Spotify users require the ability to turn autoplay on / off on all devices
New updates are added at the bottom of this story …….
The original story (published November 09, 2021) follows:
Recently, Spotify has received some changes on the autoplay feature which have changed its behavior and cause inconvenience to many users.
According to reports, many Spotify users are asking to revert the change that made autoplay the default option for all Spotify Connect devices (1, 2, 3, 4, 5).
What’s wrong with autoplay on Spotify?
AutoPlay is a Spotify option that, when enabled, will automatically start playing recommended songs after the user’s current album or playlist is finished.
Turning autoplay on / off has always been optional for all Spotify compatible platforms. However, this was recently changed and the option is now always enabled on some platforms.
It’s so maddening! Just found a new artist I love, put their album to sleep and woke up 7 hours later to some randomly suggested music. I have turned off autoplay for suggested songs in my phone settings. Is it possible to stop this with the Alexa speaker? It never was, it just started randomly today.
Spotify won’t stop playing suggested songs even if AutoPlay is turned off.
This happened to my boyfriend and yes he has a bounty. He is off on his phone and on the desktop version. I also can’t find a solution online so I would love to have someone help me! He just started doing it randomly about 2-3 weeks ago, with no setting changes.
Then from these platforms, after the user’s album or playlist is finished playing, the randomly recommended songs will start playing.
Platforms impacted by change
Apparently, the change affects all platforms and devices compatible with Spotify except native apps.
That is, you can only turn off autoplay from the Spotify mobile app and the Spotify desktop app. During this time, you won’t be able to turn it off on Spotify web, compatible smart speakers, and more:
TLDR: A recent change made ‘autoplay’ the default behavior when using Spotify Connect devices (other than desktop or mobile apps). This will happen regardless of the currently active “autoplay” setting. This setting only affects playback directly on your phone or pc / mac (apps) and does not work universally. If you’d like to see an option to turn it off, vote for this idea here:
Spotify team is aware of complaints and invites users to vote
The Spotify team has confirmed the recent change. In addition, they invite users who are dissatisfied with the change to vote to reverse it (via this link).
For now, all that remains is to wait for the vote to obtain sufficient participation. At that time, Spotify will consider reversing the change in autoplay behavior.
In the coming days, if there are any new developments in this regard, we will update this article with the relevant information, so stay tuned.
Update 1 (December 10)
6:33 p.m. (IST): Spotify has now started rolling out the option to turn autoplay on or off on connected devices and web player through the Spotify desktop app with version 1.1.74.
While the option is currently limited to the desktop app, Spotify in the announcement post confirmed that it will also bring the option to the mobile app with an update in the future.
Many Spotify subscribers have also taken to social platforms such as Reddit to confirm they have obtained the new option.
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