How to Customize Spotify With Spicetify Themes

Spotify and its music recommendation are really great you can listen to any genre you like and customize your playlist the way you like.

Now with Spicietify, you can customize the desktop clients’ look and feel, there you have multiple themes already built by them,

Spicieetify also offers some extensions that extend the functionality of Spotify.

Before you proceed, spicietify-cli and Spotify both are not affiliated with each other.
By proceeding further you are accepting the risk associated with it.

The only requirement is Spotify should be installed from the Spotify website, not from the windows store otherwise, the modded apps will have problems while preserving customizations.

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Now let’s do some work to customize the Spotify client.🛠️

Install Spicetify

Installing Spicetify is very easy and straightforward, paste the following in powershell

Invoke-WebRequest -UseBasicParsing "https://raw.githubusercontent.com/khanhas/spicetify-cli/master/install.ps1" | Invoke-Expression

there are other ways to install spicetify-cli on your computer, since I had chocolatey installed I used chocolatey to install spicetify-cli.

Setup Spicetify

Once spicetify installed then you can start setting it up,

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Enter the following command to generate config

spicetify

After that create a backup of your current config with the following command

spicetify backup apply

Download Spicetify Themes

You can always edit colours by yourself if you want but why spend time when the community has already made some awesome spicetify themes,

Download the themes from

and move them to Spicetify’s theme folder.

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Enter the following command to open the current spicetify installation folder.

spicetify config-dir

After moving all the themes to the themes folder,

check all the previews of themes, once you decided which theme and what colour scheme of that theme you are going to apply enter the following code by replacing the theme name and colour scheme name

// apply theme
spicetify config current_theme ziro

// apply color scheme of that theme if any
spicetify config color_scheme gray-light

// apply the config
spicetify apply

You can chain the above command by separating them with &&

spicetify config current_theme ziro && spicetify config color_scheme gray-light && spicetify apply

Do remember to press y if accordingly if asked.

apply spicetify

If everything is successful then Spotify will launch with updated styles, like this.

spotify updated theme

I have already installed some extensions, I have installed 3 extensions as you can see in the screenshot, highlighted by the red box.

Install Extension and Apps

Spicetify extension extends the functionality of Spotify,

To install the extension go to https://spicetify.app/docs/getting-started/extensions to find the extension you want to install, once decided you can install the extension by the following command,

//install extensions
spicetify config extensions <strong>extension.js</strong>
spicetify apply

//install apps
spicetify config custom_apps <strong>appname</strong>
spicetify apply

I have installed the following

extensions – webnowplaying.js, shuffle+.js
custom_apps – new-releases, lyrics-plus, Reddit

I am using webnowplaying.js because of Rainmeter skins. Here are the best Rainmeter skins if you like to customize your windows or macOS further.

That’s it, Now you can everything is set, you can enjoy your music with a customized version of Spotify.

Customize Further Spotify

Now you just changed the look and feel of your Spotify client with different themes and added some functionality with extensions and apps,

Let’s do some more tweaks that you should be defiantly using even if you don’t like to change the themes of Spotify.

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Spotify Hide Podcasts

Let’s accept this not all podcasts are fun to listen to or not everyone is into the podcasts. If you are one of them then you will like to move them from the top position.

Right at the time of writing this Spotify doesn’t give any option to hide the podcasts from profile or remove them from the top position.

Using Spicetify you can easily move the podcast from top position to bottom of the profile and home page.

That way effectively podcasts are sort of hidden from your daily use.

spotify hide podcast
Change Layout of Spotify

To hide podcasts,

Right-click on Profile > select home config

Now hover over the section you want to move, in the current case hover over “Your show” and move it lower as low you want.

Once satisfied with the change unselect the options Home config.

spotify Edit Home and Sidebar section

You can move sections in the Spotify sidebar and home section with just 2 clicks.

To edit the Home section

  • Go to Home
  • Right-click on the profile picture and select “Home config”
  • Hover over sections you want to move,
  • Move sections up, down, stick or unstick.
  • After that unselect the option “Home confg”

To edit the Sidebar section

  • Right-click on the profile picture and select “sidebar config”
  • Hover over sections you want to move,
  • Move sections up, down, stick, unstick or hide.
  • After that unselect the option “sidebar confg”

Now you know how to hide podcasts, playlists, search options or you can just move them down or up as you like.

If you have any issue or something is not working comment down below and I will try to help you.

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