It's not clear why Spotify removed the widget, but the company seems to feel its functions are redundant. In a statement, Spotify said, "We're always bringing retired features to Spotify. We're investing our energy in new ways to create the best experience for our users." In response to users asking Spotify to restore the widget, the company wrote, "We are setting this idea to be & # 39; Not Now Now, & # 39; because it is not something we have any immediate plans to recreate it. "
Spotify's competitors ̵1; including Amazon Music, Apple Music, Google Play Music, Pandora and others – still offer homecreen widgets. Some fear that it may start a trend and encourage other streaming services to remove their homecreen widgets on Android, but backlash Spotify has been faced with, which probably won't happen anytime soon. period.