SpotifyConnect plays on wrong device (poltergeist experience)

Device:

iPhone 4S

Audi A4 with bluetooth connection (not CarPlay)

Rocki (www.myrocki.com) to stream music on stereo at home using SpotifyConnect

Operating System Version:

 iOS 9.2

Spotify Version:

 4.7.0

Description:

My family today had a poltergeist experience, well here is what happened.

I was driving home from work and tried to turn on the streaming from the Spotify app on my iPhone via bluetooth using Spotify. This usually works fine, but this time music started to play in our stereo at home, where I have a Rocki device to stream music using Spotify Connect.

In the display of the car I could see what song was playing, but music was played at home.

 

To reproduce:

I am not sure how to reproduce this, but I will list some more detailed conditions here

  1. I had been playing using the Rocki device at home.
  2. I then paused/stopped the music. (Spotify left on in the background)
  3. Next day in the car, I tried to stream music by just activating the bluetooth streaming
  4. Music played at home (not in the car, but artist, title etc was displayed as usual).

Workaround:

 N/A

 

Additional information:

 N/A

 

Hey there! 

 

Thanks for bringing this up. We're setting this as "Not an issue" because it's possible you left your speakers connected to Spotify. Can you make sure to select the right device next time? Let us know how it goes. 

 

Keep on rocking 🙂

Comments
gnovella16
Roadie
Status changed to: Not An Issue

Hey there! 

 

Thanks for bringing this up. We're setting this as "Not an issue" because it's possible you left your speakers connected to Spotify. Can you make sure to select the right device next time? Let us know how it goes. 

 

Keep on rocking 🙂

jabra17
Casual Listener

Thanks for your answer

 

It is likely that the Rocki device was last connected to Spotify. So while this may be "by design" and technically not an issue, I think that in this "car" scenario it is an issue from a user and safety perspective.

When I'm in may car my mobile automatically connects using bluetooth. Before using Spotify Connect, it would start to stream music where I last left off listening to Spotify (if the Spotify app was still running in the background) by selecting "Media"/bluetooth device on the console in the car. I could safely keep the phone in my pocket.

Now I would have to pickup the phone of my pocket, enter the passcode, start the Spotify-app (which takes minutes to start) and then fiddle around in the menues to switch to "Audi" rather than "Rocket" device. This may actually be illigal in many countries in Europe, including Sweden., since it distracts the driver.

 

I think the preferred behaviour would be that whenever screaming is activated from an external device, in this case the car over bluetooth, it would stream music to that device.

What do you think?

 

 

 

thalagyrt
Newbie

This being not an issue is absolutely stupid. As was said above, now when I get into my car I have to fiddle with my phone to get it to play in the car. It should connect and play in the car. Why on earth would I want music to start blasting in my house when I get in the car and go for a drive? How is that even remotely the right behavior?

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