[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
nielrio
Gig Goer

Hi!

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="https://play.spotify.com"
    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.

Comments
OverWims

lofi.rocks is nice but I'm wanting a miniplayer to use on a small monitor to view my playing song (with timeline so fullscreen mode isnt usable). I would just use a spare phone but the app won't show now playing in landscape mode. I assume this has been removed due to people who used their phone in landscape mode in cars so that they can now be forced to buy the new "car thing". Always about money right Spotify?

aeonden

I see many of you looking for a mini player so I wanted to remind you about my mini player "rhiimoot" after a long while.

It works with windows only and gets main info from your official spotify desktop player and controls it. Main reason I created this was I was in need such a mini player. Over time I've made some aditions to the software but it's been a while since I updated it because I couldn't spare much time. So there are some portions of it not working right now.

I recently started to clean the code a bit and change this and that. I'll fix some bugs like: details window (see second image below) is not getting correct info from internet.

BUT main functions are working fine (previous, next, play, song title, sleep timer, vumeter, cache cleaner etc.)

These functions work offline and do not need an active internet connection. It just needs your spotify username to work properly.

SORRY that I kind of promoted my software but since it's not that popular I wanted to tell you about this.

rhiimoot is basically something I made for myself as a hobby but I'm sharing it in hope some people find it usefull too.

It's free with no restrictions and does not collect any data. I'll share again when I release an updated version.

You can read more and download from https://www.locusmare.com/rhiimoot.html 

Also check my other tiny software since you're at my page 😄

 

rhiimoot_show_1.pngrhiimoot_albumart_show1.png

KhING_kHeng

your UI/UX is not good. I also read many negative reviews about it. Please Make some solutions. And also for PIP and the artist's image. it is gone in DEsktop

614Athene

That feature from the Webplayer slaps. I don't know (and can't believe) why it is never transferred onto the desktop app.