Spotify does it again

iOS and iPadOS

So yesterday while waiting for my wife in the truck I plugged my phone into the USB port so I could listen to Spotify over CarPlay. I quickly realized that I couldn’t get into the now playing screen to see the song name, rewind, or fast forward. I could select a song from the playlist and I could hit pause or play and select a device but that was it. I unhooked it from the truck and restarted the app but got the same result. I can still access the controls on my iPad but not on the iPhone.

This seems like the third or fourth time we’ve had problems with a Spotify update in the last year. So are any of you having the same problems? I want to make sure it’s not me before I go report the problem to Spotify.



Submitted by Soupy on Sunday, September 13, 2020

This has been an issue for the past two or three releases.

I've emailed Spotify, but haven't heard anything back. And, as you can tell, they haven't done anything yet to address this ☹️

Submitted by Tanya Harrison on Sunday, September 13, 2020

Hi, I wrote to Spotify Cares as I always get a response that way. They Said they have passed my feedback to the developers but of course they have no idea how long it will take for the issue to be resolved. At this time, the only reason I haven't jumped ship to AppleMusic is because I prefer the sound quality with the Spotify app, thanks to their six-band equalizer, whereas Apple's sound presets are to say the least, very lame.

Submitted by Cowboy on Sunday, September 13, 2020

I threatened to go to Apple Music the last 2 times something happened and even ended up purchasing it for a month. Unfortunately I got annoyed with their predictive algorithms giving me not only music I wasn’t interested in but completely different genres than I like. At this point I’m considering seeing if it has improved.