Spotify's home screen widget is back on its Android app

Spotify’s home screen widget is back on its Android app

Due to popular demand, Spotify says it is bringing back the popular Android home screen widget. It has been a month since the music streaming company has quietly removed it. Many were not happy with this move and user outcry was too strong to convince the company to bring it back.

Following that, Spotify’s manager confirmed in the community forums that the home screen widget will be making a comeback in a future update. And not only that, it is coming with a vengeance with several improvements.

Spotify’s Android home screen widget makes a comeback with improvements

Spotify's Android home screen widget makes a comeback with improvements
Spotify’s Android home screen widget makes a comeback with improvements

In a short blog post, the company stated the reason for removing the home screen widget. Spotify cited that users could access the same playback features on the lock screen by simply swiping down the notification bar.

Because of its absence, many users have switched subscriptions to other competing music streaming apps, which have home screen widgets. And now, Spotify announced that Android’s home screen widget is back.

Spotify's home screen widget on Android makes a comeback
Spotify’s home screen widget on Android makes a comeback

The comeback has a few visual and performance improvements. The widget is now resizable and issues on the stability have been fixed as well. The company has finally heard all those customer complaints.

The Spotify home screen widget is now available on its latest version

Spotify says that it welcomes all user feedback, so if there are other features from the app that has gone missing and is very useful, keep on tagging Spotify. You might just share the same sentiments with other users, and the company might just hear it out.

The Spotify widget on Android will automatically show up on the phone home screen once the app has been updated to its latest version. The app’s new version has already been released on Google’s Play Store, so the home screen widget should be available to everyone now.

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