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[Desktop] Popout player

I have seen this idea posted several times over the years and they are all marked closed. I personally find it really frustrating that people have clearly been asking for this and over and over been denied, especially because it seems like a rather simple feature. Anyway, on the web player on Chromebook, there is an excellent popout player that remains on top of other tabs and windows you open, has the album/song art and has simple controls like pause, play, skip, and rewind that show when you hover over it. You can also move it around your screen so you position it where is easiest for you. It's crazy to me that this feature hasn't been implemented already for the desktop application, or if it has then the fact that it's been removed. It's super annoying to have to stop what I'm in the middle of to open the Spotify window just to see what is playing, or to skip or save a song. Something with just the basics of these features would make a huge difference and make usability so much easier.

Updated on 2024-03-21

Hi everyone,


We're happy to let you all know that this feature has now been Implemented 😎 You can find all the details on the topic in this announcement post. You're welcome to post your thoughts and feedback there as well.




The link was taken down for a short period but is back up now.


Finally! Looks neat. The only thing that's missing is a progress bar that would let you jump to a specific part of a song or podcast.



I've wanted this since day one. 😊

I work on a large monitor but still have Spotify playing in the background, so it's nice not needing to minimise and enlarge the interface all the time.


Most people are likely wondering why Spotify, the clear industry leader, hasn't developed a PC desktop widget. 


Desktop real estate is limited for most and opening the program to tweak playlists or change to a new one is a pain.


If this isn't a priority for Spotify, then please share the thinking behind it. This is more of a need than a "nice-to-have!"