What happens if Android Auto Spotify is not working?
With Android Auto, you can listen to your favorite music playlist on Spotify while driving.
Many factors can lead to this problem and cause a very frustrating experience.
The good news is that there are several ways to fix them.
This article will guide you on common ways to sort out Android Auto Spotify not working issues.
Why is Android Auto Spotify not working?
Below are some possible causes of Spotify not working on Android Auto;
- Temporary glitch with Spotify and Android Auto.
- Android Auto is not connected to the car.
- Spotify has not been granted permission to work in the background.
- Poor internet connection
- Outdated Android Auto and Spotify apps
- Some virus has corrupted the cache of the app.
- Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connection is off
Fixes for Spotify not working on Android Auto
Method 1: Restart your Android Device
If Spotify is not working on your Android Auto, the first thing to do is to shut down your Android device and put it on again.
This process will refresh your device and improve its performance.
Method 2: Restart your Car
The issue can also be from your car.
To fix this, park your car and turn it off completely. This will also shut down the infotainment system.
Method 3: Clear Cache on Both Applications
Some files stored in an app’s cache might be malicious, causing app glitches.
Clearing the cache and data of those apps will delete the corrupt files, free up some space in the app, and, most importantly, improve the performance of the apps.
Here’s how to clear the cache on your device;
- Click on the Settings app from the menu on your phone
- Click the Apps icon> All apps
- Select Spotify or Android Auto first
- Search for and click on the Storage section
- Tap on the Clear cache and Clear data.
Method 4: Update your Android Auto and Spotify Apps.
Using an outdated version of these apps can cause some apps, such as Spotify, to misbehave when used on Android Auto.
To fix this, you should check if you are using the updated versions of the apps.
If the apps are outdated, update them so you can enjoy the newly added functions.
Below are the following steps to correct the apps;
- Head to the Google Play Store.
- Open the apps (Spotify or Android Auto)
- Click on your Profile icon
- Open the Manage App and Services menu.
- Tap the Updates Available menu.
- Find the two apps and make an Update.
Method 5: Use the Force-stop Function on Your Spotify App
If Spotify is still not working on your Android auto, you can Force-stop the Spotify App on your Android smartphone.
To Force-stop the Spotify app, take the following steps;
- Click on the Settings app on your Android device.
- Search for the Applications and Permissions option
- Click the App Manager icon and choose Spotify
- Click on Force-stop
Method 6: Check the Internet connection
Spotify might not work if your Android device’s internet connection is unstable.
If Spotify refuses to connect to your Android Auto app, it will be safer to check and confirm the strength of the internet connection.
Also, confirm you still have a running data bundle and that your network provider is active.
Method 7: Make Spotify the Default Music App on your Android
Spotify not being the primary music player on your Android device might pose a problem.
To avoid this problem, set Spotify as your default music player.
Follow the steps below to achieve this;
- Search for the Settings menu on your Android device
- Click on Apps
- Tap the Google Assistant icon.
- Open See all Assistant Settings> Music.
- Scroll through the music apps list
- Select Spotify.
Method 8: Make Sure to add Spotify to the Android Auto App
If, for any reason, Spotify does not appear in your Car’s infotainment system, add the Spotify app to Android Auto manually to access it in your car’s infotainment system.
Method 9: Delete and Reinstall the Spotify App:
If you have followed all the steps listed above and Spotify does not still work on your Android Auto app, the next thing to do is to delete the Spotify app and install it again.
Simply press and hold the Spotify app icon and delete it.
Then you head to the Google Play Store, download and reinstall it.
Method 9: Contact Android Auto Support
Finally, after trying all the methods above and Spotify still does not work on Android Auto, the next step is to contact the Android Auto community or Google Support for help.
Spotify not working on Android Auto is a common issue.
However, it would help if you did not get frustrated.
The methods listed above will help you fix any problem and get back to enjoying music on Spotify while driving.