Spotify has officially released an update for its iOS app today which includes support for home screen widgets. This update comes shortly after the music streaming giant reportedly beta tested iOS 14 home screen widgets with a handful of beta users last week.
Apple rolled out iOS 14 for the general public last month and one of the highlights in this software update is the ability to add widgets on the home screen.
Spotify finally rolls out new iOS 14 home screen widgets
The streaming giant’s selection of widgets is fairly limited, the platform offers only two “Recently Played” widgets to users. These widgets allow users to “quickly access recently played playlists, artists, albums or podcasts,” Spotify says. Users can pick from small or medium-sized design variations.
Though the selection of widgets is limited, the unique aspect of the Spotify widget is that the background will dynamically change based on the color of recently played content.
Here’s how to add a Spotify widget to your iOS 14 home screen:
- Long-press on the home screen to enter jiggle mode.
- Tap the “+” (plus) button in the upper-left corner.
- Select Spotify from the list of widgets, choose your preferred widget size, and tap Add Widget.
Spotify for iOS is available on the App Store for free. Note that after installing the newest version of the app, users must open the Spotify app first, before any widgets will appear in the widget picker.
Recently, the music streaming giant also released a new ‘find by lyrics’ feature on iOS which allows users to search for tracks, albums, playlists, and more by typing in a line of the composition. This feature has arrived a little late on the platform’s iOS app, in comparison, Apple Music had added that search support in 2018 on its service. The service is also rumored to be testing music streaming on Apple Watch’s watchOS 7.