Jack's Music Widget

Jack's Music Widget


A clean and simple music widget for Android 4.4 KitKat.

Jack's Music Widget should work with any music player that displays controls and album art on the lockscreen.

For more font options, upgrade to the Plus version: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.jackthakar.musicwidget.plus

Note on Android 5.0: The current version of this app should work fine on Lollipop, but I'm working on a new version that adds additional features by using the new APIs available on 5.0.

Apps Confirmed to Work (v1.1.2 fixes issues with artist not displaying):
• Google Play Music
• Spotify (currently having issues)
• Pandora
• SoundCloud
• Apollo
• Rdio
• iHeartRadio
• DoubleTwist
• TuneIn Radio
• PowerAmp
• Rhapsody
• MixZing
• InfiniTracks
• Pocket Casts
• Songza

Let me know of any others that work and I'll add them to the list.

If you switch between different music players, you don't need to switch widgets. Just stop playing music in one app and start in another and the widget should switch.

Starting in 1.1, there are two widgets: one designed for a 4x1 or 4x2 grid and one with full bleed album art (works best when roughly square).
Additionally, there are three themes to choose from (dark, light, and transparent) for the 4x1 widget.

Important:
This widget will not work until you go to Security>Notification access in settings and check "Jack's Music Widget"

Unfortunately, the APIs that allow this are new in Kit Kat, so I can't port it back to earlier versions.

Developers: If you want your music app to work with this widget (and other apps which use the new KitKat RemoteController APIs), make sure that you setup a RemoteControlClient and pass the appropriate metadata (this widget uses album art, song title, and artist name).

Recent changes:
2.0.2:
Fixes major bug where widget stops working on KitKat

2.0.1:
Fixes bug where artist doesn't display on Kit Kat

2.0:
Switches to new APIs on Lollipop
New default theme: Determined from Album Art - changes the widget color based on the album art
On Lollipop, the current app will now open when the widget is tapped
New theme that is entirely transparent (old transparent theme is now called translucent)

Note: KitKat users will need to re-enable the notification listener after installing 2.0
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About Jack's Music Widget
A clean and simple music widget for Android 4.4 KitKat.

Jack's Music Widget should work with any music player that displays controls and album art on the lockscreen.

For more font options, upgrade to the Plus version: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.jackthakar.musicwidget.plus

Note on Android 5.0: The current version of this app should work fine on Lollipop, but I'm working on a new version that adds additional features by using the new APIs available on 5.0.

Apps Confirmed to Work (v1.1.2 fixes issues with artist not displaying):
• Google Play Music
• Spotify (currently having issues)
• Pandora
• SoundCloud
• Apollo
• Rdio
• iHeartRadio
• DoubleTwist
• TuneIn Radio
• PowerAmp
• Rhapsody
• MixZing
• InfiniTracks
• Pocket Casts
• Songza

Let me know of any others that work and I'll add them to the list.

If you switch between different music players, you don't need to switch widgets. Just stop playing music in one app and start in another and the widget should switch.

Starting in 1.1, there are two widgets: one designed for a 4x1 or 4x2 grid and one with full bleed album art (works best when roughly square).
Additionally, there are three themes to choose from (dark, light, and transparent) for the 4x1 widget.

Important:
This widget will not work until you go to Security>Notification access in settings and check "Jack's Music Widget"

Unfortunately, the APIs that allow this are new in Kit Kat, so I can't port it back to earlier versions.

Developers: If you want your music app to work with this widget (and other apps which use the new KitKat RemoteController APIs), make sure that you setup a RemoteControlClient and pass the appropriate metadata (this widget uses album art, song title, and artist name).

Recent changes:
2.0.2:
Fixes major bug where widget stops working on KitKat

2.0.1:
Fixes bug where artist doesn't display on Kit Kat

2.0:
Switches to new APIs on Lollipop
New default theme: Determined from Album Art - changes the widget color based on the album art
On Lollipop, the current app will now open when the widget is tapped
New theme that is entirely transparent (old transparent theme is now called translucent)

Note: KitKat users will need to re-enable the notification listener after installing 2.0

Android Market Comments
A Google User
Jul 21, 2015
Great app Clean and compatible with almost every music app, no bugs to speak of, if it isn't showing the music, refresh the widget by deleting the widget off your home screen a placing it again.
A Google User
Jul 19, 2015
Fabulous! Great widget, pleasantly surprised to see this work on lollipop too!
A Google User
Jul 17, 2015
I used to love it! But now it force closes every time I use it! Every time I try to put it on my homescreen, every time I press play,or press the album art to open my music. It won't work anymore! I'm so depressed!
A Google User
Jul 17, 2015
Not bad, not bad at all!! Works well with spotify! Exactly what i needed. If you like to see what is playing on your home screen, perfect. Only reason not a 5- i just installed it.
A Google User
Jul 17, 2015
Lollipop Have had this widget on my Tab S right in the middle. Shows anything whether it's Spotify local music. But post Lollipop. Nothings shows and error messages is all you get from the app. Please update to work with Lollipop.
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