How to Fix Spotify Playback Paused While Transmitting Audio

Are you seeing the “Spotify Playback Paused While Transmitting Audio” error on Discord when you listen to songs on Spotify and talk to your friends on Discord or any other platform?

If so, you are not alone, as many users are experiencing the problem where Spotify gets paused, but worry not because the issue was addressed previously by the platform, and today you will see different ways to fix it.

For those unfamiliar, the error message occurs when the song you are listening to on Spotify is being transmitted through the microphone, as it’s against Discord’s policy because they think that you are sending audio to other users who have not paid for a subscription to listen to songs.

Read on to check out the ways to get rid of the issue.

Fix Spotify Playback Paused While Transmitting Audio

Change Input Mode

The first thing you need to try when you see Spotify playback paused while transmitting audio errors on Discord is to change the input mode to Push-to-talk. The platform has two Input modes: Push-to-talk and Open Mic.

If the Open Mic is selected, it will pick any audio that is in its range. In contrast, when the Push-To-talk is selected, you need to press the button when you wish to talk to your friends, as Spotify’s terms mention that any external app that uses a mic can interfere with the audio playback if you use the microphone for more than half a minute. Here’s how you can change the input mode to Push-to-talk:

Step 1: Head over to the Discord account on which you are facing the issue.

Step 2: Click the gear icon at the bottom.

Spotify Playback Paused While Transmitting Audio

Step 3: Tap on Voice and Video from the side menu.

Spotify Playback Paused While Transmitting Audio

Step 4: On the right window, select Push-To-Talk under Input mode.

Spotify Playback Paused While Transmitting Audio

Once done, you can easily chat with your friends without getting an error.

Disconnect Spotify from Discord

In most cases, you will get the error if you have linked your Spotify account to Discord. While linking Discord to Spotify ensures that both apps use the same audio output and input devices, when your link you account, Discord will show on your status that you are listening to Spotify, particularly the name of the song, and friends can click on it and the song will start playing on their Spotify.

However, many users have reported that they are able to get rid of the issue by simply unlinking their Spotify account. You can also give it a try by following these simple steps:

Step 1: On Discord, tap on the gear icon.

Step 2: Select Connections from the side menu.

Spotify Playback Paused While Transmitting Audio

Step 3: Click on the cross icon on your account.

Spotify Playback Paused While Transmitting Audio

Step 4: Finally, choose Disconnect.

Spotify Playback Paused While Transmitting Audio

Once you do, your Spotify account will be unlinked, and the issue should be fixed.

Update Spotify and Discord

Some users have also reported that just updating Spotify or Discord to the latest version helped them resolve the issue. App updates include bug fixes, improvements, optimizations, and others that can help the app, either Spotify or Discord, function properly.

To update the Spotify app, open the application, and you will see a notification if an update is available. Tap on it, then follow the on-screen instructions to update it.

To update the Discord app, just restart the application and your PC, then connect to a network and open the app, and it will automatically get updated.

Enable Automatically Determine Input Sensitivity

Discord has an automatic input sensitivity option that, once enabled, stops transmitting any audio other than yours and results in getting rid of the issue. Here’s how you can turn it on:

Step 1: Click on Settings on your Discord account.

Step 2: Choose Voice and Video from the left sidebar.

Step 3: Under Input Sensitivity, turn on the toggle next to Automatically Determine Input Sensitivity.

Spotify Playback Paused While Transmitting Audio

Once you enable it, Discord will automatically determine the sensitivity. You can also manually set the sensitivity of your choice if you wish to, but try to set it low to stop transmitting unwanted audio from the microphone.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How to Bypass Spotify Playback Paused While Transmitting Audio?

There are several ways by which you can bypass Spotify playback paused while transmitting audio issues. Firstly, try enabling Push-to-talk as an Input mode; if that does not work, then try other methods we have added in the article.

Q. Why Does Discord Block Spotify Audio?

Discord is a platform known for voice and text chat among gamers; hence, it mainly blocks all the audio, including Spotify, for an optimal gaming experience for users. However, if you are seeing the “Spotify playback paused while transmitting audio” error message, you can easily fix it by following the simple steps mentioned in this article.

That’s all about how you can fix a Spotify playback paused while transmitting an audio issue on Discord. Make sure to reopen the Discord app and even restart your PC after applying each method, then check.

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Harsh Saxena

Hi! I am Harsh and I write about technology on different websites. I frequently write about these topics and cover them. I am available on Twitter at @Harsh4saxena or Email me at harsh4saxena@gmail.com to send in your feedback and tips. Worked at GadgetsToUse, BrowserToUse, DailyTechByte, FreshFounder, and with many other websites as an author and researcher.

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