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When using Spotify on an iOS device to play over bluetooth, some third-party devices don't receive metada (track, artist, album info, etc. is not displayed on third-party device)
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Hi, I have exactly the same problem except I'm not connected via bluetooth, I have an IPod USB-cable.
I have a Pioneer AppRadio SPH-DA100 connected via usb-cable (not bluetooth streaming). I can use IPod-control to change track/play/pause, but metadata is very glitchy. Sometimes it works and I get Cover art and everything, but most of the time there is nothing, not even the length of the track.
I have contacted Pioneer support and they say it is related to the Spotify IOS app not sending metadata since it works on other apps. They also stated that there is problem with spotify metadata on other third-party IPod docking stations. One thing he mentioned to get it work a litte bit better is to turn of "Gapless Playback", but I haven't tried that yet.
I dont know what the root cause is, Spotify app or IOS 6.1 or Pioneer Ipod control???
It would be great if someone can confirm that problem is in the spotify app or not!? So I know who I'm going to blame ;). It would be awesome if i could get the cover art and metadata displayed in my car stereo!
Pioneer F40BT App Radio FW 4.01Iphone 5 iOS 6.1.3
Via bluetooth I get all text info, but no covers..
Could be nice with covers as well
2013 Buick Encore with stock radio and Samsung Galaxy S4
No metadata and no covers being sent, plays audio fine over bluetooth, but my poweramp mp3 android player sends everything. Powerplay also has an option to force metadata to make sure Bluetooth gets it.
Whats annoying is Spotify is shown as an app on Buick car computers on youtube, but not yet.
Crazy! I dont need the car to have the app, just fix the android app. 🙂
Same problem here!
Device: iPhone 4S
Car & Player: Audi Q5 - MMI 3G+ 2013
One curious thing is that I rented an Audi A1 and metadata was perfectly displayed.
I started a thread here:
Thank you in advance Spotify Dev Team for taking us into account!