Hey @jean3601, Thanks for the reply. I don't seem to be having any album art issues though. It all appears correctly for me. My issue is Spotify streaming songs I've already downloaded to the device! Like I mentioned in the post, the data I'm consuming is about 1 mb every 5 seconds, which would not be the album art loading, unless each image was 1 mb each, which would be massive for an image of that size!
Re: Spotify streaming downloaded songs, using a ton of data!
So this is a bug then. This is a HUGE issue for people without unlimited data plans. Luckily I caught what Spotify was doing before I went over my limit, but it looks like some people weren't as fortunate. I feel like Spotify should be financially liable for any overages resulting from this bug in their software. Just my 2 cents. It would be great to get an official response from Spotify. I've sent them a support email, but haven't heard anything back yet.
Re: Has Automatic Stream Quality recently changed how it works?
Hi @Craigski, I've been affected by the same issue, the Spotify devs are aware of the issue. It seems the issue is with album art not downloading properly so it's getting stuck downloading it over and over again.
Ok so I got an answer back from support on the issue of Spotify, while in online mode, using a ton of data to play offline songs. He said:
"The Spotify application would still stream the tracks you saved and downloaded when your device if online and your Spotify is Online. The Available Offline will only work when your application is Offline."
So if the support guy is right, this behaviour is not a bug, but by design. I guess they decided to change things in the last update. I just can't seem to figure out why they would do something like this. To me it's confusing and to be honest a little deceiving.
But otherwise the app is great, I'll just have to remember to always turn offline mode on when I'm away from wifi. Annoying, but not a dealbreaker.