I use a lot of audio apps on my HTC One, like Doggcatcher, Google Music, Tunein Radio, Pandora, NPR, etc. Most, if not all, of these apps have a 4x1 widget which controls playback. These are very helpful, but I have to devote 1-2 homescreen pages to these widgets, even though only one of them is relevant to me at a time.
Is there a way to reserver a 4x1 block of space on the homescreen, and have that space filled with the 4x1 widget of whatever app is currently outputting audio to the system?
This is kind of similar to the HTC One Sense's lockscreen implementation, where it has a generic widget that shows play, previous, and next buttons that control whatever app is currently playing audio, and shows the title of the currently playing track.
I think this would be a good idea, and would be very useful to me. Is there anything out there that can support this functionality?
An alternate solution might be a generic audio widget that just shows the title track, with play, previous, and next controls, just like the HTC One lockscreen widget above. It's not ideal, as I like the app-specific functions (thumbs-up, etc.), but it would scratch the itch.