Spotify launches Miniplayer for Mac and Windows

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Spotify is announcing the debut of a new feature on both macOS and Windows. It’s called Miniplayer and is available now to Spotify Premium subscribers only.

The Miniplayer, as the name implies, is designed to give you maximum control over your music and podcasts with minimal intrusion. If you want to quickly skip a track or adjust volume or change the Repeat mode, for example, you no longer need to switch to the Spotify window – just use the Miniplayer.

Spotify launches Miniplayer for Mac and Windows

The Miniplayer can transform its shape into a square, rectangle, or “a sleek bar”, as seen above. It supports both music and podcasts, and Spotify says “it delivers a balanced experience, catering equally to both video and music content”. It takes the video podcasts out in a picture-in-picture mode with controls, and you can change the size of the video player.

If you click the artist name, song name, or the album art, you’ll open the main Spotify app. You can find the Miniplayer in the bottom right corner of the Spotify desktop app, in between the volume and full screen buttons.

Spotify launches Miniplayer for Mac and Windows

The Miniplayer floats over other applications so it doesn’t disturb your workflow as much as switching windows would have, and it can be opened or closed without interrupting the listening experience since it doesn’t replace the main Spotify window.

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