Android 11 Media player controls missing

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Google Pixel 3a

Operating System

Android 11


My Question or Issue

The Android 11 update added a new media player control section to the quick settings menu when you swipe down from the top of the screen.  My phone does not show the music control panel for spotify.  It will work for other apps like google podcasts, but not for spotify.  Is this feature simply not supported by spotify yet, or is there an issue causing it to break?  I have not seen anyone else complaining of this issue in the past hour or so of searching the internet, so it must not be prevalent if it exists.  It's driving me bonkers because now I have no way of controlling my music without opening the app, music controls also do not show on the lock screen as they are supposed to. 


Edit: I did a content wipe and reset my phone, then restored from backup. I also uninstalled and reinstalled the spotify app multiple times, on the third time it fixed the issue. Hope this works for anyone else who is having the issue.

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