Monthly Archives: November 2014

Control desktop app from your phone or tablet

Control Desktop app from phone or tablet
Control Desktop app from phone or tablet

In the newest version of the Spotify Desktop app you can control your desktop app from your phone or tablet (Android or IOS) using Spotify Connect. You can even change the volume, so that’s pretty cool! When you use the Beta version of the Desktop app you can also control any Android device from the desktop app, so it’s now both directions. A downside is that volume control doesn’t work when controlling an Android device from the Beta Desktop app. Let’s hope that feature will be added soon 🙂

It seems to be that Spotify is on it’s way to make Spotify Connect available from and to any device, including volume control, which is great I think!


Volume control with Spotify Connect?

Until today I didn’t know this, but it seems to be possible to control the volume on Spotify Connect from one device to the other, say this thread on the Spotify Forum. It works only on Android, not on iPhone. But, there are a lot of devices where this still doesn’t work, like on all the devices I have. I found out it works only from my Moto G phone to my laptop (with Spotify Beta with Spotify Connect support. Strange… Has anybody else a good experience with volume control on Spotify Connect? Or does anybody know why it’s working on one device, and doesn’t on the other?

Update (13-11-2014):
I’ve got a reply from the Spotify Support team; volume control with Spotify Connect from mobile to mobile doesn’t work at the moment. They don’t know if this feature will be implemented.

I started an “idea” in the Spotify forum to ask for volume control from Android to Android using Spotify Connect. If you want to support the idea, give it some kudos!