Android Widget Removal

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Re: Android Widget Removal

thatnerdtori
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This is ridiculous. What's the point of an Android app without widgets? I think this might be what finally makes me switch to Google Music, and I've been premium since 2011.

Re: Android Widget Removal

ImpurestFire
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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 should take my money elsewhere

Re: Android Widget Removal

Smashburn
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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.

Re: Android Widget Removal

mikemora
Newbie

Poor decision, it affects the user experience badly. I hope you can bring it back.

Re: Android Widget Removal

muziclvr88
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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.

Re: Android Widget Removal

TheTezt
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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?

Re: Android Widget Removal

xm8otrg45-_yf
Newbie

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.

Re: Android Widget Removal

huyness
Casual Listener

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.

Re: Android Widget Removal

BBB
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Asinine change.

The "reasoning" is laughably pathetic.

If the widget isn't brought back in some form or another as I had to use it extremely frequently, we will be among those who will search for another service that doesn't spit on Android users.

 

Make the right choice please.

Re: Android Widget Removal

EitoMan
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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.

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