Group session: desktop client can't control session, but does receive control

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Group session: desktop client can't control session, but does receive control

sbrudenell
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Plan

Premium

Country

US

Device

PC

Operating System

Windows 10

 

My Question or Issue

 

My brother and I are testing out the Group Session feature. I've been hoping for this feature in a streaming service for like a decade, so I'm excited!

 

However, using a desktop client seems to break it.

 

1. My brother and I join a group session via our phones and play song A

2. My brother opens his desktop client, goes to the "devices" menu, and clicks "listen on this device"

3. My brother starts to play song B on his desktop client

 

Expected Outcome:

 

 - We both hear song B

 

Actual Outcome:

 

 - My phone continues to play song A

 - At a random time (apparently when song A ends in the group session), my brother's desktop client stops playing song B, and starts playing the next song in the group session.

 

Seems like the desktop client is still being controlled by the group session, but the group session isn't responding to control inputs from the desktop client.

 

It seems like group sessions only work if everyone uses their phones exclusively the whole time, which means we can't really use the feature, though we really want to.

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