I've downgraded spotify on my phone to be able to use remote on Gear S3. Yay, it works again.
With latest Spotify app on the phone (S8), when connecting from Gear, a notification bar with Spotify shows up for a split second and immediately (<1s) disappears.
With the downgraded Spotify app on the phone, the same notification bar shows up and remains in the notification area. The message on the bar reads : "Application null is connected."
"null" in a user-targeted message smells like a bug, either the party providing the content is messing it up (Spotify app on Gear?) , or the recipient (Spotify app on the phone) does not know how to treat the message with missing application name...
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.
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