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
4 days ago
In lollipop... Some players don't work. It is not a negligible issue. It worked great in kitkat though.
A Google User
4 days ago
Great compared to Spotify Widget I liked the app until I turned on my Bluetooth headphones that read text messages, it caused pandemonium at the point. If I touched the app it would take me into the headphone app not my music app. Had to stop using
A Google User
4 days ago
Absolutely Great! But got one problem. This is the widget that I always wanted since i've got my android phone but since that i did not use this for awhile,it suddenly don't pop up when im gonna add the widget.fix this please.
A Google User
4 days ago
Crashes Was unusable for me on my LG G3 lollipop. Crashes when you try to place the widget or press any of the buttons. But then read hidden in the description that you need to give access in the security > notifications setting. Would benefit from having this information pop up when you use the app, like other apps. Otherwise very clean, works great.
A Google User
5 days ago
Everytime i tried to play something it crashed