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My Question or Issue
Whenever a bluetooth device is connected to my phone, Spotify automatically starts playing the last song it was paused on if my phone makes any "noise". If I recieve a Messanger message, it starts playing as soon as the "bing" sound is over. It starts playing automatically after I've hung up a call, etc.
I've disabled auto play, I've reinstalled the app and cleared cache.
Under "car view", both "Turn on automatically" and "Always on" is disabled.
I'm unsure what more I can do.
Solved! Go to Solution.
Thanks for reaching out here. We appreciate the feedback and have passed it on to our developers.
Unfortunately, we are unable to provide a solution for this at the moment because the way the app behaves when connected to Bluetooth devices, including car stereo systems, varies based on the device involved. These actions are a result of how the specific Bluetooth device is designed to interact with the Spotify API. However, we’re constantly optimizing our app, so this behavior might change in future updates.
For now, we recommend checking for possible firmware updates for your devices and if that doesn't help - to reach out to the manufacturer for further help with the Bluetooth configuration.
Thanks for your understanding.
It can't work. bixby routines are Samsung-specific while this bug is present on every Android phone (I have it on a Nokia with Android One).
Do the moderators and developers actually have a clue what they're doing? This has been a problem for a few years now. Apparently there's a communication barrier or something because multiple people post that they've tried their "solutions" and yet the moderators still suggest to do the exact same thing that multiple try multiple times and it doesn't work.
We shouldn't have to constantly log out, Uninstall and reinstall, clear caches, download a separate app, switch devices and logins or whatever other assanine suggestions that Spotify thinks is a solution.
Bottomline it happens on android and ios, multiple updates and software versions. There's no way this is caused by anything but Spotify. Why am I paying for a service that can't even fix their app to act right? The only thing that stops it is using a different audio program, then it won't autoplay when bluetooth unless I open Spotify again. What do you guys even do there behind the scenes? Anything? Get your **bleep** together.
Same here. I simple cancelled my premium spotify account and subscribed Amazon Music. Problem solved.
I have the same complaint and it drives me NUTS! When I connect my Samsung S21 to my car via USB cable (because I want to see Google Maps through Android Auto in my vehicle) Spotify will start playing the last song. This is about the app, nothing else. FIX IT. Force stopping the app doesn't work. I end up uninstalling and not using the app for a while. Which is stupid because I'm paying for the Premium app.
I solved my own problem by just buying a new car with AAOS and Spotify integrated. Was easier
S22 Ultra and Touareg.
This issue is so anoying.
Why you don't put an option to disable this auto play feature with bluetooth connection?
Jan of 2023 and this problem is still happening on both vehicles, soundbars, and headsets (suggesting again, as others have mentioned that the common variable is spotify and NOT the bluetooth device itself). Started happening with a recent SPOTIFY update (another telling piece of info, as opposed to a phone update, device update, etc). Disabled the only autoplay option inside spotify, reinstalled app, cleared cache, restarted phone, re-synced bluetooth devices. I work at a software company, and this sure seems like a "feature enhancement" that unintentionally turned into a bug and is probably pegged as a low priority item by Spotify's development team and never makes it into a sprint. To any spotify employees reading this, I'd try to escalate the Jira ticket and get this resolved as it is impacting your user experience quite a bit.
Feb 2023 and it's Still happening.
Doesnt matter which BT device, it's still auto playing.
If the problem does not worth a marketing campaing on TV/Youtube they wont fix it.
Doesn't even have to be Bluetooth, it happens with my plug in headphones. Extremely annoying! Only work around I have found is to log out unless you want to use it.
Galaxy S22 Ultra
Scullcandy plug in headphones w/mic
SeshEvo Bluetooth earbuds
I usually uninstall the app and just re-install when i need it. I heard Amazon Prime music doesnt have that issue. It can be anoying.
I'm testing Macrodroid app.
Spotify....this is SO annoying!!!!!! About to cancel and uninstall. It's ridiculous!
I have the newest Samsung phone and just bought a brand new 2023 Kia Sportage and this stupid Spotify App continually auto connects even when OFF! I don't use Auto play, auto connect or any other type to connect to my car, simple BT and every single time I get in my car and turn it on Spotify starts!
Spotify has a serious problem with their app and needs to correct it. This has been an ongoing issue and after this many years their team should have a resolution.
I think I finally found a less inconvenient work around that seems to be working for the last week for me, at least until Spotify can learn how to write coding that actually works right.
If you make sure and pause the music before force closing the app, I've found with my phone it will not start automatically playing the next time I connect to bluetooth, or using a different music app before connecting Bluetooth also has worked. Really dumb that Spotify can't add in their code to block intent for media playback upon Bluetooth connection unless an option in the settings menu is chosen, like how pandora has. Pandora has an option in settings that waits for the user to press play.
I've also started having an issue where Spotify and other music apps randomly and inconsistently stop music once the screen is off, but that's related to the Instagram app, if I force stop Instagram that gets rid of the second issue.
I'm on an LG V60 running Android 12
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