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Spotify Connect randomly pausing on Yamaha RX-V483 AV Receiver

Spotify Connect randomly pausing on Yamaha RX-V483 AV Receiver



For the last few days Spotify connect has started randomly pausing when playing on my Yamaha RX-V483 AV receiver. Firrmware version 1.28 and using Spotify connect from OS X, app version or iOS


Playback on the app itself is fine. The Yamaha unit has a wired LAN connection, and I can observe from the traffic monitor on my router that it just stops streaming audio at random. It has been flawless forever until ~3 May.


On twitter @spotifycares advised me to try logging out and in of all devices, and they also 'reset my offline cache' which didn't help.


Others on twitter seem to be having similar issues, e.g:


The latest response from @spotifycares is that my amplifier 'no longer supports spotify connect'. It's a bit ridiculous if this is the case. I've received no notice from Spotify or Yamaha.


I'd be interested in hearing from other who are experiencing similar problems.

This needs taking up with Spotify/Yamaha if support has been silently dropped!

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Same issue for me, same Yamaha model. Also was working fine for months and your timeline looks similar to me. About a month ago started pausing at random.


Whenever I start listening it actually plays quite well (without pausing) for the first hour or two. After that it pauses and I click play again it pauses again quite soon, roughly within the timeline of playing one song.


I've updated the firmware on my Yamaha and my Spotify clients are also up to date on my devices.


My current workaround is to use Airplay to play. That works without this problem. I would prefer to use Spotify connect of course.

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