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[Connect] Option to deactivate Spotify Connect

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 2023-03-27

Hey everyone,


It seems that this idea ended up in the wrong board accidentally, so we're bringing it back.


We're keeping the Not Right Now status, as we don't have any immediate plans to implement this. As soon as we have any new information to share, rest assured we'll check back in here.


Take care.

I agree completely. I switched back to YouTube music and haven't had to
worry about Spotify connect since...


Running into issues with this myself now. Suddenly both personal phone and PC automatically select my work PC when I try to play something. All I would need is a setting like, "Always default playback to current device" and then behavior would be normal and predictable. I could still use your feature, but only when I make an active choice to do so. 


I've never picked up my phone and thought, "I know, on my commute to work I'd like to play this podcast on my PC at work." Yet I can't make this stop. 


I'm about ready to move away from Spotify due to not being able to turn off Spotify connect. It just causes problems:
* I only listen to music on my computer and only podcasts on my phone. Whenever I listen to a podcast it loses my place in my current music playlist.

* Spotify often decides to play on the other device, which I've *never* wanted. Yesterday I tried to listen to a podcast in my car and it decided to play on my computer at home... (which was especially a problem because I was driving so I couldn't just fix it)


I just don't want the notification telling me to connect to a speaker every time I start playback. It's really annoying.


Please just give us a way to disable irritating stuff that isn't useful like this.


I just left my computer idle, capturing a Wireshark log just for the heck of it, I use Arch Linux so I shouldn't expect to see much. 88.7% of packets were my phone spewing Multicast DNS packets querying "_spotify-social-listening._tcp.local", my phone sent 89975 MDNS packets over the course of 5669.404 seconds, or an average of 15.9 packets/second!! This cannot be good for battery life, I have "Spotify" > "Settings" > "Spotify Connect in background" disabled and I continue to see my phone going bananas. So, while it seems this issue was supposed to have been resolved, the toggle switch in Spotify settings does nothing. I do not need Spotify draining my battery checking for devices so often, heck I don't need it checking for devices at all, even just once every 15 or 30 seconds would be better than 15.9 packets/second!!






The Connect feature should be completely optional and by default turned off.
My wife has been driving and it transferred to the living room Google Home!

I've had the same and it was impossible to get it back, "this phone" was not present on my phone!