Connecting to spotify.... in Android Notification

Plan

Premium

Country

 Germany

Device

Pixel 2 XL

Operating System

Android Pie

 

My Question or Issue

 Since the latest update, I get the message in the notification bar "Connecting to spotify" (sorry, living in germany, hopefully I've translated correct) 

This is new for me. The app is closed, so why is such an active reminder there?

 

 

Spotify Version: 8.4.78.530

Hey everyone,

 

Seems like this is fixed now.

 

If this still happens to you, please create a thread in the Help Boards.

 

Thank you, have a nice day!

Comments
tonyreilly
Casual Listener

Done... mine is  - 8.4.78.530 .

 

In a similar vein, could Spotify maybe, perhaps, include a changelog when updates are happening as opposed to the generic update that's been there for years?

yurilvidal
Newbie

Same here.

Samsung Galaxy S9 on Android 8.0

 

Spotify Version 8.4.78.530

FormelLMS
Regular

Should be a problem with 8.4.78.530

Cyberchaos
Casual Listener

Yep, same here, 8.4.78.530

themistocl3s
Newbie

Same - 8.4.78.530

Cbrownie420
Newbie

TEMPORARY SOLUTION!!! 

 

Go to the apps notifications setting and turn off external applications. I haven't received a single notification about connecting since turning it off but it'll still show the normal notification while you're playing music. 

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themistocl3s
Newbie

I didn't even know that setting was there - never seen it before!

 

Won't this mess up integration with Google Maps though?

fury683
Regular

Shouldn't break the connection, this just disables notifications from showing.


@themistocl3s wrote:

I didn't even know that setting was there - never seen it before!

 

Won't this mess up integration with Google Maps though?


 Same issue here.

 

Plan

Premium (Family)

Country

USA

Device

Pixel 3 XL

Operating System

Android Pie 9 Build PQ1A.181105.017.A1

Spotify Version

8.4.78.530

IvanGrund
Newbie

My solution was to clear cache data of Spotify application.

 

EDIT: It wasn't. Or at least not for longer then few minutes.

Cbrownie420
Newbie

@themistocl3s wrote:

Won't this mess up integration with Google Maps though?


You can also set it to low importance, which blocks visual and sound. However, I had mine turned off and was still able to use controls on Google maps