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Spotify Web Api playback for smartphone devices does not work when spotify app is backgrounded #1171

liamtrampota opened this Issue Feb 21, 2019 · 1 comment


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commented Feb 21, 2019

Issue found on February 19th 2015.





Steps to reproduce:

  1. Open Spotify App on your smartphone
  2. Minimize (Background) Spotify App
  3. Get smartphone's Spotify device_id (GET
  4. Play a song using PUT with your smartphone's device_id from step 3

Expected behaviour:

Playback should resume from Spotify App

Actual behaviour:

Playback does not resume until Spotify is re-opened


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commented Mar 13, 2019

We have got a similar issue: When the smartphone is locked, not used in a certain period of time and the playback queue in spotify finishes then the connection between the Spotify platform and the device is lost.

The device somehow goes offline immediately after finishing the last song in the queue and is not accessible anymore via Spotify Web Api until you restart the Spotify App on the smartphone.

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