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In Windows 8 (8.1 specifically) the play/pause button on my Sennheiser Bluetooth A2DP headphones does not play or pause Spotify. The track skip buttons work, but not the play/pause button.

Windows 8 supports AVRCP as shown by the working skip buttons, and indeed all buttons work with Windows Media Player; just not the play/pause button with Spotify.

I'm at a loss of where to look to even diagnose this, as Spotify isn't like Winamp - its a bit of a black-box with its configuration and logging.

Perhaps this is just a Spotify bug; I will see if I can find some direct-line to support in parallel.

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If it works in other players as expected, then it's a Spotify problem/bug. – Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 Dec 17 '13 at 18:16
Thanks @techie007. Will contact them and report back. – Ashley Steel Dec 17 '13 at 22:10
Did this ever start working for you? – Daryl Jun 15 '15 at 19:53
Nope. I moved to using Outcoldplayer on Windows against Google Play Music. Logging a bug got me generic support responses. – Ashley Steel Jun 16 '15 at 9:11

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