Spotify is testing assist for Android 13’s media participant

A restyled expertise is accessible in beta

In 2021, the Android 12 replace introduced vital visible modifications to the working system, together with dynamic theming and redesigned interface tips for third-party apps. This 12 months, Android 13 is constructing on these modifications, tweaking a couple of visible components to assist inventory Android stand out in a sea of OEM skins. One such tweaked aspect is the redesigned media participant within the notification shade, which Spotify is now supporting.


Secure Android 13 updates have been accessible since mid-August, when YouTube added assist for the redesigned media participant controls. It’s fairly stunning to see third-party apps undertake the change at a snail’s tempo, even whether it is an integral a part of their app’s options. Beginning with the beta channel (model, Spotify now helps the squircle pause and round play button together with the squiggly playback progress bar (through 9to5Google).

Spotify’s outdated media participant for music on Android 13 (left) and the brand new one in beta (proper)

The progress bar is flanked by buttons to leap to the earlier or subsequent observe, which allow you to search 15 seconds forwards or backwards when streaming a podcast. Within the decrease right-hand nook of the media participant, you’ll see buttons to toggle shuffle and like tracks when listening to music, however these well remodel into buttons for biking by means of playback speeds and including the podcast to your library.

Spotify’s outdated media participant for podcasts on Android 13 (left) and the brand new one in beta (proper)

Though this expertise is at present accessible solely to beta testers, Spotify ought to roll out a steady channel replace bringing us these revamped Android 13 media controls quickly. It might assist Spotify be part of the step by step rising record of apps with this function, like YouTube Music, Google Play Books, Google Podcasts, and others. Apparently, different main music streaming apps like Apple Music and Tidal are nonetheless absent on this record.