Play Button [New to Mac]

Discussion in 'macOS' started by KingEugo, May 31, 2019.

  1. KingEugo macrumors newbie

    May 14, 2019
    Am I the only one using Apple Music rather than Spotify? The sound quality on Apple is a lot better than the other. My problem is the behavior of the play button on Mac.

    When I want to play music and press the play button, instead of iTunes, it plays the previous video I watched. On youtube, it plays or pauses the video instead of the music.

    I want it to be specific on iTunes. How can I do that?
    All I see on google is how to change it on Spotify.

    **i did search the page, didn't get anything helpful.**
  2. ncrypt macrumors 6502

    May 16, 2012
    That key did actually used to control only iTunes or Spotify playback but only recently did Apple extend it to also be able to control media in web browsers too.

    Anyway, a nifty little app called Media Key Enabler lets you specify only using that key for iTunes:
  3. tobiastimpe macrumors member


    Jul 13, 2011
    Oh, that‘s what happened. Now I know why it stopped working.
  4. nudoru macrumors regular


    Feb 27, 2012
    Near Charlotte NC
    The play button controls the last thing you interacted with. Some times it's useful, most of the times it's not. I have the same issue. I used a utility call HyperDock which lets me quickly access controls from itunes or spotify.

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