[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

C'mon Spotify, this is here since 2012 and after 7 years we still don't have it. We really want it...

nielrio

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.

geckolawns

Thanks for sharing. It workes really well. I have been looking for something like this for a while.  

nielrio

I accepted your post as solution, so it is marked as solved 😉

michaelthew

Implement this ASAP or I'm switching to Apple Music. They have this. Absolutely no reason it isn't an option on Spotify. I could write the code for this in minutes. Get it together or I'm gone!

Daisy
Status changed to: New Idea

Updated on 2019-08-08

Hello and thanks for bringing your feedback to the Idea Exchange. We've marked this as a new idea.

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minimevoy

I agree but include the Windows 10 desktop app when adding the feature. Even though it isn't a UWP app I still prefer it to the third-party apps that are available except for Xpo but only because it has a Mini player. 

nielrio

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/use-google-chrome-in-application-mode

This is how I am using it now, it's much easier than batch file or win+R.

theliquidsword

My god I have been looking for this for YEARS. Thank you for finding this work around. GOLD.

Elena

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