No control of app while connected to car stereo.

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No control of app while connected to car stereo.

AMTAP
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When I connect my iPhone to my stereo via HDMI and Bluetooth (my stereo requires both simultaneously for navigation and other features) the Spotify app enters "docked mode" and simply displays the Spotify logo and I have to control everything from the head unit itself. If I disable Bluetooth the app will work like normal but I need Bluetooth for some other features to work. I don't have this issue in my friend's car when I use Spotify so there must be some way to fix this.
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slappstah
Newbie

fwiw, I had this same issue and re-installing the iOS Spotify app worked in my case.

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LittleNo
Newbie

I'm having the same issue which is extremely annoying because my car stereo (Kenwood Unit) does only have a simple display with limited usability functions, so it's almost impossible to browse thru Playlists or search for anything.

 

Same here, as soon my iPhone is connected thru Bluetooth to the Kenwood-Unit, the App only shows the Spotify-Logo.

 

We need a setting to disable that whole feature because in some cases (like mine) it makes using Spotify totally impossible

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MrCP1
Casual Listener

I have the same issue and would like the feautre as well

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Gilangfajarrr96
Newbie

Me too i have the same problem, spotify please fix this, do something about it

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brucewstrong
Casual Listener

I too am having the same problem! Get**bleep** together Spotify! This renders your app useless!

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grubl
Newbie

Same here - using a Kenwood car stereo on a boat. The head unit is on a remote location and the whole app is useless if I cant control it from my Iphone...

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j1-r_29hk265q
Newbie

I just bought a Kenwood radio and the same thing happens to me.  Its like a overpowring saftey feature for when you get in the car and it sucks.  What if im parked and want to change the song? I cant access anything and doing it through the radio is so slow.  Please fix this Spotify!

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q4pwcl-_5junq
Newbie

I am having the same problem. Can’t  control the app on my phone when connected to the Kenwood deck via Bluetooth in my car. Very difficult to navigate through songs and artists because my display is limited. Renders Spotify app almost useless.  Works well with Apple Music app and I am thinking of changing over if it doesn’t get fixed soon. Please fix Spotify because I would like to stay with you. 

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Ilicea1
Newbie

Same issue here, Kenwood car stereo, please fix it!!!

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