[Android] Android Widget

Having a home screen widget for Android would be really nice. All other media players have one on Android so it'd be great to see that in Spotify too. It'd make things so much easier to just be able control to Spotify from your home screen instead of swiping down for the notification bar or opening the app. It's really simple functionality so please can you add it.

Updated on 2019-09-09

Hey folks, 


Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this idea in the Community.


We’re excited to let you know the Android Widget is back. To get listening, make sure you’re on the latest version of the app and Spotify will show in the widget menu on your device. The widget is now resizable too and some stability issues have been fixed. 




We appreciate your passion for this feature and want to thank you all for your feedback!


My entire family cancelled their Spotify subscription and we moved to Tidal.  We won't come back until this company starts taking customer opinions more seriously.


Removing the widget was the dumbest idea, honestly. It's my main form of opening and using Spotify. I rarely use the notification bar, if ever, because I mainly start it when I'm about to drive and then use the lock screen. I think it's clear that this idea was a mistake and that it should be brought back. REMOVING functionality and ease of use doesn't seem to be such a good idea, so I'm not entirely sure how this got past anybody in the first place? Keeping it isn't a negative in any way shape or form.


Bring it back!!!! Listen to your community!!!

Casual Listener

Why would you remove it in the first place? Zzzz


I like that spotifies response is a solid F U to the users. Takes absolute minimal effort to copy and paste the old code back in. We obviously all like they way it worked and used it on a daily basis. 


Stop being lazy and only working on functions that can be used with apple and Android phones and support your core users on Android. 

Community Manager
Community Manager
Status changed to: Watch this space

Updated on 2019-09-03

Hey folks,


Thank you for your feedback.


We value your input and ideas, and wanted to let you know that we have made some improvements to the performance and visuals of the Android Widget. We will be reinstating it in an upcoming release on Android.


We’re always evolving and improving our app in order to provide the best experience, so keep watching this space.

We did it!

Glad you guys have had a change of heart!! I'll be sticking around waiting for the release and look forward to it coming back. Although I'm not sure why it had to go in the first place, I'm glad we're being taken seriously and things will be changing back. Thanks!

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**bleep** straight! And fix filter/search while you're at it **bleep**
Casual Listener

Ok, I have just restored my Family plan which was about to end in 13 days.


Now waiting for the widget to reappear... though I am quite worried about what kind of "improvement" they will make... Don't know why but I really fear we will be highly disappointed.
And more generally, I am afraid I am no more a Spotify fan like I was before. Quite sure many subscribers share this feeling.


I Will keep my subscription cancelled until i see the widget back, trust is very low at the moment.


Also frankly i am happy with my new music provider, i think i need an  incentive  to return now.