Spotlightify is a GUI based application designed to allow users to quickly interact with the Spotify Desktop application across Windows, Linux and macOS.
- Spotify Premium Account
- Python 3.7 or later
- A Spotify App must also be created, the instructions follow:
- Open the Spotify Developer Dashboard here and login using your Spotify account credentials.
- Click the "CREATE AN APP" button.
- Name the application "Spotlightify", write anything for the description and select "Desktop App" from the checkboxes. Click "NEXT".
- Respond with "No" to the question "Are you developing a commercial integration?".
- Tick all boxes and click "SUBMIT".
- Now on the dashboard, click "EDIT SETTINGS".
- Under the title "Redirect URIs" enter: "http://localhost:8080", hit "ADD" and then at the bottom, hit "SAVE".
- That is the App set up, keep the dashboard webpage open as we will need
Client Secretfrom it later on.
Linking the Spotify App
Change the name of
config.py in the project's root directory. On the Spotify App that you have created, take the values of
Client ID and
Client Secret and respectively assign their values to the variables inside of the
config.py file in the project's root directory. To make sure the correct username is entered into the
username variable, go to this link, get your exact username string and paste it into the
The fonts found in
assets/fonts must be installed for this to display correctly.
OS Specific Setup
To setup a virtual environment, perform the following commands.
cd path\to\spotlightify-root python -m venv venv venv\Scripts\activate pip install -r requirements.txt
cd path/to/spotlightify-root python -m venv venv . venv/bin/activate pip install -r requirements.txt
sudo apt-get install python3-pyqt5 cd path/to/spotlightify-root python3 -m venv venv . venv/bin/activate pip3 install -r requirements.txt
app.py to start the application. The GUI is activated by using the shortcut
ctrl + space. Here is the current list of available functions:
| Name | Description | Prefix | Parameter | |----------|--------------------------------------------|-------------------|---------------| | Play | Plays a song | play | song name | | Queue | Queues a song | queue | song name | | Playlist | Plays a saved/followed playlist | playlist | playlist name | | Album | Plays a saved album | album | album name | | Artist | Plays songs from a saved/followed artist | artist | artist name | | Liked | Plays saved/liked music | liked | None | | Volume | Changes music volume | volume | 1 - 10 | | Go to | Seeks a position in a song | goto | e.g. 1:24 | | Resume | Resumes music playback | resume, start | None | | Skip | Skips the current song | skip, next | None | | Previous | Plays pervious song | previous | None | | Pause | Pauses music playback | pause | None | | Shuffle | Toggles shuffle playback | shuffle | None | | Device | Select device for music playback | device | None | | Repeat | Toggles repeating modes | repeat | None | | Current | Provides currently playing song info | currently playing | None | | Share | Copies the current song's URL to clipboard | share | None | | Exit | Exits the application | exit | None |
On first start up, Spotlightify will cache all of your liked and playlist songs, caching both song information and album art. So keep the app open for at least 10 minutes so that all your songs can be cached.
Join us on discord to discuss how to contribute to the project.