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How to Customize Spotify With Spicetify Themes

Spotify and it’s music recommendation is 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 to, there you have multiple themes already built by theme,

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

Just a care of caution 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.

Only requirement is Spotify should be installed from Spotify website not from windows store, other wise modded app will have problem 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 straight forward, 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 you 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,

Enter following command to generate config

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spicetify

After that create backup of your current config with following command

spicetify backup apply

Download Spicetify Themes

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

Downalod the themes from

and move them to spicetify’s theme folder.

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

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spicetify config-dir

After moving all the themes to themes folder,

check all the preview of themes, once you decided which theme and what color scheme of that theme you are going to apply enter the following code by replacing the theme name and color 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 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 screenshot, highlighted by red box.

Install Extension and Apps

Spicetify extension extend 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 following command

//install extensions spicetify config extensions extension.js spicetify apply //install apps spicetify config custom_apps appname 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 is 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 customized version of Spotify.

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