Help Wizard

Step 1

NEXT STEP

New Widget album art

Solved!

New Widget album art

Plan

Premium

Country

Ireland

Device

Samsung Galaxy A53

Operating System

Android 5.1

 

My Question or Issue

The new 4*2 widget with album suggestions isn't showing any album art. Was ok up until yesterday.

Reply

Accepted Solutions
Marked as solution

The reason it's not working on third party launchers is because the app is blocking it from doing so. Please pass this on to the app development team, they'll understand:

 

The app is checking that the launcher has the android.permission.BIND_APPWIDGET permission. This is not a permission third party launchers can obtain, it is only granted to system apps, and built-in launchers generally use it to bypass the need to show the usual "Allow x to add widgets" dialog that third party launchers have to. 

 

There is no way to verify calls to your Content Provider come from the widget. Please remove this permission check.

 

Thank you

View solution in original post

7 Replies

Hi @barbedwirerainbow,

 

Thanks for reaching out. If possible could you check on any other Android devices and see if the same issue happens? In the meantime, consider performing a clean reinstall, that can help with a multitude of issues.

 

Let us know how it goes.

JoanModerator
Help others find this answer and click "Accept as Solution".
If you appreciate an answer, maybe give it a Like.
Are you new to the Community? Take a moment to introduce yourself!

Hi Joan,

I think the problem is with Nova Launcher. Tried it on the built in Home UI
and it's fine.

Hey @barbedwirerainbow,
 

Thank you for keeping in contact. 
 

We're glad to know that everything is working fine with the built-in home UI. We appreciate the time you took following the process and sharing what works for you. Hopefully, this tip will help other users too.

 

In case you need anything else, remember that we're just a post away.
 

Cheers!

OscarDCModerator
Help others find this answer and click "Accept as Solution".
If you appreciate an answer, maybe give it a Like.
Are you new to the Community? Take a moment to introduce yourself!
Marked as solution

The reason it's not working on third party launchers is because the app is blocking it from doing so. Please pass this on to the app development team, they'll understand:

 

The app is checking that the launcher has the android.permission.BIND_APPWIDGET permission. This is not a permission third party launchers can obtain, it is only granted to system apps, and built-in launchers generally use it to bypass the need to show the usual "Allow x to add widgets" dialog that third party launchers have to. 

 

There is no way to verify calls to your Content Provider come from the widget. Please remove this permission check.

 

Thank you

Thanks Kieron, this is really helpful.

Hi Oscar,

 

I've been in touch with Nova and they have confirmed that Kieron's message below is correct and that the issue is with Spotify's widget rather than with the launcher.

Oscar - are we going to see a fix for this from Spotify? Seems like a clearly defined problem (thanks Kieron) that should be readily fixable. Surely Spotify isn't limiting itself to working only with stock launchers in Android?

 

Suggested posts