Sconsify is a new unofficial spotify client runs in Mac and Linux terminal / command line console. It provides both console UI mode which presents a text user interface with playlists and tracks, and no UI mode which doesn’t present user interface and just suffle tracks.
Now the app is at a very early stage. The developer has released the first stable release and below is the how-to-install instructions:
1. In terminal/console, first run below commands one by one to install Libspotify SDK & PortAudio library from mopify repository:
wget -q -O - https://apt.mopidy.com/mopidy.gpg | sudo apt-key add - sudo wget -q -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mopidy.list https://apt.mopidy.com/mopidy.list sudo apt-get update apt-get install -y libportaudio2 libspotify12 --no-install-recommends
2. Download the linux binary (“linux-x86_64-sconsify-0.1.0.zip”) from the release page.
Unpack the zip archive and there’s only one file
sconsify. In console, navigate to the extracted folder and run it:
Type in username and password when it asks and you can control the UI via below shortcut keys once login:
- ← ↓ ↑ → for navigation.
- space or enter: play selected track.
- >: play next track.
- p: pause.
- /: open a search field.
- s: shuffle tracks from current playlist. Press again to go back to normal mode.
- S: shuffle tracks from all playlists. Press again to go back to normal mode.
- u: queue selected track to play next.
- d: delete selected track from the queue or delete selected search.
- D: delete all tracks from the queue if the focus is on the queue.
- PageUp PageDown Home End.
- Control C or q: exit.