Andy, I uninstalled the Spotify app. The 15.1.23 is the google play version as I think this may have something to do with the pause/play issue. I have also tried version 14.3.66 thinking that an older version of google play might work but still having this issue. At times it would play fine ie in the car but outside it gets worse. I live in New York so potentially there's a lot of interference with Bluetooth/Wifi but these settings are set to off. I also went into the Google setting and turn everything off ie. play protect, location etc.