Control Spotify on your phone from your PC

A friend at work pointed out that he could control what songs were playing on his PC Spotify from his Android Spotify. I tried it the other way round (controlling what was playing on my phone from my PC). Although it works, everytime I change a song on my pc, the phone prompts me to keep playing through the phone, or switch to the PC. It would be awesome if there was a setting I could toggle, allowing me to choose what device I want to play through, making other devices the slaves.


Thanks for the feedback - any news regarding this request will be announced in the original idea topic here:
http://community.spotify.com/t5/Spotify-Ideas/Spotify-Connect-For-Desktop-App/idi-p/689688

Please add your kudos and comments there, if you haven't already. ;)

 

As this is still a beta version, controling the volume for the phone might come in the one of the next versions.

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Peter__
Community Legend

This is coming, check out the desktop beta as it has Spotify Connect funcationality. ;) 

 

http://community.spotify.com/t5/Help-Desktop-Linux-Mac-and/Welcome-to-the-Desktop-Beta/td-p/932803

Michielth
Newbie

@Peter

There is one problem though. From the Spotify Mac desktop client, one is unable to control the volume on his/her phone. So whenever the volume needs to be adjusted, it has to be done on the phone (or speakers connected to the phone). Is this a bug, or is this intentional?

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Rock Star 28
Status changed to: Duplicate


Thanks for the feedback - any news regarding this request will be announced in the original idea topic here:
http://community.spotify.com/t5/Spotify-Ideas/Spotify-Connect-For-Desktop-App/idi-p/689688

Please add your kudos and comments there, if you haven't already. ;)

 

As this is still a beta version, controling the volume for the phone might come in the one of the next versions.

colonelklenk
Newbie

@Marco

 

The duplicate idea is not actually the same thing. People are looking for the reverse functionality. 

 

One workaround is to mirror your device onto your computer and work through the Spotufy app that way. The only problem with this is many devices needed to be rooted befire the functionality became avaliable. Looking at you AirDroid. im sure there are other apps out there that get around the rooting problem, I just havent been able to find one. 

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Rock Star 24

@colonelklenk 

 

The ability to control Spotify on your phone from your computer will be coming in an update to the desktop app sometime in 2015.

 

When the update comes out, you will be able to do this through Spotify Connect.