Hey Michael, Based on your reports and those of a number of other users (including those in the Community), I'd say that this is most likely a problem within the app itself. As we've posted here - http://community.spotify.com/t5/Mobile-iOS-iPhone-iPad-iPod/Interesting-bug-on-iPhone-lockscreen/m-p... - this has been reported to our dev team and hopefully they'll be able to get it sorted asap. Sorry for the runaround earlier, it's often tricky to tell what's a genuine issue and what's just a faulty installation (especially when you only have a handful of users reporting it out of millions). Thanks for sticking with us. Also, it would be interesting to see if you can recreate the phenomenon David reported in the above thread, where using a playlist with a mix of artists prevented the sticking. Give that a go and let us know how you get on - we'll be interested to hear the results.
The reason it works with a playlist of random stuff is because the changing of albums makes the track name change successfully. If you play two albums in a row, in order, the track name will get stuck on the second track of the first album, then once it finishes that album and starts the next one (regardless of artist, could be same or different), it will change the track name to the first track on the second album. Then it'll get stuck on the second track of that album. If you have a playlist that shuffles individual songs from all different albums, it will appear to work just fine because with each track change, it's an album change.
I am curious to know if you are still experiencing the same problem and if you have tried Rhapsody? Does their app have this issue? I just got back from a long road trip and man oh man, was this bug confusing me when I glanced up to the nav screen to see the wrong track name and time not resetting every track.
As a Spotify premium subscriber for 17 months, I am disappointed. Also, as a software developer, I find it abhorrent treatment of the paying customers. I get that development and fixes take time, but it's a different ball game in iOS world. I CANNOT go back to the working version on this platform while they sort it out. They seem to treat this like it's a minor issue ("oh, just don't play consecutive tracks on a album"). Umm, maybe I'm in the minority, but that's mostly all I do. Find artist, find album, play album.
Yes I am still experiencing the problem. They have not yet fixed it.
I have both Rhapsody and Spotify. I have been trying to chose between them for months. Neither of them are perfect. Rhapsody does not have this track name problem.Rhapsody has a better library for the music I like and Spotify has better sound. Rhapsody radio is better.Rhapsody seems a little more buggy.
I am getting tired of waiting for a fix for this problem. They have till 8-15 to fix it or I will be going exclusivey with Rhapsody.