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Breakaway is your essential sidekick for music control. Unplugging headphones automatically pauses your music, so you won't miss a beat to your favorite song, or accidentally blast your tunes in a quiet room (again). And reconnecting headphones conveniently resumes your music automatically, smoothly and seamlessly picking up right where you left off. Breakaway also works when you mute and unmute the system audio, giving you another powerful handle to control your music.

Essential Music Control
• Disconnect headphones to automatically pause your music, reconnect to resume
• Mute the system audio to automatically pause your music, unmute to resume
• Customize what events play and pause your tunes
• Supports your favorite apps, like Spotify and Apple's Music

Easy to Use
• Many popular music apps supported straight out of the box
• Default settings designed to "just do the right thing"
• Switch between different apps and Breakaway seamlessly follows you
• Undo unintended actions right from the notification
• Easily disable entire app for one-off situations
• Get answers quickly with the fully integrated contextual help system

Safari App Extension
• Browse popular websites with Breakaway at your side
• Automatically pause and resume videos with headphones/mute
• Works with many websites that have video playback, including YouTube and Twitch

Beautiful Interface
• Clean and clear menu bar extra shows your headphone jack status
• Icon smoothly and fluidly animates on state changes
• Full dark mode support

Powerful Customization
• Tweak how your music is controlled
• Choose from one of five built-in actions, or make your own
• Add your own custom actions to run AppleScripts, shell scripts, and Automator workflows
• Fine-tune audio fade-in duration on music resumes
• Adjust what notifications you want reported
• Disable or enable the menu bar extra and Dock icon

Compatible Music Apps
• iTunes
• Music
• TV
• Spotify

Compatible Websites*
• YouTube
• Netflix
• Twitch
• Facebook
• Reddit
• Vimeo
• Yahoo
• Baidu
• Niconico
• and many more!

Minimum System Requirements
• macOS 10.13 (High Sierra)
• Safari (for website integration)

• Breakaway currently does not support the Apple Podcast app (added in macOS 10.15 Catalina)
• Due to rapidly changing web technology, some websites may become unsupported by Breakaway

App Privacy

The developer, FrozenCrate, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

No Details Provided

The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.