I've lived with this problem affecting my Galaxy S2 watch and Galaxy S7 Edge mobile since it started. When I installed a new JVC KW-V930BW Car head unit with Spotify Remote this weekend I also saw a similar problem which seems related. Uninstalling Spotify on my phone and using the older version fixed both remote problems at the same time. Immediately the Play Store wanted to update but I used the workaround to prevent this. All my downloaded files were deleted so I've had to download again. This problem has been with us for far too long.
I've got the same problem as well. It sucks having to keep your mobile phone with you on a run/jog. The app exists and almost works, but a small bug renders it useless for any Samsung smart watch users.
I truly hope Spotify fixes the issue soon, I've been affected two months already, the watch I got contained one year promo of a competitor and I've been thinking of moving my playlists there more and more each passing week.. And I've been a premium user since it was available.
Agreed... I think it's silly this topic has been open for so long and yet no response from Spotify. Yes the workaround does work by downloading an older version but I had hoped the bug would have been fixed by now???