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I'm not a big fan of my lock screen getting hijacked by whatever music app is currently playing. Is there a setting, app, or work around that can disable album art from being displayed on my lock screen? Preferably without rooting.

I'm using a Moto X Pure Edition running Nougat. I would prefer solutions that work for Google Play Music.

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  • I'm not sure about any settings but you can use VLC as your music player and can disable lock screen cover. – ㅤㅤㅤ Jan 11 '18 at 22:00
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Google Play Music, since version 8.7, has a setting to enable/disable album arts on the lock screen.

  1. Open Google Play Music, then open Settings.
  2. In the Play back section, disable "Show album art on lock screen".

IMG:

The album art will now be shown next to the music buttons instead of taking over the whole screen when it is locked.

Note: Tested on versions 8.8 and 8.18.

Source: Google Play Music v8.7 adds option to disable album art on the lock screen

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