Spotify has special integration into ColorOS 13, including a widget for the Always On Display

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Oppo has teamed up with Spotify to make the music streaming experience on the new ColorOS 13 a little nicer.

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

Double tap to bring up playback controls

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

Once the phone is unlocked you can use the special home screen widgets that match the OS’ Aquamorphic design. There is also a Spotify card on the Shelf, which offers music recommendations.

Spotify Widget
Music recommendations on the Shelf

Spotify Widget • Music recommendations on the Shelf

You will be able to use Spotify as a more pleasant way to wake up – you can set the ColorOS 13 Clock app to start playing specific tracks, playlists or podcasts instead of the standard alarm sound. Note that this will be enabled with an upcoming OTA update (coming after September 15).

Waking up with Spotify as the alarm

Waking up with Spotify as the alarm

“Our partnership with Spotify represents a new exploration into the possibilities of smartphone operating systems. Through smart, convenient, and human-centric features developed with our partners, we are bringing a more intelligent and efficient operating system to users, enabling them to spend more time enjoying music and the other most-loved features on the OPPO smartphones,” said Gary Chen, Head of OPPO Software Product.

If you want to learn more about ColorOS 13, check out our hands-on review. The new OS will arrive on new devices, of course, and it will roll out gradually to select older devices (you can find the list at the bottom here).

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