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Spotify gets special integration with ColorOS 13, including widgets for Always On Display

Oppo teamed up with Spotify to make the music streaming experience a little better on the new ColorOS 15.

One of the biggest improvements is that the Always On Display mode can now display the Spotify widget. By default, it’s a widget that shows the currently playing track (with album art). You can double-tap it to bring up playback controls without waking the phone.

Spotify on the Always-on Display Double tap to bring up playback controls
Spotify on always-on display • Double tap to bring up playback controls

Once your phone is unlocked, you can use special home screen widgets that match the operating system’s Aquamorphic design. There’s also a Spotify card on the shelf that offers music recommendations.

Spotify Widget Spotify Widget
Spotify Widget• Music Recommendations on the Bookshelf

You will be able to use Spotify as a more pleasant way to wake up – you can set ColorOS 004 The Clock app starts playing a specific track, playlist or podcast instead of the standard alarm sound. Note that this will be enabled in an upcoming OTA update (coming after September 15).

Wake up with Spotify as an alarm

” Spotify’s collaboration represents a new exploration of what’s possible in smartphone operating systems. Through smart, convenient and human-centric features developed with our partners, we are bringing users a smarter, more efficient operating system that enables them to spend More time to enjoy music and other favorite features on OPPO smartphones.” Gary Chen, Head of Software Products, OPPO.

If you want to learn more about ColorOS 004, check out our hands-on review. The new OS will of course appear on new devices and will be rolled out gradually to select older devices (you can find the list at the bottom here).



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