Spotify opens too many connections to PulseAudio (Linux)

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Spotify opens too many connections to PulseAudio (Linux)

StMartin81
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Operating System

Linux

 

My Question or Issue

The behavior is similar to the one described in https://community.spotify.com/t5/Desktop-Linux/Spotify-opens-too-many-connections-to-PulseAudio-Linu...

 

Spotify opens several client connections to pulseaudio:

index: 11
driver: <protocol-native.c>
owner module: 13
properties:
application.name = "Spotify"
native-protocol.peer = "UNIX socket client"
native-protocol.version = "30"
application.process.id = "3301"
application.process.user = "martin"
application.process.host = "MartinsPc"
application.process.binary = "spotify"
window.x11.display = ":0"
application.language = "de_DE.utf8"
application.process.machine_id = "9085a388bba985f1b594ce4100000498"
application.process.session_id = "2"
application.icon_name = "spotify-client"
index: 16
driver: <protocol-native.c>
owner module: 13
properties:
application.name = "Firefox"
native-protocol.peer = "UNIX socket client"
native-protocol.version = "33"
application.icon_name = "firefox"
application.version = "71.0"
application.process.id = "2861"
application.process.user = "martin"
application.process.host = "MartinsPc"
application.process.binary = "firefox"
application.language = "de_DE.utf8"
window.x11.display = ":0"
application.process.machine_id = "9085a388bba985f1b594ce4100000498"
application.process.session_id = "2"

 

I can reproduce the behavior by opening the Spotify client on both my computer and smartphone. Then I switch between these two devices using the smartphone:

- Play a track on the smartphone

- Switch playback to the computer from the smartphone

- Switch playback back to the smartphone

- Wait 5 seconds

- Switch playback back to the computer

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