Displaying Apple Music "Now Playing" Cover Art on Another Screen

Discussion in 'UI Customization' started by netdog, Mar 27, 2019.

  1. netdog macrumors 603


    Feb 6, 2006

    Our scenario is in a home with networked music utilising AirPlay (2 or 1 would work okay).

    User plays music on AppleMusic via their iPhone, and AirPlays to the network. For simplicity's sake, let's say it only has one audio zone (though this isn't true).

    There will also be a small screen on the wall, either running Android or, in the case of an Intel-driven display, running either Windows 10 or Linux. I expect the AirPlay receiver(s) on the network will be a couple of Pi's running Shairpoint (probably with moode) but there will be an AppleTv and even could be a Mini if that would help us to achieve our goal.

    We'd like that panel to pick up from AirPlay the information regarding what is playing and display the cover art, and if possible even have access to the strings that share the ability to Stop, Play, Pause, etc.

    When using the Moode player, it broadcasts this information (art URL and control strings) and any browser can connect and get access to this information (what's playing, where it is in the track, the ability to pause play stop etc).

    Can we achieve the above bolded goals, particularly the album art display.

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