It has been working pretty well for me lately from both PC and phone. It seems to me that they've got the issues ironed out. I really like the fact that when I come home from work the state of the application reflects where I left off at work.
Upgraded my receivers. Now using an Onkyo TX-NR646 . and a Yamaha RX-A760 . Spotify works amazingly well with the Yamaha, it will even turn the receiver on if it is off and I want to play Spotify on it.
In replying to you, I wanted to be sure I wasn't speaking out of school, as it were. So I tested the desktop and mobile apps, and of course, the Onkyo receiver did not initially appear in the device list. I shut off the Onkyo receiver, and shut off the power from the strip for a few seconds. Then I re-enabled the power, turned on the receiver, and tried again. At this point, the Onkyo receiver appeared in Spotify's device list and I could send the music stream to it. So you might try a cold power cycle when you have the problem.
The Spotify connection is clearly a lot more brittle on Onkyo than on some other brands of receivers.
If you have removed special characters and spaces from the name of the device, your issue has to do with something else. Maybe your network or you PC firewall. As you say if it was working before, check for recent security updates in your PC or changes in your network or security configuration.
Since I posted my solution I have not had any issues with PCs or mobile phoes what so ever.
Luigi, being the owner of a 626, your solution worked for me! Just changed the 626 to a 636. You are a genius, thanks / as I listen much to Spotify, Spotify Connect has improved my music experience a lot. It works smooth, with no interruptions and with better sound quality compared to the Bluetooth connection I used before.
I have still no solution. When I power on my receiver first and than the pc I have no problem. Do I power on the pc first I have to reboot. The function connection list has to work in premium service that is the improtand reasson for me to pay for sportify. I really hate it that it is not working properly.
Not one of the above sollutions did work for me so I hope it will be fixed soon. Otherwise I end my payment, I think
'As we look to improve the overall Spotify experience, the Spotify app will be removed from Onkyo speakers on July 19th 2017. For more information, and for other ways to stream to your speakers'.
So as of this date Spotify doesn't support a large number of Onkyo receivers, i.e. TX- 8050.
I solved this problem by buying Google Chromcast Audio, connected it with a optical cable to the optical Game port, connected Chromecast to my WIFI with the Google Home app (Android). Now I can use my Premium subscription with my Onkyo. My cellphone is the remote controller of the Spotify app. Works great!
I did get a wiondows 10 update and now is the spotify connect not working anymore. I have to reboot to get the connected device. Some problem with windows? An update is destroying spotify connect. Do not know how to fix it. I do not want to reinstall my windows.
I have found a very reasonable solution that works both on Android and IoS.
I bought a Gramofon and connected it to my ONKYO TX8050 with a optical cable.
Works flawless ! 65,- euro solution for my android and Ipad 😉
As a premium member of spotify I almost quit my contract because this is really very very bad service not supporting excisiting systems without any warning or legitime reason. Spotify: DONT DO THIS AGAIN OR LOSE MORE CLIENTS