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Spotify Connect - Spotify Switches Playback Device Randomly

tragalicious
Gig Goer

So this is probably the 10th time this has happened in the last 3 weeks.

 

I will be listening to Spotify on my laptop at work, and all of a sudden, the music stops.

I didn't hit any keys, what the F?

 

I go into Spotify and it says Spotify Connect is now playing on "<Home PC Name>", my computer located about 10 miles from me.

First time this happened, I called my house mate and had him go into the room of the computer to confront the intruder in my home, but fortunately there was no intruder, only a Spotify bug.

 

Fast forward a couple days, hey it happened again!

And again, and again and again....

 

Look, the Spotify Connect is a pretty cool feature. I like it when it works. But this is starting to get annoying.

 

How can I keep Spotify from randomly deciding it's time to jam out my empty apartment, instead of my ears?

 

I'm open to just disabling the service, though I would like to keep using it because it's handy when I'm jamming on guitar and can control the music from my couch.

 

One more thing, I don't think it's my computer at home restarting and opening spotify because all of my applications/windows from the night before are still open when I get home.

 

Thanks in advance to anybody who can provide some insight into why this is happening.

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Re: Spotify Connect - Spotify Switches Playback Device Randomly

mikethetinkerer
Newbie

Can spotify please just give us an option to disable this horrible feature? Yes, it COULD be a cool feature if not for the fact that it switches to my phone from my PC THREE TIMES A DAY!!! Because I love listening to my music on my phones speaker rather than my fancy headphones / PC speakers....

 

I've tried pretty much all of the streaming music apps and they all suck in their own form or fashion. All I want to do is listen to music uninteruppted without having to troubleshoot playback software issues every 20 friggin minutes!!!

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Re: Spotify Connect - Spotify Switches Playback Device Randomly

tragalicious
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Just to throw in some additional details, the laptop is a Mac, and the desktop is a PC.

Re: Spotify Connect - Spotify Switches Playback Device Randomly

Jordi
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Hi there and welcome to the community,

 

Could you try doing a full reinstallation of the app, including removing your local cache/data files.


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Re: Spotify Connect - Spotify Switches Playback Device Randomly

tragalicious
Gig Goer

Thank you for the quick reply Jordi, I've reinstalled Spotify and will update the thread if it happens again =)

Re: Spotify Connect - Spotify Switches Playback Device Randomly

Jermophobe
Gig Goer

This has been happening to me for weeks now! I've already installed the latest version of Spotify on both computers. It only does this between my home & work computers - not my phone. 

 

Home is Mac OSX Yosemite and work is some sort of Windows 7

Re: Spotify Connect - Spotify Switches Playback Device Randomly

tragalicious
Gig Goer

Just came back to post this is happening again in version 1.0.7.157.g2a6526f9

 

I'll try and explain the exact circumstances as best as I can.

 

1) Yesterday 6-18-2015 I listened to Spotify at work on my laptop. At the end of the day I closed my MacBook (mid2009) and went home.

 

2) After getting home, I played a few songs on Spotify on my home Desktop (custom build 2015, Windows 7x64, <HOME_PC>), queue a few up but never play the whole playlist. It gets paused after maybe 5 songs. I go to sleep.

 

3) The next day (6-19-2015) I come in to work (now using MacBook laptop) and play a song. I double clicked on the song from a playlist I had made to initiate the audio. It plays to my headphones normally. The song finishes, and now Spotify is playing the next song in my list (playlist from my MacBook) but it is now playing to <HOME_PC>.

 

4) I was going to end my post here but this just happened. After manually changing the playback device to MacBook (after #3 happens) in Spotify, and then choosing a new song (double clicking it from my playlist), then coming here to make this follow up post - when that song ended, my local computer (MacBook) is now no longer playing the next track in my Playlist, but instead it is playing one of the songs from last night's Queue I made at HOME, on a TOTALLY DIFFERENT COMPUTER.... Just to clarify - The audio comes from my MacBook. But the song was a selection I made the previous night on a different computer.

 

Is there just a way to disable spotify connect?

The bugs outweigh the benefits for me at this point =(

Re: Spotify Connect - Spotify Switches Playback Device Randomly

IlovePanCakes
Gig Goer

Same isue here......When playing a track through Spotify Connect on my Bluesound, suddenly my phone is playing the song through Spoyify Connect. I have to open Spotify in order to revert back to my Bluesound...

 

 

Come on, this is not good :( 

Re: Spotify Connect - Spotify Switches Playback Device Randomly

gmathis
Regular

This has been happening to me on a regular basis for months now.

 

This is a data loss bug, because queue selections and currently playing track are lost.

Spending time carefully building a queue of tracks to play and then having that queue disappear completely at random is a very bad user experience.

 

I am also running OS X Yosemite at home and Win 7 at work.

At least once a day Spotify on my work computer will claim it has switched to playing on my home computer (which is in sleep state and not connected to the same LAN or VPNed).

Re: Spotify Connect - Spotify Switches Playback Device Randomly

IlovePanCakes
Gig Goer

Any news?? Some other people experience this??

Re: Spotify Connect - Spotify Switches Playback Device Randomly

121050699
Newbie

im having the issue to i listen to stoptify when im gaming and passed 2 days its been switching to a device i dont even own in the middle of the song... when i try to change it back it switch right back to the other device i dont own a samsung tablet but yet it switched to 1 if this keeps happening ill have no choice but to find a new music service provider

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