A command line client for Google Play Music.
No longer maintained
This project is no longer actively maintained. I haven't really got the time needed to mainthin this and have since stopped using the client for my personal use.
python setup.py install, which installs the majority of
dependencies; however, you will also need the Python GTK bindings (for GST):
- Debian-based systems:
sudo apt-get install python-gst*
sudo yum install gstreamer-python* python-mock
- OS X:
brew install pygobject3 gstreamer
Configure by copying the example config file to your home directory:
cp example.playmusicclrc ~/.playmusicclrc, then edit as needed. The minimum
required settings are
GetDeviceID.py to get the registered device IDs associated with your account,
then use one of them (minus the leading '0x') as your
no password is included in the config file, one will be requested when the app
starts (note that if using Google two factor authentication then you will need
to create an application specific password).
lastfm_ entries from the config file to disable Last.fm
From a terminal:
Once the app is running you will then have access to the following commands:
PLAY- Pauses or unpauses playback
PAUSE- Same as
P- Same as
LIKE- Loves the current song on Last.fm and gives it a Thumbs Up on Google Play
LOVE- Same as
L- Same as
NOW- Shows the title and artist of the currently playing song.
[return]- Same as
NEXT (n)- Plays the nth song after the current song (n has no effect in random play mode, n can also be negative to skip back through tracks)
N- Plays next track
PMODE [random/linear] [repeat/norepeat]- Specifies play options, if you have used any other media player they should be self explanatory
LIST (pn)- Shows a list of all artists
LIST (pn) PLIST- Shows a lit of all user playlists
LIST (pn) PLIST [playlist]- Shows all songs in specified user playlist
LIST (pn) [artist]- Shows all albums by specifies artist (including albums they appear on)
LIST (pn) [artist] [album]- Shows all songs in specified album by specified artist
QUEUE (pn)- Show songs currently in the queue (in the order they are to be played)
QUEUE PLIST [playlist]- Add all songs from specified user playlist to queue
QUEUE [artist]- Adds all songs by specified artist to queue
QUEUE [artist] [album]- Adds all songs by specified album to queue
QUEUE [artist] [album] [song]- Adds specified song to queue
CLEARQUEUE- Stops playback and removes all songs from the queue
PAM- "Play Awesome Music": clears queue, queues "Thumbs Up" playlist, sets random playback and plays
pn are optional parameters and both default to 1,
pn denotes the number of the page to display.
Commands themselves are case insensitive, however artist, album, track and playlist names are case sensitive and must have correct spacing.
To see all albums by Eluvietie:
To see all tracks in Spirit by Eluveitie:
list Eluveitie Spirit
To add "...Of Fire, Wind and Wisdom" (in album Spirit) by Eluveitie to the
queue Eluveitie Spirit "...Of Fire, Wind and Wisdom"
To see all playlists:
To see all tracks in playlist "Symphonic Metal":
list plist "Symphonic Metal"
To add all tracks from playlist "Symphonic Metal" to queue:
queue plist "Symphonic Metal"