Spotify Rolls Out Support for Redesigned Media Player on Android 13 Lock Screen, Notification Area

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Spotify, a service that streams music and podcasts, has started releasing a stable update through the Google Play store that enables the service on devices that are compatible with Android 13 and its revamped media player. The media player for Android smartphones’ lock screen and notification menu revamp in Android 13. Android 13’s media player has a new look with bigger frames for album cover previews, updated icons, and a better layout for the seek bar.

Android 13 was released in August of this year, and it has a revamped media player that can be accessed from the lock screen or notification shade. Spotify version 8.7.92.521 for Android found by 9to5Google, indicating that the company has upgraded the app to include the new media player.

In an earlier beta release, Spotify included support for the Android 13 media player. Spotify 8.7.92.521, available from the Play Store, adds support for the media player to the stable channel.

Spotify Rolls Out Support for Redesigned

Users of smartphones running Android 13 will notice pause and play icons on the right side of the screen in the shape of rounded squares. These icons are significantly larger and simpler to access than those found on Android 12 devices. The navigation controls for the next track and the previous track are located on each side of the seek bar, which is located at the bottom of the interface. On the other hand, the new media player comes equipped with both a shuffle button and a heart button.
It should not come as a surprise that applications developed by Google were the first to start supporting the Android 13 media player. The first apps to do so were YouTube Music, YouTube, Google Podcasts, Chrome, Recorder, and Play Books.

According to a report from 9to5Google, other third-party streaming services, such as SoundCloud, Pocket Casts, and Shazam, have already updated their apps to support the new media player that comes with Android 13. Spotify is not the first third-party streaming app to introduce support for the Android 13 media player.

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