If you are an active user of the Swedish music streaming service Spotify, then you probably want to use it as comfortably as possible.
Sometimes you can’t get distracted by searching, rewinding and selecting tracks. Music content management is especially annoying if you are very busy with something and cannot devote enough time and effort to streaming music.
Overlay Spotify in the Windows operating system is a great solution for those who do not want to be distracted from work or play to switch songs. We will tell you how to install the widget and what needs to be done for it to work correctly.
Let’s start with the important conditions – only users of the tenth version of the Windows operating system can open the Spotify overlay, the widget does not work on earlier versions. This is a new feature, recently introduced by developers.
If for some reason this feature does not work on your computer or laptop, then try updating the operating system. It is possible that this can solve the problem. If it is not resolved, then in this case, try restarting your device.
The first step you need to take to use this feature effectively is to download a music streaming app and install it on your gadget. After that, you can register, log into your account and start using the streaming service.
We continue to figure out how to enable the Spotify overlay – but first you need to enable the Windows game bar. It is enabled by default, but it won’t hurt to check:
- Click on the start menu button.
- Click on the “Settings” icon.
- Find the “Game Menu” section.
Look for the item “Record game clips, take screenshots and broadcast them using the game menu” and turn on the toggle switch opposite.
Further, the sequence of actions is as follows. By following it and following these simple steps, you can provide yourself with the most comfortable listening to streaming music.
- Click on the “Home” button (in the form of a list), it is located on the left.
- From the list that opens, select the music service icon.
- Now the access button will appear on the main panel.
- Click on it – the download window will open.
- Click on the authorization icon – enter your email address and password / login via Facebook.
- The system will ask for permission to access certain parameters – study and click on the consent button.
Now you can use the overlay, it will be superimposed on top of other programs. You don’t have to open the website or the official Spotify app, the controls are at hand. This feature is among the newest in Spotify and is a definite competitive advantage for the Swedish music streaming service.
So far, none of Spotify’s competitors have been able to implement anything like this into their functionality. But there is no doubt that in the near future, many Spotify competitors will try to copy or come up with their own similar function.
You can control the player through the multimedia keys on the top panel of the keyboard – or by clicking on the corresponding player icons on the screen. Now the process of interaction with the music service will become even easier and more enjoyable.