I love listening to music on my macbook but the built-in audio controls don’t work as smoothly with 3rd party apps as I’d like. Below are a few of my favorite apps for getting everything working smoothly.

  • BeardedSpice
    • A menubar application that listens for presses on your keyboard’s media keys and redirects the commands to your preferred music player.
  • Streamkeys for Chrome
    • A chrome extension that redirects the media key commands to the tab inside of chrome that’s playing audio.
  • mac-bt-headset-fix
    • Works in injunction with the apps mentioned above. This listens for presses of the media keys on your wired earbuds and bluetooth headphones. Keys pressed on these devices get redirected to presses of the media keys on your keyboard.
 
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