'SpotiPlay' Makes Spotify Your Default iOS Music Player
Some of you are probably as big of Spofity junkies as I am, leaning toward the music streaming method instead of downloading music and syncing it to your iPhone’s Music application through iTunes. A new free jailbreak tweak called SpotiPlay
by iOS developer Fllorent0D
aims to make life easier for us Spotify folk by making Spotify iOS’ default music player application.
The tweak will make it so the iPod controls from the multitasking App Switcher always link you to the Spotify application instead of Apple’s Music application. When you tap on either the Spotify icon or on the play button, Spotify will launch and allow you to start playing music from the application.
In addition, the music controls from the lock screen will also link to Spotify instead of the Music application. When you tap on the play button from the lock screen, the device will unlock and launch Spotify for you. If you have a passcode set, the play button will do nothing in order to keep unwanted hands from getting into your device via the play button.
Unfortunately what the tweak doesn’t do is automatically start playing music from Spotify when you tap on the play button from the multitasking App Switcher (it launches the Spotify application). It would be difficult to route it like this anyhow, since the tweak would have no idea if you wanted to listen to the radio, streamed music, or your cached music.
If you have an empty Music application like I do, but enjoy using Spotify, you might want to download this free tweak. It makes a great Spotify shortcut from almost anywhere in iOS. The tweak has no options to configure and you can set the Music application back to the default music player by uninstalling the tweak. Give it a try!