Are you a frequent user of Spotify and, over time, you have created numerous playlists, which you have shared publicly and which you yourself love to listen to at specific times of your day. Browsing here and there on the famous music streaming platform, you realized that some users have customized their playlists with particular cover images: eager to obtain the same result, you immediately opened Google in search of a guide able to explain how to change Spotify playlist imageand so you ended up here, on my site.
Did I guess? I imagined. So let me tell you: you’ve come to the right place, at a time that couldn’t have been better! Below, in fact, I will show you in detail the steps to follow to change the Spotify playlist covers, so as to customize them as you prefer.
How to change Spotify playlist image
Don’t worry if you are not very familiar with technology, you have no reason to: the steps you are called to take are really very simple and within everyone’s reach, even those who, like you, define themselves as a sort of computer geek. Do not you believe it? Then give me the opportunity to prove it to you by continuing to read this guide!
How to Change Spotify Playlist Image on PC
The procedure for change the image of a Spotify playlist by computer is extremely simple: here it is illustrated in detail both as regards Windows that as far as macOS.
How to Change Spotify Playlist Image on Windows
If you use windows and you haven’t installed the client yet Spotify on your computer, know that you can get it in two different ways: through the Microsoft Storeif you have available Windows 10or using the “classic” installation file, on Windows 10 and all other versions of the Microsoft operating system.
To download Spotify from the Microsoft Store, connected to this link, click on the button Get attached to the page that is proposed to you, then press the button Open Microsoft Store that appears on the browser screen, to immediately open the section of the Microsoft Store dedicated to Spotify.
If everything went right, the Windows 10 store should start automatically: when this happens, click on the button Get and wait for the program setup to complete. You can start the program by clicking on the button You open located in the Microsoft Store window, or calling it from the Start menu.
To setup using the “classic” installation file, visit the Spotify for Windows download page, wait for the installation package (eg. SpotifySetup.exe) is completely downloaded to your computer and, when ready, launch it. Wait, therefore, for the installation process to be completed (it is a totally automatic procedure) and for the program to start by itself. If this doesn’t happen, you can do it yourself by calling it up from the menu start.
Once the software has started, click on the button Log in located on the welcome screen, enter thee-mail and the password log into your account and click again Log in. If your Spotify account is paired with Facebook, click the button Log in with Facebook and log in to the social network using the browser window that is offered to you. If prompted, click the button Allow access to overcome the restrictions imposed by the Windows firewall.
Once this step has also been passed, identify the box Playlists located on the left bar, right-click on the playlist whose cover you want to change and choose the item Edit details from the menu that is proposed to you. Alternatively, click on the playlist to open it, press the button (…) which appears on the cover and then on the entry Edit detailsvisible in the menu displayed on the screen.
After that, hover over the cover photopush the button (…) which should appear superimposed on one of the corners of the photo, click on the item Replace image located in the displayed menu and choose the new cover to apply to the playlist.
Please note that Spotify playlist cover images must necessarily be in jpeg and do not exceed the 4MB of greatness. If necessary, you can use the instructions I have provided in my guides on how to convert to JPG and how to reduce JPG to make the image compliant with Spotify’s requirements. If you wish, you can use the same window to edit the first name and the Description of the playlist.
When you’re done, click the button Save and that’s it: the changes are applied immediately and are visible on all devices on which you have configured the same Spotify account (and for all users who follow your playlist, if it is public or you have already shared it).
How to change Spotify playlist cover on Mac
Also regarding the Mac, the procedure to follow to change the cover image of Spotify playlists is very simple. First of all, if you have not yet installed the Spotify client for macOS, connect to the program’s website, click on the link Current located next to the entry Mac OS X and wait for the download of the installation package to finish.
When this happens, launch the downloaded file (eg. Install Spotify), click the button You open and wait for the software to install on your system. Just as already seen on Windows, the procedure is completely automatic.
At the end of the installation, if everything went right, the program should start automatically. If this does not happen, open it manually, calling it from launchpad (the icon in the shape of rocket located in Dock bar).
Afterwards, click on the button Log intype the username and the password of Spotify in the appropriate fields and presses the button again Log in. Alternatively, click the button Log in with Facebook to log in using your social network credentials.
After completing this step, click on the playlists of your interest, choosing it from the box of the same name on the left of the Spotify screen, move the mouse over the cover image (the one at the top left) and click on the pencil that appears in the overlay to access the playlist details edit screen.
At this point, that’s it: place the mouse on thecover image current, click the button (…) that appears on the screen and, using the Finder panel, select the new photo to use as the cover. Again, the size of the image must not exceed 4 MB and the format must be jpeg.
Once the changes are complete, click on the button Save and the new cover will be visible, immediately, also on the other devices associated with the Spotify account and for all users who follow the playlist.
How to change Spotify playlist image from smartphone
You usually use Spotify on smartphones, so it would be of interest to you to understand how to change the images of your playlists using the service app for Android or iOS? Unfortunately, I don’t think I have good news for you: at the time of writing this guide, in fact, it is only possible to achieve this result using Spotify’s “desktop” programs for Windows and macOS, since neither the service’s apps nor its Web version integrate the functionality of editing details related to playlists.
For this reason, if you intend to customize the covers of your playlists, you must necessarily follow the procedures that I have illustrated above, referring to Windows and macOS.