Spotify app shows different song playing from what's playing via Connect

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Spotify app shows different song playing from what's playing via Connect

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NOTE: This isn't specific to iOS, as the desktop app has the same issue. It seems to be an issue with Connect rather.

 

When I'm playing a shuffled playlist, radio, or Daily Mix to a Spotify Connect device (Audiocast dongle), at some point, the apps (phone and computer) will show a different track playing from what's actually playing. The only way to reconcile this is to pause, play locally to the device, then reconnect to the Connect device.

 

Is this a known bug, or something that can please be fixed? Thank you!

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Casual Listener

I have noticed this too on my devices 

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Hi @user-removed & @alphonsoii, welcome to the Community.

I know it sounds simple, but it's often overlooked. Could you try restarting your device? If that doesn't help, try a quick clean reinstall of the app. Just follow these steps. I'd also recommend installing the latest updates available.

 

If possible could you attach a screenrecording or screenshots when the issues is occurring? 🙂

If you're still having trouble, could you let me know the exact version of Spotify and the exact version of the operating system you're running?

I'll see what I can suggest next!

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I've restarted and reinstalled, and it even happens on different devices. I'm fairly confident it's a Spotify Connect issue.

 

I don't think a screen recording would show the point, as it's literally PLAYING a different song from what it says is playing. You need to hear and know the songs, but trust me, it's happening.

 

I'm running Spotify 1.0.96.181.gf6bc1b6b on macOS 10.14.2 and Spotify 8.4.79.933 on iOS 12.1.2.

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Newbie

A similar thing is happening to me. When listening to an album, after a couple songs it will start showing the next song not the current song. For example, track 4 starts playing, after a couple seconds the display showing the current song switches over to the info for track 5, while track 4 is still actually playing. From then on it’s constantly showing the wrong song.  It’s annoying to look at the screen and know it’s the wrong song for music I know. Even worse when listening to new music and hear a song I like. I look at the screen and don’t know if the song it says is the song I’m hearing. 

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Is this something you can report to the Spotify devs? It's a legit bug.

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Spotify app shows different song playing from what's playing via Connect,

I tried all that was suggested 

i do, by Spotify technical support. and it did not fix this bug, it still bugs me plenty.

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Newbie

Same phenomenon on my device (IOS - IPhone 7). Quite frustrating to not be able to only listen to my playlist.

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Newbie

Same here. If I shuffle a playlist, the first song displays correctly on my Denon receiver. It never updates after that...unless you hit Skip then it will be correct for that song only.

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Was there ever a resolution provided for this? I am currently having this issue with Spotify on Amazon Cube. I have an everywhere playlist across my four Amazon devices (Cube, Echo, and 2 x Dots). The Cube is connected to my main TV and when I play a playlist or station on Spotify to the everywhere group, the TV always displays one song ahead even though the audio is in sync with the rest of the devices. For example, audio on all my devices is playing "Track 4" of a playlist but the TV is displaying album graphics, song title, and artist for "Track 5".
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