With Looking Glass you can control playback from the Music app and save the current track to your library. You can also quickly open one of your playlists.

The app can be reached from the menu bar or with the mini player and keyboard shortcuts, which you can customize from the Preferences window. The mini player window provides additional shortcuts:
- "s" or space bar: toggle playback
- "a" or left arrow: jump to previous track
- "d" or right arrow: jump to next track
- "l": love the current track and add to Library (if the the option is enabled from Preferences and you're running macOS 12)

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What’s New

Version 1.0.8

- Added option for Music volume controls (under Preferences → Menu)

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

JeffersonJones ,

Simple and Effective

It does exactly what I need it to do. Nothing more and nothing less. Plays nicely with Bartender and has the added advantage of running on Big Sur. I'm happy!

Developer Response ,

Thank you!

eschredder ,

Great little app

This is the perfect menu bar companion for Apple Music - lightweight, easy to use, uncluttered, offers global hotkeys. Thanks!

Developer Response ,

Thanks for the feedback! I've added an option for showing Music volume controls in version 1.0.8, which should be available soon. I'll work on the Mini Player next.

Ben1342 ,

Great start

Would love to see the option to change the width of the menubar text.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for the feedback! I've added the option to increase the maximum text width in version 1.0.3.

App Privacy

The developer, Marco Albera, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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