[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
itscarlayall

Hi, I'm also wondering where to find this option. Has it really been implemented? I can't find it in the Preferences section.

insomniacrocker

I am using the Windows 10 desktop app and this feature does not appear to be available. Am I missing it, or has it been removed?

 

Edit: I now see that when you say this idea has already been impelmented, you are referring to the desktop overlay that appears when using media keys. I would like to see an option for a toast notification when a new song begins playing, as described in this idea post - https://community.spotify.com/t5/Closed-Ideas/Desktop-Toast-notification-with-current-song/idi-p/167...

El0h1m

Voted!

El0h1m

Would enjoy this feature when discovering new music.

oihantxu

Hej, do you plan on adding this feature to the mac os as well? 

iTunes already does it, so does soundcloud, it would be lovely to have it as well on Spotify so that I don't have to constantly switch between apps while listening to music.. 

 

Thank you!

dewey_decibel

+1 for this idea! iTunes does this and now that I use Spotify more than iTunes I want it to do it too!  Please add this in the next update. Thanks!

Choncie

Why the half-baked (half-toasted?) windows desktop implementation of this idea?

 

When you pause play / start play, there's a toast; when you skip forward / back, there's a toast. But when a song ends and a new one begins naturally, no toast. It doesn't make sense. It would also be nice to have a hotkey to show a toast on demand.

 

Pretty much any other music player can do these things natively (ie, without installing amateurish, ill-maintained plugins or apps that break after every spotify update). Can you please add that function to the desktop app? Thanks!

mactei

People like you are awesome.  Thanks!

Medeiros

Thank your very much for sharing with

JamesKing

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