaker or amp? I read that on iOS it used to be the case (maybe still is?) that you had to hook the devices to a Connect enabled speaker/amp to make them all sync. Then you could remove the speaker/amp and the connection between the devices was still intact. Spotify said they would remedy this behavior. See this thread;

http://community.spotify.com/t5/Help-iOS-iPhone-iPad-iPod-Touch/Spotify-Connect/td-p/568586/page/2

 

An obvious benefit of having two portable devices linked would be having one device connected to a speaker/amp/reciever and using the other as a remote. Another benefit would be switching from the phone to the tablet when coming home without having to recreate the queue.

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No I don't have a harware device with Connect. I Just started up spotify on both androids, started playing a track on one and switched to the other almost by accident. So yes there's a grey connect button to the right f the play controls in album cover view and selecting it let's me connect to my tablet.

 

I can't seem to control the volume via connect but otherwise it works fine.

 

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I can't find the connect button on my android device either.

I have a connect-enabled speaker but can't use it even though the release notes mention the connect feature for android.

 

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Does the FAQ help at all (it only mentions iOS but applies to android too).

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@jwylot wrote:

Does the FAQ help at all (it only mentions iOS but applies to android too).


No. It basically says;

"To get started, make sure your ... devices are on the same wifi network and that you have the latest Spotify app. If you don’t see the Connect icon, check your device’s user manual ... Then, simply open Spotify on your device and tap the Connect icon."

 

That doesn't help much when the devices are on the same network and the button still doesn't appear.

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When you connect your two devices to the same WiFi, do they both show under "Devices" in the desktop client? 

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