I’ve tried—I’ve tried—to make Apple Music my default streaming app, however I all the time find yourself deferring to my trusty algorithm-generated Uncover playlists on Spotify. When residence display screen widgets rolled out with iOS 14, Spotify was entrance of my thoughts as a terrific utility for this iPhone function.
At present, Spotify formally launched its iOS widget in each the small- and medium-sized variations. The small model will present you no matter you listened to final, whereas the medium model will show the 5 most just lately accessed podcasts or music. Tapping these will launch them within the app. However home-screen customizers, beware: TechCrunch famous the widget adjustments coloration based mostly on the theme of the album artwork it’s enjoying, which has the potential to throw a wrench into the entire “aesthetic AF” component of themed residence screens. You’ve been warned.
Now, why would I go for this widget over Apple’s personal? Properly, for starters, Spotify has a couple of decade’s price of logged and ever-evolving music style to assist floor new artists and spotlight stuff I could have missed. (Which occurs quite a bit—I’m outdated.) Despite the fact that I exploit Apple Music for CarPlay, I nonetheless discover that I desire Spotify’s algorithm and consumer expertise to Apple’s normally. And having all of my most up-to-date exercise proven proper there on a Spotify widget with out having to open the app and seek for it can undoubtedly be helpful on the go or when multitasking or figuring out.
So as to add the Spotify widget in iOS 14, first be sure that your iPhone and apps are up to date. Then, press and maintain any icon or the house display screen and within the higher lefthand nook, choose the + button to launch your widget menu. From there, when you’ve got the replace, it is best to have the ability to scroll all the way down to your apps and choose Spotify from the menu, the place you’ll have the ability to select both a small or medium widget so as to add to your property display screen.
Simply, you already know, don’t say I didn’t warn you about any customization disruptions. That’s between you and your god.