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Spotify MiniPlayer on the Mac

A quick how-to for using the Spotify mini-player on your Mac desktop.
Matt 1 min read
Spotify MiniPlayer on the Mac
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Spotify has an excellent mini-player available from its web player. It isn't currently available from the desktop client.

There is a workaround for this if you are using Chrome. I'll share my step-by-step instructions:

  • Ensure you have the latest version of Chrome.
  • Uninstall the Spotify Desktop Client.
  • Open the Spotify Web Player.
  • Click the Three Dots (...) menu in Chrome
  • Select Save and Share
  • Select Create Shortcut
  • This will install Spotify as a web app, which looks and works the same as the desktop client.
  • You can pin this to your dock.

The miniplayer now works from your new Spotify Web App.

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