Spotify keeps pausing songs

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Spotify keeps pausing songs

Hossigodi
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Hi folks.

When playing streamed songs and or playlists, Spotify randomly pauses so I have to press Play button again and again and again and......
You get the point.
Any suggestions......hmmmmmm.....??
😊

Regards from Ice and Fire
Alex
Moderator

Hey folks,

 

For those of you who are still experiencing this issue we'd recommend the following:

  • Some Android phones have Battery Optimization enabled by default. This can hinder the performance of apps such as Spotify. This is why we'd suggest disabling it. You can check how to do this for your specific brand of device here.
  • Head over to this Spotify Answer, to learn why your app might be pausing playback and check if any of the suggestions work for you.

Hope you find the info provided helpful. We're always a click away if you need more help or have questions πŸ™‚

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Joe
Community Legend

If battery saver mode is on, try turning it off. Also try excluding spotify from android's doze:

Open the Settings app on your phone (Pull down the notifications shade, and tap the gear in the upper right corner, or find β€œSettings” in the App Drawer.)
2. Tap Battery.
3. Tap the menu button and choose β€œBattery optimization.”
4. Tap the dropdown menu at the top of the screen and select β€œAll apps.”
5. Scroll down to Spotify - tap it and select "Don't Optimize"

 

If you are running a third party battery saver or memory clener, add an exclusion for spotify.

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Hossigodi
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Thanks man.

Spotify now Not optimized.
No third party here.....in my phone at least.
Enjoy your....🍻

Husky

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Spotify86
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I play Spotify Premium on three devices - Galaxy S6 Edge, Nexus 7, Yoga 2 Pro. They all have the latest OS versions and up-to-date drivers and what not. Every time I play either downloaded or streamed music on good networks too (4G, Wi-Fi), it just stops playing after two songs or so and pulls up a random song in my starred folder. What is going on here? I have been using Spotify Premium for over 2 years and never had this problem till like a month ago.

 

I have tried researching on this problem but haven't gotten anywhere. Desperate for a solution. Any help is greatly appreciated.

 

 

Daniel
Community Legend
And this is on all 3 devices? Can you confirm which version of the Spotify app you are using?

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Spotify86
Casual Listener

Version 1.9.0 for both Android devices and 1.0.6 for Windows desktop.

 

Now...I discovered the source of the problem. It's my phone - the Galaxy S6 Edge. No matter what device I play Spotify on, if the Edge shows on screen (3 devices are Spotify Connect-ed) the music being played, the music stops. How do I know this? When I power down the Edge, music plays uninterruptedly on the other two devices. Power it back on, and the Edge stops the music.

 

Weird ain't it?

Daniel
Community Legend
That is odd. Try putting the Spotify app into Offline Mode on the Edge

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What's a Spotify Rock Star, and how do I become one?
     Using Spotify Since March 10th 2009
     Twitter: @mechanimal82

Android Troubleshooting:
[COMPLETE GUIDE] How to fix most Android issues
Spotify Android Version History

skoshabong
Casual Listener

Having the same issue in that my Galaxy S6 (not edge).  Spotify is stopping randomly in the middle of songs.   When I hit play to restart it starts at the begining of the song.   Won't even make it through one song.

skoshabong
Casual Listener
My Version of Spotify is 2.9.0.890.

lmsyhid
Casual Listener

mine does the same thing, stops playing music randomly. Today i had logged out and logged back in, and now its re downloading all of my songs again. Such a waste of time. Ever since the recent updates the music cuts out, scrolling through the playlist selection is choppy, and stops at the same spot every time i scroll down. I wish there was some way to go back to an older, not buggy version. Does anyone have a rooted phone with maybe a backup of an old version, or a link to an older version would be great.

Daniel
Community Legend
@lmsyhid have you tried a clean install? If you want to roll back then have a look in my signature 😊

Please use the search feature before posting a problem/bug/idea.
What's a Spotify Rock Star, and how do I become one?
     Using Spotify Since March 10th 2009
     Twitter: @mechanimal82

Android Troubleshooting:
[COMPLETE GUIDE] How to fix most Android issues
Spotify Android Version History

skoshabong
Casual Listener

I did a clean install and it seems to have fixed the problem

garners1995
Newbie
Daniel what is a clean install?

Merr0777
Music Fan
I have spotify downloaded on two Galaxy S4 devices and am having the same issue on both. Playing in offline mode from playlists, playing radio on a stable Wi-Fi connection, and streaming online on 4G network. I tried a clean install on one device and it did the same thing immediately afterwards. Apparently this is not fixing the issue. Any other words of wisdom?

honor_soapbox
Casual Listener
Following eagerly as I'm having the very same problem with my galaxy s6 edge. It's annoying as hell

Merr0777
Music Fan
Spotify tech support, can anyone help. It's ridiculous paying for this every month and it doesn't even work how it should. I've had this issue for almost 2 months

Adin59
Newbie
Same here.

If not resolved i will cancel my subscribtion...

Dazorn
Casual Listener

Hi guys,

i got this problem too.

I think i found the reason... the music stop playing right when i receive a Telegram notification.

Can be a problem between the two applications? I set the Telegram priority notifications to Default, but i got the problem the same.

Please resolve this bug πŸ™‚

honor_soapbox
Casual Listener

I've fixed the problem for me and hopefully it'll work for you guys too...

 

Smart manager! Open it and disable spotify from auto optimising. Bingo, 14 songs on the go and no stopping!

 

 

mad-matt-82
Casual Listener
In my case I fixed the problem with changed settings in CleanMaster:

Me - Settings - Phone Boost: Auto Battery Saver OFF.

(Just had realized that the problems occured also in other music apps and even the flashlight turned itself off after some time...)

Dazorn
Casual Listener
Nice dude! Thank you very much :3

soundpipes
Newbie
Thanks fixed my s6 as well by disable spotify in app optimiser. Also worked for power amp as had same problem. I new it was the s6 as no problem when logged in to spotify account on pc . Awesome. Was a real pain and dangerous driving having to restart play every two or less songs.
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