Holy moly — Spotify really added assist for an iOS function earlier than Apple launched the subsequent model of its working system!
In a weblog put up, the corporate introduced it’s lastly launching a lock display widget for the iPhone. You’ll must be utilizing iOS 16, after all, as that’s the model of iOS that launched lock display widgets, but when your iPhone is updated, have at it!
Whereas it’s cool that Spotify constructed a lock display widget, its performance is fairly fundamental. As a substitute of doing one thing cool like displaying you a tune’s progress or some funky method of displaying the album artwork of the tune you’re listening to, it’s only a launcher.
Spotify says that its lock display widget simply opens the Spotify app. That’s it. As a substitute of going to your property display and tapping the Spotify icon, now you can accomplish that out of your lock display. Cool.
After you add the brand new Spotify widget to your Lock Display screen, tapping on it is going to shortly open the Spotify app. So whether or not you’re busy on the go, within the automotive, or at residence, the Spotify app is now at all times only one faucet away.
Although the implementation is underwhelming, I’m nonetheless glad to see Spotify assist an Apple function comparatively quickly after its launch. The corporate is unquestionably not identified for being the quickest to assist the most recent expertise obtainable on Apple units. I bear in mind ready years for the Spotify for Apple Watch app and even longer for them to assist music streaming from the watch.
Spotify additionally nonetheless notoriously isn’t obtainable on HomePod as a supported service. When you can AirPlay to HomePod with Spotify, you’ll be able to’t inform Siri to “play a tune” and have it begin streaming on Spotify.
Right this moment’s replace comes a day after Strava introduced that it was including Spotify integration to its health app.