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[Desktop] Equalizer for the Desktop Version

There should be an Equalizer for the Desktop version of Spotify.


Since Spotify's mobile apps now have an EQ setting, this should be implemented on the desktop version, too!
The EQ should come with various presets but also the ability to save your own custom settings.

Updated on 2022-08-10

Hey folks,


Thanks for coming to the Spotify Idea Exchange and voting to make this happen.


We're happy to announce that the Equalizer option is now available on desktop - and is gradually rolling out to all users over the next week. You will be able to play around and customize the sound of your music for a better listening experience by toggling your Equalizer on your computers.




Once again, thanks for helping us make Spotify better, by participating here on the Community.



In my Spotify on my Samsung mobile-phone there is an equalizer. 

Is there the same option for the Spotify on PC (using WIN 8.1)?

I can't find any?

I'm using the version g87efe634.


Kind ragards 



Sorry, but the desktop app doesn't have an equalizer. 


Thanks, but Why not?

I think it's a good solution to have the option to make my own sound.

There is a lot of speakers nowadays using Bluetooth, NFC, 3,5 mm jack.

When using the phone you can give it some more bass etc, but when you use lap-top you canno't.

Is it a soft-ware probleme in Windows or just lack of covenants with Mr. Gates`?





The idea of having a desktop equalizer is here:


It is currently marked as "Watch This Space", so there may be future updates on this. You can add a kudo and a comment to help support the idea.


Also, if you cannot wait for this feature, there is an unnoficial addon called Equalify. It adds a 10 band equalizer to spotify. You can find it here:


you are using windows correct? if so go down to the speaker icon at the bottom on your taskbar. click on it then press mixer. fom there click on the icon for the speaker you are using then a new window should open that says speaker properties and should have 4 tabs(general,levels,enchancements and advanced) click the enchancements tab. put a checkmark on equalizer. go down where it says settings and you can pick from the default (pop, rock, bass boost, vocal, etc.)or tou can create your own setting with the (...) button. hope this helped.

Just use EqualizerAPO with PeaceGUI, much better than others.

If you use, you can use an EQ chrome extension like Ears


Best answer ever! 


Thanks so much.

Status changed to: Not Right Now
Updated: 2015-09-17

Hey folks, we know the idea for an equalizer in the Desktop app is a popular request. While we're marking this as 'Not Right Now' please know we're continuing to watch the kudos and comments here in the Community and we're bringing them back to Spotify. Keep an eye here for any updates, thanks!


This is a must! I am currently using iTunes instead of Spotify to listen to the music that I own, just because the EQ is not available for Spotify in my iMAC.

The EQ should have at least a 10 band or more graphic EQ and be able to save presets as well as have some defaults including ROCK!

For those of us musicians, it would be great to include the option of changing the pitch and speed of the tunes to practice solos and playing on top of original tracks.

Thank you,