Is there any way to get the 'Now playing' information in the menu bar of my Mac? There are several apps that support that for Itunes but it seems there is no one for Spotify.
The only thing I want it to do is show current artist and name of song, directly in the menu bar without having to push a button, mouse over or whatever, if I want to do that I'll just flip to the app itself 🙂
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I was also frustrated by having to open Spotify to see what's playing, so I built an app. This app lets you control the player, and it also works with iTunes. Instead of showing the text in the menu bar itself, it shows it in a popover window when you click. Click the track artwork to open the main Spotify GUI. Download for free at https://mborgerson.com/trayplay/. It's also open-source, if you're into that sort of thing.
I went ahead and combined mborgerson's and paulyoung's (big thanks to them) solution into one.
You can download it here:
I've also included instructions on how to install it.