With widgets, Android users can use some functions of apps on their home screen. In the case of Spotify, the widget showed which song was being played and a song could be flushed or paused. With the latest version of the music app on Android, version 8.5, the ability to add the widget to the home screen has disappeared. Sep 09, 2019 · People still use them, and a homescreen widget for a music player is one of the better use cases for Android widgets. According to 9to5Google, Spotify for Android v8.5 will no longer allow users to add a widget. If you had the widget already placed, it will remain present but in a non-functional state.

Sep 04, 2019 · The Spotify Android widget lets you control the music right from the home screen without the need to go to the app or notification drawer. Since it was so handy, there has been an outcry among the Spotify Android users and thus Spotify announced that they bring back the widget in the future update. Step 3: Add Spotify4Me to the Notification Center. To activate the widget, make sure to have the Spotify app open, then launch Spotify4Me. Keep in mind that because this app is from an unrecognized developer, you'll need to enable installation of third-party apps before it will let you open it. Sep 12, 2019 · But just in case Spotify ever dares to make this huge mistake ever again, we have two great options that will perfectly keep your Spotify widget right where it belongs. Ubiquity Music Widget. This is one of the apps that’s compatible with Spotify (and other music apps) where you can use a widget to substitute the one you’d been using.