Absolutely ridiculous. If the widget was removed for some technical reason, make a new widget. Surely it's not that hard for a company like this. Just give us the expanded player notification in a *resizable* widget and most people here would be happy. Lately all the Spotify updates make the experience worse. The new "your library" tab on the app is a downgrade from the old one (why is it so hard to search in liked songs??). It is also very slow sometimes (for example clicking the artist name from the now playing screen can take seconds to even display a loading icon). The windows app has horrendously choppy scrolling (on a surface laptop at least) but at least the library format hasn't been completely ruined yet like on mobile.
I made a community profile just to say how bad of a move this was. Android has access to Widgets for a reason and the Widget worked just fine. Removing it makes no sense whatsoever. Please add it back and stop removing features and try maybe adding some. Thank you.
Why in world would you remove this? I'm not aware this was a problem and/or complaint seeing as how if an android user didn't want it on their homescreen they didn't have to add it?? Definite step back. Almost every other music app has a widget. I like Spotify, but this is a deal changer for me.
This is a terrible idea. Widgets are an integral part of the user experience, that make apps convenient and easy to use. You have now made your product harder to use, why would you do that? What business model indicates that frustrating your customers is a growth concept?
Well, wth, I didn't know about this, I thought this was a glitch or a bug, not that you guys removed the widget on purpose, what the fu c k you were thinking? Geez, thank God I still have YouTube Music with a WORKING widget. Time to say goodbye to my subscription.
If i had known the latest update would have removed the widget, I wouldn't have updated my app. I'm just gonna switch to google music. or 1heartradio or any other app that has a %!@# widget on Android. Stop removing stuff for no reason please.
Stupid stupid stupid. If I wanted an iPhone I would have purchased an iPhone. One of the main reasons I like Android is because of widget support. Spotify it's becoming a major pain in my **bleep**. If this feature is not restored within the next week, I will most likely just start a new Amazon music subscription. This is ridiculous. Spotify should not be removing features from the app, especially when it downgrades the user experience and pushes Android users to become more like iOS users. It's very insulting, not user-friendly, and basically hostile to your customers.