Having this problem too - really frustrating. worked fine on 2018 X1 and galaxy S9 for 5 months, then most recent update in nov spotify app wont work
Fixed by uninstalling on my S9 and reinstalling the old version via the link on page 1.
I also use Spotify via Android Auto on my VW. Works really well. BMW need to stick to building cars and let Apple/Android run the apps.
Here is a fix that works as suggested by the user above. Google old apks of Spotify and then download one from November. Make sure you turn off automatic updates from Google play. Then the Spotify icon will appear in connected drive like it used to
I also made it work with an old version from November. Unfortunately Spotify is disturbed by a phone call and doesn't continue running after that. Does anyone know this problem too?
thank You so much for this hint! It's finally working again.
You're right. Has disappeared for me now and cant figure out how to bring it back. Super annoying @spotify can't figure this out.
In my opinion a downgrade of an application cannot be called a "fix" this is a workaround. It would be really nice if spotify can address this bug in the next update or even better as a hotfix.
I can't get mine working on any of the old versions. Frustrating! Same seems to have happened with audible on Android also!
Also on Android 9 , seriously thinking of moving to iPhone. Tested on iDrive and every app works. Spotify, audible.. etc