It's silly that users need to play content for a few excruciating seconds as the first step to eventually cast your music/podcast to a WiFi enabled smart speaker (ex: Google Home Mini) using Spotify Connect.
Mind you, Spotify Connect dances a delicate dance between the Google Home app/ecosystem and multitasking, and it dances alright. I'd just really like the Spotify app to provide a Default Device Playback setting because I'm too lazy to set up a million (probably just one) IFTTT applet(s).
This feature would enable tablets, Chromebooks, and home computers to Spotify Connect to your target output device once and with ease will Spotify Stay Connected. The Mobile app should at the least remember user Device Playback preferences on certain internet connections like your suuuuper punny home WiFi network.