Whenever I load it up and try to play a song it shows the play button and the forwards and backwards arrows either side, but doesn't play the song. I have to close the app and start it on my phone for it to then play. Considering I've seen posts about this dating back October last year, why the hell isn't it fixed? I love spotify apart from this but it's vital it works first time, especially when driving. Tempted to try Apple Music....
How many others have experienced this?
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It looks like all music apps have to use the same playback screen in CarPlay.
You might notice that the playback screen in Apple Music has more buttons (e.g. Shuffle, etc.), so it seems Spotify needs to re-initialize this screen somehow with different parameters in order to start, and is unable to do so the first time.
I work around this by starting to play something in Apple Music and then switching back to Spotify and hitting Play there.
Anyway, it would be great if Spotify could address this, this is a major annoyance and also a significant distraction if you're driving.
I think I've found some possible solution. I always seems to be using the mobile with a USB cable, but the other day I tried using Bluetooth only. So the first time I had to synchronize the mobile with the car. After doing this, every time I connect the USB cable, the music starts a lot faster than before.
Let me know.
Iphone - Apple Car