Strange - There was a Spotify iOS update today but I still have the same ‘no Spotify Connect’ problem with my X-HM82. Have you updated or changed configuration at all?
Perhaps wrongly, I’m still optimistic that Spotify will see the error of their ways and restore the service, but I’m not expecting anything in a hurry. Meanwhile my 2 year old Pioneer is useless for Spotify Connect.
Can I urge Pioneer users to ‘upvote’ this idea if you haven’t already!...
Yeah! My Gramofon is also playing nonstop for about 2,5 hours now. Perhaps too soon but I looks like it's working again.
Does anyone know how the connect options works? The app is only needed to set the stream to play on the "spotify-connect-device". But then it should have a direct connection to the Spotify servers I guess?
After few days, I've reached @SpotifyCares twitter account to ask about the issue. They've noticed a slight hiccup with my offline cache, and refreshed on their end. After an app reinstall on both macOS & IOS, the issue has been fixed. That means resyncing the offline tunes.... but it worths.
Tested during a couple of hours and it works properly. My Yamaha R-N402 is able to play Spotify with no pauses or interruptions.
I strongly suggest you keep calm, don't give up, and contact @SportifyCares :)