Spotify Crashes when in landscape position and animation of song ist playing

Re: Spotify Crashes when in landscape position and animation of song ist playing

dbongard
Music Fan

Tried a clean install, wiped data, wiped cache, even did a factory reset on the whole phone and then ONLY installed Spotify afterward.  ...pretty sure it's Spotify.  Android 6 if it makes a difference.  Delete Spotify and the whole screen works fine in every way.  I haven't seen an app that can crash my whole screen for a long time now.  Usually developers would be all over something like this.  I work in Android app development and we have never had a bug this bad make it to launch, but even for lesser bugs we would generally have about a 48 hour response time to confirming, fixing and re-launching an update.   Spotify is going to be past 48 days soon.  

Re: Spotify Crashes when in landscape position and animation of song ist playing

Rock Star 15
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Hey @dbongard & @pnbr0014,

 

Could you tell me in what songs does this happen to you?

In what operating systems and devices are you experiencing this?

 

Thanks :)

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Re: Spotify Crashes when in landscape position and animation of song ist playing

dbongard
Music Fan
Hi there,
All songs. All I have to do is expand the view with the album cover art on
it while in landscape. Does it every single time. It is Android 6.0.0. I
work for developing an android based product called LINX, and we have
thousands of screens out in the world globally, across 2 different MTK
processor models. They are permanently landscape mounted.
www.linx.arb.com.au
I run Spotify on mine and have for years but now Spotify crashes the whole
screen. I'm taking many calls every day about this from others. We are
telling people not to use Spotify until we let them know that it has been
fixed. Please help!

Re: Spotify Crashes when in landscape position and animation of song ist playing

Rock Star 15
Rock Star 15

Hey guys,

 

Hope you're doing great :)

 

@LukyLand12 does the issue still occur? Have tried updating your devices OS/Spotify version since then and could you show me examples of songs where you see these animations (looped videos) if the issue still persists.

 

@dbongard does this issue also occur when you sign in with your account on a different, regular device instead of one with the LINX interface? Also, make sure to check if there are any OS or Spotify updates.

 

If the issue doesn't persist in a different device, you can also check Spotify for Developpers if you're a developer and if you're using your own integration for the devices the issue occurs.

 

@pnbr0014 please make sure to check if there are any available updates for your devices OS and Spotify app, and if so to update them.

 

Hope it helps :)

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Re: Spotify Crashes when in landscape position and animation of song ist playing

pnbr0014
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Hey man,

 

I've checked my app and it's the latest version and my is is Android 9 still cannot rotate to landscape during playback on the now playing screen. If my device is in landscape mode while I'm selecting or searching for a song, when I find it and play it then open the now playing screen the orientation flips back to portrait on its own.

Re: Spotify Crashes when in landscape position and animation of song ist playing

dbongard
Music Fan
I hadn't tried my SGS8+ before, but it no longer goes into landscape mode
at all with Spotify, but keeps playing in portrait mode without crashing
everything. It used to be 100% good also.

It definitely isn't a LINX issue, as it ran 100% for 2 years up until 2
Spotify updates ago. Now even device prototypes running bone stock Android
6.0 black out and bar the soft controls if you dare to turn the device on
it's side while running Spotify.

Any way to confirm if they are in fact on top of this or not? It isn't
actually in question whether there has been a giant problem... It's only in
question whether Spotify plans to step up and fix it or not.

Re: Spotify Crashes when in landscape position and animation of song ist playing

Rock Star 15
Rock Star 15

Hey guys,

 

@pnbr0014 try logging in on another device, with your login credentials, and see if the same thing happens. Also try to toggle on and off tge auto-rotate to see if it makes a difference (while being logged in to Spotify).

 

@dbongard, could you try with a different device (preferably with a smaller screen resolution), and also create a new account, log in, and check if it works better. 

 

Please let me know :)

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Re: Spotify Crashes when in landscape position and animation of song ist playing

pnbr0014
Music Fan

I'll try to get my hands on another device and try it out. funny enough I was in my car and I was in a playlist in landscape mode and as soon as i selected a song you could see it use the landscape playback screen format before immediately switching to portrait mode so I know the app is capible of displaying landscape layout its just forcing itself to go into portrait when I select anything for playback. I'll report back again once I get another device to try it on

Re: Spotify Crashes when in landscape position and animation of song ist playing

pnbr0014
Music Fan

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.pranavpandey.rotation

 

You're welcome my friends! The app works it locks the system into landscape orientation and overiedes the app came across this in an article not even related to our issue but I'm glad I did!! It's a really great app. And attached is the proof

Screenshot_20180926-001521.png

Re: Spotify Crashes when in landscape position and animation of song ist playing

djsift
Casual Listener

I am also experiencing the same issue with Landscape mode on my LGV20.

I had my sister try on her Galaxy Note 8 and it works fine.
Wondering if this bug might be device specific?

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