Customizing Spotify With Spicetify

I recently learned about a project called spicetify that allows you to customize the theme of your Spotify client and I thought I would share.

Installing it is a few commands on all platforms and people have already made tons of themes and extensions.

Example

This is what my Spotify looks like with the “Spicy” theme:

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Configuration

Customizations are stored in a config file located at:

  • Windows: %USERPROFILE%\.spicetify\config.ini
  • Linux: ~/.config/spicetify/config.ini
  • MacOS: ~/spicetify_data/config.ini

Themes

To get themes, you can clone the community themes repo and copy them to these directories

  • Windows: %USERPROFILE%\.spicetify\Themes\
  • Linux: ~/.config/spicetify/Themes
  • MacOS: ~/spicetify_data/Themes

Extensions

Spicetify even has extensions that people have written to improve the spotify experience. These are enabled by editing the config file (just like themes).

One of the main ones that I appreciate is the “Shuffle+” extension, which allows you to reshuffle the contents of a queue in a fashion that is more random. I also really like the idea of the “Trashbin” extensions where you can pick songs that you never want to hear ever again.

If you feel like the plain old spotify client is lacking in features or UX/UI, I highly recommend checking out spicetify.