I'm using Spotify free on an Android phone. Since Saturday 5th July, Spotify starts up ar random times. It's happened in the middle of the night which I find most annoying, but it's also happened in work, and it starts up quite loudly and is difficult to shut it up as there's no 'mini-player' in the notifications area or on the lock screen which there normally is when I've turned it on myself. I've had to delete it because I there's no way I can stop it going off in the middle of the night. Turning my phone off at night isn't an option. Turning the sound down doesn't work, it overrides my sound settings and plays it loud! I can't remember the exact date of the latest update, but I do think it's connected as it was definitely very close to when the problem started.
I've checked the settings and there's no option to disable auto-play.
I've deleted all recent apps, so it's not in the background.
It was suggested by the Spotify team on the Android Play Store to post the details here.