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(iPhone SE, Sonos Play:1, Lutron Caseta, Ford bluetooth)
(iOS 15.2, Windows 10)
I took a 3 hour drive recently (mid/end December) with my phone connected via bluetooth to my vehicle. every time i hit play, spotify would play for a few minutes then pause. I restart playback by hitting play again or reconnecting to vehicles bluetooth it would play a few minutes then pause, everytime.
Back in October everything worked fine and no issues. I had alarms setup in sonos to play different spotify playlist every hour back in October and the sonos was playing before initiating playback from iphone. when playback worked. I installed a new device since then (lutron caseta) and setup a schedule to play on the sonos different playlists and turned off the internal sonos alarms. The lutron schedules were enabled when I noticed my issue and sonos was always on prior to starting playback from iphone.
test one: I disabled all schedules in the lutron caseta app and alarms in sonos with sonos not playing anything from spotify. everything worked as expected . connected to vehicle blue tooth
test two: I re-enabled the internal alarms in the sonos app to play different playlists every hour and with sonos playing the issue came back. connected to vehicle blue tooth and not connected(playback on iphone only)
test three: disabled sonos alarms or schedules and played spotify on iphone but having spotify playing from within sonos first. the issue continued to happen.
test four: turned of Sonos playback and played spotify on iphone. playback normal
it looks like there is a priority or a hand off issue between Sonos and IOS. My preference would be that if I initiate playback from a device it would pause any other device currently playing. (or add a prompt maybe)
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Thank you for keeping in touch.
After sharing and discussing your case internally, it looks as if there's some sort of de-sync happening between the Spotify server and the Sonos integration when an alarms feature is used.
Since a third-party integration is involved, at this point it's not clear on which end this needs to be amended. Because of this, we cannot promise that we'll be able to provide a fix for this. It might be a good idea to reach out to Sonos customer support about that as well.
We thank you for the feedback you've shared with us and will definitely take it into account as we keep working on improving integration with other apps.
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