Spotify removes Android homescreen widget, but it might bring it back

Spotify removes Android homescreen widget, but it might bring it back
Spotify has just announced that it will remove the homescreen widget from the Android app at some point this week. Spotify users will still be able to access the same playback features and information about what is playing through the app's playback notification and device lockscreen.

Even though the company confirmed the Spotify Widget for Android will be going away, there's a small chance that the feature will make a comeback in the same or slightly different form. Apparently, Spotify has introduced a new Live Idea feature that will allow users to vote to show their support for adding a widget.

For the time being, the idea is tagged as “Not right now,” but if the number of voters will increase to a certain level, it might consider adding the widget back. Still, don't get your hopes too high, even though there are a few thousand votes for the homescreen widget.

Anyway, going forward, you'll be able to access the playback controls on Android by simply swiping down while you are using Spotify to access the controls.

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4 Comments

1. Allison28

Posts: 19; Member since: May 04, 2013

My widget has been gone since yesterday. If you go to the Play Store reviews for Spotify, almost all recent reviews comment about "Where's the widget?!". I have a feeling it will be back sooner rather than later.

2. AbhiD

Posts: 851; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

The last update was absolutely crap. Not just widget, it ruined many other things in the app. Spotify seems to have hired some idiots

3. midan

Posts: 3097; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

I thought widgets are everything for android users, so why would Spotify remove it?

4. serpan77

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 14, 2019

Completely idiotic ..... F*** off Spotify

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