Sconsify: Spotify Client for Terminal/Command Console

May 8, 2015

spotify console client

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.

sconsify

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:

./sconsify

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.

via: github.com/fabiofalci/sconsify

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2 responses to Sconsify: Spotify Client for Terminal/Command Console

  1. Hello! I am very excited about using this new app. However, I am not sure how to run the commands on my mac since I am using Homebrew, which I assume changes the apt commands… Any help would be appreciated!