rhiimoot is your mini controller for Spotify    

rhiimoot is a mini controller software for ¹Spotify® on your ²Windows® computer making it easy to control playing songs without using the main Spotify window. It has basic functionalities such as "previous, play/pause, next" and showing current playing song title & artist. rhiimoot is an offline program and does not need your credentials to work. It is completely FREE!

rhiimoot main window rhiimoot album art window
  • Play/pause current song
  • Jump to previous track
  • Jump to next track
  • OSD (on screen display) on song change
  • VU-meter in main window
  • Sleep timer for closing Spotify
  • Track your Spotify listening time on your PC
  • "Always on top" option for easy access
  • Cache & temporary data cleaner
  • Album art support
  • 10 elegant themes
  • Create a list of songs you've listened to
  • Update warnings
  • Works with both free & premium versions of Spotify
  • Track details (album name, album type, release date, track no, total tracks, disc no, playlist name)
  • Bigger album art
  • Save album art
  • *NEW* Favorites playlists/albums/artist/podcasts shortcuts
Frequently asked questions
  1. Why did you make rhiimoot? 
    rhiimoot started as I needed something to control Spotify without using its main window but couldn't find any. It's a hassle to go to Spotify window constantly to skip a song or pause when needed, it creates a distraction especially while working. So I created one for myself. As it evolved in time, with some additions, I made it user friendly and it became something that I can share with other music lovers. I see people in similar need for this and this is my solution to share.  
  2. How does rhiimoot work? (Where is my Spotify window?) 
    As soon as you press any of the previous/play-pause/next buttons rhiimoot takes over Spotify and hides it for a clean desktop environment. It's especially useful when you are listening to an album or playlist. 
    When you want to access to Spotify window (to search, play another album or playlist) you need to press the "release Spotify" button located third from bottom right corner. 
    rhiimoot also brings back your Spotify window when you exit. 
  3. What is browser cache? 
    Spotify for desktop is actually based on chromium browser and like all browsers it has a cache. When you use it it bloats in time thus slowing down your navigation experience and may increase starting time. It's good to clean this junk time to time to speed up Spotify.  
  4. What is temporary data? 
    When you listen anything in Spotify, it gets the needed data online and writes it on your drive. So let's say you want to listen a song you've listened 5 hours ago again, it will not get that data online but use the one on your drive. While this is useful for fast access and reduces your internet data usage, it often increases to gigabytes in a short time without noticing, especially if you skip songs frequently. It is good to check and clean these time to time to free up space in your harddrive. 
  5. When I start the sleep timer I always see the same bar regardless of choosen time, why? 
    The bar adapts itself to the choosen time. It doesn't matter if you've chosen 5 mins or 10 hours, the bar always starts at the same position representing your set value. It gets shorter according to it.  
  6. Which device should I choose for VU-meter? 
    It should be the first one in the list (usually Speaker) but it depends which sound output you're using. 
  7. rhimoot doesn't recognize that there is song playing
    This is a normal behaviour and happens rarely. Just press play/pause button on either Spotify or rhiimoot or restart Spotify and it should work normally.
  8. rhiimoot is blurry
    Right click on rhiimoot.exe and choose properties. Then click on Compability --> Change high DPI settings --> High DPI scaling override --> select "Application" then Save & Restart
  9. Where is the list of the songs I've listened to?
    Data is beautiful section is for cataloging the songs you've listened to with rhiimoot only. It is useful if you ever forget to add the song you like to a playlist or can't remember the name later. This option can be turned off in settings. The .txt file is stored in "\Data" folder where rhiimoot.exe is located. The file is not encrypted and it's your responsibility to keep it safe if it's kind of an important data for you. Rhiimoot does not upload any kind of data to anywhere!
  10. I can't see any album art?
    Rhiimoot has the ability to get various info about playing song by using your Spotify username only. All you need to do is enter your 'Spotify username' and click 'save' in the settings window. From v1.1.0.0, album art section in main window is fixed. If you don't want to fill in your username in settings, this part will always stay empty and you won't be able to see track info like album type, release date etc. Your password is not needed and your username is stored in your PC only . This option needs an active internet connection and has a 2-3seconds delay to retrieve and show the album art (may take longer if you have a slow network connection).       
  11. Where is the album art window?
    In main window, just double click album art section to open the album art window. With every song change it will show related information and album art about current song. 
    If the text color is gray, that means it's the last played song and rhiimoot is currently getting current playing song's information. Once it successfully retrieves information, text will be changed and text color becomes white again. When retrieving album art, a progress bar will be shown both in album art window and main window's album art section to notify the user about the ongoing process.
  12. Where are the album art image files located? What is the default album art size?
    Saved image files (.jpg - 640 x640 px) are stored in "\Album Art" folder where rhiimoot.exe is located. 
    These files are not encrypted and it's your responsibility to keep them safe if it's kind of an important data for you. Rhiimoot does not upload any kind of data to anywhere! 
  13. Wrong track info / album art 
    This can happen for different reasons. Sometimes it might take longer to retrieve correct data due to slow network connection. Please wait a bit longer. Other reason it might happen is multiple track changes in a short time. Rhiimoot gets main track info from Spotify desktop app and retrieves others over internet. If you skip tracks one after another in a short time rhiimot could get confused about the main track and might cancel retrieving further info over internet. If you ever encounter any of these situations please use "reload" button in album art window to manually retrieve correct information. This should get the correct info and album art.
  14. How to use 'Favourites List' ?
    This list is an easy access tool for your most listened playlists/albums/artists/podcasts/songs. Just paste the link to your favorite contents and click 'Check' to see if the link is valid and click 'Add' button. This screen creates & updates 'MyFavsList.txt' file in '/Data' folder where Rhiimoot is located. If you want to arrange the contents just open the text file and arrange the way you want. Additionally, you can split the list into multiple parts if you manually add a line starting with # (ie. #ARTISTS, #ALBUMS). This will make the background colored of that line. (Example)
  15. Does Rhiimoot collect any kind of data?
    NO. Rhiimoot DOES NOT collect any kind of data whatsoever. If you choose to catalog the songs you've listened to with rhiimoot, created text file stays in your posession only. It's the same with saved album art images. No data is uploaded to anywhere (see faq no. 9 & 10). I, the developer does not care about your listening habbits.