Control Spotify from the OS X Notification Center

One of the new features of OS X Yosemite was the integration of the widgets into the Notification Center, which was enhanced by new features. Many have been the widgets that have been appearing throughout these months, from dedicated to time, from task lists like Wunderlist and even iTunes has included one in its last update. Following on from this latest update, and pending the release of the official application itself, Spotify4Me will allow you to control the music you play in Spotify from the Notification Center on your Mac .

Spotify4Me is, as I said earlier, a small extension that is hosted in the Today view of the Notification Center and, without much pretense, allows us to control the playback of Spotify. I say unpretentious because you could say that does few things, but what it does, it does well . You can only pause or switch to another track and turn the volume up or down, which may be an understatement for some, but is really the same as the brand new iTunes widget.

Control Spotify from the OS X Notification Center
Control Spotify from the OS X Notification Center

To get Spotify4Me we’ll need to go to GitHub and once we’ve downloaded, for free, the ZIP file with the extension we’ll need to open the SpotifyMain application in the folder. When you open it, a small window will pop up that you can close, and when you go to the Notification Center, the widget will be available for you to use.

Without being a complex or feature-rich widget, Spotify4Me does what it promises and gives us another way to control the music we play in Spotify without having to go directly to the application. It would not be surprising if in successive updates Spotify includes a widget similar to this one or to the one in iTunes, it would be a good idea.

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