A music visualizer is a program or application that generates shapes and colors according to music on your cell phone or computer screen. Generally, these are based on the frequency of the sound information or on the shape of the waves to create unique and attractive images and are frequently used in music softwares, such as Spotify. But does Spotify have a visualizer? No, it does not but there are several programs created that synchronize with it and offer you these images . Most of these viewers have the built-in option to set them as wallpapers . Here is a selection.
Spectrum - Music Visualizer is a mobile app that shows you psychedelic images according to the sound and plays them on the screen of your device.
The app is easy to use. Once installed you simply open Spectrum, then play music on Spotify. When you return to Spectrum you will see that the images have been generated. You can also set it as your locked wallpaper.
You can create certain filters for viewing. There is a free version and a paid version which gives more viewing options and also does not show advertising or the watermark with the name of the program on the images.
This last detail is relevant especially when we consider that one of Spectrum's strong points is that it allows you to record. That is, there is an option within the application to make videos including the sound it plays and the images that are produced from it. Later you can share it with your contacts.
You can download the app from the Google Play Store here.
Kaleidosync is a web service that syncs with the Spotify account to produce images influenced by your music. To use it you will have to access the Kaleidosync website. Sign in with your Spotify details, and then at the same time, open Spotify if you have it installed on your computer, or the Spotify web player and log in.
Play your chosen music and then go back to the Kaleidosync page, refresh it and you will see the images appear on the screen. If you click at the top of the screen, a menu is displayed where you can configure the type of images you want to see and other details such as displaying the name of the song , artist or album that is playing.
Attention, you will have to agree to give permission to this program to access your Spotify information . However, you can cancel this permission at any time by entering the app permissions of your Spotify settings here.
Wavesync Spotify Visualizer is also a web service that works through your internet browser to view the images produced by music waves on your computer.
To use it you have to go to its home page; login with your Spotify username and password; open a Spotify session in parallel and play your music.
There are several themes to choose from to display the image, but remember that each creation is unique depending on the type of music.
Just like the previous program, when you log in with Wavesync and sync it with your Spotify account, you will need to give it permission to access your information. When you want to cancel it, enter here.
Tessellator Spotify Visualizer is also a tool for viewing images produced by sound on your computer. It works the same as the previous two visualizers. You have to enter its website, log in with your Spotify account, open Spotify and start playing. The main differential of Tessellator is that it shows images with 3D objects , from pyramids to surfaces, which creates a quite particular effect. It is worth trying.
You also need to grant permission to access part of your Spotify information, this is necessary as long as you want to use the viewer. Whenever you want you can remove this permission from your Spotify account settings.
Other music playback programs that have their own viewers are iTunes, VLC, and Windows Media Player . In this case, if you want to see their images you will have to play the music from your computer in these programs.