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cabban
Music Fan

Hello great feature issue In none and beta versions is music homescreen removed and can't add it back same in all launchers? What have you guys done, why destroy stuff instead of fix bugs😥

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Premium

Country

Sweden

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Operating System

Android Pie

 

My Question or Issue

 

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Re: Choose widget is gone

Moderator
Moderator

Hello @cabban@Led_Zeppelin@inmymind and the rest,

 

We're removing the Widget from Android devices. You can still play, pause and skip songs from the notification center. You can read more about why we removed the widget here.

 

At Spotify, we’re often testing and launching improvements and new features. When we’re testing, you may see something on the app your friend doesn’t, or get a new feature for only a temporary period. Let us know what you think over at the Ideas Exchange.

 

Tip: Make sure you don't miss a thing by enabling automatic updates on your device.

 

Let us know if you have further questions.

 

Have a nice day!

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Re: Choose widget is gone

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Moderator

Hey there folks,

 

Thanks for posting here regarding this.

 

We really appreciate your feedback about this!

 

You should be able to find the widget on your Android devices once more :) There's more info here.

 

For this reason we're going to lock this thread. If you're having troubles with the widget, we'd recommend first trying a clean reinstallation of the app following the steps here

 

Hope this helps clarify things! If there's anything else we can help with, don't hesitate to give us a shout in the relevant Help Board and we'll be happy to lend a hand.

 

Have a lovely day :)

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Spotify widget can not be added anymore.

wmln_pk-splh
Newbie

Hi. Since the last update the spotify widget is just a black square saying "couldn't add widget".

I've tried deleting and adding it back, tried restarting... Nothing. Just no more widget.

Plan

Premium

Country

Israel

 

Device

Sony Xperia XZ Premium.

Operating System

Latest android.

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Re: Spotify widget can not be added anymore.

Moderator
Moderator

Hey there @wmln_pk-splh,

 

Thanks for posting about this here in the Community and welcome!

 

Other users have reported that the widget isn't working properly in this Ongoing Issue report. In this case, we'd recommend trying the steps provided in the status update of that thread.

 

If that doesn't do the trick, it'd be helpful to leave a comment with the requested information as well as your +VOTE in that thread so we can get this reported to the right teams.

 

Hope this helps! If you have any questions, don't hesitate to give us a shout.

 

Have a lovely day :)

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Re: Spotify widget can not be added anymore.

cabban
Music Fan

Since last beta I have no widget to add from launcher settings 😥please fix 

Re: Spotify widget can not be added anymore.

cabban
Music Fan

Hello hope you fix this soon

Now Playing Notificaiton Missing from Notification Shade

alexcapone
Regular

Plan

Premium

Country

USA

Device

AT&T Samsung Galaxy 9+ (snapdragon)

Operating System

Android Pie

 

My Question or Issue

The "Now Playing" notification does not appear in the notification shade while playing music which makes it inconvenient for me to access playback controls.  When I clear data/uninstall and then re-install the app the notification appears again but then goes missing soon after.  I can't pinpoint what is causing this issue.  I have removed the widget because I read somewhere that it causes problems, however that did not solve anything.  The notification is missing when I play on bluetooth devices, headphones, and on the phone itself.   

 

This is a very annoying issue and I would appreciate a fix.  Thank you.

Re: Now Playing Notificaiton Missing from Notification Shade

Moderator
Moderator

Hey there @alexcapone,

 

Thanks for posting about this here in the Community!

 

We'd first recommend making sure that all relevant permissions are enabled for the Spotify app.

 

You can check this by following the steps below:

  1. Head to your Android devices Settings.
  2. Tap on Notifications.
  3. Scroll and tap on the Spotify app from the list of apps.
  4. Make sure that Allow Notifications is toggled on.
  5. From the list of permissions, also make sure that all the relevant ones are enabled for the status bar.

We'd also suggest making sure that your Android device is on the latest software version available. 

 

Let us know how you get on! We'll be right here if you need more help.

 

Have a lovely day :)

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Re: Now Playing Notificaiton Missing from Notification Shade

alexcapone
Regular

Spotify version is 8.5.16.781

 

All notifications are allowed including:

External Applicatoins

Playback

Spotify Music

 

For persmissions, you said, "make sure that all the relevant ones are enabled for the status bar."  Which permissions are relelvant?  Right now, I've not allowed any permissions.  Camera, Contacts, Microphone, and Storage are all toggled off.

Android Widget

Doriaan
Visitor

Hi, after recent update of Spotify I lost access to widget. It's just gone. I'd like to know if it got deleted or it's just something wrong with my version of app.

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Re: Android Widget

Led_Zeppelin
Casual Listener

+1,me too. 

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