Spotify for Android now has Notification area controls

Spotify for Android now has Notification area controls

Spotify have released an update to their Android app, which brings notification area controls for the first time.

If you have Jelly Bean 4.1 or above, you will now be able to control playback straight from your notifications area, instead of opening the app itself.

Radio performance has also been improved, as well as a few bug fixes.

So update your app now, or grab it from the Play store.


LinkSpotify in Play Store

LinkSpotify release notes

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  • Paul


    Out of interest, and as a newbie to Android (4.1), how do you get the bluetooth, wifi etc controls on your notification bar, and what phone was the screenshot taken from?


    • Simon Hardy

      Looks like the screenshot came from an Oppo Find 5 to me. The controls will be have been added by Oppo as part of their skin. You will find similar notification controls on other manufacturer skins or on stock 4.2.

      • Spot on Simon!

        • Paul

          Thanks, I have 4.1 on the HTC One so still waitiing for 4.2. I found “Settings Extended” free app on Play store, which does same thing too :)

  • Jen Volz

    I love, love, love this! But, how can I get the damn Spotify logo out of my notification bar? It makes me think I have a Hangout notification every time I look at my phone. Any ideas? Thanks!

    • Totally agree, but I can’t find out how to get rid of it either!