Premium Family (I'm the family 'Owner')
iPhone 11 Pro, MacBook Air 2018
iOS 14.4, MacOS 11.2
My Question or Issue
So I have what I believe is a super weird issue. I noticed a few months ago that my Spotify account stopped scrobbling to last.fm and up until about 7 hours ago, I thought this was an issue with last.fm instead of Spotify, however I had a thought and came across the Spotify Currently Playing Track API, tested it out and it turns out my account isn't posting any data to the API for currently played music.
It gets weirder though, If I'm connected to WiFi on my phone it works perfectly fine, but even though I don't have any mobile data restrictions what so ever (Even reset my phone to factory settings), it just doesn't post any data to the API, but I can still listen to music perfectly fine, non-cached, so that gets rid of the mobile data being an issue. I have confirmed this as if I hotspot my MaBook from my iPhone, it scrobbles to last.fm perfectly fine.
As I was testing this today, I tried listening to a song on my MacBook and this does pass data to the api, however, what I also found is that because of my account on my phone not sending my data to the currently playing api, I can actually listen to music on two devices at once, so I can be listening to some thing on my iPhone but I can also have completely different music being played on my MacBook, there's no link what so ever that my account on my iPhone is even being used, unless I'm on WiFi.
TLDR; I have what appears to be three issues
- Music not scrobbling to last.fm (believe this is due to the next point)
- Music not being posted to the Spotify API
- Music is playable on two devices at once under the same account, because data isn't being posted to the Spotify API.
Has anyone ever seen this? I'm slowly using Spotify less and been using Apple Music a lot more recently purely because I'm losing out on Scrobbles to last.fm, which sounds petty, but I've been tracking my music since 2005 and this weird bug is preventing that from happening...
Hope this all makes sense!
Just to add - I have a Three UK WiFi hotspot for working from home due to COVID, and this actually lets me scrobble to last.fm also, it also 'links' my account up so I can't listen to different music on the same account on different devices.