SmashTunes 4+

display music in your menu bar

Hendrik van der Linde

    • 4.3 • 15 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



SmashTunes is a very nice menu bar item that lets you control Music as well as Spotify. It displays information about the currently playing song as well and can also display artwork.

SmashTunes offers shortcut keys to control Spotify or Music too. These hot keys control both apps system wide. Besides that, SmashTunes makes sure that Spotify is paused when you start listening to Music and the other way around.

Apart from these basic functions there's a lot more:
- Song information in the menu bar
- Music and Spotify control from the menu bar
- Artwork display
- System-wide shortcut key support for all control functions
- Song ratings and love tracks
- Direct playlist selection
- Automatically rate tracks that are loved (and love tracks that are rated)
- Dislike tracks
- Volume control
- Count down of song time
- Add tracks to the library or playlists (if you want through configurable hot keys)

You can use SmashTunes for an hour, after which you are prompted to take a subscription for a year.

SmashTunes follows the standard Apple End User License Agreement:

What’s New

Version 5.0.1

Fixed some potential problems. Don't hesitate to contact me if you experience problems with SmashTunes. I want it to be free of glitches or bugs.

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

7mary4 ,

What a Marvalious App!

I was looking for an easy way to see what was playing and rate my music. I didn't expect convenient features of hot keys (they work for me Meemaw312), easy customization, great readable font, and even cover art if you want it. Five stars if my suggestions for time remaing count down and dimmed stars for no rating make it. :)

Fairfax14 ,

Excellent App that is Better Than Apple Music

This app fulfills a huge gaping hole in the current functionality of the Mac. Currently, there is no way to keep an ever-present display of your misic on the screen. Now, with SmashTunes there finally is! I love being able to see the full name of the track, artist, and album—as well as duration. And with one click I can see the album artwork—something that is completely missing from Apple main Music app right now. With SmashTunes I barely have to interact with Apple's Music app and that is a good thing!

jcohen2j ,

Playlists from the Menu Bar!

The functionality of this app goes above and beyond similar menu bar iTunes controllers that just let you pause and skip. You can see a menu of all your playlists as well and start them directly from the menu bar. This is way more efficient than going back into iTunes just to change a playlist.

App Privacy

The developer, Hendrik van der Linde, 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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