Add Now Playing to Menu Bar

Displays the current song playing in Apple Music in the Menu Bar.

Matthew's Score
5/5
Total Actions
8
Built For

Shortcut Information

Use this shortcut to check Apple Music for the current song and display the track title and artist in the Menu Bar using One Thing.

If nothing is found, One Thing will display “No music playing…” for 2 seconds and then clear the applet so there’s no text.

Use this method in your own One Thing shortcuts to temporarily display text in the Menu Bar as needed.
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Actions Used

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Get Current Song
Returns the song that is currently playing in the Music app, if any.
If
Tests if a condition is true, and if so, runs the actions inside. Otherwise, the actions under “Otherwise” are run.
Wait to Return
Pauses execution until you leave the Shortcuts app and return to it.

This action might be useful after an action that switches apps, to pause execution until you return to the Shortcuts app.

Extra Details

Run Shortcut deep link
shortcuts://run-shortcut?name=Add%20Now%20Playing%20to%20Menu%20Bar
Open Shortcut deep link
shortcuts://open-shortcut?name=Add%20Now%20Playing%20to%20Menu%20Bar
AppleScript code
tell application “Shortcuts Events” run shortcut “Add Now Playing to Menu Bar” end tell

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