App to control iTunes Radio from menubar?

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  1. shinji macrumors 65816

    shinji

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    Are there any menubar apps available that let you control iTunes Radio from the menubar, like with a pause/next feature and a dropdown that lets you choose any of your stored stations?

    There used to be a lot of these for controlling songs you have in your library, but none I could find support iTunes Radio.
     
  2. Partron22 macrumors 68020

    Partron22

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    You can still put streaming stations into playlists. Right click is not reliable with streams for me, so I drag their names into the proper playlist in the left sidebar.
    Once you have them in a playlist, the streams act much like normal tracks. Forward and back buttons'll move you between streams.

    I put a couple Internet audio streams in a playlist called "Bugs", and these Applescripts work with them just fine:
    Code:
    tell application "iTunes"
    	play playlist "Bugs"
    end tell
    Code:
    tell application "iTunes"
    	set z to name of every track of playlist "Bugs" --internet audio streams
    end tell
    return z
    If you can find a menubar controller for playlists, it should work for playlists containing streams as well.
     
  3. shinji thread starter macrumors 65816

    shinji

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    It's not letting me move an iTunes Radio station into a playlist. I guess you can do it with regular shoutcast-type stations?
     
  4. Partron22 macrumors 68020

    Partron22

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    I tried to move an iTunes Radio station into a playlist without success, but the older "Internet" type radio stations can be put into playlists.
    I guess that's the price of progress.
     

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