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Application do not use full screen for Xiaomi A2 lite phone






Xiaomi mi a2 lite

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My Question or Issue

 On my brand new phone Spotify don't use full screen. There is a black bar above the play Button. Please look at attached screenshot. 



Hey folks,


Thanks for bearing with us so far.


This should be now fixed.


If you're seeing this, please make sure that you're on the latest version of the app available by perfoming a quick reinstall of the app on your device. 


Should the issue occur after that, feel free to leave a comment and we'll be happy to take another look.


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Hey, I have the same problem.


Xiaomi MI A2 Lite

Android 8.1.0 (september)

Spotify: armV7


Clearly, the app doesn`t fully support 19:9 screen.


Hey @davidhasnexus,


Could you reinstall the app? There should be a newer version out. 


Let us know if it doesn't work, and the version you got.




Hello @Jemi


As stated before, I also have the same problem and I have installed the new version.


For me it still doesn't work.


App version: armV7

Android version: 8.1.0 - September patch


I can only agree with previous users. Defect still occurs


Tested on:

- version armV7

- android 8.1.0 (September security patch installed)


I made full data wipe before instalation of new version 


I'm having the same problem with the Motorola Moto G6...


  • Device : Moto G6
  • Device OS: Android 8.0
  • Spotify version: armV7

Hello @Jemi @Peter @redxml,


This problem is very easy to solve, as mentionned here:


Spotify developpers just have to add this line of code in  the <application> tag of the [AndroidManifest.xml] file:


<meta-data android:name="android.max_aspect" android:value="2.1" />

You just have to decompile the APK, add or replace this line of code and recompile the APK to fix the problem manually).


I've done this fix on the latest version and it works on my A2 Lite (btw, this works for other devices too).


You can get the fixed APK HERE . Just uninstall the spotify app you already have and install this new APK to fix the problem.


Hope it will help you,

Clovis Cheminot


Tutorial to remove black bars :

I'm sorry I have to give u a link to another website but spotify wont let me comment here for some stupid error, it works here is a screenshot taken by my Mi A2 Lite




Thank you @ClovisCheminot  and @forastero for the solutions provided. This works nicely.


I assume that I'll probably have to manually update the Spotify app everytime a new version is released since this is a manual intervention in the AndroidManifest file, right?


Could spotify staff provide this fix on the app's actual GA? @Jemi @Peter @redxml



I assume that I'll probably have to manually update the Spotify app everytime a new version is released since this is a manual intervention in the AndroidManifest file, right?


I have no idea, after next update i'll tell here if it's a permanent fix or not but spotify could have fixed this a looooong time ago but they just dont fix it and i dont think they are going to fix it any time soon