Problem with Spotify Connect on the new version


I’ve been running RopieeeXL for years with zero problems.
This morning I tried to update to the newest version through the server’s web page and it asked me to re-flash the image. I did reflash and let it install properly (hard-wired) and everything works apart from Spotify Connect which is intermittent.
2 of 10 times it will let me my Spotify account to Ropeee while the rest it will just fail.
I tried rebooting but has not helped.
Is there a known bug with the newer version and if so, I would like to know to roll back to previous which worked a treat for me.

Another minor issue is that while rebooting the device I get white noise (EMF?) from the speakers for a few seconds which disappears when the device is full back on and plays music.