I got my Pixel 5a yesterday and I did the settings transfer using the USB-C cable, connecting my two phones together and tranferring the settings from my 2XL to my 5a. Because I use Nova Prime as my launcher and because I made a backup of my Nova Prime settings, when I restored those Nova settings on my 5a the Now Playing icon was restored to my home screen. However, if I tap on that icon now I get a message, "App Isn’t Installed".
I have verified the Now Playing is activated: Settings > Sound & Vibration > Advanced > Now Playing > Identify Songs Playing Nearby ON
So now if I want to see my Now Playing History I have to type this rigamarole:
Settings > Sound & Vibration > Advanced > Now Playing > Now Playing History
Anybody know a way to restore the functionality of the Now Playing icon on my home screen so it will show me Now Playing History with one tap of that icon?