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:
1.1.3:
Adds option to display song, album, and/or artist in all caps
Add separate font settings for the album name for Plus users

1.1.2:
Fixes artist not displaying from some apps (falls back to album artist)
Hides metadata that is not set
Increases padding

1.1.1:
Adds option to display album name
Adds support for the Plus key
Adds font and text size options for Plus users

1.1:
Adds a second widget with full bleed album art
Adds option to have a certain app open when you tap on the album art
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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:
1.1.3:
Adds option to display song, album, and/or artist in all caps
Add separate font settings for the album name for Plus users

1.1.2:
Fixes artist not displaying from some apps (falls back to album artist)
Hides metadata that is not set
Increases padding

1.1.1:
Adds option to display album name
Adds support for the Plus key
Adds font and text size options for Plus users

1.1:
Adds a second widget with full bleed album art
Adds option to have a certain app open when you tap on the album art

User reviews of Jack's Music Widget
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A Google User
Wednesday 10:35 AM
Just starting to use it Very cool and useful app.
A Google User
4 days ago
:) Worked super quick and easy, download>click app icon>click open notification access> check box> Then Have A Widget To Controll Pandora (or Spotify/vivo/ect) THANKYOU.
A Google User
5 days ago
Looks great but no lollipop? I can't add the widget to Google now for some reason. Running lollipop on a nexus 5.
A Google User
6 days ago
Not working on Nexus 4 android 5.x Not work !
A Google User
Dec 12, 2014
Love the app! But.. Could someone tell me what launcher gets you those beautiful pictures in the back of the weather. The ones that look like "Google Now" artwork?