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.
Genius. So I had it on my main screen, now I need to open the app if I clear all notifications. Great job Spotify, expected more from you.
At Spotify, we’re often testing and launching improvements and new features.
Oh yeah, like removing the best feature of Spotify which was syncrhonizing music to BPM for running. And what were your last great "new features" please remind me? The shi**y codes which you can show someone to follow you. Oh great! What's next? More ways of reacting to music, like hearts, angry faces etc.?
You overthink this and go wrong way, not making the music experience better but making the app more investors friendly by showing new, not worthy anything features.
This. This times a 1000. I have not had anything to really complain about Spotify, up until this decision that totally flipped off a lot of Spotify's Android users.
So **bleep**ing stupid. Now I'm reminded why I had auto updates off on my old phone. Like many others, I used the widget daily and was my primary means to interact with and pull up Spotify.
This company is apparently completely out of touch with its users. Most of the "updates" are downgrades. The interface redesign that occurred some point over the last year was one of them, in my opinion. And they wonder why they're not profitable when idiotic decisions like these are made...
Why was my thread merged into this one? My issue is why the the playback controls don't appear in the notification center and NOT about the widget being removed. FYI, I am still having this problem. This was the original link to my topic:
So how do I roll back my spotify app? If the new version removed a feature I wanted, and I foolishly didn't forbid automatic updates (new phone, forgot to turn off auto-update on all my apps) to keep functions I like from vanishing on me...
Another app doing something stupid like this was why I DISabled auto update on every app except my bank and antivirus on my last phone.
Saying "You can do it from the notification center" does not change the fact that now I have to get past all of the notifications to get to the controls instead of just pausing or skipping tracks from the home screen, where I WAS able to easily switch between music, podcasts, and audiobooks just by hitting play on the appropriate widget.