iOS 13.6.1, Google Maps 5.50.2, Spotify 188.8.131.520
My Question or Issue
I have Google Maps and Spotify connected, to listen to podcasts while driving. While navigating, Spotify controls appear at the bottom of the Google Maps screen and work as intended. However, during the first voice navigation guidance, Spotify is paused, then resumes, but the music playback controls downgrade to a “Continue playing” button instead. After the second voice navigation guidance, Spotify stops and does not resume, while the controls remain "Continue playing". I have to physically hit "Continue playing" to resume the podcast, which is unsafe and not ideal.
1. The Spotify controls should not downgrade to "Continue playing" after the first voice navigation guidance.
2. Spotify should automatically resume playing the podcast after the second voice navigation guidance.
For some inexplicable reason, this does not happen with Apple's Podcast app, which auto-resumes after every voice navigation guidance.
Thank you for reporting this issue to us.
We just wanted to let you know that the right folks are looking into this.
We're not able to provide an exact timeline for a fix, but we'd recommend always keeping your Spotify app up to date to ensure you're on the latest version.
In the meantime, as a workaround, we'd suggest that users do the following when playing podcasts: