[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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Lux-Ferre
Visitor

Well, this is where I cancel my subscription. I'm not going to keep paying for an app that's actively sabotaging itself. Especially since the only reason seems to be so they dont have to pay a dev for an extra hour of work every year to keep it updated along with Android.

Madadoor1
Visitor

The widget was a staple on my home page. One month in and still a gaping hole. Used this feature everyday and got excited when I saw a new Android update. Guess what? Still no **bleep**ing widget. What kind of company removes features? 15k votes and still no response. I will be canceling my subscription.

NemesisKane
Newbie

The subscription is cancelled, the migration to Tidal is complete. 

When your company's net worth is in the dumps, think of this: You lost because you angered your customers. 

Hsnbz
Visitor

Good bye spotify.

Welcome youtube premium.

Shinsei-Red
Newbie

Can you offer some insight as to WHY you chose to remove it? There's no actual explanation ANYWHERE and I find it quite disrespectful. So many people used the widget daily, me included, and we deserve that courtesy at least.

And btw, I think it's ABSURDLY CLEAR that the vast majority of people were extremely unhappy with this change. If I pay for your service, I feel entitled to have my widget, among other things, obviously. But a widget seems such a silly thing to remove, I mean... Really, who thought that was a good idea? 

3lement
Newbie

I thought there was an issue with my phone. Bring back the widget. There was the 1 space in my layout where it complimented everything and people used to think it was really handy and a great feature. Looks like you're losing quite a few subscriptions over this... I might have to look around at alternatives too. I think it's disgraceful with the amount of traction this error of judgement has gotten. It's not that hard to have a working widget. What happened to devs being excited about implementing great features the user wanted? Is it just a cash and grab now? Pretty dissatisfied, I hope you reconsider and just put the widget back. Please listen to your bread and butter customers. 

blahblahblah234
Casual Listener

Widget or quitting spotify.

 

Quite a decision.

JoostinOnline
Regular

Make sure you update your Play Store review. As long as they keep their 4+ star rating they've got very little incentive to add the widget back.

GrawlixL
Regular

There is no explanation for why they removed the widget, or ANY feature that they've cut. Seriously, I've asked their "executive team" a bunch of times now, and they dodge the question each and every time.

 

I've never seen a company so done with itself.