[Android] "Spotify is trying to play" notification





Moto Z3 Play

Operating System

Android 9


My Question or Issue

Yesterday I noticed that my phone was showing two notifications when I played spotify. The first was the normal notification that spotify was playing with information about the song. The second was a notification that I couldn't swipe away that said "Spotify is trying to play...". It persisted the entire time I was playing music on my phone and disappeared when I closed spotify. What's going on? How can I get rid of the notification?

Hey folks,

Thanks for your patience while we looked into this issue.

We’re happy to say that this should now be fixed for everyone!



Make sure to perform a clean reinstall and that you're running the latest version of the app.




Same problem here. I've tried everything. It's honestly so annoying. This app everyday makes me want to cancel my premium more and more 


Same for me, when I play spotify, the notification comes. Why is it happening? 


Apparently, when I put one specific notification off, it worked.


If you go to Android Settings / Apps & Notifications / Spotify and turn off all notifications then turn them back on again that stops it from popping up.

Sadly this doesnt work for me... ive been looking for a solution for a couple of days now, and the notification doesnt go away anymore. (Im on a premium account, with a s9+ with oneUI) 

Spotify please fix this!


Got exactly the same problem but only started happening in the last few days.


Huawei P20 Pro


Android 9


Bring up the task manager and choose close all apps.


That doesn't seem like a fix. If it's playing why is the notification coming up on screen. If you have to fully shut it down every time isn't this a bug and whys this not been an issue before.


Same problem here on my Samsung Galaxy S9. It started happening this week.

The solutions above (killing the app, turning the notifications off and on) are just a temporary fix. 


Mine started that in the last few days.  Going to the Notification settings of the Spotify app and turning off "Spotify Music" took it away for me. Be sure to leave "Playback" on so that you still see your music that is currently playing.