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Using Spotify Connect unable to swipe away the notification

Composer

Hi.

Been having this for some time now (maybe forever? Haven't used Connect much) with different Spotify versions (currently using the latest beta. For some odd reason the forum doesn't let me post version number of the app so I tagged it. The issue is that if I use Spotify Connect to play/control music on my phone then I'm unable to swipe away Spotify's notification when I'm done listening. Even if I close Spotify app on my mac/win10 I'm still unable to swipe away way the notification on my phone. I have to close Spotify from the recent apps menu for the notification to close.

Reinstalls and all that doesn't help. Sounds like a bug to me.

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Re: Using Spotify Connect unable to swipe away the notification

Spotify Legend

Hey @AeroZ,

 

I'd ask this question again, but in the board for the Android beta. The boards locked, so you'll need to request access first. You can find the details out about how to join here.

 

If anything comes up, just shout

/T

 

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Re: Using Spotify Connect unable to swipe away the notification

Composer

Hey there!

 

I've tried to join the beta but when I open the Android link in the thread I get:

 

App not available for this account Your account isn't currently eligible for this app's testing programme.

If you've been invited to become a tester, make sure that you're signed in to the account that was invited to the testing programme. If you've been invited to a Google Group or Google+ Community as part of the programme, make sure that you've joined the Group or Community.

 

Is it ok to request access to beta board if I can't sign up to beta test through Google Play? I currently just download the latest betas from apkmirror. Or is there someone who could send me a beta invite?

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Community Manager
Community Manager

Hey @AeroZ.

 

Sorry for the confusion.

 

We're looking into this at the moment.
When we have some more information, we'll keep everyone in the loop here.

Thanks for bearing with us.

 

In the meantime, you mentioned if you use Spotify Connect to play or control your music on your phone, you're unable to swipe away the notification menu. Did this happen when you weren't on a beta version too?

If so, can you confirm:
> Devices, operating systems, and Spotify versions
> Do you get any error messages?

> Any screenshots or videos of the issue would be great too!

We'll try to see if this issue is only happening on the beta version, and then see if we can help 🙂

Thanks,
/M

 

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Re: Using Spotify Connect unable to swipe away the notification

Composer

Hey.

 

I'm currently using Spotify 8.4.70.665 on my Android (OnePlus 5T, 8.1.0) and 1.0.89.311.gb4a0b2aa on my mac (Macbook Pro mid-2012, macOS 10.13.6).

 

I just noticed that the issue isn't with any music that I listen to with Spotify Connect. The issue occurs only if I play local files on my mac and then open Spotify on my Android. If I do that then the notification on Android shows the song that I'm listening to on my mac without album artwork plus makes it impossible to swipe off the notification. Even if I close the mac client I'm still unable to swipe off the notification on my Android. I have to close Spotify from the Recent apps menu or force close it to get rid of the notification. The other workaround is to play a song on my mac that's not a local file. If I do that then I can swipe off the notification on my Android.

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Moderator

Hey there @AeroZ 🙂

 

Just so we can have a clearer view, would you mind including a screenshot of the unresponsive notification you mention?

 

On another note, since you mention this occurs with local files, can you let us know if they are on a playlist or just from Your Songs? 

 

If they are on a playlist, could you re-create a new one and see if the issue persists?

 

We'll be keeping an eye for your reply 🙂

 

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Re: Using Spotify Connect unable to swipe away the notification

Composer

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Hey!

 

If I play a local file on my computer (windows or mac) then after stopping the playback (either from my phone or from my computer) the notification gets stuck (unable to swipe it off, close it). Also as you can see from the screenshot Spotify Connect is unable to show album artwork too (even if the same local files are synced to my phone).

 

To fix that I either have to play some song that's available in the Spotify's catalog or close Spotify from the recent apps menu.

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Moderator

Hey there @AeroZ.

 

Thanks for getting back in touch with these details. Apologies for the delay, we were looking into this. 

 

You mention that this occurs while using in Spotify Connect. Please keep in mind that Connect doesn't support local files at the moment. So, if a device plays a local file through Connect, there might be some unexpected behavior.

 

Hope this helps shed some light!

/K

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Composer

Hey,

 

I don't play local files from my computer to my mobile device using Connect. The notification bar automatically opens if I open Spotify on my phone while listening to music on my computer.

If this is something that doesn't or shouldn't work then the notification bar shouldn't pop up on my phone in the first place.

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Re: Using Spotify Connect unable to swipe away the notification

Moderator
Moderator

Hey again @AeroZ,

 

Thanks for letting us know 🙂

 

In this case, can you confirm if the notification appears while playing Spotify tracks or also if you start listening with a local file track?

 

Make sure that the app is not running in the background before that when you check but it's completely closed.

 

We'll be looking out for your reply.

/K

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