Android Widget Removal

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Android Widget Removal

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We’re here to let you know that we are retiring the Spotify Widget for Android this week. 

 

We always take retiring features in Spotify very seriously. We’re pouring our energy into new ways of creating the best experience for our users.

 

You can still easily access the same playback features as well as information about what is playing through the Spotify playback notification and device lockscreen.

 

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To access the playback controls on Android simply swipe down while you are using Spotify to access the controls.


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If you’re interested in learning more about how the app evolves, check out our article about testing and why features change.

 

We’re also welcome to feedback from our users. The best way to give us feedback to is to write an Idea in our Idea Exchange

 

Thanks!

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Community Manager
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Hey everyone,

 

Thank you for all the feedback you’ve given us so far. We always take retiring features in Spotify very seriously, and do want your continued feedback. The best way for us to measure your comments are via votes in our Idea Exchange. 

 

For this reason we're going to lock this thread. We encourage you to move to the Idea Exchange area where you can vote and comment on feature requests. The idea most relevant to this thread is below:

 

 

Rest assured that your opinion matters to us and that it goes into making Spotify the best it can be.

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Re: Android Widget Removal

cabban
Music Fan

Thank u about time😀

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Willzy12h
Newbie

Well, this is useless.. if I pause music the drop-down in the notification panel of Spotify disappears.. It will only show up when music is playing. So many extra taps now just to play music..

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bolday
Visitor

Its  a bad idea. I used it every day.

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remister
Regular

I have an empty home screen where the widget was, forever blank.....

EDIT

It does seem like you guys are trying to make the app more like iOS, as they dont have widgets ETC.

 

I will not update my Spotify on my other devices on Android, so I can keep the widget. I will also sideload the last version on my current device, which I mistakenly updated.

 

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Elderon37
Newbie

This is absolutely ridiculous! Why would you do that??

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Aussie4
Visitor

The suggested replacement doesn't work. Dropping down the menu only shows my Android setting shortcuts. Samsung S10+. This update continues the downhill slide of the previous ones that everyone is unhappy about. A-Z slider and Recently Played, and My Songs. 

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NictheDick
Visitor

This is honestly so annnoying. Now a giant blank lies in the middle of my home page. Please add this back, i use this feature so many times everyday. 

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cittaslow
Visitor

Don't like it. It is useless. I want widget back. I use widget every day.

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ZooD3
Visitor

Why on earth would you remove it? Surely loads of people use it...

Does it actually cause a problem that requires it to be removed?

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