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Spotify Control | WORKING | Rainmeter Skin v4.3

Spotify removed the important local API some time ago. This is why all skins broke.
For now we are using a different approach which - unfortunately - needs some tweaking. I hate dependencies but this is the way to go.
It gets harder and harder to keep this skin alive. But it is alive. It is 4 years old by now and still working flawlessly.

The following steps are MANDATORY for a working skin, unfortunately. Read all the instructions first, please!

0. Delete any old version of the old "Spicetify Rainmeter Skin" if you used this skin before.
1. Follow these instruction carefully (5 commands one after an other into PowerShell + Comprehensive Guide available):
1.1 If an error occurs at the beginning you need to enable Internet Explorer 11 within the Windows settings and start it once for a properly working PowerShell.
1.2 If an error occurs saying something about a backup, just delete "backup" from the last line "spicetify backup apply" --> "spicetify apply" and press ENTER again
1.3 If an error occurs at the end simply reinstall Spotify as suggested by the script.
2. Install Spotify Control Rainmeter skin.
3. Play a song in Spotify and benefit.
4. After every Spotify client update you need to re-do step #1 (entering all 5 PowerShell commands again)

Custom Right-Click-Menu for resizing (Fully scalable due to vector graphics)
Playback commands for free and premium users with on- and offline Spotify
Completely hidden when Spotify is closed

v1.0 Initial release (March 1, 2016)
v4.0 Redesign from scratch, new plugins for Spotify data fetching and color recognition, everything is new and relies on Spicetify by khanhas
v4.1 Bugfix
v4.2 Button related enhancements
v4.3 Updated color recognition plugin to the latest version, minor changes (January 12, 2020)

In case you find any bug or notice some weird behaviour I would be thankful if you could report it below.

Instructions backup:

Questions? Ask Them! Suggestions? Suggest Them!

Big thanks to khanhas: His plugin is open source @ GitHub…
© 2016 - 2021 fuckyeahlucas
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Is there anyway to disable the bottom bit being hidden on pause?

its rubbish. not only its useless but also make your spotify application not responsing

its a complete messed up

Is this still working for anyone using the new version of spicetify?

I have installed everything, but when running Spotify. Exe, I always need to log in and register. However, the area where I live cannot register, which is a headache.

ZerroTheAnt's avatar

Try using a free VPN service and connect to USA or any other region that allows Spotify.


Network problems, using the proxy server can be solved, thank you for your help

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PowerShell Invoke-WebRequest -UseBasicParsing "" | Invoke-Expression DOWNLOADING > OK MAKING FOLDER C:\Users\Administrator\spicetify-cli > OK DOWNLOADING > OK EXTRACTING C:\Users\Administrator\spicetify-cli\ into C:\Users\Administrator\spicetify-cli > OK REMOVING C:\Users\Administrator\spicetify-cli\ > OK

OK Run spicetify --help to get started.

PS C:\Users\Administrator> spicetify success Default config.ini generated. info Run "spicetify -h" for commands list. PS C:\Users\Administrator> spicetify config extensions webnowplaying.js success Config changed: extensions = webnowplaying.js info Run "spicetify apply" to apply new config PS C:\Users\Administrator> spicetify config inject_css 0 replace_colors 0 success Config changed: inject_css = 0 info Run "spicetify apply" to apply new config success Config changed: replace_colors = 0 info Run "spicetify apply" to apply new config PS C:\Users\Administrator> spicetify backup apply spicetify v1.2.1 Backing up app files: OK Extracting: fatal zip: not a valid zip file

ZerroTheAnt's avatar

Im pretty sure this means your computer cannot extract the contents of the zip folder because of lack of software or the contents being corrupt generally due to low internet speeds. Try looking for my comment that has the full powershell compiled as it makes things easier and eliminates user error(which is what I struggled with when manually inputting commands and my main reason for compiling it into a one click program, basically)



Any fix for this breaking every time i close/reopen spotify?

ZerroTheAnt's avatar

It should work once you start playing a song, but try reloading the skin.

It seems that [MeterBlurCover] increases the CPU usage quite a bit if Spotify is idle (paused). I suggest using:

Meter Blur Cover

It works when i install everything with the powershell, but when i close spotify and the reopen it, the widget does not appear anymore

ZerroTheAnt's avatar

It should work once you start playing a song, but try reloading the skin.

Bug: Switching size of the skin only defaults to the biggest one even though I chose other options (Smallest, smaller, normal, bigger).

when i did this, it downgraded my spotify, how can i make it the normal version of spotify rn bc i like the look of the new spotify where the album covers display in the playlists

imprentaonlinepro's avatar

Amazing Work!! The image is awesome for my


so i probably tested all the song title plugins out there and one discovery i have made is that ones that use the NowPlaying.dll plugin work, while ones that have WebNowPlaying don't. I don't know why this is, maybe they both are the same thing but i just wanted to say it because i really wanna be able to use this plugin >_<

doesnt show up on my desktop, win10 and im using a spicetify skin

heavyoak's avatar

anyway to get it to see the win10 spotify app?

edit: the github version of the commands made it see the win10 app

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