Samsung gear S3 - Remote conection


Samsung gear S3 - Remote conection








Samsung Galaxy 9+ & Samsung Gear S3


My Question or Issue


I was using my Gear S3 connected to my phone throw Bluetooth as "remote".

Today, just trying some functions, I connected the spotify app in the watch throw wifi with my account. It worked just fine.

However, when I try to go back to remote, it gives me a connection error with the phone.

Looking in the forum, I tried sime ideas. I have reestarted the watch to factory values. I reinstaled the Galaxy Wearable app. And nothing work.

Noy it keeps saying "can not connecto to spotify on your phone. Please open your app there to continue"

Automatically it opens the app in the phone, but I cant do anything by the watch.

Also in the gadget, it says that there is no Bluetooth connection to the phone.

Any Ideas?

45 Replies


Great workaround until they fix the Spotify app, thanks!

Casual Listener

Me also. I hope they fix it

Casual Listener

This is a major issue right now 1000s of people are having the same issue. I have the Samsung Watch 46mm and Spotify work great remote etc. It seems like an update either to the watch version or the phone version. It will just tell you that you need to connect to Bluetooth even though you are. Very frustrating because it's so much easier for me to switch track while busy etc on the watch rather than the phone. So haven't listened to Spotify for a week and pay premium for nothing now. Let's hope this gets fixed soon otherwise I'm cancelling unfortunately and many many others will too.

Casual Listener

exact same issue... this was one of the biggest features that got me to buy my galaxy watch... its really frustrating... i even tried removing the "linux deviuce" in my acc on the spotify site but didnt help at all... is there like some limitation to how many offline devices can you use even if youre premium user or smthg? i dont get it... please fix this asap.