Music MiniPlayer playing "Exodus Honey" by Honeycut

Music MiniPlayer for macOS

A replica of the classic iTunes MiniPlayer
to control Apple Music on modern macOS.

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Music MiniPlayer playing "Inside Your Head" by Eberg

Basic Controls


Music MiniPlayer has all the basic controls to control Apple Music and just enough information and status indicators to keep it glanceable. It’s there when you need it without need any interaction and you can even keep it floating above all your other windows.
Music MiniPlayer showing the playlist drawer.

Playlists


Unlike the original MiniPlayer, Music MiniPlayer allows you to play another playlist without having to open the main Apple Music window. Just slide open the drawer to pick a different playlist or control Shuffle and Repeat modes.

Music MiniPlayer streaming Live Audio

Live Streaming UI


When you’re listening to live audio such as Apple Music Hits or LA’s KIIS FM, Music MiniPlayer adapts its user interface to something suitable for streaming audio.
Music MiniPlayer playing "1234" by Feist

Craftsmanship


Music MiniPlayer is a 100% native, written in both AppKit and Swift. Nearly the entire UI is drawn in code using Core Graphics & Core Animation0 in order to achieve crisp details for both Retina and non-Retina displays.

Scrolling Marquee


The “Now Playing” display performs beautiful, synchronized marquee animations to display the current track or radio station.

Playlist Drawer


Switch open the drawer to reveal your Apple Music playlists or set your Shuffle or Repeat modes.


"The Music app does offer its own MiniPlayer option, but I find Guzman’s utility to be both more useful and more capable for almost everything."
Chance Miller - 9to5Mac
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"In fact, there's a good chance this could be the best Mac thing to happen since the Mac Studio — and you can get this much quicker than you can Apple's latest Mac!"
Oliver Haslam - iMore
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Music MiniPlayer App Icon

Want to take it for a spin?

AppKit Native. Optimized for Apple Silicon.
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Specs and Requirements

Software macOS Big Sur and newer; Music.app
Hardware Universal Binary for Macintosh computers with Apple Silicon and Intel processors
Language English, Spanish, Italian, Finnish, German, and Polish
Code 100% Native. Written in Swift using AppKit.

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🛠 Technical stuff for the nerds

Music MiniPlayer uses Scripting Bridge and Distributed Notification Center to send and receive commands with Apple Music on macOS. 99%2 of the UI is written in Core Graphics and Core Animation to achieve crisp UI that is also optimized for non-Retina Displays. Music MiniPlayer is a completely native app; written with Swift and AppKit.

Requires macOS Big Sur or newer and Music.app.3

If you have feedback or want to report any bugs, tweet the developer directly @marioguzman.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.


Apple Music and iTunes are registered trademarks of Apple Inc.
0 With the exception the Shuffle, Repeat, Speaker, and Snap Back button icons. Images are used to render these on screen.
1 Music MiniPlayer is notarized.
2 Shuffle, Repeat, Speakers, and Snap Back button icons are images.
3 Apple Music subscription not required. Not compatible with Spotify.

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