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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JazzyWan
Regular
@Peter sorry if this seems rude but I don't care so much about helping the Dev team - when the issue at hand is being ignored. We want to be able to DISABLE this functionality.

If we could disable it none of this would even be an issue so reporting it would be unnecessary (because is never know about any if these problems if I could just turn OFF the connect feature)

I don't want a bandaid for major surgery

Peter__
Community Legend

@JazzyWan - Sorry just trying to help out. I understand you want the functionality to turn Spotify Connect off, but what you are reporting on top of that is a bug which most likely could be fixed. I'm not convinced your problem is actually related to Spotify Connect however, if you are seeing a bluetooth device that is most likely Airplay not Spotify Connect. 

Unfortunately the development team won't take much notice unless we either get multiple reports (but currently yours is the only one I have seen of connect devices not logged into the same account) or a screenshot of the issue. If you don't want to help out then that is fine.

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JazzyWan
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@jwylot maybe Bluetooth "shouldn't" have anything to do with connect HOWEVER my Pebble Smartwatch IS a Bluetooth device that keeps popping up in the connect screen

@Peter today I was at our family dinner where we had maybe 10 different smartphones on wifi - it tried connecting to every device on the wifi at one point or another. This is an AWFUL feature that the user should be able to control

Peter__
Community Legend
Could you try and grab us a screenshot to report this to the dev guys?

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JazzyWan
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@Peter That's not the case it tries to connect to everything on Wifi or Bluetooth

If someone is sitting in the same room with their iPad and iPhone - next to each WHY would one need to control one device with the other? Just reach out your hand push the button. The concept of that is annoying on it's face.

There needs to be a way to disable the feature and not have it constantly trying to connect if you don't want it to

Peter__
Community Legend
@JazzyWan - If that is the case then it probably needs reporting. Can you grab us a screenshot of your Connect screen showing unknown devices?

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Luvmuppet
Newbie

I had someone else's (a random person) playlist start playing on my phone this morning. I have ONLY 1 account, have never shared it. I somehow worked out that I had to go tothe website and logout of everything. That worked. For now.

Joe
Community Legend

Bluetooth has nothing to do with connect.

JazzyWan
Regular
I HATE!!!!! this feature... It's constantly trying to connect to random devices, playing music from other devices, disrupting my playlists... Did I already say I HATE!!!! this feature?!? Just like Bluetooth or Wifi I should be able to disable this option, so it's not connecting to passing strangers, trying to connect unwanted to my smartwatch, sucking up my battery & data

I don't want to connect, and if I decide to I want to turn it on ONLY when I want to and connect ONLY to devices I want to connect with. I HATE!!!! this feature

Peter__
Community Legend
@JazzyWan - It should only connect to devices:
- That are logged into your Spotify account
- Connect enabled speakers on the same WiFi network as you.

Are you seeing it connect to other devices?

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Mental_istid
Casual Listener

I am finding this quite annoying too.

 

I was on the bus trying to stream a song on my phone, and the player started rolling, but with no sound.

After multiple tries, I got a call from my wife that was wondering why the heck our Nexus 7 pad started playing the same song over and over again. I asked her to turn the pad off, and then I got my music.

 

I hope this is an issue that will be adressed quickly, since I often use Spotify from the phone in my car, and then I want to hear the music there, and not at home, where only our cat can hear it...

user-removed
Not applicable
I would very much like to be able to disable this connect feature. I listen to fast-paced music on my android when I'm at the gym, and chill stuff when I'm dissertating on my ipad. I just sat down at a coffee shop after the gym, plugged my headphones into my iPad, and hit the play button on my wireless keyboard. I expected my iPad to play what it had been playing before I left for the gym. Instead, my iPad plays nothing, and my phone starts blasting the fast-paced stuff I was listening to at the gym, annoying everyone in the coffee shop. I pull up my iPad spotify app and see that the connect feature has automatically turned on. Apparently, there's no way to make this feature act otherwise. Apps should be under the user's control, not the other way around.

NoiseMaker
Music Fan

@nowholeself: 'Apps should be under the user's control...' said the Apple user...

Cheko
Regular
Not to mention the additional data usage

Peter__
Community Legend
When you say devices are constantly connecting, which devices are you using?

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Haynez
Newbie

Hi,

I was sitting on the bus on the way to work this morning, listening to a playlist I created on Spotify. My device kept connecting to someone else's device and started playing their music, which was awful...it must have happened about six times. 

How can I prevent this from happening?

Peter__
Community Legend
Someone else must be using your account.

Change your password and then post over on this topic for a forced log out:
http://community.spotify.com/t5/Help-Accounts-and-Subscriptions/Someone-else-using-your-account-Post...

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Clarky78
Casual Listener

I use an Ipad and stream spotify to AppleTV, BUT suddenly it's started also playing the music on my (Android Galaxy Note 3) phone at the same time, and it's sending me mad! I don't want my darn phone playing music, why on earth would anyone want this pointless function? I can send music out my phone woop! WTF is the point of that?! It's dumb rubbish and I want it gone or Spotify is going. I have force closed spotfiy on my phone, reset my phone, the only way to stop the darn sync is to turn off all data connections.. I was out the other day, and I could control the music my wife was playing at home via the Ipad! WHY WOULD I WANT TO DO THIS!!??

 

How do I get rid of it?

Clarky78
Casual Listener
No. I have repeatedly tried disconnecting both devices. If i select music on the iPad, the phone automatically starts playing. If I pause music on phone all stops. If I select phone as output source instead of iPad, music goes to the phone. If I select only iPad it still keeps playing on the phone, no sound of course. It's mental. I hate it with a passion. It's always on, I never connect it. It's clearly Spotify way of trying to stop people using 1 account with several devices. Only way I see it is to keep turning phone into offline mode all the time.

gwynnita
Newbie

And you can't answer the sodding phone and keep the music on. it's bloody annoying.

Peter__
Community Legend
It's weird, I get what you are saying but I only ever find issue with my android devices since Spotify seems to run all the time on it. On my iPhone and iPad, if Spotify isn't playing (even if connect is active) once the app goes to the background it becomes unavailable.

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