Update brings most requested feature to lock screen replacement
Cover, the popular Android lock screen replacement, has just released an update to version 0.1.8 which brings along music controls. For devices running Android 4.4, KitKat, the all-new feature will allow you to take control of your Pandora, Spotify, Rdio or Sonos audio without the need to unlock your device. Working with nearly every music app available, Cover will recognize when audio is playing and will pin the icon for the application to the bottom of the screen. Next to the icon are controls for skipping songs, both backwards and forwards, as well as a pause button, and on the right side you will find the album art.
Coming in as one of the most requested features, Cover is very excited to make these available to everyone. To make use of the new feature you will first need to update the app and then activate the feature. Activation is quite simple and from the settings you will look for the Music Controls addition and then grant permission to Notification access.
Unfortunately, Cover has yet to be able to implement support for Android 4.1 - 4.3 devices as there is no standard way to access the music that is being played in those versions, so to keep the experience the best possible they are keeping it KitKat-exclusive for now. If you are using Cover, be sure to update today and activate the music controls.