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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 2020-10-20

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Top Answer
Gig Goer


While I was searching for an option for a mini player on windows 10, i found a solution. Since every topic I could find about this topic was locked for replying, so I figured I'd make a new one. The solution I found is as follows:


  1. make sure you have chrome browser.
  2. Type windows key + R (run) and type 
    chrome --app=""
    This will open the web player but like an app.
  3. Left at the bottom next to the song banner is this button:    Capture3.PNG   click this button.
  4. you get a floating mini player at the bottom right of your screen with the song banner, and when you hover over it with your mouse you can pause/play/previous/next.


Good luck and have a great day!


I added a batch file for easier use. Originally belongs to hydropulse17.


Ya, but that doesn't look as fancy as the spotify player itself would look like..


Thank you so much!!! I am alway so guilty of not knowing the artists I listen too but the MiniPlay can be set to stay on front of your web browsing so now I can learn/memorize my favorite new songs! 


Thanks for sharing!!!


NIce! Also, in conjunction with "Always On Top," it is simple to reduce this window down to contols only and make the small window "float" somewhere out of the way, if you find that useful.


Download utility:



Why isn't it possible to vote for this suggestion (anymore)?


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Thank you!!!


I hope the need of opening an app to see currently playing song (and see all of adverts if you are not on premium) is not the reason why this feature is not yet implemented. If it is - please consider enabling it for premium users, as the user experience just suffers - I have to do too many clicks to get such important information. Shame on you.


You broke toastify! I need something like this while I play video games, so I can see what songs are playing without having to tab out. It's mind blowing to think they don't already have a feature like this on PC. Also just like toastify, I'd like to be able to bind a button that will popup the 'Now playing' overlay window on demand.


Why isn't this a feature already? Winamp had it :S