Spotify is a music streaming service. The desktop application can be run as a Windows Service using FireDaemon Pro, which lets you start the application automatically at boot prior to login, start multiple instances of the application and more. This HOWTO will show you how to set it up. You can also use Fusion to manage FireDaemon and other Windows services via a web browser.
Spotify Setup Under FireDaemon Pro
Download the latest Spotify files from the Spotify website. Create a Spotify account if you haven't already done so.
Install the Spotify application, and run the application at least once to change any settings.
Download and install FireDaemon Pro into the directory of your choice, typically C:\Program Files\FireDaemon.
Next start the FireDaemon GUI from the desktop shortcut. Click on the "Create a new service definition" button in the toolbar (or type Ctrl+N) and enter the information into the fields as you see below. Adjust the paths to suit your installation.
- Executable: The path to the Spotify.exe file. The default path is C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\Spotify\Spotify.exe
- Working Directory: The directory containing the Spotify.exe file. The default path is C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\Spotify
Parameters: None. Leave this field blank.
Now click on the Settings tab. If you DON'T want to see Spotify running, uncheck the Interact with Desktop check box & select "Hidden" from the "Show Window" dropdown. You may run Spotify as the user you installed it as. In the Logon Account field type your username (e.g. Administrator) and then enter the user's password twice in the Password and Confirm fields. You can change the Process Priority to allocate more CPU time to Spotify or specify which CPU or core Spotify will run on (in the case of multi-processor, hyperthreaded or multi-core CPUs).
Now click OK to finish setup and start Spotify! Switch to Session 0 and log in to Spotify to get started. You need to do this only once before running Spotify.