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Spotify Mini Player Concept

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. 




Updated: 2016-11-29

While we're marking this as 'Not Right Now', that is because we don't have plans to implement the exact idea suggested above. Windows 10 users can use a smaller mini player with play controls (but no play queue). Users with OSX computers can right click on the Spotify icon to get play controls as well. If we have any further updates on this we will let you all know right here. Thanks!

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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.


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'.




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. :)


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...!



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.

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Any news on a mini player ?


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.  



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. 

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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.

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