[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!

Casual Listener

It seems intentional, controls are grayed out. It obviously does know what was playing as the album art is there. Screenshot:

Screenshot_20190912-051313_One UI Home.jpg


Casual Listener

Update: complained too soon! Phone reboot fixed that widget issue for me.

Community Legend

Hi @rvo,


Thanks for the feedback 👍





Thank you for bringing the widget back! It is greatly appreciated!


Thanks for brining it back!


Yeah Buddy the widget is back!!!!!!!!

Casual Listener

Good on you for listening to people. Don't make changes and then announce them later. Announce what you PLAN to do, get feedback on it, then decide on what to do then. 


Why was the widget removed in the first place? As a paying custmer, what worries me most is that Spotify aggressively cuts useful features and it takes an absurd level of backlash for them to do the bare minimum or a rollback.


Why shouldn't I be worried that Spotify's going to have some other stupid idea in a few months that's going to ruin the app for weeks, if not permanently?


Proof that when people stand together, things change.

Casual Listener

Wow, so they noticed the thousands of negative comments - and probably quite a few cancellations. I'm gobsmacked. /sarcasm


Too late for me, I already made a hard switch to Youtube Music / Family after their original, very arrogant messaging.

I was one of their first users, a Premium member for a decade or more, full Family since not long after it came out.


They'd have to give me a very healthy promotion for me to return to even consider coming back.