I went to settings->notifications->advanced-> 3 dots-> show system apps -> sound detector, sound picker, sound alive and turned everything off including notifications. Seems to be working now without any adverse effects. Let me know if you found any positives or negatives with this!
I have a Galaxy Note 8. I purchased it because I had 2 Galaxy s8 phones that also experienced this problem. I'm having the same issue and I just bought this phone in June. Not only does it do it with Google play,Spotify and Pandora but it also does it on videos. It's very frustrating! It happens on Netflix, YouTube and Amazon's movie app. I wish they would fix the issue. I have tried all troubleshooting steps above.
Hey, give this a try.
I just switched back from Apple iPhone to the Samsung Galaxy s9+ only to be met by this music pausing problem. It's frustrating. I've tried almost everything. I'm considering returning it and switching back to an iPhone. I prefer Android over Apple, but this is ridiculous.
Baseband Version: G965USQU3BRJ5
Please fix it.
If none of the above troubleshooting steps have fixed the issue, the next recommended action is service repair. Can you send me a private message here with your IMEI number?