I have a Galaxy S7 with Android 6.0.1 and Spotify version 188.8.131.522.
Like the title says, "previous, pause/play, next" functionality as well as the album art are all missing from the notification bar on both home and lock screens. All Spotify notifications are gone other than when it's syncing music to a playlist.There's no indication that Spotify is even playing in the background other than the actual music.
I've made sure that notifications are allowed, I've uninstalled and reinstalled the app and the problem went away for about a week. I need a permanent fix.
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Like many I reverted back to the 6.2 apk which I've been using for a few weeks.
I noticed play had a new official Spotify update as of today 6.9.0-1212 (9th Nov) and I updated to it and rebooted the phone.
I took the plunge and updated to it. So far so good. Notification, lockscreen notification, bluetooth, music playing through phone speaker after headphone unplug etc all seem to be working for me. About time.
Don't shoot the messenger guys if it doesn't work for you. I've given it a real hammering over the last few hours and no issues at all.
I'm on Nexus 5x. Android 7.0 and using in the UK.