[Connect] Make Spotify Connect a Choice

I want to have the opption to turn it off. Please fix this, i wan't to listen to music and still be online without connect starts.

Please fix this. 


Jag vill gärna kunna använda spotify på en telefon utan att den andra telefonen ska börja dra batteri för att ni kommit på denna tjänst utan en avstängningsfunktion. Då ni är Svenska som startat detta hoppas jag på att ni accepterar svensk text. Och en svensk meny till spotify hade varit trevligt. :)


Från en trogen användare sedan år tillbaka :)

Updated on 2019-01-11

Hey folks,


Thanks for coming to the Community, and adding your vote to this idea!


We're keeping this idea as 'Not Right Now', as this isn't something we have any immediate plans to implement. We appreciate you sharing your thoughts.


If we do have any new info to share, rest assured we'll check back in here with a new status.




As a developer myself, i know there is always another way to solve the core issue here, which is spotify wanting to lock down music playing from one device at any one time.


Which is fine, so how about a toggle on each device that called:


"Continue playing from last device" 


"Keep devices in sync"


Limit to one device at one time, absolutely, but STOP FORCING THE SAME MUSIC QUEUE


My work music is VASTLY different to my excersise (on my phone), which is also vastly different to my home pc music queue.


Yet i can almost never reliably EXPLORE NEW MUSIC, since i only have the car ride home before i then immediately lose the progress since i need to play one of my playlists.


THIS IS A SIMPLE FIX, just store per-device music queue data if this option is enabled on that device.

Casual Listener

Please allow us to have a device not be a part of the "Connect to a device". I have some music and playlists for my work laptop so I can have motivating work music. Then I have play lists on my phone for the car and when being outside. The trouble is that the Connect to a device feature tries to hand off when I leave or arrive at work and the queue gets hijacked by the other device.


It is really annoying, let us turn this off for individual devices. I see the utility of continuing a session. But not all the time and not for all devices.


For example, I can't listen to podcasts at work, the talking is distracting to me, so I don't want to bring my phone podcasts into to work. I end up **bleep**ing around with the web client trying to get control of my music instead of preping for work.

Casual Listener

5 years later.. Spotify don't care about their customers. What a joke.


If this wouldn't be cared soon me and whole family are going to another streaming service. This is ridiculous how they treat their paying customers.



I have spotify playing on my phone while I'm out cycling and my Alexa in the house is using the same account. It seems both can't play different content at the same time.


I'm getting ticked off with Spotify Connect.  My family uses Spitify with our premium account.  I can play music and it will start playing on my families phones.  Its irritating!!!  Why isnt there an option for cutting it off?


It seems that spotify's team have no clue how to fix this AWFUL thing! Well, now I'd escalated from twitter. Hope someone answer it!


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Since Spotify product managers have no interest in making their products usable, if your goal in wanting to disable Spotify Connect has anything to do with an iPod in your car playing for 10 seconds before spontaneously switching to play through a computer in the house you just left, any decent wireless router firmware will allow you to create isolated guest networks on different subnets and you can then connect your mobile devices to them exclusively. Spotify won't see anything else to connect to on the local link but it can still ping the registration server to verify that you've paid up and should indeed be allowed to play downloaded copies untethered.


It's utterly ridiculous that you have to go to these lengths, but...


Really need this feature!


While connect is a nifty feature, I have yet to have any need for it. And as such, it just consumes battery life on my mobile for no reason at all.


I find it intrusive and annoying, please implement the option to turn it on/off!


Hi, all of you which are suffering because of this awful "feature".


Well, I contact Spotify Cares (look attachments) and they just told me "we have NO IDEA when we will 'fix' this".


So, for all of you that are very **bleep** with this device connection thing, seat and relax, because they have no clue when they will fix this!


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