Seems like hotkeys for pause/play , next/prev song stopped working on newest mac osx High Sierra. Reinstalling Spotify app did not work for me. Anyone having same issue?
Spotify 18.104.22.1687 on Mac osx High Sierra 10.13 Beta
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I am running version 22.214.171.1249.g4637b02a and I still experience this issue. The widget did not fix this.
Additional information: if iTunes is running, the keys to Spotify do not work (previously they worked if you brought Spotify to the foreground). When iTunes is not running, the keys work as expected.
In general it seems that hot keys are working with last 'controllable' app: it might be VLC movie, vimeo in safari, itunes, netflix and lots of other stuff that is playable and what you used last.
If you played netflix it will controll it, if youtube video you may play/pause by hotkey, and spotify will not be served by keys unless you will play it directly in app.
This how it works in my environment currently...
Also solved it for me. In my case I only had to disable/remove the Google Play (Music) extension. Works without the need for Now Playing widget.
Going into the Extensions -> Keyboard Shortcuts(All the way at the bottom), and removing all of the keyboard shortcuts for Google Play Music fixed this for me.
No need to install some software. Just follow this steps from Apple. It really worked!!