[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. 

 

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

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Pinknyc
Newbie

Well it's back, the home screen widget! I can't imagine why they took it down in the first place! What a disservice that was. Hope Spotify doesn't make mistakes like thus one in the future. It costed much to their public relations and reputation! 

whistlebug23
Newbie

It's back!! Thank you for listening. It's important to us.

vipulgupta
Newbie

Considering that you listened to the users which is much appreciated, it would have been much better if you added some more functionalities to it while bringing it back, since you mentioned you were improving it! I could not see any improvement. Like an option of transparency, ability to select playlist, the shuffle switch, among a few, to make the widget really worthwhile and increase its usage. 

Community Manager
Community Manager
Status changed to: Implemented

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. 

 

2019-09-09.jpg

 

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

hendersj
Casual Listener

Thank you for returning this feature.

Hopefully next time, you'll talk to the community before removing features that your customers consider crucial for use. :)

partybart81
Visitor

Thankvery much!

jayb581
Visitor

Good.. so now I have to unlock my phone to open app or notifications while driving to change the track....very safe. So if you take away features does our subscription cost go down? 

hendersj
Casual Listener
@hayb581 - maybe you missed it, but they've re-introduced the widget in the
latest update.
walp
Music Fan

"We’re excited to let you know the Android Widget is back" said nobody sane ever after deliberately and unilaterally removing it..

 

Seriously @Spotify, not being harsh or anything, but please get some customer care course..

taylor85345
Newbie

Thanks for bringing it back!