[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 2019-08-13

Hey folks,



 

Thanks for coming to the Community, and adding your vote to this idea!



 

We're setting this idea to 'Not Right Now', as this isn't something we have any immediate plans to reintroduce. We appreciate you sharing your thoughts.

 

If we do have any new info to share, rest assured we'll check back in here with a new status.

 



Thanks

Comments
Coronandoando
Visitor

How many votes does this need for you to look into it? 1,311 votes surely is as much as an idea can get! I can't believe you thought about removing the widget but not adding the 'swipe to queue'. Backwards thinking!

RobertJCW
Casual Listener

What a STUPIDEST company.
Remove a function everybody uses, and then ask customers to vote it back?

You betrayed your users. You let us disappointed. What a shame, Spotify.
 

 

BillK01
Newbie

Totally agree.  One of the things I like about Android is being able to have an onscreen widget for music control - the drop down kind of stinks.  Please bring back the widget.  Family subscription here.

Benelli18
Visitor

Me and my family are done with this app.  Spotify has been a BIG let down lately.  In the last 2 months I have had  to un-install and re-install the app 3 times because I get a "can't log in because you are offline" error and get locked out of the app.  So every time I have to download all my offline music again.  This happened to me when I was camping for a week in an area with no reception.  Garbage... and  don't even get me started on how terrible this app works on a Samsung Galaxy watch.  Removing the widget is the straw that broke the camel's back.  Fix your mess Spotify.

Community Manager
Community Manager
Status changed to: Not Right Now

Updated on 2019-08-13

Hey folks,



 

Thanks for coming to the Community, and adding your vote to this idea!



 

We're setting this idea to 'Not Right Now', as this isn't something we have any immediate plans to reintroduce. We appreciate you sharing your thoughts.

 

If we do have any new info to share, rest assured we'll check back in here with a new status.

 



Thanks

Thulak837
Newbie

I LOVED this widget and used it daily as a salesman. Im constantly on the road and this widget was a huge part of my day and made spotify so much easier to use. 

Justhere4widget
Visitor

This was a really bizarre move, Spotify! 

It's not just the "other apps have a widget too" element. Even with Android trying to become more gesture focused like other mobile OSs on the market, there are 2 major perks to having a widget:

1. With phone screens becoming taller, not everyone can reach the top notification menu with one hand. Being able to have the widget exactly where people liked it was a "soft accessibility" feature.

2. Having the playback details right there on the home screen is a much better, more subtle way to re-engage users to open the app than "a static green circle with some squiggles on it"

 

If you're not going to bring it back, at least give us a better explanation than "we take retiring features seriously". 

HunterSWolf
Casual Listener

Well I am glad that you posted an update so quickly and I while I do not agree with your decision it is yours to make.  I will make mine as well.  Unfortunatly for Spotify once I am lost as a customer (and I am sure others are similar), I will not be looking back with any regularity.  I will still give Spotify until next week to revert or alter this decision before commiting to my decision to vote with my wallet.

EitoMan
Casual Listener

Effing insulting to have to vote on a feature the moronic Spotify developers just removed.  And the condecension from Spotify moderators and customer support is only adding fuel to the fire.  When you f-up this bad, maybe listen to your customers and unfuk your mistake?

 

The response that the "vote" is being closed is enraging. Spotify team members are basically telling customers to f-off. I was going to wait a week to drop Spotify in the hopes that the company would listen to the community feedback. Instead, it is becoming 100% clear that Spotify doesn't care about what customers want.

feedmemuzik
Casual Listener

Thanks for your input Tom. **bleep** near 1500 votes in a couple days and Spotify says not right now? Ya'll must all be iphone users. Why WOULDN'T Spotify want a large ribbon on a user's homescreen that advertises what music playing app they use? I've been using Spotify since it existed and put up with repeated playback bugs, reorganizing the homescreen, removing an "all songs" playback category (wth tho). I'm really disappointed in you. Thanks for listening.