Top 10 Spotify Visualizer Online and Downloadable

By Cecilia Hwung | Last Update:

For audiophiles, a music visualizer can paint their favorite music into visually enchanting animations. The abstract lines, 3D graphics, particles and all the other effects will dance to the music, transforming alongside the beat and volume changing of the audio track. Among them, Spotify music visualizer is the most sought after utilities, as Spotify is one of the most popular audio streaming services.

There used to be a hidden Spotify visualizer app that you could enable simply by inputting "spotify:app:visualizer" in the top left search bar, which is no longer accessible.

To fill the void, we have hand-picked and test several premium and free music visualizers on the market, and these 10 pieces below works nicely for Spotify music.

1. Kaleidosync

Compatibility: Online Tools

Available at: https://www.kaleidosync.com/visualizer

Kaleidosync is not that kind of traditional spectrum tool creating simple audio waveforms. Instead, it is a free HTML5 Spotify music visualizer, which was created at the end of 2017 but gains popularity lately. Connect Spotify with Kaleidosync and you will see dynamic music visualization in good color saturation, geometric designs, etc. Although account authorization is required, it is safe to make a music visualizer here by our test. And because of the new update, you have 8 Spotify visualizer modes to choose from now.

Spotify visualizer - Kaleidosync

2. Wavesync

Compatibility: Online Tools

Available at: https://wavesync.herokuapp.com/visualizer

Wavesync is another HTML5 music visualizer for Spotify made by the same author of Kaleidosync - Zachwinter. It was created in 2019, seemingly a newer project than Kaleidosync, which however has never been updated since then. But surely, it is still safe to use whether you are a Spotify free or Preminum user. Real-time music visualization will be auto-generated once the connection with Spotify is made. But that's it. There are no other Spotify visualizer modes or templates to use.

Wavesync Spotify visualizer

3. Tessellator

Compatibility: Online Tools

Available at: https://tessellator.herokuapp.com/

Unlike the previous two, Tessellator is a free live music visualizer for Spotify Premium users only. But the good thing is it can create audio visualization for not only web player but also desktop and mobile Spotify app. Modern browsers like Chrome and Firefox are recommended for using this 3D real-time Spotify visualizer. According to the author, it won't work on Safari. What is strange is that it requires too much personal data while authorizing, even including items like Your date of birth.

3D live Spotify music visualizer

4. Synesthesia

Compatibility: Windows, macOS

Available at: http://www.synesthesia.live/

Synesthesia is professional VJ software that can be used as a Spotify visualizer. It readily reacts to live audio, and gives you buttons for real-time tweaking. There are cool effects such as circuit bending, cloud ten, compound iris, filter blown, glob, and 50 more built-in scenes. For all the shaders and graphics to transform with the music grooving, you can simply log in to the Spotify account, and let Synesthesia take care of the graphic generating.

Synesthesia

5. PotPlayer

Compatibility: Windows XP/Vista/8/8.1

Available at: https://potplayer.daum.net/

PotPlayer can be used as a handy music visualizer for Spotify. It works because the visualization graphics and lines within the player can be activated when there are songs playing in your system, including music streaming from Spotify. Besides, you can use PotPlayer to record the screen, thus saving the effects as a video to share.

PotPlayer

6. Kauna

Compatibility: Windows 10

Available at: https://www.microsoft.com/

Kauna is a music visualizer app available in Windows Microsoft Store. You can install it on Windows 10 PC or Xbox One. When you play songs from Spotify, Kauna will react to the sound with dozens of effects, including bars, burning clouds, kaleidoscope, neon light, plasma, swirl, confetti, wave, etc. You can also change the visualization periodically in random types.

Kauna Spotify Visualizer

7. VSXu Music Visualizer

Compatibility: Windows 10

Available at: https://www.vsxu.com/

Vovoid VSXu is a professional music visualizer for real-time displaying and offline effects design. Visualizing songs from Spotify is one aspect this app excels at. If you are a technical know-how person, you can create custom graphics and abstract lines that are unique to the music you are playing. There is a dedicated YouTube tutorial playlist to get going.

8. Magic Music Visuals

Compatibility: Windows, macOS

Available at: https://magicmusicvisuals.com/

Magic Music Visuals is another desktop-based Spotify visualizer that can be utilized to create dazzling videos. It can display 3D models and abstract images that animate and reform alongside the rhythm of the music. The visuals are highly responsive thanks to the GPU acceleration technique. Besides responding to Spotify songs, this app will also paint the music from plug-in MIDI or OSC sources.

Magic Music Visuals

9. Bazik

Compatibility: Windows, macOS

Available at: https://bazik-vj.com/

Bazik music visualizer runs on Windows and Mac machines. It works best for visualizing Spotify songs that are playing on your mobile, and captured by the computer's microphone. Bazik doesn't react to the system sound, so it is less straightforward if you prefer to visualize web-based Spotify music. There are flat graphics and 3D for you to tweak with. Advanced users can also tap on the shader GLSL for custom content.

Bazik music visualizer

10. DiscoBrick

Compatibility: Mac OSX 10.6 and Higher

Available at: https://www.discobrick.com/

DiscoBrick can be used as a powerful Spotify visualizer with tons of themes and glaring effects. It renders 2D and 3D graphics at fast speed, and the design are quite impressive. The only drawback is, you need some workarounds to send the audio from the Spotify app on Mac to DiscoBrick, such as creating a virtual audio output device via Soundflower, or tapping on the Music Loopback utility.

DiscoBrick

How to Use Online Spotify Audio Visualizers?

The steps to free create music videos online with a web-based Spotify visualizer are almost the same. All require account permission, but better to remove the access after using it for personal data security. Check the following simple steps of how to create real-time Spotify music visualization.

  1. Open Spotify web player and click to play a track.
  2. Go to one of the Spotify visualizers, for example, Kaleidosync.
  3. The first time you open any online HTML5 Spotify visualizer, authorization is required. Just click AGREE.
  4. Seconds later, once the audio visualizer is connected with Spotify, music visualization should start. If not, refresh it.
  5. De-authorize here: https://www.spotify.com/us/account/apps/

Extra Tips

  • Press F11 on the keyboard and you will get a full-screen music visualizer rendering.
  • One more HTML5 music visualizer for Spotify: https://wayou.github.io/HTML5_Audio_Visualizer/
  • Both Kaleidosync and Wavesync are open-source Spotify visualizers. You can find the code on GitHub and commit it if you are interested.

How Does HTML5 Spotify Visualizer Work?

Analysis of music components might be the key for audio visualization. Spotify, with Echo Nest, a music data analysis platform acquired in 2014, makes information of each song accessible through the Spotify API. See the workflow of web-based Spotify visualizers below.

Spotify visualizer workflow

About The Author

Cecilia Hwung is the marketing manager of Digiarty Software and the editor-in-chief of VideoProc team. She pursues common progress with her team and expects to share more creative content and useful information to readers. She has strong interest in copywriting and rich experience in video editing tips.

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