Android Widget Removal


Android Widget Removal

Community Manager
Community Manager

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




Community Manager
Community Manager

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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