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

User reviews of Jack's Music Widget
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A Google User
May 21, 2015
Perfect! An absolutely perfect replacement for the horrendously ugly Play Music widget. Thank you!
A Google User
May 20, 2015
Clear with no album art doesn't work anymore! Can you fix the album art bug please? It stays on regardless of settings.
A Google User
May 20, 2015
Really good player Bonedry, good player!
A Google User
May 20, 2015
Just what i need Hope it stays this way
A Google User
May 19, 2015
Looks great in Action Launcher 3 Put the widget in the quick drawer in Action Launcher. Have the widget set to pick a color based on the album art and it look amazing. Great job.
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