When I'm listening to music on my Android using Music Player, I want to see what song I'm listening to on my lock screen, and maybe even play/pause and go forward/backward on the playlist, but not change the playlist.

How can I get this kind of a setting? Do I have to write my own app?

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    What phone are you using? What Android version? – geffchang Aug 8 '13 at 16:23
  • Which music player are you using? Some apps don't have this feature, while Google Music/Play Music does. – dotVezz Sep 17 '13 at 15:23
  • The default music player for the Samsung Galaxy S III. – NobleUplift Sep 18 '13 at 16:39

By default, the stock player has the player controls in Android. Play a song from your stock music player app (the one which was originally included in your mobile) and play a song. When you turn off the screen and get back to the lock screen, you must be able to see the player controls.

You can also try Sony Walkman which offers a number of features including lock screen controls. You can also use an app like Simply Lockscreen to enable music player functionality to your lock screen.

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  • Nope. I have my music playing from my headphones with no indicator on the lock screen. – NobleUplift Aug 8 '13 at 16:16
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    Maybe it depends on the player used. On one of my devices, I use Cubed, which places a "widget" on the lock screen (though a little clumbsy looking). – Izzy Aug 8 '13 at 20:07

The upgrade to Android 4.3 came from my service provider last week, so I upgraded. Now I can play and pause music from the lock screen!

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