Ugh.. Came here to find out if there's a solution, only saw that 6 pages of people have the same problem... Well, just hope that emui 5.1 will fix this... It starts to get more annoying every minute...
Note 5 nougat update. Today is Thursday may 4th. Mañana es cinco de mayo.
Here it goes
Settings>lock screen and security>notifications>either select the app Spotify or enable all.
That should bring the Spotify play controls back on lock screen without unlocking screen or widgets. My phone just upgraded to nougat and found myself almost smashing the phone in frustration from noth having it on lock screen.
I have exactly the same problem and this has been going for so long and because of the weirdness of this problem I couldn't even make a decent search on the web. I'm really glad that people having the same problem with me. Now next step I need a solution for this, anyone ??
This has been getting on my nerves for so long, the lock screen wiget is completely bugged, even the scroll-down bar doesn't work as intended (shows only half of the widget, not responding properly etc.) Step up your game, Spotify!!!
Got a solution that worked for me ( Huawei P9 Lite). Not perfect, but it gets the job done for now. Go to Settings>Notifications and status bar>Notifications management>Select Spotify and turn on Lock Screen.
That's true, that there is no album cover art on locked screen. However, on (not only) mine Honor 8 and some other Huawei phones, the lockscreen widget acts weird and doesn't function properly. I posted what it does, several pages back in this thread.
@AdrianTi - Few minutes ago, I just received Honor8 update to FRD-L09C432B389 and now the spotify lockscreen widget IS WORKING! (no factory reset) At least for now, it functions properly and will see for how long.
Just got my Honor 8 yesterday and album art was visible! It looked stunning, but now it's suddenly gone. Just downloaded the newest EMUI update and the widget is working, but no album art... Anyone else got that working yet?
I had problem that Spotify didn't show up on lock screen at all even I had all notifications allowed. Then I tried different theme on my phone and after it I had Spotify on lock screen and everything works well. Phone is Honor 7 with Android 6 (EMUI 4.0.3).