Use Music MiniPlayer on Mac
MiniPlayer takes up very little space on your screen and still lets you adjust the volume, search for songs, choose which songs play next, and more.
MiniPlayer displays the album artwork for the song that’s playing. When you move the pointer over the artwork, controls appear.
You can also shrink the MiniPlayer window to an even smaller size.
Note: Not all features are available in the Apple Music Voice Plan. Apple Music, Apple Music Voice, lossless, and Dolby Atmos aren’t available in all countries or regions. See the Apple Support article Availability of Apple Media Services.
In the Music app on your Mac, do any of the following to play music:
Note: A song needs to be playing before you can use the MiniPlayer.
Choose Window > Switch to MiniPlayer.
If you subscribe to Apple Music, songs available in lossless have the Lossless button next to them; songs available in Dolby Atmos have the Dolby button next to them.
Do one of the following:
Shrink to the smaller MiniPlayer window: In the row of controls, click the More button , then choose Hide Artwork.
To expand back to the full MiniPlayer, click the More button , then choose Show Artwork.
Show lyrics: Click the Lyrics button .
To view the Full Screen Player, click the green button in the top-left corner of the MiniPlayer window.
View and edit a list of upcoming songs: Click the Playing Next button in the bottom-right corner of the MiniPlayer window.
Exit MiniPlayer: Click the Close button in the top-left corner of the MiniPlayer window.
Tip: To quickly open MiniPlayer from the playback controls, click the album artwork.
To keep MiniPlayer in the foreground on your desktop, choose Music > Settings, click Advanced, then select “Keep MiniPlayer on top of all other windows.”