How to Get Spotify Mini Player Mac/Windows/Extension [Updated]

Updated by Adam Gorden on Nov 2, 2022 3:07 PM.
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What's the best way to play Spotify songs while you're working or connecting on something important on your computer? Using Spotify mini could be the best choice. You can either skip through songs or play and stop currently playing songs on Spotify mini player, which helps you to change a song without going back to the desktop application.

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However, there is no Spotify pop out player provided by Spotify officially. Users of Spotify don't bother to implement it. So, users who genuinely need need a Spotify mini player 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! There still are ways to get a Spotify mini player. Today, here you will know how to get Spotify mini player on your computer and access the best listening experience.

Part 1. How to Use Spotify Mini Player Chrome
Part 2. How to Use Spotify Mini Player on Windows
     No.1 Lofi Spotify Mini Player
     No.2 AudioBand
Part 3. How to Use Spotify Mini Player on Mac
     No.1 Alfred Spotify Mini Player
     No.2 MiniPlay for Spotify & iTunes
Part 4. How to Play Spotify Music with Any Mini Player
Part 5. FAQs about Spotify Mini Player PC/Mac/Chrome

Part 1. How to Use Spotify Mini Player Chrome

What's the best way to play Spotify songs while you're working or connecting on something important on your computer? Using Spotify mini could be the best choice. You can either skip through songs or play and stop currently playing songs on Spotify mini player, which helps you to change a song without going back to the desktop application.

Step 1. Open Chrome and find Mini Player for Spotify in the Chrome Web Store.

Step 2. Click Add to Chrome to add this Spotify mini player extension.

Step 3. Navigate to https://open.spotify.com/ to get Spotify web player and sing into your Spotify account.

Step 4. Then click the + button found in the address bar to install the Chrome Spotify app.

open chrome mini player

Step 5. A small window will pop up, and you can click Miniplayer to switch to Mini Player or resize window.

chrome spotify mini player

Part 2. How to Use Spotify Mini Player on Windows

By installing Spotify mini player extension, you are able to listen to music from Spotify web player with mini player. 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 on Windows computers, 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. You can play, stop, skip forwards, and backwards in its tiny interface that displays with album artwork. It also creates visualizations, then you can choose one among Blue Wave, Rainbow Road, String Theory and seascape.

lofi interface

Step 1. Go to https://www.lofi.rocks/ to download and install Lofi to your computer then open it.

Step 2. Click on the Log In button and go to log in with your Spotify account.

Step 3. Then you can listen to Spotify with a mini window.

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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Step 1. Go to download AudioBand to your computer and right-click on the taskbar.

Step 2. Select AudioBand from the toolbars submenu and right-click on the AudioBand.

Step 3. Click Audio Source then select Spotify. Now you use Spotify mini player.

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

Step 1. Download the workflow from https://alfred-spotify-mini-player.com/ then open it.

Step 2. Follow the on-screen setup instruction to complete the installation.

Step 3. Now you can use a Spotify mini player on Mac for listening to your favorite music.

No.2 MiniPlay for Spotify & iTunes

MiniPlay for Spotify & iTunes can show what's currently playing on Spotify. You can control the playback of Spotify and adjust the sound volume on this app. 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 the notification center.

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Step 1. Find MiniPlay for Spotify & iTunes in the App Store on Mac and choose to install it.

Step 2. Then open it and click the Play button on the main interface of this mini player.

Step 3. Click the OK button to agree that MiniPlay wants access to control Spotify.

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.

4.1 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 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.

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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.

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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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4.3 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 Apple Music on Mac.

On Windows:

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Step 1. Open Windows Media Player and then click Open Files to add Spotify music files.

Step 2. Start playing those Spotify songs by clicking on the Play button.

Step 3. Click on the Mini player button at the bottom right or press Ctrl+M to open the mini player.

On Mac:

apple music mini player

Step 1. Open Apple Music on Mac and then transfer the song downloaded from Spotify to Music.

Step 2. Start to play the song and click Window > Switch to MiniPlayer. Then you can listen to Spotify songs with Music MiniPlayer on Mac.

You can click the Lyrics button to see the lyrics of the song you're listening to. 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?

A: No, Spotify doesn't provide users with a mini player on Mac and PC. To use a mini player while playing music in Spotify, you need to use a Spotify mini player extension 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 while listening to Spotify, you have various choices, such as Lofi Spotify Mini Player and Alfred 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. At the same times, the audio quality will be not good. So, the better solution is to download and convert Spotify songs at first. Then you can use the default music player with a mini player on your computer to play your liked Spotify songs.

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