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.
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.
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.
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...
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 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