Spotify has released its own widget for Apple’s iOS 14 platform, making it easier to pick up right where users last left off in a jiffy…
For years, Apple devices didn’t support very many widgets. It’s only been in the past year that more customization options have come to iOS mobile applications. Now, the hardware and operating system can run widgets, more and more of these app extensions are becoming available. One that could be among the most popular is Spotify, which has introduced its own widget.
Spotify iOS 14 Widget Debuts
The new Spotify iOS 14 widget is similar to Apple’s own for Apple Music. It serves as quick access to resuming what was last played. The widget comes in small and medium sizes, but there is no large option, at this time. A spokesperson for Spotify tells The Verge:
“The Spotify iOS widgets will display up to five of the recently played artists, playlists, albums or podcasts covers. Users can tap on the covers to dive straight back into their content.”
For those unfamiliar, a widget differs from an app. Mobile applications are able to handle multiple tasks or functions. But, widgets are a stripped down version of an app, generally only performing a single function. To add the new Spotify widget to iOS 14, update to the latest version of the streaming application. Then, touch and hold a widget or empty area on the home screen until the apps start to jiggle. Tap (+) or Add button, select Spotify, choose the size, and place the widget.