This post helps to use Spotify in PC games using Game Bar in Windows 11/10. Earlier, when you are playing some game in full-screen mode in Windows 11/10 and need to use Spotify, you have to switch between the game and Spotify using the Alt+Tab key or use the Win key to access Spotify from Taskbar. That means you can’t enjoy playing a game and control Spotify without interruption. Now it is possible to control music on Spotify as well as continue playing the game in full-screen mode in Windows 11/10. This has been made possible with the new Spotify widget added in the Xbox Game Bar of Windows 11/10.
When the Spotify widget is added and configured to Game Bar, you can play, pause a song, switch to next and previous tracks, add a track to favorite, shuffle playlist, etc., without leaving the game you’re playing. As you can see in the image above, the Spotify widget is visible to control music while playing a game.
Use Spotify while playing a game in full-screen using Game Bar
This feature works for Spotify desktop clients as well as the Spotify app available on Microsoft Store. Another good thing is you can use the Spotify widget while working with other applications also. Follow these steps to use Spotify while playing a game in full-screen mode:
- Download and set up Spotify
- Launch Game Bar
- Access Widget Menu
- Click on the Spotify widget
- Link your Spotify account
- Launch Spotify
- Start game in full-screen mode
- Access Game Bar
- Use the Spotify widget.
First of all, download and set up Spotify on your Windows 10 PC if you haven’t already.
After that, connect Spotify with Game Bar. For this, use Win+G hotkey to open the Game Bar. You have to enable Game Bar if it is disabled. When Game Bar is opened, click on the Widget Menu icon and you will see the list of available widgets. Click on the Spotify widget.
A box will open where you need to click on the LINK ACCOUNT button. Now enter your Spotify credentials to log in to your Spotify account and connect it with Xbox Game Bar.
When Game Bar is connected successfully with your Spotify account, you will see a small Spotify widget with a Launch button on it. You can use that button to open Spotify or do this later.
Now start some game to play it in full-screen mode. After that, open Game Bar anytime you want, and the Spotify widget will open. If it is not opened, click on the Spotify widget icon in the Widget menu to open it or you can see it in the list of added widgets. Use it to switch to the next song, previous song, etc.
No need to switch between Spotify and game anymore.
I hope this post is helpful to use Spotify while playing a game using Game Bar in Windows 11/10.