As of today Jan. 31 2018, Spotify Connect on Windows desktop and Android apps stopped working with two Pioneer XW-SMA1's. They show up as available devices, but the apps don't connect to them. A couple of Sonos devices and a Rocki work fine.
Windows Desktop version: 220.127.116.11.g6bd7cc73 (Windows Store version)
Android version: 18.104.22.1681.armV7
Solved! Go to Solution.
i guess you could use a chromecast audio and plug it in the AUX IN of the pioneer.
This way it would still be "usable" with Spotify Connect. But it's indeed a shame that they removed/disabled the builtin feature