Windows 10 includes a tool called the Game Bar, and it has some cool features you may not be familiar with. You can control Spotify while gaming without having to turn off full screen mode. It’s super useful.
Without the Game Bar, controlling Spotify while gaming can be shocking, as you̵
The Game Bar includes a Spotify widget that floats over your game when you need it.
What you need
The Widget Menu was added to the Game Bar in the May 2019 Update of Windows 10. Your machine must be running that version or later to use the Game Bar.
You must also have the Spotify Windows app installed. If you don’t, Game Bar will ask you to install it when you enable the Spotify widget.
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Using Spotify in the Windows 10 Game Bar
First, press Windows + G to launch the Game Bar. You can also click “Xbox Game Bar” from the Start menu.
Click the Widget menu icon in the toolbar of the game bar.
A drop-down list will appear; click on ‘Spotify’.
A Spotify popup will appear. Enter your account information and click “Sign In”.
Click “Agree” to authorize Game Bar to operate Spotify and access your account.
You will now see a floating Spotify player when you open the Game Bar overlay. It has playback controls and device options, as well as an expandable “Recently Played” history.
You can reopen the Widget menu and then click the star next to “Spotify” to add a shortcut to the Game Bar toolbar.
That is it! Now when you are playing a game in full screen and want to adjust the Spotify display, just press Windows + G to open the controls.
Tip: You can also click the pin icon and Spotify’s “Now Playing” window will always appear on top of your gameplay or desktop.