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Spotify Mini Player Concept

Status: Good Idea, give it some kudos
by pixelpusher ‎2012-05-11 12:56 PM - edited ‎2014-02-17 04:43 PM

Update 17/2/14 - Almost 2 years ago I submitted this idea, and in the last few weeks, the number of Kudos email notifcations I receive daily is getting even more frequent. Thanks to everyone who keep's voting it up, I didn't think it would get 10 votes let alone over 1,000! Clearly it's popular but not as straight forward to develop hence the 'Not Right Now' status from Spotify, but keep the voting! The most rated ideas are getting developed and it's just a matter of time before this one does too. 






I'd like to see a miniplayer and mini controls for Spotify that could sit in the taskbar (Windows and Mac!)


The idea came about, after I kept maximising and minimising Spotify just to see my play queue and sometimes jump down a few . This is my solution making it a less obtrusive way of seeing what's coming up and track jumping. 



Status: Good Idea, give it some kudos
Updated: 2015-10-20

Hey everyone, Spotify Staff here. We know this is one of your top ideas in the Spotify Community and today we're changing the status from 'Not Right Now' to 'Good Idea'. We'll continue to come here with updates as soon as we have them for you. For now please keep leaving your feedback and we'll continue sharing it with teams internally. Thanks!

by fireinthesky7
on ‎2012-03-07 07:16 PM

A miniature mode similar to that of iTunes, where Spotify is minimized into a mini-window with only track information, playback, and volume controls. The ability to overlay the mini player on other windows would be ideal as well.

by ljdelussanet
on ‎2012-03-15 11:02 AM

Really like this idea. Especially with small '13' inch laptop screens its nice to have a mini player somewhere in the corner. Furthermore, this miniplayer should have the option to 'always on top'.



by gurra4ever
on ‎2012-03-20 02:14 PM

Would really love that too, so annoying to alt + tab to get Spotify up would love to have a little bar In-Game so I can choose from  there. There might be one existing in the options, I don't know. :)

by peaky
on ‎2012-03-29 11:01 AM

Superb idea... come on Spotify this should be standard functionality within the app! This option is available on all media apps i've used before, iTunes, WMP, WinAMP, RealPlayer etc...!

by Panza
on ‎2012-04-04 11:16 AM


it would be cool if you could make a mini player where I can see, despite randommusic playback which song was before, and which two songs comes next.

by dennyelvis
on ‎2012-04-05 04:09 PM

Any news on a mini player ?

by Trey_Hoser
on ‎2012-04-27 08:29 AM

Im just now using this amazing application however I was severely depressed when I couldn't find a Mini player like with my iTunes.

It would be an awesome addition to an awesome app.  


by Kthomps
on ‎2012-05-02 06:55 AM

I was just thinking that Spotify should have a mini-player for computers. One that doesn't take up much space on a computer screen. It has just the necessities and can be expand of course. 

on ‎2012-05-02 07:01 AM

Why a different player? Why not just add an option to change the view like in Windows Media Player? A "skin" like addon. One could change a skin to Spotify to only have limited functions / panels open.

on ‎2012-05-11 08:28 PM

I approved your image some hour ago. Thank you for sharing.

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