I will give them until the end of the month. If it's not back, I'll consider it a sign of the company's contempt for me and my money (yes, I'm taking it personally). When I first signed up, Spotify offered me functionality other streaming services couldn't. But that's simply not true any more. And this move has now removed functionality that other services offer... Hey, we all left aol and myspace once upon a time. Remember yahoo? Me neither. I guess Spotify is just sick of playing the game? I can't think of why else they would do this unless they wanted to lose customers. Or unless everyone in the company is so wedded to their iphones that don't understand the widget and/or want to make sure Apple's music service gets all their business once they shutter their doors for paying no attention to their customers.
I just cancled my premium because of the removal of the widget. I've paid for Spotify Premium since 9/30/15. I have been a paying customer for almost four years but Spotify keeps removing features for no reason that only hurt their product as the competion keeps getting better. So as of 8/30/19 when my premium runs out I'm gone, time to move to prime or google.
Well I have to say I've not really looked back since moving to TIDAL. There are a couple of functions Spotify does better but nothing I can't live without as on the whole TIDAL is far superior. The sound quality improvement alone has been worth it. Even with a return of the widget I won't be back.
Good luck to all those investigating other streaming services!