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Screen will not rotate anymore on Now Playing view

Status: Not Right Now

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Country

usa

Device

Samsung Galaxy 9+

Operating System

Android galaxy S9+

 

My Question or Issue

When using my phone in the car I put it in a car holder. The holder is horizontal in order to have better view for navigation etc. I use spotify also a lot in the car but when using the playing music I'm not able to rotate the screen but the playlists dose rotate

Hey everyone, 

 

We really appreciate your reports on this.

 

We just wanted to let you know that the right folks have taken a look at this for you, and what you're seeing right now is explained here.

 

Right now, we're not able to provide an exact timeline for a change, but we'd recommend always keeping your Spotify app up to date to ensure you're on the latest version with fixes and new features.

 

Thanks!

Comments
Charlie77

Really? Unsolved After 3 years? 

I just started listening music via streaming app. I tested Deezer in the past month.

Today I started testing Spotify. After one car drive I landed in this community forum seeing that such a basic function is gone for over 3 years. There was no negative aspect regarding Deezer, exept the price. 

Charlie77

and.... good luck reading the lyrics in landscape mode...😋

Rafael_Slomski

**bleep**!!!! nothing yet?
we are in 2022..!

dfietkau

This started when spotify removed certain "outdated" (they were not) APIs.
For example:
I had the phone connected to my 3rd market radio. Since spotify released Car Thing, this connection failed with the following update. What a coincidence. I believe they removed some other functions like landscape in the process, to push sales for their new product.

If the responsibles would just admit it, I could some how live with that.
But telling us, they will look into that, but dont know when, for 3 years...

Lying to your loyal customers is utterly stupid and will backfire.

Rammstone

The best part of this is that the useless "car thing" failed miserably and went out of production. What a shocker. But they still won't add landscape back in. I have now switched to youtube music and I am very happy I did. Easy transfer and it works well in the car

goobs4life

3 years and Spotify has still not resolved this issue. Where does my $15/mo go? Because it needs to go to more devs so an issue as simple as landscape can be handled in a more timely manner...

goforit

So finally I found the App "Screen Orientation Control" (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.mm2d.android.orientationfaker), which is able to overrule stupid portrait mode of Now Playing screen in landscape orientation on my Lenovo Smart Tab M8 (TB-8505FS). Of course this is just a workaround and Spotify should fix this issue. 

dfietkau

@goforityup that works. I'll take that as workaround, thank you.

Just to clear thing up for anyone else who looks into this...
This a screenshot from Feb 2021 and the screen I'd like to have back in spotify.

 

Screenshot_20210222-145738_Spotify.jpg

What I get today is the below:

Screenshot_20221006-082342_fixed_Spotify.jpg

 

If you press the arrow, you get this

Screenshot_20221006-082331_Spotify.jpg

 

And this is the 3rd market app @goforit mentioned ->

Screenshot_20221006-082224_Spotify.jpg