Since Spotify could not use Siri they probably were allowed to keep skirting the Auto Lock settings set by the phone. But with being able to use Siri then I would imagine Apple said for them to remove it as a tradeoff. It would be the true "hands free" expierence because everyone wants to use Siri.....
This is really frustrating. Please re-enable this app to be optimized for driving. I don't use the Waze app so integration with it means nothing to me. I don't keep Siri turned on for the same reason I don't have Alexa or Google assistant or Cortana in my home. I just want to listen to music and be able to skip a track if I decide to without having to unlock my phone while driving.
I love my Spotify premium but I’m trying free premium of Amazon starting tonight for 30 days. If it doesn’t lock my screen, since I can download and skip, I may just switch. If it locks I’ll look further at other apps.
I ride my MC and while I can change songs using my thumb controls. It’s nice seeing the next song if I want. Or at a light changing playlists quickly. I don’t touch it riding but can’t eadily unlock at a light with helmet and gloves.
This happens with my iPad plugged in on my desk now since the update also.... super irritating as I use it to play music in my office.... I get a call, and it's no longer easy to pause/restart music as I have to unlock the display or use the lock screen shortcuts (which have their own limitations - especiallyfor restarting the music linked to a WiFi Speaker). Please fix this Spotify... you broke it with the update.