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 Apple Music. It even supports the same shortcuts so there's nothing new to learn!
Music Widget streaming Apple Music 1

Playlists


Click the info button to flip Music Widget around and reveal a playlist picker. Choose one and Done!


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 for modern to adapt to modern versions of macOS.


Music Widget streaming Apple Music 1

Live Streaming UI


When playing a live stream such as Apple Music 1 or a radio station, Music Widget's UI adapts to match that of the Apple Music app.
Music Widget Controls

Craftsmanship


Most controls and UI elements are drawn in code in order to get crisp graphics on Retina and non-Retina displays.
Universal Binary: Supports Apple Silicon and Intel.

Universal Binary


Music Widget is built for macOS Big Sur and Macintosh computers with Apple Silicon or Intel processors.
International Flags

Hei. Hola. Hallo. Cześć...


Music Widget is supported in English, German, Finnish, Polish, Spanish, and Spanish (Latin America).

"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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Requires macOS Big Sur
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🛠 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 completely a native app; written with Swift and AppKit.

Requires macOS Big Sur and Apple Music.3

If you have feedback, feature requests, 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.
1 Music Widget is notarized
2 Shuffle and Repeat buttons are images.
3 Apple Music subscription not required. Does not work with Spotify for macOS.

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