iPhone XR, MacBook Pro 2017, MacBook Pro 2018, Chrome, Safari
iOS 15.1 (iphone) 11.6.1 (macbook pro 2017), 11.4 (macbook pro 2018)
My Question or Issue
For the past two years or so Spotify - across all platforms and browsers that I use- has continuously paused itself. I have tried every suggestion I can find on the forums. Things will be going fine- the player is playing. Then, without warning, the player (on whichever app/device/browser) will pause. I will stop what I am doing, go to the player/app/browser and press play. It plays. Sometimes this fixes it and I can go about my work. Other times, I get back to work and within 30 seconds to 1 minute, it pauses again, at which point no matter how many times I go back to press play, it pauses again.
This happens to me on Chrome, on the iphone app, and on the mac application. I have tried all the available "Solutions" over the past 2 years- doing a complete log-out of all devices, uninstalling and reinstalling the app on all devices (for web-player, closing, restarting computer, trying other browsers the works). Occasionally these steps help temporarily but the problem persists at uneven intervals so it is impossible to predict when or on which device/player it will occur.
I am having the issue on Chrome currently. After reading this, I tried Safari and within 1 minute the same issue is happening. It pauses itself anywhere from 30seconds to 2 minutes into playing, over and over and over again.
I have had a paid subscription for years, but I have put up with this for so long I am in need of reliable tech if I am to pay for something. If this cannot be fixed permanently, it is off to Apple music, which will be sad because of the years of curating playlists and the incredible classical music collection. But I am tired of giving money to a tech company that cannot get their tech to be consistent and reliable.