Spotify widget gone?

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t_hhj-9czfqqb
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This was an awful design choice IMO. Spotify will lose customers for this, and I find the reason behind it pretty stupid. Next time do some user research before deciding to remove useful features...

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jake-steeves
Casual Listener

Oooh yeah that's true. That's a very good feature imo, I really appreciate being able to see the full queue and reorder what's coming. I suppose that the custom order of playlists doesnt matter a lot if you just shuffle play most of the time, but there have definitely been situations where I wanted two songs swapped in order and I just had to re-add all the songs that were below.

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Dubedhero360
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There was literally no point to getting rid of the widget. If people want to use the new pulldown menu, promote the pulldown menu, and let people decide what they like best. Don't take away the widget and then tell people you have to use the new system, after all, don't we get to decide what we like best? that was a really dumb move Spotify.

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xeper
Casual Listener

This only effects people that use the widget. Maybe it saves a tiny bit of install space but this is likely the final straw to get me to switch to Apple Music. It's been a good run, but frankly I miss Real Rhapsody from its heyday. No parental controls and now no widget? Idk if my playlists are enough to keep me here anymore. I feel like I should quit on principle alone.

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Benobi
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What brain dead Spotify exec thought this was a good idea? Were they thinking, " hey let's make it more difficult for our PAID users to use our product?..  I actually think they weren't thinking. 

 

Dumb move Spotify.

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deadgecko
Newbie

This is unbelievable! Woke up to a gap on my home screen. Spotify Premium account essentially since Spotify launched in the UK, and no f*cking notice?

 

This is one of my most heavily used features. Bring it back Spotify! It's not like you've been spending huge dev money on it (it couldn't even scale beyond its basic size). That was an annoyance, this is enough to make me switch to Google.

 

Really disappointed in your product development and customer communication. I shouldn't have a vital feature disappear without notice.

 

Total shambles going on in your offices from what I've heard and this just proves them right. I've been a loyal customer for over 10 years and this is literally the only problem I've had, but it is a HUGE one. Bring the widget back or accept that my £9.99 a month will be going elsewhere to someone with an Android Widget!!

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themerrypig
Regular

First the dreadful app changes, then they remove the way I have always accessed Spotify. Are they trying to drive me away? 

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Grie
Newbie

Same here! Since a few days. I tried reinstalling the app, but that doesn't seem to work.

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rumlan01
Visitor

Seems like a poor, poor decision taken by somebody who has never used an Android phone. Terrible idea, and hopefully they rethink and bring it back.

 

This is the first time I've ever used the community, but removing the widget bothered me enough to get on here and say so.

 

I've also given a one star rating on the app store, which you should do as well if you think this change is a bad one. Spotify is clearly in damage control and are aggregating upset threads on this issue to minimize damage, so go ahead and start a new one.

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wildlime
Regular

Exactly this point!

 

I have cancelled my subscription and will move back to Google Play Music. At least I get Ad Free Youtube with that and a widget.

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