[Desktop] Headphone Play/Pause/Skip Buttons with Spotify

I would love to be able to play, pause and skip songs with the in-line headphone remote in stead of having to click the in app buttons.

 

Edit by Premify: Added "(Desktop)" in the title to make it differ from a similar idea for mobile apps here.

Edit: Idea has been reposted here.

 

Updated on 2018-06-15

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Comments
Newbie

Right now, these buttons open iTunes. This makes me sad.

Casual Listener

This feature would be amazing!

Newbie

This would be great. Very disturbing that iTunes opens when I am used to a correct behaviour on the iphone 🙂

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Not applicable

Very annoying to have iTunes opening. I'm so used to press this button. 

Newbie

This idea would also be usefull for me.
Otherwise I've to use the iphone with high battery consumption.

Newbie

I agree it would be great if it was native! I found a work around.

 

Follow the instructions at the bottom of this web page:-
http://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/52353/headphone-play-pause-button-controls-itunes-only

Casual Listener

Great idea, wanted to post it myself but then I saw you already did ;). Hope they will integrate it soon! 😄

Newbie

The lack of headphone buttons support is an annoying bug.

user-removed
Not applicable

As a developer (not with Spotify, though!), it's been very difficult to get control presses from the headphones. Apple doesn't document how to work with the headphone controls, so it's hard to support them at all without a lot of trial and error.

 

Hopefully the Spotify devs will figure it out soon though.

Newbie

i also still wait of this!!!