I think it’s a pity that the latest Volumio version no longer includes the “Spotify Connect(2)” plugin. The Spotify app worked best on an iPhone with “SpotifyConnect”. Especially the “skipping” of songs and the volume control worked very well there.
I would love to see that made available again in the Volumio plugins.
Very surprised by this remark, what is your source for this kind of information.?
Spotify was a community plugin. When Spotify pulled the plug on the used API and no-one wanted to redesign the plugin, Volumio stepped in (took the responsibility) to fill the gap, even though there was no resource available to do so.
The plugin is working when used from the Volumio UI, the connect function is yet not as it supposed to be, which is known by the development team
So give them some slack
Slack? Sorry it’s been months… Your profile says you also do software dev. While developing a new solution, if there is an alternative working one, why not leave it up and running until you perfect the new one?
No one is against the new greatest, perfect Spotify plugin implementation… But it’s taking a lot of time (small team, low resources, etc). Meanwhile, you are loosing customers, and general patience after close to half a year is running thin…
Using Spotify within the UI works better (for me at least) than the original version - faster and more reliable. Via the Spotify app (connect functionality) clearly still needs more work. Trouble is that for many it works fine, so as @Wheaten says, it’s trickier to diagnose. I now only use Spotify via the UI and fortunately that’s all I need.