Samsung gear S3 - Remote conection

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Samsung gear S3 - Remote conection

Alfa007
Newbie

Plan

Premium

Country

 Argentina

 

Device

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

mascarenhasjm
Newbie

you're right...  now... everything makes sense... maybe samsung updates turn off this function by the spotfy app, to force us to use the native music player.. works almost well... it is very slow and miss some commands...so prefer use just one app and widget of spotfy.

 

HillcrestSpong
Casual Listener

As some others have mentioned, as well as me, remote control by JVC and Kenwood and BMW car audio units has also been broken since November, unless you roll back to that early version. This won't be a Samsung Gear or Samsung Galaxy watch only it seems.  

Casper01
Casual Listener

Please tell me how, that's just what i needed. :')

Spencergo
Casual Listener

The app is built in with galaxy watch 46mm bluetooth model. The app icon looms like a music note. Run it. In options choose spotify. Theres option for spotify, youtube, netflix and google play music. I choose spotify and it worked like a remote

Casper01
Casual Listener

Thanks man!! that was just what i needed. I can live with this till spotify get updated

 

Furry87
Casual Listener

We can use this app instead but for now now just can't choose playlists etc on the watch. It's better to do that until they pull finger out and sort this mess. Thanks for the info.

Spencergo
Casual Listener

This is the appThis is the app

 

Inside, the one beside volume must be toggled down.Inside, the one beside volume must be toggled down.

 

Inside options menu " three dots "Inside options menu " three dots "

 

Choose spotifyChoose spotify

 

 

sonnnet
Music Fan

Genius, thank you. I've never pressed that button before. That's really all I wanted, ie skip tracks from my watch. 👍 

NeepNinja
Casual Listener

Same here on Galaxy Watch 46mm. Can anykne confirm another glitch for me, I have already sent one watch back because of this and the new one is exactly the same. My watch is logged into Spotify, when I make a phone call on my mobile S8, or on my watch or even use voice to text for messages, when I'm finished and hang up the phone my Spotify music will start to play and I then have to open Spotify and pause the track, this happens every time and is soooo annoying. However if the remote function worked on Spotify them this wouldn't happen as streaming would be deactivate.

So if someone can also try this please.. it has been documented on the Internet and many people have both these problems. Thanks. 

 

Craig. 

 

 

P-chan16
Casual Listener

yesterday's update spotify app on the phone began to work again the remote control from the gear s3

canerkoroglu
Casual Listener

Hey , i don't have s3 i am using GearFit2 and problem still persists.

P-chan16
Casual Listener

Firstly, I had to close app in the watch and restarted phone. Maybe  it help you.

Now phone notificación area  show me spotify icon with the words "Spotify conect"

Gr3y7Sky
Casual Listener

so first of all i have figured out how to get the remote feature to work, and it is throught that notification you were talking about, on my s8 sometimes after i open up bixby there is a notification that says spotify in the app name line and then the actual notification says spotify connecting... and sometimes once it does it says spotify connected to home. so once i saw this for some reason i decided to open up my spotify remote widget on my gear s3 and it worked! the thing is though i looked back on the notification and saw that the notifcation had changed and now it said spotify in the app name line and that my gear s3 is connected. so after about two days when i didnt listen to spotifiy on my phone for a bit the notification went away and i couldnt get the romote feature to work again. we need to figure out how to get that notifcation to stay in the notification drawer because it seems like itll work everytime now

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P-chan16
Casual Listener

So it is but to me it was returned to update the application in my s8 and again it stopped working, is some configuration of the notifications of the app on the phone I think I

Gr3y7Sky
Casual Listener

what?

Gr3y7Sky
Casual Listener

so first of all i have figured out how to get the remote feature to work, and it is throught that notification you were talking about, on my s8 sometimes after i open up bixby there is a notification that says spotify in the app name line and then the actual notification says spotify connecting... and sometimes once it does it says spotify connected to home. so once i saw this for some reason i decided to open up my spotify remote widget on my gear s3 and it worked! the thing is though i looked back on the notification and saw that the notifcation had changed and now it said spotify in the app name line and that my gear s3 is connected. so after about two days when i didnt listen to spotifiy on my phone for a bit the notification went away and i couldnt get the romote feature to work again. we need to figure out how to get that notifcation to stay in the notification drawer because it seems like itll work everytime now

SilvBerg
Newbie

Hi,

still doesn't work on my Gear Fit 2. Restart of watch and phone didn't help either. 😫

The "Connect to Spotify" message shows up for a while. But that also happened before.

 

Keep hoping and trying...
Silvio

NeepNinja
Casual Listener

Didn't work here. Still says couldnt connect to Spotify even though its connected as its showing what's playing on my phone. Crazy. 

NeepNinja
Casual Listener

Oh, a welcoming development!! Thanks for posting. Will take a look now. 

P-chan16
Casual Listener

This doesn't work on gear s3 frontier, because the app music doesn't have the three points as shown in the pictures.
Gear Software versión: R760XXU2CRH1

Yellowcake
Newbie

On my Gear S3 there are no dots either, only in "play music from your watch mode.

 

However, in my case the music app auto detects Spotify as soon as I start playing a song from Spotify.

 

Did you try this?

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