[Bug] Android audio is stuttering

asked 2019-05-06 17:36:54 +0200

Alex gravatar image

updated 2019-11-06 07:20:09 +0200

santhoshmanikandan gravatar image


The audio/music playback in android apps is stuttering while the device is moving (going by train/car) and connected to the mobile network.

Affected devices and versions

This issue occurs on my Sony Xperia XA2 Dual-Sim device running on SFOS (Reproducible in

How to reproduce

  1. Install the Android app 'Spotify' (I have a premium subscription)
  2. Take your XA2 device for a drive by a car/train
  3. Activate the mobile network. You also could deactivate the WIFI
  4. Open the Spotify app and start to playback some music (tested it with a connected headset & via Bluetooth)
  5. Use your device while the music is playing: Just switch between apps, browse the web or write some SMS
  6. Result: The music playback is stuttering. The stuttering gets worse while the device is beeing used (the music pauses/skips about every 3 seconds for a short moment). I assume this stuttering is also associated with the changing connections to the cell towers, since this issue gets worse on a bad network coverage/reception. If the device is locked and not interacted with the stuttering appears quite seldom.
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I have stuttering also on XA2/ This happens if I play a video in SFOS own browser, atleast while surfing with private window.

lumen ( 2019-05-09 15:58:25 +0200 )edit

What is up with this? 3.1 out and calling it not beta with this kind of bug is just not right. I have the same bug with XA2 dual sim. This is working fine on Xperia X btw

ixevix ( 2019-07-19 20:06:37 +0200 )edit

On Xperia X spotify works fine for me but the soundcloud app has stuttering audio.

h.berd ( 2019-08-09 00:06:20 +0200 )edit

Shuttering happens when music is played over bluetooth in Amazon Music app. Each navigation pauses the music till the navigation is completed over Bluetooth headsets. Using XA2 3.2

santhoshmanikandan ( 2019-11-06 07:18:54 +0200 )edit

Same as the previous comment in Spotify. Also music pauses while navigating in Discord app with spotify playing music in background.

ixevix ( 2019-11-06 07:23:04 +0200 )edit