Music Widget playing "Speed of Sound" by Coldplay

Music Widget for macOS

A mini player remote for Apple Music.
A take on the classic iTunes widget.

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Music Widget adjusting the volume

Basic Controls


Music Widget has the same playback and volume controls as the original iTunes Dashboard Widget. It also has the same keyboard shortcuts as the Music app so there is nothing new for you to learn!
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Playlists


Just like the original, Music Widget performs a beautiful and fluid flip animation to reveal the Playlist chooser. Simply click the Inspector button to get started.


Music Widget in Dark Mode

Dark Mode

Although the original iTunes widget did not have a dark mode appearance in 2005, Music Widget has an original Dark Mode design to adapt to modern macOS.


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Live Streaming UI


If you love streaming live audio like Apple Music One or other live stations like CNN, Music Widget displays a UI suitable for streaming audio.
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Craftsmanship


Fully native AppKit app, Music Widget is both lightweight and snappy. Practically the entire UI is drawn in code using Core Graphics & Core Animation0 in order to achieve crisp details for both Retina & non-Retina displays.

Scrolling Marquee

The 'Now Playing' display performs beautiful animations as it vertically scrolls through the current track information. If the track title, artist name, or album is too long to display, it will perform a scrolling marquee animation before animating away to the next item.

Playlist "Flip"

Just like the original, Music Widget performs a fluid flip animation to reveal the backside where you can pick a different playlist to play. Just click the 'Inspector' button to get started!


"You can once again enjoy your music in retro OS X style."
The Verge
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"Music Widget brings back the 2005 iTunes nostalgia we didn't know we needed."
iMore
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"Remember the iTunes Mini Player? Thanks to engineer Mario Guzman, it’s back."
The Awesomer
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"Mario Guzman recreates the old iTunes Dashboard widget for modern day Apple Music control."
Uncrate
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"You can party like it’s 2005 with your tunes."
Cult of Mac
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Want to take it for a spin?

100% AppKit Native. Universal Binary.
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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, Finnish, German, and Polish
Code 100% Native. Written in Swift & Objective-C using AppKit.

Looking for Music MiniPlayer?

Music MiniPlayer is a replica of the original iTunes MiniPlayer included with early versions of iTunes.
Learn more about Music MiniPlayer


🛠 Technical stuff for the nerds

Music Widget 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 Widget 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 of the Shuffle and Repeat buttons. Images are used to render these on screen.
1 Music Widget is notarized.
2 Shuffle and Repeat buttons are images.
3 Apple Music subscription not required. Not compatible with Spotify.

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