Spotify Keeps Pausing Randomly

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Spotify Keeps Pausing Randomly

crystalfortress
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I'm having an issue where spotify randomly pauses, including the play/pause button switching to play (different from the other forum post I found on this subject), from what I can tell at random 5 or 10 second intervals.  At first I thought that maybe it was because it was being used elsewhere (my account is occasionally used by my stepdad), but there isn't the usual blue banner at the top of the spotify window saying it's being used elsewhere.  I tried turning off hardware acceleration and it did nothing.  Really hoping that a full reinstall isn't the only option, because I have huge amounts of songs saved locally.

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Nizodizo
Casual Listener

It pauses and that is it,on a Chromebook. Pc works just fine.

Gabisweird
Newbie
Spoiler
 

Hi my spotify keeps pausing then when i press play after a minute or so it swipes it off the thing completely and I have to go all the way back to the app press play and it keeps doing the same thing yes i have premium so i dont know what's going on email: madisonsadler2007@gmail.com

Soccer5
Newbie

I have premium Spotify and it keeps pausing randomly and every time I get a notification it will pause the music then I will go to play it again it will pause again this is an ongoing issue that needs to be solved.

 

Nizodizo
Casual Listener
No answer for for your question but you could pick up a second hand PC for
cheap and Spotify will just as intended.

ozrenradic
Newbie

Same here, logged out many times, changed password many times and nothing helps. It's a bug that hasn't beem fixed for over a year now. And Spotify doesn't really seem to care, since their only reaction is blaming their customers for sharing their accounts. That's pretty easy, isn't it? And I can tell you that re-installation won't help either.. already tried that too.

user-removed
Not applicable

I found out that on me it is because I keep getting Snapchat notifications.. seems that turning them off doesn't help..

ConorH1700
Newbie

Exact same thing - sometimes other apps can set it off too. Any suggestions out there?

Jasminego123
Newbie

It didnt work for me

Ncyy
Casual Listener

I have a Samsung s8 and I use apple earphones. All of the sudden whenever I used my earphones Spotify would pause or skip forward. After about a week of this happening I noticed that for some reason google assistant kept popping up randomly when I had earphones on as well. What ended up solving my problem was turning off Google voice assistant's "ok google" detection and also turn off permission for microphone in the Google app. This has worked for me so far, no more skipping or pausing.  Hope it helps some of you! 

user-removed
Not applicable
I am very thankful! This worked for me as a solution and no pausing or any lag anymore! So Apple users turn off your Siri and your Voice Assistant!

seanmatbailey
Newbie

this needs to be fixed it’s **bleep**ing annoying

Max_Jamieson
Roadie

Not the problem. 

alvette5
Newbie

I deleted the app and reinstalled the app, then I restarted (rebooted) my wife's iPhone 7 256gb at 27% battery. Turned the app back on and it's working fine. I don't know how long this will last because the problem comes back in a couple days. I'm "this" close to closing my Spotify account, it's not worth the monthly payment I'm making for this app. Total BS if you asked me. 

Izzykordo
Newbie

I did this and it still won’t stop pausing, it seems to stop every time I get a Snapchat or go on snapchat

subwubwave
Casual Listener

I have a new fix, if you've recently connected your spotify to your discord then disconect it. It worked for me and a few other people so far.

JP311
Newbie

rostasi
Gig Goer

Just wanted to say that I have this problem too.

It's been going on for a long time and it's one of

many problems that keep me from subscribing.

It does this even when I just run it without any

other **bleep** software running that may cause

problems - right after booting up the Mac and

it's still a pain in the **bleep**.

 

If the music ever returns to play, then the screen

goes black and then I really can't do anything!

If the screen does show song/playlist info, the top

of the screen where the main info is supposed to be

(playlist name, "PLAY" and "FOLLOWING" buttons, etc)

is black. Sure is puzzling why this service is so popular.

Two attachments: one with missing info on top

("Discover Weekly") and, the second being the

black page mentioned earlier.

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TessaMurray
Newbie

Mine says being used in another location but I know it’s not. I do not have the option to log out of all other devices in my account settings. I am on a family plan but we each have our own accounts and no one else uses mine. I’m stumpped. 

rostasi
Gig Goer

Yeah, this has been a really crazy thing...
Now, when it stops after about half to a dozen tunes,

it just crashes - don't have to bother now with the black windows

or anything - it just stops and decides, "You're done now..."

aidanrmacgregor
Newbie

Yeah, no.

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