Disable autoplay when connected to Bluetooth

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Disable autoplay when connected to Bluetooth

HLMem
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Give an option to not play music when connected to a Bluetooth device like the car. The android client has this why not iphone?

This issue has been brought up in 2018, 2019, and 2020 and the mods keep saying it's a user issue and to reinstall. Please stop lying to us as its a spotify feature issue. 

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MateusM
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Hi there! Welcome to the Community! 🙂

Thanks for reporting this! We know how difficult it is when the app starts acting up. No worries, I'm here to help you.

Let me understand your problem better. Are you mean when you are listening to Spotify connected to the Bluetooth on your car, Spotify keeps auto-playing music, right?

Spotify has an option under Settings where you can disable the auto-play option, this might help you solve this problem.

Go to Settings > Playback > Autoplay (turn off this option).

I'll be on the lookout for your reply. Hope it helps you.
Have a great Sunday!

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HLMem
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Per Spotify, that autoplay feature is to enable or disable the following: "When you reach the end of an album, playlist, or selection of songs, Spotify automatically plays similar songs so the music never stops."

So that suggested solution does not fix music playing automatically when Bluetooth connects.

MateusM
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Hi again @HLMem!

 

Thanks for keeping in touch and giving us more details. I got what you mean.

 

This autoplay when you connect to the Bluetooth device is an OS thing, this is an easy way to start or continue listening to a song where you've stopped. Android does the same, just like other apps like YT Music, Apple Music, etc.

Did you try to force kill the app and see if it still starts auto-playing music when you connect to the Bluetooth device? 

I'll be on the lookout for your reply.

Have a great week! 🙂

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HLMem
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This issue exists on android as well but a feature to turn it off was added to spotify

Mr_city
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Which feature? I don't have it... I have tried many suggestions on internet but most of those settings doesn't exist for my Android + Spotify. How I can disable autoplay function?

Novy
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Hi @Mr_city,

 

Thank you for your post on this thread. 

 

In Settings you can find the option Autoplay. When activated, the music will keep playing after you finish a playlist or an album.

 

However, if you're experiencing the issue where the music starts playing automatically after connecting a Bluetooth device, we suggest you check your Android settings, since this automatic playback setting is built-in on the operating system as @MaMarquezini posted.

 

Hope this helps!

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MissZens
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Android/Samsung S20 5G/ USA - I too struggled with this issue in my car for a long time and after thoroughly testing disabling certain things in my Android settings (because Spotify showed me no setting related to this particularity in the app), these changes finally stopped the automated opening and playing of audio in the car when I connected the Bluetooth. 

 

Step 1: Settings Advanced Features 》Android Auto 》(Uncheck) Automatically resume media

 

Step 2: Settings Advanced Features 》Android Auto 》(Uncheck) Wireless Android Auto

 

Note: Tested and worked, but only as far as connecting and the app opening automatically and playing without my consent. Once I open Spotify myself though, it will automatically begin playing audio and the volume knob in my car will still also trigger to unpause the audio and play (a different but related issue I've had as well). 

 

Good luck! 

luizp21
Newbie

Your suggestion helped me, thank you. Android Auto interface has always been confusing, but the newer ones are making a effort to be clumsy.

JavierR
Newbie

The issue continues in Apple iPhone all models and Spotify  still dint have an option. Real problem: How to disable Spotify auto opens and play on Bluetooth connect of any device like: Apple Airpods, Bluetooth Car Radio, Bluetooth speakers etc..  An option to disable still not exist for Apple like Android has.

Herfinnur
Regular

Hello @Novy, you have misunderstood the issue. The problem is not that Spotify keeps playing when am album or playlist is finished, but that when you have Bluetooth headphones or Bluetooth speakers connected to your iPhone when you open the Spotify app, whatever song you listened to last automatically starts playing. Turning Autoplay of or on does nothing to solve this problem

katchko
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Go to Settings>Apps>Spotify>Notifications and dissable Playback

errrrrrrr
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It's unbelievably frustrating to see Spotify mods acting like they don't understand this issue. It's been an issue for YEARS. You can find dozens and dozens of threads of people complaining about this and still they act like this is something new that they haven't heard about. Or they blame it on the OS which is hilarious because I have maybe 10 apps on my phone at this moment that stream audio in some capacity and not a single other one does this.

HLMem
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Not on iphone, unless I am missing it

katchko
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You're right. It's for Android
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