Spotify Keyboard Shortcuts: Enhance Your Music Experience

Spotify Keyboard Shortcuts to Stream Music Faster

Streaming music on Spotify is an enjoyable experience. But did you know there are keyboard shortcuts that can help you navigate Spotify even faster? This guide will walk through the most useful Spotify keyboard shortcuts to stream music more efficiently. Also, you may like to read How To Clear Queue On Spotify?

Spotify Keyboard Shortcuts: Enhance Your Music Experience
Image Credit: softtechgenics

Getting Started with Spotify Keyboard Shortcuts

To use keyboard shortcuts in Spotify, you need to enable them first:

  • Open Spotify settings
  • Select “Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Toggle “Keyboard shortcuts” to “On

Now you can use shortcuts for common actions in Spotify. Press the Ctrl/Cmd key plus a letter to trigger different functions.

Essential Playback Shortcuts

Essential Playback Shortcuts
Image Credit: softtechgenics

These shortcuts allow you to control music playback without touching your mouse:

  • Play/Pause: Ctrl/Cmd + Spacebar
  • Previous Track: Ctrl/Cmd + Left Arrow
  • Next Track: Ctrl/Cmd + Right Arrow
  • Volume Up: Ctrl/Cmd + Up Arrow
  • Volume Down: Ctrl/Cmd + Down Arrow
  • Toggle Mute: Ctrl/Cmd + Shift + Down Arrow

Using these shortcuts, you can play, pause, skip tracks, and adjust volume hands-free.

Navigating Your Library

Your Spotify library contains your playlists, albums, artists and more. Use these shortcuts to quickly navigate it:

  • Search: Ctrl/Cmd + L
  • Home: Ctrl/Cmd + Shift + H
  • Your Library: Ctrl/Cmd + Shift + L
  • Create Playlist: Ctrl/Cmd + Shift + P

This allows switching between Home, Search, Your Library and creating new playlists rapidly.

Playlist and Queue Shortcuts

Playlist and Queue Shortcuts
Image Credit: softtechgenics

Playlists and queues are core to the Spotify experience. Master these shortcuts:

  • Add Song to Playlist: Ctrl/Cmd + Shift + A
  • View Queue: Ctrl/Cmd + Shift + Q
  • Save to Your Music: Ctrl/Cmd + S

Use these to add songs, see upcoming tracks and save music efficiently.

Miscellaneous Helpful Shortcuts

Some other handy Spotify keyboard shortcuts include:

  • Share: Ctrl/Cmd + Shift + S
  • Open Context Menu: Ctrl/Cmd + M
  • View Lyrics: Ctrl/Cmd + L
  • Toggle Devices: Ctrl/Cmd + Shift + D
  • Toggle Full Screen: Ctrl/Cmd + Shift + F

These shortcuts allow quick sharing, lyrics viewing, device switching and more.

Customizing Your Shortcuts

If you want to customize your own keyboard shortcuts:

  • Go to Settings > Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Click a shortcut command
  • Press your desired key combo
  • Click “Change” to save

This allows assigning your own shortcuts to Spotify actions.

Activating Spotify Shortcuts in Windows and Mac

Activating Spotify Shortcuts in Windows and Mac
Image Credit: softtechgenics

There are a couple steps to enable shortcuts in your operating system:


  • Open Spotify
  • Click username > Edit Profile
  • Select “Enable local file shortcut keys

This allows using Spotify shortcuts from any Windows screen.


  • Open System Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts
  • Select “Spotify” in left sidebar
  • Check “Allow Spotify to use media key shortcuts

Now macOS media keys can trigger Spotify playback.

Useful Shortcut Reference Tables

For easy reference, here are table summaries of the most useful Spotify keyboard shortcuts:

Playback Shortcuts

ActionWindows ShortcutMac Shortcut
Play/Pause Ctrl + SpaceCmd + Space
Previous Track Ctrl + ←Cmd + ←
Next TrackCtrl + →Cmd + →
Volume UpCtrl + ↑Cmd + ↑
Volume DownCtrl + ↓Cmd + ↓
Mute/UnmuteCtrl + Shift + ↓Cmd + Shift + ↓

Navigation Shortcuts

ActionWindows ShortcutMac Shortcut
SearchCtrl + LCmd + L
HomeCtrl + Shift + HCmd + Shift + H
Your LibraryCtrl + Shift + LCmd + Shift + L
Create PlaylistCtrl + Shift + PCmd + Shift + P

Other Shortcuts

ActionWindows ShortcutMac Shortcut
ShareCtrl + Shift + SCmd + Shift + S
Context MenuCtrl + MCmd + M
LyricsCtrl + LCmd + L
DevicesCtrl + Shift + DCmd + Shift + D
Full ScreenCtrl + Shift + FCmd + Shift + F


Keyboard shortcuts allow controlling Spotify without using a mouse. Master essential playback, navigation, playlist, queue, and other handy shortcuts. Customize your own keybinds. Enable OS integration. Use the reference tables for a quick shortcut refresher.

With these Spotify keyboard shortcuts, you can stream music faster and stay focused on your tasks. The ability to play, pause, skip, adjust volume, switch screens, share and more will make Spotify feel fluid. Avoid excessive clicking by learning these shortcuts now.

Ads Blocker Image Powered by Code Help Pro

Support Free Content

Your decision to embrace ads and let sponsors stand by your side touches our hearts deeply. Together, we are building a community where content stays free for all. Thank you for being the driving force behind our mission!