Turn off spotify connect?

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Turn off spotify connect?

Cheko
Regular
Hi, I'd like to know how to turn off spotify connect, it is not a function I like to have turn on automatically when it detects other devices in the network.
Many thanks
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notnotandrea
Newbie

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.

Peshmergaabo
Newbie
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?

Bernie_321
Newbie
When I'm using Spotify and I try to connect to the wifi the app closes always so I can only use it without wifi

playframeprince
Casual Listener

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. 

 

ON YOUR MARKS.

 

GET SET.

 

TERRIBLE. 

 

 

 

Pei_Jin
Casual Listener

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. 

doggyhatefire
Casual Listener

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.

Swanny
Community Legend

Hi @doggyhatefire, have you tried signing out from all devices? https://www.spotify.com/us/account/overview/

 

Generally Connect should show the device name, what device name is coming up? Are you able to tell at all what the device is?

doggyhatefire
Casual Listener
Yeah, it's like a galaxy mini or some kind of phone. I disconnected and changed my password, but if this happens again I'm canceling my subscription.

Swanny
Community Legend
@doggyhatefire - definitely give the "Sign out everywhere" button on the account page a try as well. I linked it above.

LazerNutz
Newbie
This feature is retarded everyone suffers for the 5 people who actually want it? GIve us a **bleep**ing off button this thread is 2 years old ffs.

gracehate38
Newbie

My sister and I both use the same account and the only way for us to be able to stream at the same time is for one of us to be in offline mode since you can't use connect when your account is offline

user-removed
Not applicable
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..

DeltaSphereRay
Newbie

You can try deleting/force quitting the app temporarily, then redownloading it. 

NelsonMMarquez
Newbie
Please!! Kill the fuuuu connect, i hate it with passion! I guess no more premium membership....

Swanny
Community Legend
Hi all, people who are wanting the option to disable Connect, are your troubles with Connect due to the Android app constantly starting up and consuming battery while the desktop app is in use?

Is there anyone on iOS who is frustrated by this feature as well?

bristo
Newbie
Seriously Spotify, give us an option to turn off this awful feature NOW!

Im_Razorbacked
Music Fan

One option to bypass Connect is to use a third-party application.  I use an app called SpotEQ and I don't have to deal with this Connect nonsense.  Only works if you're a Premium member, though.

starbux5000
Casual Listener

I can't believe it's been almost a year of these comments and this is still not an option.

 

Why wouldn't you make it an option in the first place? Certainly you'd think ahead & know there's a lot of us out there who don't always want to use this!

Yiribriggs
Casual Listener
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.

Yiribriggs
Casual Listener
agreed, but I only buy 64 gig devices, so it's great for me
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