I got an iPad 1 (fyi not jailbroken). Installed yesterday the new Spotify app for iPad. Super... I thought. But it stops playing all the time and after a few minutes it continues... Why?
Internet connection 120 Mb
WLAN N router
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I think it makes a lot of sense. Rdio does it this way. If you agree please give kudos and let's get it changed!!!!!
as far as I know I cannot change the DNS from the Sonos Zoneplayer, so do you mean I have to change the DNS setup at the modem/router?
I think i've found the cause of the problem. When using Carat for anayzing my battery usage, i've found that my "memory used" most of the time is completely filled. "Memory active" is 30/50%. This means that the memory of my iPhone most of the time is filled with processes of apps I have used. Not all memory is active though, so this means that whenever an app needs more memory, it will free up the inactive memory, in order for the running app to use that memory.
Today I removed all the apps from my multitask bar (and thus, freeing up the memory used). I checked this with Carat. When I would then play streaming playlist with Spotify, not a single hickup or stutter occured!
My guess is that when the "memory used" is almost full, Spotify is not getting enough memory from the operating system, to continue to buffer the songs, thus stuttering and hickups follow. Maybe when the device is locked the memory management is even more strict?
Hopefully this information can lead to a succesfull fix for the app!
For now, my workaround for stutter free playing works for me!