Rainmeter Spotify Visualizer – A Complete Guide!

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December 22, 2023

A visualizer is a graphical representation of audio data that provides visual effects synchronized with the music being played. There used to be a music visualizer inside Spotify app, users could type “spotify:app:visualizer” in the search bar to find it. However, Spotify had removed this visualizer function. So currently Spotify users can only use 3rd-party music visualizers.

Rainmeter is an open source desktop customization tool for Windows that allows you to display customizable skins on your desktop, from hardware usage meters to fully functional audio visualizers. Here in this article we will shows you how to set up a Rainmeter Visualizer for Spotify.

Related: Top 11 Spotify Visualizer for Spotify Free/Premium

Part 1. How to Set Up a Rainmeter Visualizer for Spotify

1. On your Windows 7 or above, open a browser and go to https://www.rainmeter.net.

2. Click Download to download Rainmeter installer to your computer.

3. After downloading, double-click the installer to install Rainmeter on your Windows.

rainmeter spotify visualizer

4. Visit Rainmeter community websites or forums, such as https://forum.rainmeter.net or https://www.reddit.com/r/Rainmeter/, to find visualizer skins that are compatible with Spotify.

5. Download the visualizer skin (it typically comes as a .rmskin file). Double-click the .rmskin file to install it using Rainmeter’s Skin Installer.

6. Open Rainmeter and navigate to the “Skins” tab. Find the installed visualizer skin and click to activate it.

7. Some visualizer skins may require additional configuration to integrate with Spotify. Look for instructions provided by the creator on how to set up Spotify integration.

8. You can now try playing a song on Spotify and check your visualizer amazingly react to the song!

rainmeter spotify visualizer

Right-click on the Visualizer and then go to Settings. Here you can customize Transparency, size, position, etc.

Popular Rainmeter visualizers compatible with Spotify include Monstercat Visualizer, Fountain of Colors, and Lano Visualizer, among others. You can find these and similar visualizer skins on Rainmeter community websites or forums. Remember to download visualizers from trusted sources to ensure the safety and functionality of the Rainmeter skins.

Part 2. How to get Spotify visualizer on Mac?

You can find many elegant visualizers on Rainmeter, however, it is only available on Windows. What if you only have Mac? Are there any other ways to get Spotify visualizer? Actually there are many music players support visualizer, like Music, iTunes, VLC, etc. You can play Spotify music with these music players. All you need to do is download Spotify music to MP3, which is supported by most media players.

Turn on visual effects with Music app on Mac: Choose Window > Visualizer.

Pazu Spotify Converter is specially designed for you to download Spotify music to common formats with either a free or premium account on Mac/Windows. Pazu Spotify Music Converter allows you to convert Spotify songs to the most popular audio formats, such as MP3, M4A, WAV, FLAC, AAC, and AIFF. With the adoption of advanced encryption technology, it’s able to keep all the converted audio files with 100% lossless audio quality and the original ID3 tags and metadata information. For more details, you can check them below.

Key features of Pazu Spotify Converter:

  • Download Spotify music without Premium.
  • Download and convert Spotify to MP3/M4A/AAC/FLAC/WAV/AIFF.
  • Download Spotify to MP3 in 320kbps.
  • ID3 tags including title, artist, artwork, etc. preserved.
  • No need to install Spotify app.
  • Multilingual interface: English, Deutsch, Español, Français, 日本語, 简体中文.
  • Organize downloaded songs by album or artist.

1. Run Pazu Spotify Converter

Download, install and run Pazu Spotify Converter on your Mac or Windows. Log in your Spotify account with the built-in web player.

spotify converter

2. Choose output format

Click the gear icon on the top right corner to open Settings window. Here you can choose:

  • Output Format: M4A, MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV and AIFF
  • Output quality: up to 320kbps for MP3
  • Cover Quality: High(640×640), Middle(300×300) or Low(64×64)
  • Output Folder;
  • Output File Name: Any combination of Title, Artist, Album, Track Number, Playlist Index.
  • Output Organized: Artist, Album. Artist/Album or Album/Artist
  • After Converting: Open the output folder or Put the computer to sleep
  • Interface Language: English, Deutsch, Español, Français, 日本語, 简体中文.
Spotify converter settings

3. Select Spotify songs, albums or playlists

Select the songs, album or playlist you want to convert to MP3. Spotify Converter will detect and select all songs in the playlist or album by default. Uncheck the songs you don’t want to download if there are any. Click “Show All” icon to toggle “Hide Converted” on in case some songs have been downloaded before.

drag&drop spotify songs

4. Convert Spotify Songs

Click the Convert button to download Spotify songs to MP3.

remove Spotify DRM

Once the conversion is done, click the folder icon to find the downloaded MP3 songs. You can then transfer the Spotify music to Apple Music or Amazon Music, or play them with your favorite music player that supports visualizers on iOS/Android.

Note: The free trial version of Pazu Spotify Converter enables you to convert the first three minutes of each song. You can remove the trial limitation by purchasing the full version.