ckoleske's call to Google support did the trick, at least in my area!!
For the third day in a row Spotify music has played with no pauses on my Google Home.
Prior to that it was unusable, so annoying were the frequent pauses, which for me eventually became almost equal in length to the bursts of music that played in between. This would be by the fourth song or so.
Thanks Google and Spotify. I enjoy listening to the music even more now, remembering how bad it used to be.
using web player, Chrome versjon 66.0.3359.181- and Chrome Cast. Music is still half dead. Have been reload the palyer and the wi fi some times and it starts to play again. But after a while its stops. Very irritating every damned day!
After having fixed it with the relinking of the account (apparently) a month after it started happening again. I relinked once again but it still continued breaking. I then decided to follow another advice here which was to reconfigure the wifi settings on my Google Home and it seems to have (temporarily?) fixed the issue.
Someone (Google or Spotify, not sure at this point) needs to fix this! there are way too many spread cases all over the world for this to be a client-side issue.
I've had a Google Home since October and everything worked fine until about 3 weeks ago when I started having the buffering problem on Spotify. I'm on a 360Mb fibre network in Ireland so it's definitely not a speed problem and everything else works fine. I tried the unlinking and rebooting but it didn't work. Eventually switched it to 2.4 and that seems to have fixed it but it's not ideal, I'd far rather use 5. I'm not impressed by how many people are affected yet Google and Spotify between them can't seem to come up with an answer.
Having spent over an hour on the chat with Google today - I have to say you might be on to something.
I have been having the same problems with Spotify but only on the Google home, all other devices stream Spotify without a problem.
Google went through all of the suggestions but nothing worked. They even requested I change my router settings - which I did but still no success. They said they will escalate but I've already lost confidence and been out to purchase alexa this morning who works perfectly with spotify.
I guess the Google home will be going home tomorrow! (back to the shop) - it's a shame but we love Spotify in our house.