[WP8] Mobile offline playback pauses Desktop playback (both using same premium account)

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[WP8] Mobile offline playback pauses Desktop playback (both using same premium account)

markob
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Hi,

 

I use same Spotify premium user account in both Windows desktop and Windows 8 mobile. Windows 8 mobile Spotify has offline playlists which have been synchronized completely. Mobile is set to Offline mode. 

 

1. I play music from desktop in online mode

2. When I start playing music from WP8 playlist in offline mode, my desktop playback pauses with message "Spotify has been paused because your account is used somewhere else".

3. I resume playback in desktop, WP8 Spotify pauses

4. I resume playback in WP8, then both Desktop and WP8 plays simultaneously UNTIL WP8 switches to new song in playlist. 

5. Return to step 2

 

Same behaviour when playing music from Linux Desktop Spotify client and WP8 Spotify client 

 

Information that could be useful:

- Your country: Finland
- Your specific phone model: Nokia Lumia 620
- Your phone's Operating System and version Windows phone 8.0.10211.204
- Are you using 3G, WiFi? both
- The error message(s) you get: Stated above

 

Br Marko B

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Re: [WP8] Mobile offline playback pauses Desktop playback (both using same premium account)

BarryA
Regular

Simply put,, Spotify are lying to you when you select 'offline mode'.  Its not offline, playlists will sync and other things.

 

Offline mode is simply a note to the app not to stream music  its not offline.. Big Brother wont allow it to be completley offline

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Re: [WP8] Mobile offline playback pauses Desktop playback (both using same premium account)

markob
Casual Listener

Well, it works OK with Android, so I would say it is a bug 🙂

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