Podcast/ music getting really quiet

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-Description of every single step you made until you encountered this error-what did you do, what happened?

  • started the training while podcasts on Spotify were playing over the same device
  • a countdown or similar things turn down the volume of other things but doesn’t go up afterwards creating a really loud five, four, three, two, one if you want to be able to hear the podcast at all
  • after closing Spotify completely it’s fine, until the next countdown or pause comes…

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:point_right:t2: Galaxy A40

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:point_right:t2: Android 11

-Which version of the Freeletics app are you using? (for example 6.37)
:point_right:t2: 24.8.4

-Which language is your app set to?
:point_right:t2: was spanish, now german. problem with both languages

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:point_right:t2: Germany, GMT +1

-What date and time did this problem occur?
:point_right:t2: lastly yesterday but essentially everytime i play a podcast

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Hey Anna,

Does this happen every session that do? Just to understand the behaviour:

  1. you play music on Spotify from the same device that you run the Freeletics app from
  2. either the music volume is lowered during in-training announcements such as countdowns
  3. after the announcement, the volume of the music playing through Spotify stays lowered, and doesn’t return to the prior volume level

I think this bit :point_up:t2: has confused me :see_no_evil: At what point does the volume increase sharply?


Yes, all three points are correct. Every time I tried it (I don’t know when was the first time) the podcast got really quiet after a countdown or a pause (I think, due to sickness I wasn’t able to train for a week)
The volume doesn’t increase. When there is a countdown Spotify gets quieter and usually gets louder again afterwards. But not with podcasts, at least for me.

This sounds like it is more a problem of the Spotify app and not Freeletics. Do you have the same issue if you play music or podcasts in another player?

Nope, only happened with Freeletics. A few times with music but way more often with podcasts