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Turn off Spotify Connect

brocktastic
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How do I disable Spotify Connect?  

 

If I've got my tablet (iPad) running the app, I definitely don't want my phone running it and draining the battery with the app running there as well.

 

Thanks

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Edit by @Daniel 

 

I've just added a guide on ways of disabling Spotify Connect. Hopefully there will be a way of enabling/disabling the service at will in the future.

How to disable Spotify Connect

 

MODERATOR EDIT:

Hey everyone, Spotify staff here. Recently we updated the Community Idea "Make Spotify Connect a choice" with the status "Not Right Now".

 

If you've installed our latest Spotify app for Android (1.8.0) and you're still having trouble with battery drain please let us know right here. 

 

We'd also like to mention these other Connect ideas which are a bit more specific to the Connectrequests you've made in this thread. Please leave your kudos and feedback in those as well if they apply to the reasons you'd like to turn off Spotify Connect.

 

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Re: Turn off Spotify Connect

Daniel
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I've just added a guide on ways of disabling Spotify Connect. Hopefully there will be a way of enabling/disabling the service at will in the future. I'm also adding this detail to the first post for clarity.

How to disable Spotify Connect


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how can i disable/remove Spotify Connect

cyrilsnoxell
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hi ya,

how can i disable/remove Spotify Connect?

any advice help would be aprecated 

Cyril

Re: how can i disable/remove Spotify Connect

Joe
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I'm not sure you can. May I ask why?

 

You can stop it connecting with other devices by going to the connect screen and setting it to connect to iteslf, if that's what you want.

Re: how can i disable/remove Spotify Connect

cyrilsnoxell
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hi

how do i  by going to the connect screen and setting it to connect to iteslf?

that is what i want stop it conecting to other devices 

how do i do that?

Re: how can i disable/remove Spotify Connect

Joe
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Play a track and go to the album cover screen by tapping the small album cover at the bottom. Then tap the connect speaker icon at the bottom right of the screen and the page showing devices you can connect to will display. One of the devices will be the device in your hand. Just select that.

Re: Turn off Spotify Connect

Peter__
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Slightly confused to what you mean? Your iPad will only "see" your android device if the Spotify application is running already on it.

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Re: Turn off Spotify Connect

brocktastic
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Sorry for not being clearer.

 

If I have Spotify running on my iPad, it automatically launches the app on my Android phone (Google Nexus 5).

 

I could be off base, but it seems that by launching it on my phone, it's draining the battery on my phone even though I don't want it running on the phone.  My phone and tablet are sitting next to each other.  

 

Is there a way to disable the Connect feature?  I like the idea of it, but I would like to control when it runs.  Now, there could be a setting that I completely missed.


Thank you for the quick response!

 

 

Re: Turn off Spotify Connect

Peter__
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I'm just confused to how the iPad could actually launch Spotify remotely if it wasn't already running on your android device in some way, since the iPad app must get a reply from the android device to say "Yeah I'm here" which would require Spotify to be running on the android device in the first place.

Checking with my android device (which is an S4), from my iPhone I can see the android device as you mentioned, but for instance the android device doesn't show on the lock screen what is playing like it would if the full app was running. If I force close Spotify on android from Android Settings > Applications > Spotify > Force close, my iPhone can no longer see it.

Which makes me wonder, is the Spotify app on android running all of the time, regardless if you are using connect (you can just see it with Connect).

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Re: Turn off Spotify Connect

brocktastic
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I'm wondering the same thing.  I had just turned on my Nexus, so it's possible it fired up on start.   Like you said, the only indication is the icon sitting in the top bar of my phone.  If I go in and kill Spotify on the phone (the process and service), my iPad and Nexus are no longer linked.  Even if the process and service has been manually killed on the Nexus, my iPad can still fire it up and play Spotify on the phone, so does it really kill it?

 

It would be great if there was a setting to enable/disable connect on each device.  I like the concept of Connect, but I don't know if there's a drain on either device to have it running all of the time.

Re: Turn off Spotify Connect

john-r
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I have the same problem but the music "jumps" back and forth between my samsung s4 and samsung tab. After connect came spotify is ruined for me, connect could have been turned off the problem haved been fixed
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