Spotify connect android app

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Spotify connect android app

Turborage
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Anybody have an ETA for the spotify connect features for the Android apps? Can't wait! 

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Joe
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You could try getting an idea from the support team with the contact formIf you get an automated response directing you back to the community or to the help pages, make sure to reply to it directly to speed things along.

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Joe
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I'm not sure about that. There was some talk elsewhere that the icon didn't show until the app detected compatible speakers in another thread. If you updated the firmware for your speaker with the connect update and you have connect on your android, you should be able to connect as follows:

 

  1. Make sure the speaker is powered on and on the same wifi network as your mobile.
  2. Open spotify on mobile and go to album cover view.
  3. Tap on the connect icon at the bottom which takes you to the connect page showing compatible devices.

 

If you don't see a connect icon in step 3, connect hasn't been rolled out to you yet.

jimjim150
Music Fan

"If you don't see a connect icon in step 3, connect hasn't been rolled out to you yet."

What exactly is meant by this? Are spotify only enabling the feature to users in batches then? Have they stated this? I would have thought a feature like that would be down to software version.

jimjim150
Music Fan

I have tried re-installing Spotify on the phone with Android 4.2.2 and still no sign of the Spotify Connect button. Have speaker on and connected to same network.

Joe
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It is a phased rollout to premium subscribers and is independent of version. If you don't have it yet, you shouldn't have too long to wait. The original announcement said "Spotify Connect will roll out to Spotify Premium subscribers on iPhone, iPad and home audio systems over the coming months, with Android and desktop updates to follow."

jimjim150
Music Fan

I'm just trying to decide whether it is worth hanging on to the speaker, as it wasn't cheap and I currently have no way of playing any music on it as it doesn't even come with a cable to plug in with...

If it's going to be months, then there's a good chance the speaker will not only be cheaper by then, but there will be others available on the market.

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Joe
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You could try getting an idea from the support team with the contact formIf you get an automated response directing you back to the community or to the help pages, make sure to reply to it directly to speed things along.

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jimjim150
Music Fan

Exchanged a couple of emails with the support team. They asked me to reinstall again, which didn't affect anything. However I've looked back at both of the android handsets and the button has suddenly appeared. I have to say now that the feature is working I am very happy with my purchase!!!!

 

Can definitely recommend the speaker! Well balanced sub - have listened to some House, DnB, Rock and acoustic, all sound great! Also using the Connect feature across both phones is great!

Joe
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Great news, enjoy your music 🙂

Peter__
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Yeah they are rocking! 🙂

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jimjim150
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Thanks I've opened up dialogue with the support team so will see where it goes...

Peter__
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Is your speaker definitely ready to be connected to and not in the firmware update mode? I have the same one and for it to be "online" the 3 left most LEDs need to be Blue-Red-Blue.

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jimjim150
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Yes the lights are blue, red, blue. Sometimes the Network light flashes, sometimes it is solid. I have tried tapping the input button, which turns the input red light off. Still no obvious way of getting spotify to connect to it...

Peter__
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Just to confirm you do have Spotify premium?

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jimjim150
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Yes Spotify premium user, hence the software on Android devices. And I have updated the firmware on the Pioneer unit to version s1080.1000.0 as advised by Pioneer's website.

Peter__
Community Legend

Thats weird, and the connect speaker icon doesn't appear on the Now Playing screen? 

Might be worth a reinstallation of the android application to see if that makes any difference.

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