Can a Shortcut Tile open an App?

Shortcut Tiles can be used to link to some Apps on Android and iOS, provided the App's developer has registered "intents": special URL prefixes.


For example, you may be able to open a Pandora, Spotify, or Nest channel with a shortcut link of the form:

  • pandora://channel_name
  • spotify://app/browse
  • nestmobile:// ornestmobile://cameras/abc1234 Where "abc1234" is your Nest Camera ID


For Android users, a special technique can be used to launch Apps via their "registered intents":

Some Additional iOS Examples:

Calendar: calshow://


Notes: mobilenotes://


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