Get Spotify Mini Player? Here's the Answer!

Updated by Adam Gorden on Jun 20, 2022 3:07 PM.
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What's the best way to stream Spotify songs while you're working or concentrating on something important on your computer? Using Spotify mini player could be the best choice. You can either skip through songs or play and stop currently playing on Spotify mini player, which helps you to change a song without going back to the desktop application.

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But there is no Spotify pop out player provided by Spotify officially. Users of Spotify used to doesn't bother to implement it. So users who genuinely need this can only get it on their own. You might want to directly adjust the Spotify API to make it smaller to look like a mini player, but the minimum size of the interface still covers a pretty huge proportion on the screen. Don't worry, and there still are ways to get one. Today, here you will know how to get Spotify mini player on your computer and access the best Spotify listening experience.

Part 1. How to Get Chrome Spotify Mini Player
Part 2. How to Get Spotify Mini Player on Windows
     No.1 Lofi Spotify Mini Player
     No.2 AudioBand
Part 3. How to Get Spotify Mini Player on Mac
     No.1 Alfred Spotify Mini Player
     No.2 MiniPlay for Spotify & iTunes
Part 4. How to Use Default Music Player as Spotify Mini Player hot tip
Part 5. FAQs about Spotify Mini Player Mac/Windows 10/Chrome

Part 1. How to Use Chrome Spotify Mini Player

The official Spotify desktop app doesn't offer a mini player, but you can get it on your computer in several ways. Chrome is not only a might web browser, but also can be a great media player. Spotify provides a web player for both free and premium users to access Spotify's music library, which is way easier than installing the desktop application. And you can get a mini player on Spotify web player. Here's how to.

1. Open Chrome on your computer and enter https://open.spotify.com/ to get Spotify web player.

2. Sign in to your Spotify account and play a song, then click on the mini player icon next to the album art to open Spotify mini player.

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3. A small window with the album art will pop up and be pinned to the front of the screen. You can play, pause, or skip through songs using this mini player.

chrome spotify mini player

To get a mini player for Spotify, you can also install the mini player for Spotify Chrome extension such as Mini Player for Spotify and Spotify Player. Once your install Spotify mini player extension, you could get a Spotify mini player.

Part 2. How to Use Spotify Mini Player on Windows

Spotify web player enables you to listen to music with several features like mini player that are not available on Spotify for desktop. But the streaming audio quality of Spotify web player is not high as the Spotify for desktop. So, if you want to listen to Spotify music with a mini player, then you can use the following applications.

No.1 Lofi Spotify Mini Player

Lofi is a compact desktop client that can play Spotify songs with a window that only takes up 150×150 pixels of the screen. Go to lofi.rocks to download the app and log in with your Spotify account. Then you can play, stop, skip forwards and backwards in its tiny interface displays with album artwork. It also creates visualizations, you can choose one among Blue Wave, Rainbow Road, String Theory and seascape.

lofi interface

No.2 AudioBand

AudioBand is developed by GitHub, and it adds support for your music player of choice through plugins. With the support of AudioBand, you can get a mini player for Spotify, iTunes, and MusicBee. By using this mini player, you can control your music from Spotify, including play, pause, previous, and next. Also, from this mini player, you view the song information, including the album, art, artist, title, and progress.

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Part 3. How to Use Spotify Mini Player on Mac

If you want to use a mini player for Mac, then you can use those third-party apps like Alfred Spotify Mini Player and MiniPlay for Spotify & iTunes. Here we've made a detailed introduction to those applications, and check out them now.

No.1 Alfred Spotify Mini Player

Alfred Spotify Mini Player is a mighty tool that can control almost everything you can do on Spotify. To get started, you'll have to download the workflow and set it up. It might be a little tricky for those who haven't done this kind of setup before, but if you're patient enough, you can explore many things out of this tool.

alfred spotify mini player

No.2 MiniPlay for Spotify & iTunes

This app can show what's currently playing on Spotify. You can control Spotify playback and adjust the sound volume on this app, and you no more need to switch to Spotify. Full-sized album artwork will be shown on this app and you can view what's playing right now in notification center.

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Part 4. How to Play Spotify Music with Any Mini Player

The methods mentioned above are all eligible to get Spotify mini player, but they also have shortcomings. Spotify mini player on Chrome can only stream songs in 192kbps, and local files on Spotify can not be played on web player as well. Besides, those third-party Spotify mini players all require a premium account to get an unlimited song skipping feature, or else there will be many ads pop up in the middle of the song.

But there is a workaround to play Spotify songs without premium and with the same feature as a mini player. And you can even use the default music player to work as a Spotify desktop mini player. With ViWizard Spotify Music Converter, you can download Spotify songs to MP3 or other popular formats. You can put these songs in a media player on your computer and use the feature of the mini player to play Spotify songs without premium.

Benefits of Converting Spotify Before Using Spotify Mini Player

1. You do not need a Spotify subscription.
2. You can listen to Spotify songs with higher quality - 320Kbps.
3. You can save Spotify songs forever.
4. You can listen to Spotify music on other devices.
5. You can enjoy Spotify songs without ads.

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Key Features of ViWizard Spotify Music Converter

  • Convert and download Spotify songs to MP3 and other formats
  • Download any Spotify contents at 5× faster speed
  • Play Spotify songs offline anywhere without Premium
  • Save Spotify with the original ID3 tags and album cover
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Download Spotify Music to MP3 via ViWizard Software

Designed with an intuitive and easy-to-use interface, ViWizard Spotify Music Converter provides users with many convenient features. With it, you can download any song, album, playlist, and podcast from Spotify and save them in the format of MP3, AAC, WAV, and more. Here's a video tutorial and a detailed step-by-step guide.

1Select Spotify Songs to Download

The opening of ViWizard Spotify Music Converter will automatically load the Spotify app on your computer. Then you can select any song, album, or playlist you want to download in Spotify. There are two ways to add them to the conversion list. One is to directly drag and drop the target items to the converter, the other is to copy and paste the music link into the search bar.

add spotify music

2Customize the Output Parameters

The second steps is to configure the output audio parameters according to your demands. Go to click menu > Preferences and there will pop up a settings window. Here you can select the output audio format and set the bit rate, sample rate, and channel. You can set MP3 as the output format and then remember to save the settings.

select output format

3Download Music from Spotify to MP3

After completing the settings, you can click the Convert button to initiate the conversion and downloading of Spotify music tracks. Then ViWizard Spotify Music Converter will download and export Spotify songs to your computer as your required audio format. Later, you can view the converted music tracks in the conversion list by clicking the Converted icon.

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Play Spotify Songs on Mini Player for Mac/PC

Now you have converted Spotify songs to MP3 or other playable audio formats. Then you can use those default media player on a Mac or PC computer to play those Spotify songs. Here's how to use Media Player on Windows and Music on Mac.

On Windows:

Open Media Player and then click Open Files to add your converted Spotify music files. Start playing those music files and click on the Play in mini view button to open the mini player.

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On Mac:

1. Open the Music app on Mac. Transfer the song you downloaded from Spotify to Music.

2. Play the song and tap Window > Switch to MiniPlayer. Then you can listen to Spotify songs with Music MiniPlayer on Mac.

3. You can tap the lyrics button to see the lyrics of the playing song.

4. When you want to leave the mini mode, simply choose the Close button.

Part 5. FAQs about Spotify Mini Player PC/Mac/Chrome

Q1. Is there a Spotify Mini Player?

A: Sure! There is a third-party mini player for Spotify, but you cannot minimize Spotify directly on your computer.

Q2. Does Spotify have a mini player for Mac?

A: No, Spotify doesn't provide users with a mini player on Mac and PC. To use a mini player while playing Spotify, you need to use Spotify web player or a third-party tool.

Q3. How to make Spotify mini player?

A: As Spotify doesn't offer the feature of mini player, you can download Spotify songs using ViWizard Spotify Music Converter. Then you can use the default music player on your computer to play Spotify songs and minimize the window of the music player to mini player.

Conclusion

To use mini player to listen to Spotify music, you have various choices, such as Spotify MiniPlay and Lofi Spotify Mini Player. But if you use a third-party mini player to play Spotify music, it is necessary to own a Spotify premium account. And the audio quality will be not good. So, the better solution is to convert Spotify songs at first, then use the default music player with a mini player on your computer to play your liked Spotify songs.

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