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DRmare Spotify Music Converter

Best music converter for Spotify to download and convert Spotify music

  • Download Spotify song, etc. without a Spotify Premium account
  • Convert Spotify to MP3, WAV, FLAC, AAC, M4A and M4B
  • Play Spotify music anywhere and anytime offline
  • Run at a faster speed without touching the audio quality

How to Get Spotify Mini Player on Mac/Windows/Android/Web

Mini player is a compact version of a music player that allows you to control music playback without opening a full music player. Its small size brings convenience to users. With it, you can control music playback, such as adjusting volume, play/pause, next track, previous track, etc. It's designed to let you play and control music quickly and easily without interrupting your workflow. In this article, we want to show you how to get Spotify mini player on Windows, Mac, Android, and Web.

get spotify mini player

Part 1. Does Spotify Have a Mini Player?

There was indeed a time when there was a Spotify mini player feature. This is loved by many users. You can control your music directly from the small player at the bottom without opening the Spotify app. However, this feature was later turned off. It is said that this feature is only used by a few users, but it will be considered to add this feature again in the future.

Luckily, the Spotify web player has a mini player. The Spotify small player works as a widget when you use Spotify on your desktop or mobile device through Spotify on the web. You can use it to control music playback while doing other work. Additionally, there are third-party extensions that allow you to get a mini player on the desktop version of Spotify. Even better, you can download DRmare Spotify Music Converter to use the mini Spotify player on any device.

Part 2. How to Get Spotify Mini Player Chrome

On Spotify web player, you can find the Spotify small player Mac/Windows/Android/iOS. Here we will show you how to get it on Chrome. Also, we will introduce a Chrome extension to help you. Now, find the steps below on how to do that.

Method 1. Via Spotify Web Player Built-in Mini Player

Step 1. Open Chrome and go to open.spotify.com to enter the Spotify web player webpage.

Step 2. Log in to your Spotify account and start to play a song.

sign in to spotify web player

Step 3. Click on the 'mini player' icon from the bottom control bar to open mini Spotify player.

spotify mini player on web player

Method 2. Via Mini Player for Spotify Chrome Extension

Step 1. Go to the Chrome browser and search for 'Mini Player for Spotify'.

Step 2. Once found it, click on the 'Add to Chrome' button to add it to the Chrome extension.

mini player for spotify chrome extension

Step 3. Open the Spotify web player webpage and log in to your Spotify account.

log in to spotify player on web

Step 4. Click on the 'download' icon in the address box to install the Chrome Spotify app.

download and install spotify chrome app

Step 5. Then you will get a window. And you can hit on the 'miniplayer' icon to turn to Spotify pop out player.

make spotify mini player on chrome

Part 3. How to Get Spotify Mini Player on Windows 10/11

If you use the Spotify desktop app on your Windows PC, then you can check the two third-party tools below to use mini player for Spotify Windows.

1. Alfred Spotify Mini Player (For Windows and Mac)

Alfred is one of the most popular third-party Spotify mini players for Windows/macOS. You'll need to set up your workflow on your computer. Additionally, it may take you some time to complete the setup. You can go to Alfred Spotify mini player official website to download its latest version and see how to install it step by step. It has many powerful features that enable you to browse, launch, and search music, etc. It is also compatible with Spotify Connect.

alfred spotify mini player on windows and mac computer

Step 1. Download Alfred mini player for Spotify via https://alfred-spotify-mini-player.com/. Then start it.

Step 2. Then follow the setup instructions on the screen to finish the installation.

Step 3. At last, you can use this Spotify small player on Windows and Mac computers to enjoy Spotify music.

2. Lofi Spotify Mini Player (For Windows/Mac/Linux)

Lofi is a small Spotify music player available on Windows, Mac, and Linux. It is a free, open-source program that provides visual music control. It lets you play/pause, previous/next track, and more. It also works with YouTube and SoundCloud. Its biggest advantage is that it is very lightweight and therefore takes up very little memory. Let's see how to use it.

lofi spotify small player

Step 1. Download and install Lofi Spotify Mini Player Windows from its official website (https://www.lofi.rocks/).

Step 2. Launch Lofi from your computer. Then click on the 'Login' button and you will get a new window.

Step 3. Here you can tap 'AGREE' to allow Lofi access to your Spotify account data.

Step 4. At last, start to play music from Spotify and you will see the playing song on Lofi.

Part 4. How to Make Spotify Small Player on Mac

For mac users, in addition to these two third-party programs, you can also use MiniPlay for Spotify and iTunes. This is an app designed specifically for macOS. As the name suggests, it allows you to control Spotify and iTunes playback. In this case, you don’t need to switch to Spotify app or iTunes. It shows what's playing on Spotify and iTunes. You can also preview full-size album artwork. However, the app is now only available on macOS Big Sur, macOS Catalina, and below. Now let's see how to enable Spotify mini player Mac using MiniPlay for Spotify and iTunes.

miniplay for spotify and itunes on mac

Step 1. Go to the App Store on your Mac computer. Then find the MiniPlay for Spotify & iTunes app. Once found, download and install it.

Step 2. Start the app and hit on the 'Play' button on the main screen.

Step 3. Touch the 'OK' button to allow MiniPlay app to get access to control Spotify.

Part 5. How to Make Spotify Mini Player on Android

Now the latest version of the Spotify app won't serve as a resizable widget on Android devices. But please don't worry. Here are two ways for you to get Spotify small player.

Method 1:

For users who use the latest version of the Spotify app on Android devices, you can follow the steps below.

get spotify widget on android

Step 1. Long-press on the home screen and you can see some options.

Step 2. Hit on Widgets and scroll down to the Spotify widget.

Step 3. Long-press the Spotify widget and drag it to the place you want.

Then you can control your Spotify music via the widget on your Android device.

Method 2:

The second way for you is that you can downgrade the Spotify app to the older version to get the mini player for Spotify. That's because the older version Spotify app has an in-built option to create a widget. You can download Spotify APK from a third-party website like APKPure and more that have Spotify v8.15.16.178. This version owns this feature to help you access mini Spotify player.

Part 6. How to Get Spotify Mini Player on Any Device

The above methods allow you to control music playback without opening Spotify. However, they do not support other advanced features such as ad removal, better music quality, etc. So, here we want to show you how to get Spotify mini player on any device with these advanced features.

A third-party tool you can use is DRmare Spotify Music Converter. It is designed for all Spotify users so both Free and Premium users can download Spotify music for offline listening at 320kbps. It automatically removes ads from Spotify so you don't need to subscribe to Spotify Premium. Furthermore, it can convert Spotify music to MP3, WAV, FLAC, M4A, M4B, etc. without losing any original quality. You can then save Spotify music on your computer for offline playback. You can use any music player with mini player functionality to listen to Spotify music.

DRmare Spotify Music Converter

drmare spotify music converter

Step 1. Install and launch the DRmare Spotify Music Converter from your computer. Then drag and drop your favorite tracks from the displayed Spotify app to DRmare. You can also copy & paste the URL of Spotify music into the top address box and click '+'. 

drag spotify music to drmare

Step 2. Touch on the "menu" icon on DRmare. Then choose "Preferences" > "Convert" to reset the output settings. You can customize the format, bitrate, sample rate, and so on.

set spotify output format

Step 3. Press the "Convert" button to start the conversion. When the conversion is finished, please locate the local music folder via the "Converted" icon. Then you can use and move the Spotify music files anywhere you want.

convert spotify songs

Step 4. Now you can use any music player that comes with a mini player function to listen to Spotify music. Here we'd like to show you Windows Media Player and iTunes.

For Windows:

1. Open the Windows Media Player and hit on 'Open Files' to import converted Spotify music files to WMP.

2. Choose and play a converted Spotify song.

3. Then hit on the 'Play in mini view' button to set up the mini player.

get spotify mini player by windows media player

For Mac:

1. Launch the Apple Music app and move converted Spotify music to iTunes Library.

2. Then play the song and move your mouse to the album art.

3. Hit on 'Window' > 'Switch to MiniPlayer' to enjoy Spotify music with the mini player on Mac.

enjoy spotify music on itunes mini player

Part 7. The Verdict

Although there is no Spotify mini player feature, we have shown you how to get mini player for Spotify on Windows/Mac/Android/web. Besides, in order to enjoy Spotify more, you can use DRmare Spotify Music Converter to convert Spotify songs to local files. You can then move and use your Spotify music to other players for listening using the mini player. Mini Player provides a convenient way to manage your music while multitasking or using other apps on your device.

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