What music players are supported with Next?

The music control requires that Next has been granted permission to the phone's notification service. The first time you run Next, it will prompt you for granting Next permission to the notification service. However, at any time you can also go into your phone's settings and notifications to enable/disable Next for notifications.

The music control will appear on Next Lock Screen when music is playing in an app in the background.

The music control supports pause, play, previous, and next song/track as long as the music app you are using supports those functions. Some music apps do not support 'previous' in which case Next will not show the previous button.

To determine whether your music player is supported, check your Android OS version:

Android 4.2 or below:

  • No music players are supported.
Android 4.3:
  • Spotify
  • Google Play Music
  • Samsung Music Player
  • Sony Music Player

Android 4.4:
  • Spotify
  • Pandora
  • Poweramp
  • iHeartRadio
  • Deezer
  • Shazam
  • Shuttle
  • N7
  • Google Play Music
  • Samsung Music Player
  • Sony Music Player
Android 5.0 and above:

Note: Shazam and Pandora are NOT supported on Android 5.0 and above, due to incompatibility with our Next music player widget. We are working on a solution for this.
  • Spotify
  • Poweramp
  • iHeartRadio
  • Deezer
  • Shuttle
  • N7
  • Google Play Music
  • Samsung Music Player
  • Sony Music Player


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