Music Randomly pausing on Android

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We've seen reports that the app will just stop playing music halfway through a song randomly.


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Hey everyone, 


We're still looking into this, and we can assure you that you'll be the first to know when we have updates. We're still gathering more info. First, try the following:

  • Reinstall the app.
  • Restart your device.
  • Check with different devices to seem if the same issue occurs.
  • Restart your router.
  • Try with different WiFi networks and 3G/4G.
  • Disable Battery and Power saving mode.
  • Reset your password, and "sign out everywhere" from your account page.

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  • Device OS version
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Status changed to: Under investigation

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Casual Listener

This happen fairly regularly for me and coming on top of that is that Spotify Crashes and reloads if I select a sharing option of any kind


Device: Nokia 7 Plus

Device OS: Android 8.1.0

Spotify Version: armv7



Edit (2018-10-22):

As of now for me those bugs have disappeared it seems like an update to the app.

Hardware specs are still the same.

Device OS: Android 9.0

Spotify Version: armv7

Edit (2018-10-23):
After updating to Android 9 yesterday evening the mobile apps has become quite unresponsive, the notification bar to change tracks sometimes won't update or even react to any tap.

Edit (2019-02-06)

For about four weeks the app is now stable, no crashes or anything that resembles a crash happened for a while. While the app still is sometimes not perfectly responsive I am now able to listen to music, without it being interrupted every 5 minutes, again.

Device OS is still Android 9

And Spotify Version as of now is

Casual Listener



I am experiencing this, that the app keeps pausing songs both while in the app and outside it, I'm running emui 8.1.0.

What I've done:

  • Unistalling and reinstalling the app
  • Clear all cache, both in app and in phonesettings.
  • Restarting the phone
  • Exclude from all powersaving
  • Give the app unlimited data
  • Log out all other devices 

Thanks for all and any help! 


Pixel 3 running pie out of the box is pausing at random times. If I go back a menu it almost always pauses and resets the song to the beginning. Also, Play / Pause controls from my BT headphones don't work. Skip seems to work though.

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It happens to everytime I try to use Spotify on my LG V20 (android). It will come up for about 45sec. and then go off.  On my Ipad (ios) and widows device it works fine. 


It is driving me crazy. I'm trying to listen to any song and about 20s in the app crashes then reloads. I've updated the app and phone. Uninstalled the app and reinstalled it. Anything else I can do? 

Turned out my issue was that the Pixel 3 had downloaded a very old version
of Spotify. A few hours later there was an update and the app looks exactly
like the iOS version and everything works as expected. Sorry, this probably
doesn’t help you at all. :/


I have an android LG V20 with version 8.0.0. and spotify updated Oct. 14th. I will be listening to a song or podcast and it will shut off 10-30 seconds in, and will completely shut down the app. I will then reopen the app, click play, and it will restart the whole song or podcast from the beginning. It's driving me crazy. 

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I had to contact customer support and they helped me get the problem fixed.

Having the same issues as everyone else since last update, plays for about 30 seconds then stops and goes back to home screen.  Same issues on both Samsung S8 and Huawei P20 pro, both have Spotify version, Samsung running Android 8.0, Huwaei running EMUI/Android 8.1.0