This issue still persists, happened to me at work (I had my Bluetooth on and was using the office WiFi, but listening to a playlist I had downloaded to my phone). Previously it has only occured while I was at home on my WiFi with Bluetooth also on. The only devices that have Spotify are: andrpid cellphone, apple ipad, and windows computer.
Not sure why this problem is still going after being known for multiple years. I mean, really, it's been FOUR YEARS since OP.
Seriously what is this **bleep**? I haved used spotify for 2 years at home and at the gym with 0 Issues, but earlier tonight it randomly kept connecting to something calledd ROX. I found it was due to Spotify Connect and from ehat I read so far about Spotify Connect it cannot be turned off... is this some kind of early april fools joke from Spotify? It allows me to click on "Listen On This Phone" but 5 seconds later the music stops and connects to something at the gym using Spotify Connect over and over again. What is the point of asking if i want to listen to the music on my phone if will keep wanting to connect using Spotify Connect instead? How do I turn this **bleep** feature off? Is Spotify trying to send customers to Apple Music or something?
This needs to be fixed ASAP. If spotify thinks this is an acceptable way to deal with customer complaints then they are hugely mistaken. I'd want to know who is, most likely, getting paid lots of money to drive your customer feedback and user experience teams; because they need firing immediately.
I am using an iPhone 6, and what I do is go to "Settings" on my iPhone, tap "Cellular", and then under "Use Cellular Data for", turn it off for "Spotify". That helps to prevent the Spotify app on my iPhone from connecting to my laptop when I am using Spotify on my laptop. Of course, it goes without saying that if you want to play Spotify on your iPhone later again, you need to enable Cellular data for Spotify on your iPhone later. It is a bit tedious, but it is the simplest solution I have so far. For other phone users, I suppose you can use the same concept to essentially choose to disable the use of Cellular Data for your phone when playing music from Spotify on other devices.
A while ago I was connecting to random devices that I don't know and I emailed Spotify and they told me to disconnect the device and change the password. I did and just recently I keep connecting to another unknown device playing different music. LET US TURN THIS CRAP OFF. I'm going to subscribe to Google music or something. You guys can't take the hint that maybe you have a serious problem.
You're all greedy over there at Spotify.. All you do is grub money off people for a service that can't be shared and as if the free service wasn't even bad enough..you should all be ashamed of yourselves and there's a reason why I switched back to pandora and it's because your services suck..I bought premium thinking I could share it with my girlfriend but I can't because of the stupid "connect".. I should get my first 3 months for 99¢ but you all lied and said I would and I didn't..
Hey, this only works if you have spotify premium. I listen to my downloaded music on my phone but, I shut off my wifi, and deny spotify access to my data. If spotify is offline connect will not work. So my girlfriend can use it on my iPad in the living room while I listen to it offline at work.