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[Desktop] Spotify floating Toolbar Player

Status: Case Closed


Since most ideas seems to be different ways to make our listening more efficient, smooth and comfortable here´s mine.
Many computers today already have integrated hotkeys (usually located above the F1-F12 buttons) that allows simple pausing and previous/next functions. However, keyboards/laptop keyboards that doesnt have these buttons would benefit from having an option to show a smaller version on-screen providing the same functions. The toolbar would be shown on top of current windows. (activated by pressing an (editable) hotkey?)  (See image)
While the current option works well enough, it force-minimizes the current window and brings up the Spotify window, which we then have to minimize, before returning to previous occupation.


This "toolbar" would probably be most appealing to gamers, since we dont like interruptions 😉 , but also to others who wish to make their music experience as pleasant as possible.

Sure, we´re talking about seconds.
But these seconds matters.

Happy and efficient listening!


Several years later...

300+ kudos.  Nice!
When I wrote toolbar, I realize overlay would better describe what I'm hoping for. Much like how the Task Manager window has an option for "always on top", a very slim Spotify bar with the same propertiy would be great in-game or in any other fullscreen application.

Similar, but not the same:

Spotify Mini Player Concept by pixelpusher.
Kudos for kudos!


Updated on 2021-07-13

Hey everyone,


Thanks for coming to the Spotify Idea Exchange.


We've discussed this idea and while it is interesting, we don't have any immediate plans to implement this. If we do have any new information to share, rest assured we'll check back in here with a new status.


In the meantime, it’s worth checking out the Windows 10 Game Bar, which can be accessed by pressing Win + G and allows you to configure a floating Spotify widget to control music playback.


Thanks again, and please keep those ideas and requests coming! More info on how your feedback reaches Spotify via the Idea Exchange can be found here.


still waiting for this to happen 😞


+1 for this! "Windows Media Player"-like player in the taskbar on windows would be amazing!

Status changed to: Good idea, vote for it
Updated: 2016-04-21

Hey everyone. Thanks for bringing us your feedback in this 'Spotify Toolbar' thread. We'll continue to come here with updates if we have any for you. For now please keep leaving your feedback and we'll continue sharing it with teams internally. Thanks!


suggestion iTunes have it. Same price. More music. Now available on non-apple platforms i.e. Android.

Being as Spotify won't give us what we want they can see what happened to MySpace. Its a harsh lesson when you don't listen to customers!!


I'd like to see a new desktop widget like the itunes one. A widget when i can skip or rewind the song, add to my music, like the song on a radio station.

Status changed to: New Idea
Updated: 2016-07-09

Marked as new idea.

This idea is a re-post of this inactive idea.


I use the spotify on desktop more than I use it on my phone, and making a widget for it on windows so we can control it like we do on iPad or phone would be a great idea


So any updates on this? Would love to see progress on this. I would use this feature 90% of the time with me having my playlists and playing my games. I can understand Main interest is on phone users these days, but i use my phone/computer about the same amount.



Have my upvote. Spotiy's Windows Client is very cluttered in some situations, especially when you already have chosen your music. A mini Player or reduced view with album art and music controls would really help. 

I would really, really love a spotify toolbar that would stay open regardless of the many tabs and windows I open on my desktop. My biggest annoyance with Spotify is having to track  down the tab I have it open in if I want to skip to the next song. Please work on this Spotify? 


Thank you!