CarPlay and Spotify...a match made in HELL

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Re: CarPlay and Spotify...a match made in HELL

Casual Listener
Particularly this helps. You are right, it works, if you start Spotify before connecting to carplay. But only once a time. The second and third try didn't work anymore. In my opinion a poos solution which is not workable for me. However, thanks for that.

I will move to Apple Music.
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Re: CarPlay and Spotify...a match made in HELL

Casual Listener

 

I am on version 3.4.0.684

 

It works, but only sometimes, and there's no rhyme or reason to it.  It definitely is not right and certainly compares unfavorably to how other apps work.

 

Absolutely not "fixed" yet.

 

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Re: CarPlay and Spotify...a match made in HELL

Spotify Legend

We have been working to improve the Spotify experience on CarPlay. It has been difficult as we are not easily able to reproduce the issues that many have described here and some issues are related to the car radio and iOS. However, we believe we have fixed many of the issues around playback not starting with the Spotify version 3.6.0 release available in the app store today (some improvements were already made for version 3.5.0 as some users on this thread have already noted). We are also working on more improvements, such as audio playing over a phone call.

 

We are sorry for the inconvienence and trouble that many of you have experienced. Please try out version 3.6.0 and post any feedback here. For issues, please list the phone, OS version, car radio, Spotify version, and very detailed steps to reproduce the problem.

 

Known issues that are outside of Spotify's ability to improve:

No Siri integration - Please request to Apple to enable 3rd party apps like Spotify to access to Siri APIs

Spotify Menu will sometimes appear halfway down the screen

Thumbnail icons are not always loaded

Sometimes there's no audio after connecting to CarPlay. This happens with other audio apps as well. Reconnecting the phone to the CarPlay HU solves the issue.

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Updated Spotify yesterday, and every time I open the app, whether that be from the phone or from Car Play stereo, it crashes within seconds. The update has made the app completely useless for me.

 

iPhone 5

iOS 9.0 (13A4305g)

Pioneer SPH-DA120

Spotify 3.6.0

 

I appreciate that the latest release may not be fully compaitble with iOS 9 yet, but at least the previous version wasn't crashing every time I opened the app. I'm unsure whether or not I can downgrade now, but if I can't then I'll likely have to move over to Apple Music for the time being as the Spotify App won't even stay open now.

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Re: CarPlay and Spotify...a match made in HELL

Spotify Legend

Hi Dee Dee, Thank you for reporting the issue. We have just started compatibility testing with iOS9 and will look into this immediately.

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Re: CarPlay and Spotify...a match made in HELL

Music Fan

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This is still happening. This is my issue #1 from previous page: tap to play but the screen goes blank with just the play button and nothing plays yet on the phone, the timeline is progressing like it is playing

 

I've got the latest everything for iOS, Spotify, CarPlay, head unit firmware, yadda yadda yadda.

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Re: CarPlay and Spotify...a match made in HELL

Newbie

I can confirm that: Whenever I plug in my phone in with the Spotify app already running, playback on CarPlay just doesn't work until I close the app on the phone and start it again using CarPlay.

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Same here. I frequently have to force close the Spotify app, and then re-open it from my Car Play stereo for it to work correctly. Sometimes the app doesn't play music for the first time it's opened via Car Play, even when it's not open in the background. Having to force close the app from the phone isn't really safe whilst driving. I wish Spotfiy would address this issue.
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Newbie

I have the same issue... when I start Spotify I have to select the playlist and start the music from the iPhone.

The screen on the car display goes black... very few times I get the menu where I can select the playlists, but most of the time just a black screen.

 

Working with iPhone 5 running iOS 9.2 Spotify 4.6.0.1466 and it's running on a new Apple Carplay in a VW Sharan I just bought 3 weeks ago.

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Re: CarPlay and Spotify...a match made in HELL

Casual Listener

Same problems for me!

 

Got a new VW Sharan since 2 weeks and it wont play from the CarPlay menu. When i start songs from my iPhone 6s, then it plays music but with blank screen. When i click on "listening", then i see the song title and the cover.

 

But: this bug is the same with DEEZER - so it has to be a problem with the interface streaming service-->CarPlay

 

Hope you can fix it very soon..!

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