Thanks for sharing. Sorry that you weren't able to figure this out. I tried an experiment recently on my Google Mini. It was starting to lag, not badly, but noticeable, while streaming Spotify. I performed the same thing as before. I de-linked it from my phone and connected it to the 2.4ghz band of my wifi. Problem solved. Hasn't had a hiccup since. My personal, not expert opinion, is that there is an issue with some of the routers and the Google Home language that gets exasperated with Spotify (3rd party). Good luck with Alexa. I hear good things, but I am not a big fan of Amazon's approach to business generally.
Here we go again. Now Spotify wont play at all from google chrome. Tried on two computers. last Version 67.0.3396.99 (Official Build) (64-bit). So its no point trying Chromcast. Hmm so sad friday evening:(
Last update from me. After taking to Twitter, Spotify support advised to try a re-link of my account again using the Google Home App. This appears to have now fixed the issue. While I had done this previously, it is possible they resolved an underlying issue that the re-link will fix.
If you haven't done this in the last few hours and are still experiencing the issue, perhaps give it a try.
Open your Google Home App > Devices > Google Home > Music > Un-link
Link to Spotify > Enter credentials > Done > Test.
Good luck everyone; I hope this is the last we see of this issue.
You're wrong. That's just chance. I've linked and unlinked 10 times but to no avail. Still buffering or even rebooting
Yeah -- this kind of describes my experience. It comes and goes. I have found that Spotify on Google Home requires solid bandwidth -- and when my wifi gets spotty, this issue becomes more pronounced. As I have improved my wifi, this issue becomes less and less.
Hey there. Have you tried changing the network to the 2.4ghz option? This worked for me for a while. The 5ghz doesn't travel as well across the house. I have 2 mini's, 2 chromecasts, 1 home and about half a dozen other 'linked' outlets and switches. The 2.4ghz side of the home network seems to be more stable.