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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user-removed
Not applicable

Connect is annoying me too - I  want my devices to manage their respective play queues. Please enable an option to turn connect off.

 

oztravman
Newbie
I'm getting the same thing. Noticed it at home, kept trying to connect to Nick's iPhone from my HTC One. Nothing else was connected to my wifi and blue tooth was off. I started cycling to the gym and my phone became possessed, kept starting to play Beatles songs and connecting to Nicks iPhone well out of range of my wifi!

Cheko
Regular

So the post on this issue has been out for some time and i see two different cases, one being the people who have one account and several devices (work, personal, etc) and the second being people having one account and the family devices under this account.

 

for the first case i agree that "connect" will allow you to control your new fancy speakers but why do I need to control the other phone or tablet which speakers are as small as the ones from the device i'm controlling it from? for me this still makes no sense.

 

for the second, I understand the T&C's and we should support the industry, ok, but "connect" is not the solution, people will get by with offline mode and downloading more playlists.... there are smarter ways Spotify can increase # of accounts = +$ 

ianpscott1
Newbie
I completely agree it is utter ridiculous you can't turn this annoying feature off. It has completely ruined my Spotify experience. I am now competing with my daughter for who is connected. If they don't fix this I will be looking for an alternative.

Joe
Community Legend

Get your daughter her own account and don't share - it's against spotify's terms.

jonhuntf
Newbie

What's the point of this feature if youre not supposed to put an account on more than one device. I'm not sharing an account, I have the account signed in on my tablet, and my phone and have this problem constantly.

BruceFan
Casual Listener

Spotify should allow people within the same household to share one Spotify account. I don't know too many people who would be willing to have 2 separate paid accounts for a husband and wife. It's a nice service for $9.99, but not for $19.98 per month.

slooper99
Casual Listener

I agree, connect is annoying at times. I truly enjoy Spotify and will most likely stick with it. My issue is similar. I have two devices connected on my account. When I travel to and from work, I use my cell phone and play music over my motorcycle speakers via bluetooth. So sometimes in the middle of my journey home, my music will quit.. The next chance I look at my phone, music is playing but on my other device that no one is using....

 

I could eliminate that completely by using offline mode, which is why I purchased the subscription features anyway, especially on a motorcycle. I used to use slacker but their cache download was horrible. So if you are away from home, just use offline mode and dont forget to follow your station or playlist and it will update or refresh overnight. When you are home, use live streaming...

 

Thats the best fix I know of. Joe and Pete are just posting the same info, screen shot and too bad, you are breaking the rules... Just ignore their useless posts.

 

JazzyWan
Regular

I agree with about the one account per household (husband and wife).  The problems with this connect still exist even if only one of us is using it. I was in a business meeting in another state (one of us in Ohio, the other in Florida) with my iPhone, my husband was at home with our iPad listening to music because of this stupid connect feature every song he listened to kept popping up on my iPhone AND I could control his selections.

 

So it wasnt us trying to both listen to music, I was in a business meeting - only 1 person was using the account. What he's listening to shouldnt pop up on my iPhone, and that I clicked next on his favorite song (funny now but not at the time) shouldnt happen.

thai2000
Roadie

Better is that we ALL cancel our premium accounts and use the free version.

Then we have NO CONNECT . and spotify NO MONEY .......

BruceFan
Casual Listener

And as my husband just said... paying for 2 Spotify subscriptions would be like paying for 2 cable services because we each watch our own TV. They should allow one subscription per household.

slooper99
Casual Listener

Yep, I agree. But the way technology is, there is no way to verify the same household usage or family members. I can understand they don't want one account streaming to 3 users simultaneously at different locations, especially if they had means of paying for their own account. But anyway, Not everyone is using cable so theres no way to verify the household by subnet means.... There is no single solution to fit all needs but there are many free service options also.

 

I use a pay account only for the offline capability while mobile. Especially out on the bike for the day, its much less expensive than satellite and no commercials. Add in a student discount at 50% and yah, im happy. anyone at home can listen while im offline or they can listen to the free version. 

 

 

JazzyWan
Regular
@Peter thanks - the problem isn't AirPlay related - as it ONLY happens when I have spotify open and it ONLY comes up on the Spotify connect option

Everything about my AirPlay and Apple Devices is Working As Designed

I appreciate your attempt to help. Since I actually pay monthly for Spotify I'll be calling the billing area to deal with this; but I thought I would look for a solution here first.

While I might be the only person here so far to have all of these issues with connect. I didn't start this thread so clearly I'm not the only person having some issues with it and that HATES not having the ability to disable it

Rafael
Spotify Legend

Hey @JazzyWan ,

 

Can you send us screenshot so we can iinvestigate what is going on?

 

 

 

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Klesell
Newbie

Rafael:

I was unable to get a screenshot but I can confirm the bug.

 

My Android phone was suddenly playing music (The Smith's....wth?) on a device connected via Spotify Connect. The device name was "Adam's iphone" and there is no Adam that I know anywhere near where I live.

 

I also checked my wifi and could find no unwanted device connected to it (WPA2 encrypted). Bluetooth also had no connected devices on the phone. I simply have no clue how this can be.

 

 

Regards

Martin

raul4916
Casual Listener

It is just terrible, connect at times connects to other devices that is not even using it is disturbing.  My cellphone actually turned on in class when my sister attempted to use on her device.  It is terrible really.

Please give the option to turn it off!

Joe
Community Legend

@raul4916 If you weren't breaching the Spotify terms and conditions by sharing an account, it wouldn't be an issue.

Lipsia
Newbie

Well I'm certainly not breaching the terms and conditions. I'm sat at at home ay my PC and listening as normal. My phone is next to me and currently running out of battery/data fast because it is connecting at the same time. While I'm sat here. Do I have to switch my phone off everytime I'm sat at my PC so I can stop it running out of battery/using data? I'm with everyone else here, I just want to be able to switch the feature off. Whilst I appreciate the idea of my mobile being the remote control if I were to be having a bunch of pals round or whatever, my flat is not exactly so massive that I can't reach for the device I have the app running on at the time.

 

Nice idea in theory, but some choice in the matter would be good.

 

I have quickly learnt to HATE this feature too. If it had a disable option I could just turn it off. It's driving me nuts.

sr1
Newbie

I haaaaaate this connect thing ! Please add some option to turn it off or I'll go Deezer or other ...

raul4916
Casual Listener

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Very well,
It is still very annoying having to attempt to use the tablet that I own, and the song starts playing on the cellphone.
Well better go off to beats now if this does not change soon...

been a customer for 2 years, it is sad having to leave.

Peter__
Community Legend
Are you guys still seeing this issue with the most recent version v0.7.8.566 on android?

It appears to have made my android device un-connectable sometimes when it is inactive.

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