I'd like an ability to automate launching a widget. Specifically, what I'd like to do is link the Ustream's "Broadcast Now" widget into an automation app like Tasker or Automate (preferably the latter).

I've looked around and a lot of things (like the AutoShortcut app for Tasker) claim to be able to do this, but I've had no luck as yet.

Is it possible to do this?


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Popup Widget 2 can help. See my answer for How do I launch a widget from a shortcut on Home screen? for its know-how.

Once you're done adding your widget in that app, in your automation app, there should be an option for you to launch a shortcut. Choose Popup Widget 2 shortcut → your widget.

You can also use Short Launcher app to treat the Popup Widget Shortcut 2 as an app which may help in automation.

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