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  1. MLAndroid

    MLAndroid Newbie
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    I want to display a control icon on my lock screen for YouTube Music, similar to the one I have now for Doggcatcher podcasts:


    How do I do that?
    LG ThinQ G8, Android 10

    #1 MLAndroid, Feb 27, 2021
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2021

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  2. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    on my note 10+ i have YT music control widget on the lockscreen. in my phone's settings>lockscreen>widgets>music

    not sure where that setting would be on your phone.
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  3. MLAndroid

    MLAndroid Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Thanks, that setting is not on my phone. I've scoured the manual, only talks about shortcuts to apps on the lockscreen. I don't remember how I got the control widget for Doggcatcher, I think it was a choice during the install of the app.
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  4. Brian706

    Brian706 I like turtles!

    I don't know if it works the same as on my pixel 5 but mine shows up on the lock screen when I have the app open. I'm kind of assuming you've tried this but figured I'd mention it just in case.
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  5. MLAndroid

    MLAndroid Newbie
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    I figured it out. The lockscreen doesn't support widgets, they are notifications. I found two things that have to be set properly:

    settings->Apps & notifications -> Notifications -> Apps -> "Youtube Music enabled"
    settings->Apps & notifications -> Notifications -> Lock Screen -> "Show all notifications"

    I turned both those things on and the control "widget" appears on the lockscreen.
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