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Miss the Spotify widget? You can bring it back with Tasker and KWGT

Earlier this week, Spotify unceremoniously killed its Android widget, taking away home screen-based controls for the streaming service. Odds are that most of you didn't notice — or if you did, you probably didn't care too much since you can still use the ongoing notification's controls during playback — but for those that were upset at the loss, there's a workaround. Using Tasker and KWGT, you can re-create a convincing approximation of Spotify's lost widget.

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Spotify kills the widget in its Android app, but you can vote to bring it back (maybe)

What's that new gap on your home screen? No, your phone didn't get bigger—Spotify has decided to remove the playback widget from its Android app. The company has posted a message on its community forums about the change, and the response has been predictably negative.

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AT&T is offering free Spotify Premium with its most expensive wireless plan

Got AT&T? Use Spotify? The carrier is looking to boost the appeal of its top-of-the-line wireless plan by making Spotify Premium subscriptions free as an option for its Unlimited &More Premium package.

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Spotify picks up two new custom playlists: On Repeat and Repeat Rewind

Usually Spotify's custom playlists are all about music discovery, but two new additions we spotted over the weekend are for the exact opposite. Named "On Repeat" and "Repeat Rewind," the two new custom playlists don't seem to appear for everyone, and they're both populated by songs you've played frequently. On Repeat focuses on the things you're listening to right now, and Repeat Rewind targets songs from a few months ago.

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[Update: Spotted in the wild] Spotify will soon let you share control of your music queue with others

A good party should be an open party. Namely, it should have a few open things: an open door, an open bar (or two), and an open jukebox. That last bit can get more awkward than one would like as people fumble around with a computer or figure out how to connect their phones to the Wi-Fi network. Well, Spotify is cooking up a new feature that will let other users take control of a host's playlist with a simple scan of a code or tap of a link.

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Spotify expands its storage- and data-friendly Lite app to 36 countries

About a year ago, we took a first glance at Spotify Lite, which aimed at offering a complete experience for older devices and slower connections. While the company managed to reduce the app size to just 15MB, it also stripped the software out of most of its features. Thankfully, it has managed to significantly improve its Lite app over the last year, which now has the majority of the main app's functionality, as it's officially expanding it to 36 countries in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East.

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Spotify launches 'Your Daily Drive' playlist with news and music designed for your commute

Spotify is a constant companion for many people, bringing music and podcasts right to their ears. A lot of customers listen to the streaming service on their daily car commute, so it makes sense that the company wants to position itself as a picture-perfect alternative to the radio. Thus, Spotify announced a new Your Daily Drive playlist on Wednesday that gives you a mix of your favorite music and short news talk shows.

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Spotify app picks up tabbed library interface, gets new 'Liked Songs' playlist

Earlier today, Spotify announced that it was rolling out a whole new look for the Library section of the music streaming app, subdividing content into two general categories: Music and Podcasts. This change is supposed to make the podcast experience on the platform a bit easier to manage. There's also a new "Liked Songs" playlist that we're surprised didn't exist before.

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Spotify Stations finally arrives in the US with many changes in tow

It's been almost a year and a half since Spotify Stations, then known as "Stations by Spotify," launched for the Australian market. We were able to get a taste of the app, but it was region-locked shortly after. Now that Spotify Stations has finally landed stateside, it's interesting to see just how much the playlist-centric app has changed.

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Spotify does the unthinkable and adds a sleep timer on Android

There are times when applications add a new groundbreaking feature that surprises us, flabbergasts us, elates us, and makes us go "wooooow, that's really cool!" This is not such a time. Instead, we're here to talk about Spotify adding the basic of most basic features of any music or audio playing app: a sleep timer. It's 2019 and this has just happened. Miracles, my friends. Don't stop believing.

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