Android Widget Removal

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Re: Android Widget Removal

dekenfrost
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It's incredible. Google play, amazon music, APPLE music or heck basically ANY OTHER media player out there support widgets because it's a a basic functionality for a media app on android. 

 

**bleep** me. I've been a premium subscriber for over 5 years, I've always been like "hey these changes aren't THAT bad" even when they took lyrics away and replaced them with this behind the lyrics nonsense no one asked for. But they FINALLY p i s s e d even me off one too many times.

 

Get you're act together, no one wants features removed for no **bleep** reason. 

Re: Android Widget Removal

willyholland
Newbie

This sucks. I used the widget every day. 😞

Re: Android Widget Removal

urjit
Newbie

Please bring the widget back. It was the single most used widget on my screen. Why remove the most popular UX element?

Re: Android Widget Removal

TCOOPS16
Newbie

I used the widget, very sad to see this go. 😞

Re: Android Widget Removal

tashal
Visitor

Not sure how the **bleep** devs or project managers thought that was a good idea. Instead of having something that works on screen you need to drag a menu to change music. What will be next… let’s remove “next” button as user can simply swipe progress bar to the right to play next song. Hate the idea and it is a downgrade to me and by the comments I’ve seen to others as well.

To me this is the first nail in the coffin and I will start looking for a new platform. 

“In bird culture that is considered a **bleep** move”

Re: Android Widget Removal

Grandeeeee
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Yuuuuup and just like that Spotify's stock dropped like a rock from the sky.

 

Cancelling my premium as we speak, The Desktop app is slow**bleep** and the widget is the only reason I still subscribed to Spotify.

 

Peace out homies. It was Real. Aslo, if the dev's see this.. how can we move music in our Queue but not our actual liked songs... No.... i gotta unlike then like the song again to put it to the top of my liked list? Yeah, okay Spotify somebody on your dev team is DRUNKKKKK. Go home because your andriod users are packing it up.

Re: Android Widget Removal

mkivmark
Newbie

Is your app instumented? Did you have any idea about how many people use the widget before you decided to remove it? This is an easy thing to do and it is a good idea to base changes on some real data rather than trying to judge the impact from lost customers.

 

Do you have a UX engineer? (Or maybe more than one?). What are they saying about the user experience on Android now?

 

The way you approached this change makes your organization look amateurish. I think the seasoned devs in your organization will be appalled by your lack of thought and consideration of the customer.

 

Put the widget back and take a more professional approach in future.

Re: Android Widget Removal

RM134
Newbie

I used that everyday. I'm very disappointed that it's been removed. And I honestly don't see the benefit of removing a feature I would definitely like to see this re-added as the lock screen controls don't always work for me.

Re: Android Widget Removal

Rickycr96
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Bien gusta **bleep** la nueva actualización sin widgets y lo queiro de vuelta o cancelo mi suscripción y me voy a dezzer que si tienen widgets y si escuchan a sus clientes.!

 

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workingplan
Newbie

Horrible idea, unless you're going to allow us to start a song playing through a long press on the icon. 

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1nYourFace
Regular

Bring back the widget and the ability to quickly search for songs in your playlist by draging down instead of the stupid 3 dot menu... I don't want the app to be more like IOS, then I would simply purchase an IOS device.

 

And add HIFI subscribtion... 

 

I don't care about your **bleep** Podcast feature, give us features for our musical entertainment. 

 

Been a subscriber almost every month since 2011,  the last 2-3 years you've just removed and removed featrues. Gonna switch to Tidal or something. 

Re: Android Widget Removal

cabban
Music Fan

I thought the Word was bringit back, so Spotify add it back or, lose users only to decide, the worst idea u Evert had, i thought it was a joke... 😞

Re: Android Widget Removal

Rickycr96
Casual Listener

No sé qué piensan como desarrolladores pero son una porquería todo este tiempo solo han pasado dañando la aplicación y en vez de solucionar todo los Bugs eliminan el widget.!

Si no regresa el widgets voy a dezzer ...!!

 

Re: Android Widget Removal

Ondpe
Visitor

Not cool, not cool at all 😤

Re: Android Widget Removal

devinsinha
Newbie

Ridiculous, bring it back, these are the features I appreciate most about my Android phone. Don't try to be what we don't use, iOS. 

Re: Android Widget Removal

venue
Newbie

Please, bring back the widget!!!!!! 

Re: Android Widget Removal

Djam14
Casual Listener

Bad bad move! I used the widget A LOT. Why would you remove it?

Re: Android Widget Removal

Wigggy
Casual Listener

Absolute joke.

Widget had pride of place on my homescreen and used it daily.

If I didnt want widgets, I'd get an iPhone.

I pay £15 a month and dont even get consulted when something important to me is removed.

Seriously considering Deezer now..

Your loss Spotify....

Re: Android Widget Removal

Melloow
Visitor

Please bring back the widget, your work around from my lock screen does not work. Spotify is now very frustrating to use.

Re: Android Widget Removal

Clord420
Casual Listener

I feel like an **bleep**, I've been telling everyone to get Spotify, and now it looks like I'll be cancelling my subscription!  How anyone could think that removing widgets makes for a better customer experience is beyond me.

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