Spotify DefaultSpot

Spotify is one of the most popular cross-platform streaming music services, with over 40 million active users worldwide. While I am out of luck using the service as a Canadian, our neighbors to the south and elsewhere can benefit from a jailbreak tweak called DefaultSpot. The simple iOS extension sets Spotify as the default music player on iPhone, and also integrates with the Control Center playback controls… 

I decided to give DefaultSpot a test by signing in to my Apple ID for the United States, downloading Spotify and creating an account. After toggling on the tweak through the Settings app and respringing my iPhone, it worked just as advertised. When the stock Music app is not in use, tapping on the play button or other music controls in Control Center or other areas causes the Spotify app to open for listening to streaming music.

Controls for Spotify

DefaultSpot is a free download on Cydia in the default BigBoss repository, and it must be enabled through the Settings menu after installation. The tweak, developed by Ron Thakrar, is compatible with iOS 7 and 64-bit devices. It can be combined with the Controls for Spotify package to enable auto-resume on launching Spotify. That feature must be toggled through the Settings menu as well.

Our own Jeff Benjamin previously reviewed Controls for Spotify, which is also developed by Thakrar. The tweak enhances your Spotify controls with Activator actions for shuffle, repeat, thumbs up, thumbs down, star, star and thumbs up, and copy playing URL. It allows you to set two-finger gestures from the bottom of the screen, left, right, top or elsewhere to gain better control over the streaming music app.

  • So does this mean I can tell Siri to play a song and it will automatically search spotify and play it?

    • asdlb4

      Same question here. I’m guessing no. There used to be a tweak called Siri Love (I think that was it) which would integrate with Spotify in this way. Unfortunately it never was upgraded for ios7.

      • brad

        Wasn’t it Assistant Love? I really miss having that. I wish someone out there would create an ios7 tweak for that. *hint hint* There isn’t one that exists, as far as I’m aware.

      • asdlb4

        Yes. That was it. The heyday of Siri tweaks. Seems like most of the good ones have lost support with the newer OS.

    • Antzboogie

      Sorry Pandora only hahaha. 😉

  • David Gitman

    Can someone help?
    When I try to sign up with Facebook
    And why I try without Facebook it’s says error

    • breagz

      Looks like you’ve already signed up for spotify with that Facebook account or email address before. Maybe try ‘forgot password’?

      • David Gitman

        I never signed up.. When I am saying my mail in forgot password it does nothing

    • Eni

      just try again in a while

      • David Gitman

        It’s been a month

      • Yeahbutstill

        You know you don’t have to reply to everything, right?

      • Eni

        why, i’m anoying you?

  • WaterTrooper

    I just downloaded this tweak. We will see if I keep going back to iTunes Radio now.

  • jaysoncopes

    Just me, or does this tweak no longer exist? I found one called Default Player, but other than that I’m not seeing anything on the Big Boss Repo (or any of the plethora of sources I have.)

    • Chris

      did you ever figure it out? i cant find it

      • Nesly Lacroix

        They must have pulled it out. Can’t find it either.

      • Nesly Lacroix

        It is now called DefaultPlayer.