Spotify

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2019 CX-5 Signature
Id like to play Spotify with my soon to be purchased 2019.
Would this be best done by Apple CarPlay with Spotify as one of the on-screen apps?
 
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CX5 GT +pp 2018
I think,you can play it even without carplay. over just Bluetooth connection and selecting as source in the radio.
 
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2018 Mazda CX-5 Touring
I use Bluetooth through my Galaxy S6 to play Spotify. Provides all album art and steering wheel controls work perfectly.
 
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2014 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring
Maybe this is posted somewhere else - but my 2014 CX-5 won't shuffle play on Spotify (iPhone 6S, iOS 12.1.2). I've read that this is an issue with the older headunit in the CX-5 - is this true? Any workarounds?
 

7eregrine

The man, the myth, the legend
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Land of Cleve
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2016.5 CX5
That's a strangely odd issue. What would being connected to a car have to do with being able to shuffle?!? Have you tried uninstalling and reinstalling the app? Re-pair it to the car? Just something quick to try. Where have you seen others with this issue?
 
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2014 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring
Yes, I have done both of those things. The issue is specific to the Mazda - my others cars with BT connection shuffle play normally, through my entire playlist. In the CX-5, whatever song happens to be playing, Spotify will only shuffle through that particular album. After Googling this, I read plenty of reports that seem to indicate this is an issue with pre-2016 Mazdas with the 'older' type of interface. Maybe pre-Mazda Connect? Just wondering if anyone here with older CX-5's has experienced this. It's pretty irritating as it kind of takes away one of the biggest advantages of Spotify.
 

craigo

Contributor
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2014 CX-5 GT FWD, 2015 Mazda 3 Touring
Yes, I have done both of those things. The issue is specific to the Mazda - my others cars with BT connection shuffle play normally, through my entire playlist. In the CX-5, whatever song happens to be playing, Spotify will only shuffle through that particular album. After Googling this, I read plenty of reports that seem to indicate this is an issue with pre-2016 Mazdas with the 'older' type of interface. Maybe pre-Mazda Connect? Just wondering if anyone here with older CX-5's has experienced this. It's pretty irritating as it kind of takes away one of the biggest advantages of Spotify.
Yeah I noticed this a few months ago. It's weird because it worked fine until about November, then Spotify issued an update that broke the shuffle. It's something on their end - Mazdas are not the only affected.

There is a workaround. Press the voice control on the steering wheel wait for her to say Ready and say "Shuffle All". It will then shuffle.

The voice control is not great so sometimes it doesn't hear it correctly. If that happens press cancel then try again.
 
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craigo

Contributor
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2014 CX-5 GT FWD, 2015 Mazda 3 Touring
Also, Spotify has had shuffle problems for years - on every platform. It's one of the top complaints if you search. I think its because they over-complicate it by not making it actually random.
 
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