I have a number of SmartPlay playlists I added to my home screen. However, these shortcuts do not work if BP is not already running. When pressing the button, it shows the Loading Feeds notification along with a black screen, followed by an Android dialog saying "BeyondPod isn't responding". Eventually BP usually opens, but it never starts playing the playlist.

The same exact issue happens when trying to play from the BP widget when BP is not already running.

When the issue happens, error "MediaPlaybackService (4.2.40) - MediaPlayBack Service - is taking too long to load! Giving Up!" appears in the BP log.

Phone: Nexus 5X
Android version: 8.1