When you’re tired of using the Music application’s play, pause, next, and previous buttons, there is always another way to control your music (when jailbroken, of course). Attempts vary from touch gestures, to voice control, to Activator actions. If you like exploring ways to control your music, then try a new free jailbreak tweak dubbed SpotPod
by iOS developer Fllotouch. It will give you the ability to control your Music application through SpotLight, an underused and under appreciated part of iOS.
To use SpotPod, you simply swipe over to SpotLight from your home screen and enter control words into the search bar. “Play” will play music, “Pause” will pause music, “Next” will make the Music application skip to the next song, and “Previous” will make the Music application play the song before what you’re listening to already. Once you type the word corresponding to the action you want, tap the search button and SpotPod works its magic.
The idea is simple and while we always encourage innovation, it is a bit cumbersome having to type out a word to pause, play, and skip between songs. Using the iPod controls is much faster, offering a tap interface for controlling the music. Another unfortunate downfall for SpotPod would be that it works only with the stock Apple Music application. It won’t control music from Spotify, Pandora, or Grooveshark – all of which are popular alternatives for music on iOS.
All of the features seem to work perfectly without any major flaws. SpotPod works on iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad and has no options to configure in the Settings application. After you install it from Cydia, you are ready to start using it and if you want to end the functionality, you will have to uninstall it as there are no settings to disable it.