I'd have to disagree. It's a proposed workaround rather than a solution. I won't install untrusted apps from unknown sources, such as that link, for security reasons, so the workaround is not suitable for me, I need a proper fix in a new version of the Spotify app.
Just install the earlier version of Spotify -188.8.131.529 and it will work again, I spent two days troubleshooting including flashing an older version of Oreo onto my phone and found Spotify was the culprit
I am posting the link to the earlier version below
So it seems I have been bashing BMW for no reason. I too worked out that it was Spotify at fault on the way home after testing that other BMWConnected apps work fine. With Spotify, I can see the logo as an in Connected Drive, but when I select it as a source, all I get is a blank screen with no audio; completely and utterly useless. MY67 530e
In the end, I paid the £1 to test the Online services, and the 2 mins I've played around with it it is impressive. It works so much better than Spotify that I'm tempted to cough up £120 to have the online services for the last 12 month of my lease.
SPOTIFY! SORT THIS OUT. PLEASE!!
Re: BMW Connected Drive spotify shows up but does not play
My idea is just to get Spotify to work with the connected drive which for me was extremely frustrating,it allows me to use all the functions I need. I agree this should work with the latest build but this obviously needs to be addressed by the Spotify Developers and not us users. Being a paid subscriber to Spotify I would love to see this work on the new build too however I am happy not to update the app to continue using this feature. Hope Spotify sort this out on their next version.