How to Get Spotify Mini Player

Updated by Adam Gorden on Nov 18, 2021 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? A Spotify mini player could be the choice. You can either skip through songs or play and stop the song currently playing on a Spotify mini player, which helps you to change a song without going back to the desktop app.

But there is no Spotify pop out player provided by Spotify officially. Users of Spotify used to require this feature. But considering there might not be many users to use mini player, Spotify 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. But there still are ways to get one.

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Today, I will show you how to get Spotify mini player on your computer and get the best Spotify listening experience.

Part 1. Get Spotify Mini Player on Windows
     Get Spotify Mini Player on Chrome
     Lofi Spotify Mini Player
Part 2. Get Spotify Mini Player on Mac
     Alfred Spotify Mini Player
     Spotify MiniPlay
Part 3. How to Use Default Music Player as Spotify Mini Player [Recommendation]

Get Spotify Mini Player on Windows 10

The official Spotify desktop app doesn’t offer a mini player, but you can get it on your computer in several ways, here’s how.

1. Get Spotify Mini Player on Chrome

Chrome is not only a mighty web browser, but also can be a great Spotify music player. Spotify provides web player for both free and Premium to access Spotify music which is way easier than installing the desktop app. And you can get a mini player on web player.

1. Open Chrome and type in 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.

open chrome mini player

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

2. Lofi Spotify Mini Player

Lofi is a compact desktop client that can play Spotify songs with a window that only takes up 150X150 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

Get Spotify Mini Player on Mac

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

2. Spotify MiniPlay

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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How to Use Default Music Player as Spotify 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. Third-party Spotify mini players all require a Premium account to get an unlimited song skipping feature, or else there’ll be many ads pop up in the middle of the song.

But there’s 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 the 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 mini player feature to play Spotify songs without Premium.

Benefits of Converting Spotify Before Using Spotify Mini Player


ViWizard Spotify Music Converter is designed to convert Spotify audio files into 6 different formats such as MP3, AAC, M4A, M4B, WAV, and FLAC. This tool can run at up to 5X faster speed to convert Spotify songs, almost 100% of the original song quality will be kept after converting process. All the converted songs can be played on any media player on your computer.

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ViWizard Spotify Music Converter Key Features

  • Convert and download Spotify songs to MP3 and other formats
  • Download any Spotify contents at 5X faster speed
  • Play Spotify songs offline anywhere without Premium
  • Save Spotify with the original ID3 tags and album cover
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1Launch ViWizard and Import Songs from Spotify

add spotify tracks to ViWizard

Open ViWizard software and Spotify will be launched simultaneously. Then drag and drop tracks from Spotify into the ViWizard interface.

2 Set Up Output Parameters

set output format

After adding music tracks from Spotify to ViWizard, you can choose the output audio format. There're six options including MP3, M4A, M4B, AAC, WAV and FLAC. And then you can adjust the audio quality by selecting the output channel, bit rate, and sample rate.

3 Start the Conversion

downloading spotify music

Once all the setting is finished, click the "Convert" button to start loading Spotify music tracks. After the conversion, all the files will be saved to your specified folder. You could browse all the converted songs by clicking "Converted" and navigating to the output folder.

Video Tutorial: How to Use ViWizard to Convert Spotify Music

Play Spotify Songs on Mini Player

On Windows:

Open Groove Music and play a song downloaded from Spotify, then click on "Play in mini view" button to open the mini player.

groove mini player

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.

Conclusion

To use mini player to listen to Spotify music, you have various choices, such as Spotify MiniPlay, Lofi Spotify Mini Player. But if you use third-party mini players to play Spotify, 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 Spotify songs.

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