What you need to know

  • Xpotify is now an open-source project.
  • You can submit bug reports, feature requests, and send pull requests through Github.
  • The project is run by one developer, Mahdi Ghiasi.

Xpotify, a popular Spotify client for Windows 10, is now an open source project. Xpotify wraps the progressive web app experience of Spotify into a Windows 10 app and adds features such as Live Tile support, hovering a cursor over the taskbar to see music controls, Game Bar integration, and a mini player.

While the app is maintained by a single developer, Mahdi Ghiasi, it has gained quite the following among the Windows 10 fanbase and the Windows Central team. It's gained popularity for its addition of Windows 10-specific features when compared to the official Spotify desktop application.

By going open source, anyone can request features, send pull requests, or report bugs for the app. Xpotify has gained features and received updates regularly. Now that it's open source, there might be more features or updates in the future.

See Xpotify at Microsoft Store

Audio accessories

If you're going to stream music to your PC, you're going to want to hear it well. Here are some great options for enhancing your audio.

Bose Companion 2 Series III ($99 at Amazon)

This is a solid set of speakers that can still fill the room with sound even though they are in a relatively small package.

TaoTronics Bluetooth 4.2 Computer SoundBar ($50 at Amazon)

This soundbar can fit under your PC monitor. It connects via Bluetooth so it can work with your PC, phone, or tablet.

Zrtke Bluetooth headphones ($23 at Amazon)

These lightweight headphones are waterproof, sweatproof, relatively inexpensive, and connect with Bluetooth.

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