Took the plunge today and upgraded to IOS 8.1. I am rarely an early adopter any more (been stung by that before, thanks) but it'd been out a bit and recent patches solved a lot of the intial issues, apparently.
I really, really wish I'd not bothered now.
Everything appeared fine and correct after the upgrade, spotify plays using headphones and speaker on the phone. Other phone features seemed fine too.
Later, I jumped in the car, expecting it to automatically connect and start playing, like it usually does. Instead I am now presented with a message that says 'there are no files on the device' and silence.
The setup in quesiton is the Audi MMI 2G head unit with an A2DP bluetooth module connecting into the ipod cable in the glovebox.
I have had problems in the past getting spotify to work fully with the MMI system before, i.e. playback is fine but the skip fwd/back buttons just pause spotify, rather than what they are meant to do. But usually I leave it on random and as it's bluetooth I can always just use the on-screen buttons. I would get track info on the central screen.
I don't know quite where the fault lies here - it /used/ to work before the upgrade. It could be either:
Audi - the MMI seemingly only supports pretty basic ipod controls and given the age of the unit (2009) - many things will have changed in the last 5 years.
Apple - again, they may well have 'upgraded' the bluetooth stack within IOS 8.1 - and may no longer support the correct ipod controls any more (given they are not making ipod classics any more)
Spotify - less likely, but again maybe there are some ipod API changes that mean it can't talk to external audio bridge devices. Long shot, and this is an unusual setup, but...
Anyone else have experience with this.. or any workarounds? I bet this is but a patch away..