Downloading Spotify music to MP3 is the best way to play Spotify music on any players offline, this article shows you the best solutions to get Spotify Mini Player on your Windows or Mac computer with different tools, including Chrome web player, third-party Spotify Mini Players and Spotify Music converters, giving you a better Spotify listening experience.

Mini Player occupies a very small screen space, allowing you to adjust the volume, search for songs, select the next song to play, and so on without opening the music app. However, what disappoints most users is that Spotify does not have a built-in mini player. So how to make Spotify Mini Player on computer? Follow this article to get the best solutions on how to get Spotify Mini Player on computer. After that, you can easily control the playback of Spotify music at the fingertips on your computer. In addition, you will have the opportunity to play Spotify music on any Mini Player or player/device – Windows Meida Player, VLC, iTunes, Quicktime Player, MP3 player, iPods, PS4, etc.

Part 1. How to Get Spotify Mini Player on Windows/Mac

Although Spotify Mini Player is not available on Windows or Mac computer, you can ask web service or some third-party Spotify Mini Players for help. You can refer to the following guides.

Way 1. Make Spotify Mini Player on Windows/Mac with Web Player
When it comes to getting Spotify Mini Player on computer, Chrome comes in handy. Chrome is not only an awesome web browser, but also a smart Spotify music player.

Step 1. First, open Chrome on your computer and navigate to

Step 2. Click “LOG IN” in the upper right corner, log in to your Spotify Free or Premium account to access your library.

Step 3. Then select the playlist you want to play, and hit on the “Window” icon next to the “Heart” button.

chrome spotify mini player

Step 4. After that, a floating Spotify Mini Player will appear in the lower right corner of the screen, and you can adjust the size of the Spotify window as needed.

Way 2. Get Third-Party Spotify Mini Players on Windows/Mac

1) Alfred Spotify Mini Player (on Windows / Mac)
To get Spotify Mini Player on Windows or Mac computer, Alfred Spotify Mini Player is all you need! This popular mini Spotify players not only lets you control your playlists, but also allows you to search for your Spotify library. In addition, you can also enjoy various functions with this mini player. Follow to simple steps to make Alfred Spotify Mini Player play your Spotify music on your computer.

Step 1. Navigate to on the browser, download and install Alfred Spotify Mini Player on your desktop. Then launch the app by double-clicking it or dragging it into Alfred.

Step 2. Now select to create a new application, and follow the following steps to set the application name and description, then choose “Desktop App”.

Step 3. Then respond with “No”, check all the check boxes, and press on the “Submit” button.

Step 4. On the application page, tap on “Edit Settings” and complete the Redirect URIs, then tap on “Add”.

Step 5. At last, click on “Save” to save your settings. Then you can use the workflow to play music from Spotify. Meanwhile, you can control the playback of the Spotify songs for your preference.

alfred spotify- mini player

2) Lofi Spotify Mini Player (on Windows / Mac)
Lofi Spotify Mini Player is tiny desktop mini player for Windows and MacOS, which allows you to play music from Spotify. The compact, lightweight interface enables you to be more intuitive and easier to access frequently used functions. With it, you can easily control Spotify playback and quickly adjust the volume.

Step 1. Go to the website to get Lofi Spotify Mini Player downloaded on your Windows or Mac computer.

lofi spotify mini player

Step 2. Start the Lofi program and click the “Login” button, then you will be directed to a new window.

Step 3. Tap the “Agree” button to allow Lofi to access your Spotify account data.

Step 4. Play Spotify songs you like, and the track you are playing will be displayed on Lofi.

3) Silicio App for Spotify (on Mac)
To get Spotify Mini Player on Mac, you can rely on Silicio app. Silicio allows you to control music from the touch bar of Mac, start and stop the music player. Silicio is a free application for MAC, which can be downloaded directly from the iTunes Store. Even better, it also allows you to customize the options to be displayed on the mini player.

Step 1. Go to the iTunes store, download and install the Silicio application on MacOS. Then start the program.

Step 2. Open “System Preferences” on Mac, then go to “Security”> “Privacy”> “Automation”, and switch to the Spotify music app. Then restart Silicio. By the way, it also supports to control the playback of iTunes music on the Mac.

Step 3. Select Spotify Music in the “Source” menu of the Silicio app, and choose the album or playlist you want to play.

Step 4. Now you can control the music from the Touch Bar of your Mac computer.

4) MiniPlay for Spotify and iTunes (on Mac)

Except for Silicio app, MiniPlay for Spotify and iTunes is also a good alternative when you want to make Spotify Mini Player on your Mac computer. MiniPlay for Spotify and iTunes is a free software designed specifically for Mac users. With it, you can easily control the playback of Spotify or iTunes from a small window or notification center, skip tracks or adjust the volume.

Step 1. Go to the Apple Store on the Mac OS X or higher version, download and install the latest version of MiniPlay.

Step 2. Launch the MiniPlay program and Spotify Music app on your Mac.

After successfully connecting the Spotify account to the MiniPlay app, play the Spotify tracks you like. The metadata of the Spotify music will be displayed in the menu bar while playing.

miniplay for spotify

Part 2. How to Play Spotify Music on Any Player

To play Spotify songs/playlist on Spotify Mini Player and other players, you need to download and convert Spotify music to MP3 firstly.

The above solutions helps you control your Spotify music playback at fingertips. However, not every Spotify user is a subscriber. Spotify user must watch annoying advertisements while listening to Spotify music online. In order to save your bill and give you a better Spotify listening experience. The best solution is to convert Spotify music to MP3 with the help of TunesBank Spotify Music Converter, and then use the mini player to play them freely.

TunesBank Spotify Music Converter aims to help Spotify Free and Premium users to to download tracks, playlist, albums from Spotify and save them as MP3, M4A, FLAC, WAV files on the computer. What’s more, it will preserve 100% lossless quality and all ID3 tags. After with, you can play Spotify on any Mini Player and deviceswithout internet connection or Wi-Fi.

Key Features:

  • Download audio, albums, playlists from Spotify for free;
  • Convert Spotify music to MP3 with 320 Kbps audio quality preserved;
  • Convert Spotify to M4A/FLAC/WAV;
  • Windows version: Built-in Spotify web player, Spotify app isn’t required installation;
  • 10X faster speed to convert Spotify music.

How to Download Spotify Music to MP3 for Playing on Any Players

Here, I use the TunesBank Spotify Music Converter(Windows version) to download music from Spotify, the Windows version works base on Spotify Web Player, no need to install Spotify app. For the Mac user, please go to learn how to convert Spotify music to MP3 on Mac.

Step 1. Launch TunesBank Spotify Music Converter
Download, install and launch TunesBank Spotify Music Converter on computer. When you launch the program, please tap “Open the Spotify web player” option, there is a built-in Spotify web player in the converter, so you can play music before converting.

launch Spotify Music Converter

Then, please login your Spotify account, whether you use Spotify Free for Spotify Premium account. The program can help you download songs/playlist from Spotify for free.

login your Spotify account

Step 2. Add Spotify Music to TunesBank
Here you can directly drag a playlist/albums from Spotify web to the “+” icon.

Add Spotify Songs

If you want to add songs selectively, just select a songs you want and directly drag them into the “+” icon, you can press Control key and select music you want to download, then selectively drag music from Spotify web to the “+” icon.

add Spotify playlist

Step 3. Set Output Parameters
It’s very easy to set the output settings. To play Spotify music on any mini players, MP3 format is recommended. Pick MP3 format in the “Convert all files to:” option.

select mp3 format

Then click “Preferences” in the menu bar, adjust the SampleRate, Bitrate, Output Folder as you like.

adjust output settings

Step 4. Save Spotify Music as MP3 Files
After the above settings, press on the “Convert All” button to save all the selected Spotify tracks to local drive.

get mp3 music files

After conversion, please go to “Finished” option to locate the well downloaded Spotify songs.

mp3 music files

Step 5. Offline Play Spotify Music without Spotify App
I test it on Windows 10, now I can play the downloaded Spotify music with Windows Media Player. After converting Spotify songs to MP3 format, you also can play the converted Spotify music(.mp3) with iTunes, VLC, Quicktime Player, VLC, PotPlayer, GOM Player, Kodi, KMPlayer, Divx, Plex, MediaMonkey, etc.

play spotify music offline

Step 6. Play Spotify Songs via Mini Player

1) On Windows:
Open Groove Music on your PC, drag and drop the downloaded Spotify songs to Groove Music’s interface. Then play one of the Spotify song. Finally, tap on “Play in mini view” button to open the mini player.

play spotify on pc

2) On Mac:
Run iTunes app on Mac and drag and drop the downloaded Spotify songs to iTunes Library. The play the song you like, and then hover the mouse on the album cover. Finally, hit on the “Mini Player” button.

play spotify on mac

Similarly, this method is also suitable for playing Spotify music on iTunes on Windows.

Final Words

Through the above method, you learned how to get your Spotify Mini Player on the Mac or Windows computer. These Spotify Mini Players can help you easily control the playback of Spotify music when you are working or learning something. To offline enjoy Spotify music on the mini player without Premium or annoying ads, TunesBank Spotify Music Converter is your best choice. With it, you can easily play Spotify music on any players and devices in offline mode! Why not have a try?

How to Get Spotify Mini Player


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