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ZTE Z981 ZMax Pro
My Question or Issue
Android Auto: "Spotify doesn't seem to be working right now." This pops up after several minutes of playing music. After a few seconds Spotify comes back up in Android Auto and allows me to play the same song from the beginning, but will not start where the song left off. I have viewed similar errors in this forum as well as on the Google forum https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/android-auto/2WbSbeWISmc;context-place=topicsearchin/... But they seem to be centered around Spotify not starting. THAT IS NOT THE PROBLEM I HAVE. Rather, it starts consistently but will not keep running.
I've tried all of the listed "fixes" in these forums and none have corrected the problem.
Thanks for getting in touch. First make sure to check out this help article to make sure everything is set up correctly. If that doesn't help, we suggest that you contact the folks at Android Auto Help Center for further troubleshooting.
Hope that helps!
Thank you for the suggestion! However, before I posted my problem to the Android Auto forum and this Spotify forum, I had already spent several hours spread over several days of trial and error, attempting the various suggestions found there and here. Most of the suggestions would be considered work arounds anyway, not true fixes. I have a work around; I am aiming for a fix. I am hoping, since Spotify is the only app that is having trouble like this in Android Auto, that the Spotify Development Team will catch wind of this and make a change to the Spotify app. Perhaps there is a way to make the Spotify app more persistent, like the OBDLink app I mentiioned in my original post?
As this is built-in with the Android Auto, they're the best folks to help you out, but we'd be more than happy to help as much as we can from here.
We suggest that you check out this article to make sure everything looks set the right way. After that:
You'll find more troubleshooting steps here.
Let us know how it goes.
Hi @Jemi, thanks for taking an interest in this problem! Please explain what you meant by "As this is built-in with the Android Auto...." I can't imagine Android Auto building a feature into their product that would stop Spotify from working after several minutes.
From a trouble-shooting perspective, I'm having difficulty following the line of reasoning in your suggestions. As I've stated before, I've already spent many hours over several days trying the various suggestions found in the Spotify forums and the Android Auto forums. If you can find it on your web site, I've probably already tried it. They don't seem to fit this problem, and the work around I have described says a lot about what is NOT causing the problem:
Thank you for taking the time to respond, but I'm afraid the canned answers are not going to work. A developer, because of their intimate knowledge of the app's inner workings, would have instantly recognized this from my original post.
Please get this problem, along with the work around I have desctibed, over to the Spotify Development Team. Thanks! 🙂
I have this same problem. Very annoying. In my set up a rather consistent fix is to start Spotify on the phone prior to connecting it to the car.
But still, Spotofy and Google should talk anf fix the problem.
@Spotify support: anyu news from your side?
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