Spotify Mac Remote

I’ve pretty much switched to Spotify 100% for my music listening. I rarely, if ever, launch iTunes anymore. It was frustrating that the infrared remote that came with my iMac would only control iTunes.

I decided to do a little digging and came across Spotify Mac Remote. It’s a small, open-source plugin for Spotify that allows you to use your Mac’s IR remote control to play, pause and change tracks.

I tested it and it works wonderfully. One caveat however is that if music is not playing from Spotify and you click the play/pause button on the remote, it launches iTunes and music plays from Spotify as well.

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