How to Control Spotify’s Web Player With Your Keyboard

Joel Lee 28-11-2016

There are many reasons to prefer Spotify’s web player 7 Reasons to Start Using the Spotify Web Player Today Spotify is about to shake things up by making the desktop and web app experiences more similar. So, it's about time many of us asked ourselves, Why not just use the web app instead? Read More , but one of the downsides is that you can’t use keyboard shortcuts like you can with the desktop version of Spotify. (Actually, the desktop version can do a lot 4 Ways You're Using Spotify Wrong Without Even Knowing It Lots of people use Spotify. But are you using it efficiently? Find out 4 common errors Spotify users make. Read More that the web player can’t.)


But you can get around this limitation by installing the Musicality Music Player extension for Chrome. It also works on other browsers that support Chrome extensions, such as Opera with the Download Chrome Extension extension.


This extension provides nine different playback keyboard shortcuts:

  1. Next Track
  2. Toggle Play/Pause
  3. Previous Track
  4. Toggle Repeat
  5. Toggle Shuffle
  6. Toggle Thumbs Up
  7. Toggle Thumbs Down
  8. Pop Toast
  9. Activate Extension

These keyboard shortcuts can be set as In Chrome (meaning they will only work if Chrome is your current window) or Global (meaning they work even when your browser isn’t in focus). In short, now you can control Spotify web playback even when Chrome is minimized!

Other nifty features of Musicality include toast notifications on song change and Last.FM scrobbling. And Musicality works with other web players too, like Amazon Music, Deezer, Google Play Music, Pandora, and YouTube.


One extension to rule them all. Get it now.

Download — Musicality Music Player (Free) [No Longer Available]

Do you prefer to use Spotify’s web player or the desktop player? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below!

Related topics: Keyboard Shortcuts, Spotify.

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  1. Diogo
    December 6, 2016 at 5:27 pm

    The menu of shortcuts doesn't appear...