[Android][Connect] Add an option to disable the (far from) intelligent device switching

Plan

Premium

Country

Holland

 

Device

W10 Spotify app and android phones (Apple might have the same problem)

 

My Question or Issue

Whenever I plug my headset in to my phone Spotify stops casting to my Chromecast. I find the trigger: 'switch to android phone whenever the 3,5mm jack is occupied' really annoying. 

I'm working from home and I'm usually casting from my W10 PC to a Chromecast that's plugged in to my home cinema set. Whenever I get a phone call I plug my gaming headset in to my phone to keep my hands free. About 2 seconds in to the phone call Spotify starts using my headset speakers. 

 

  1. I don't want to listen to music when I make a phone call.
  2. Plugging in a headset in to my phone doesn't mean i'm switching devices.
  3. I read that Bluetooth devices have the same problem.
  4. Closing the Spotify app on my phone before inserting the audio jack helps sometimes.
  5. Even when i'm casting from my phone to a Chromecast I still don't want Spotify to switch device when I insert an audio jack. 
  6. Automatically interrupting a song is ALWAYS A BIG MUSICAL NO NO!!!

My suggestion:

Add a setting that disables the (far from) 'intelligent device switching'. 

 

Similar topics:

https://community.spotify.com/t5/Android/Spotify-automatically-switches-to-my-phone-when-heaphones/m...

https://community.spotify.com/t5/Android/Spotify-Connect-switches-to-headphones-on-my-mobile/m-p/505...

 

 

PS: Good job on the casting from PC improvements. I used to have to open the Android app to switch back to my home cinema set. Now i can do it from the PC

Updated on 2021-05-23

Hello @MC_trouble!

Thanks for bringing your ideas to the Community. However, something similar has already been suggested here. Make sure to add your votes and comments there to show your support. I'll mark your post as "Closed - Doesn't Meet Requirements", as one of the Ideas Guidelines is not posting duplicates.

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Status changed to: Closed - Doesn't Meet Requirements

Updated on 2021-05-23

Hello @MC_trouble!

Thanks for bringing your ideas to the Community. However, something similar has already been suggested here. Make sure to add your votes and comments there to show your support. I'll mark your post as "Closed - Doesn't Meet Requirements", as one of the Ideas Guidelines is not posting duplicates.

You can learn more on how the Ideas Exchange works here.

Have a nice day 🙂