My daughter is a Spotify Premium user, she uses an iPhone 6s that is up to date, incl. the latest Spotify app. All devices connect to our home’s wifi router which is an Apple Airport Extreme. Aries Mini never suffers from wifi drops or anything like it, not when streaming from Qobuz and neither reading files from the NAS. She is able to find the Aries Mini in the output menu of Spotify’s app, no worries there.
But something is weird, when she plays a playlist, an album or a song on her Spotify app, she selects the Aries Mini and quits the app, or when she encloses her phone with her hands to block its signal thre Aries stops playing.
So I am wondering, does Spotify Connect somehow require the controlling client (in this case the Spotify app on her iPhone) to remain connected and live even though the Aries Mini is connecting itself directly to Spotify services to do its thingy ?
Does this make sense or is it a bug of some sort ? If so, whose bug is it ? Aries or Spotify ?