A Spotify client for the terminal written in Rust.
The terminal in the demo above is using the Rigel theme.
The binary executable is
brew install Rigellute/tap/spotify-tui
To update, run
brew upgrade spotify-tui
Eventually, there should be prebuilt binaries available in the Github release, but until then you can install via Rust's package manager
First, install Rust (using the recommended
rustup installation method) and then
cargo install spotify-tui
This method will build the binary from source, so has the benefit of supporting more architectures.
I've only tested on Ubuntu and Debian, but I expect this to work on other Linux distros.
To update, run
cargo install spotify-tui --force
- Download the latest binary (currently only for macOS).
cdto the file you just downloaded and unzip
spotify-uiand run with
Connecting to Spotify’s API
spotify-tui needs to connect to Spotify’s API in order to find music by
name, play tracks etc.
Instructions on how to set this up will be shown when you first run the app.
But here they are again:
- Go to the Spotify dashboard
Create a Client IDand create an app
- Now click
http://localhost:8888/callbackto the Redirect URIs
- You are now ready to authenticate with Spotify!
- Go back to the terminal
- Enter your
- Enter your
- You will be redirected to an official Spotify webpage to ask you for permissions.
- After accepting the permissions, you'll be redirected to localhost (blank webpage, might say something like "Connection Refused" since no server is running), copy the URL and paste into the prompt in the terminal.
And now you are ready to use the
You can edit the config at anytime at
The binary is named
? to bring up a help menu that shows currently implemented key events and their actions.
If you want to play tracks, Spotify requires that you have a Premium account.
Follow the spotifyd documentation to get set up.
After that there is not much to it.
- Start running the spotifyd daemon.
- Start up
dto go to the device selection menu and the spotifyd "device" should be there - if not check these docs
The goal is to eventually implement almost every Spotify feature.
High level requirements yet to be implemented
- Add songs to a playlist
- Be able to like songs in every view, and see that a given track is already liked.
- Unlike songs
- See if a song is liked
- Be able to scroll through result pages in every view
- View Library "Made for you"
- Make the play bar hoverable with its own event handlers that would
- Like the playing song
- Navigate to song info
This table shows all that is possible with the Spotify API, what is implemented already, and whether that is essential.
|API method||Implemented yet?||Explanation||Essential?|
|track||No||returns a single track given the track's ID, URI or URL||No|
|tracks||No||returns a list of tracks given a list of track IDs, URIs, or URLs||No|
|artist||No||returns a single artist given the artist's ID, URI or URL||Yes|
|artists||No||returns a list of artists given the artist IDs, URIs, or URLs||No|
|artist_albums||Yes||Get Spotify catalog information about an artist's top 10 tracks by country.||Yes|
|artist_top_tracks||No||Get Spotify catalog information about artists similar to an||Yes|
|artist_related_artists||No||Get Spotify catalog information about artists similar to an identified artist. Similarity is based on analysis of the Spotify community's listening history.||Yes|
|album||Yes||returns a single album given the album's ID, URIs or URL||Yes|
|albums||No||returns a list of albums given the album IDs, URIs, or URLs||No|
|search_album||Yes||Search album based on query||Yes|
|search_artist||Yes||Search artist based on query||Yes|
|search_track||Yes||Search track based on query||Yes|
|search_playlist||Yes||Search playlist based on query||Yes|
|album_track||Yes||Get Spotify catalog information about an album's tracks||Yes|
|user||No||Gets basic profile information about a Spotify User||No|
|current_user_playlists||Yes||Get current user playlists without required getting his profile||Yes|
|user_playlists||No||Gets playlists of a user||No|
|user_playlist||No||Gets playlist of a user||No|
|user_playlist_tracks||Yes||Get full details of the tracks of a playlist owned by a user Yes|
|user_playlist_create||No||Creates a playlist for a user||Yes|
|user_playlist_change_detail||No||Changes a playlist's name and/or public/private state||Yes|
|user_playlist_unfollow||No||Unfollows (deletes) a playlist for a user||Yes|
|user_playlist_add_track||No||Adds tracks to a playlist||Yes|
|user_playlist_replace_track||No||Replace all tracks in a playlist||No|
|user_playlist_recorder_tracks||No||Reorder tracks in a playlist||No|
|user_playlist_remove_all_occurrences_of_track||No||Removes all occurrences of the given tracks from the given playlist||No|
|user_playlist_remove_specific_occurrenes_of_track||No||Removes all occurrences of the given tracks from the given playlist||No|
|user_playlist_follow_playlist||No||Add the current authenticated user as a follower of a playlist.||Yes|
|user_playlist_check_follow||No||Check to see if the given users are following the given playlist||Yes|
|me||No||Get detailed profile information about the current user.||Yes|
|current_user_playing_track||Yes||Get information about the current users currently playing track.||Yes|
|current_user_saved_albums||No||Gets a list of the albums saved in the current authorized user's "Your Music" library||Yes|
|current_user_saved_tracks||Yes||Gets the user's saved tracks or "Liked Songs"|
|current_user_followed_artists||No||Gets a list of the artists followed by the current authorized user||Yes|
|current_user_saved_tracks_delete||No||Remove one or more tracks from the current user's "Your Music" library.||Yes|
|current_user_saved_tracks_contain||No||Check if one or more tracks is already saved in the current Spotify user’s “Your Music” library.||Yes|
|current_user_saved_tracks_add||Yes||Save one or more tracks to the current user's "Your Music" library.||Yes|
|current_user_top_artists||No||Get the current user's top artists||Yes|
|current_user_top_tracks||No||Get the current user's top tracks||Yes|
|current_user_recently_played||No||Get the current user's recently played tracks||Yes|
|current_user_saved_albums_add||No||Add one or more albums to the current user's "Your Music" library.||Yes|
|current_user_saved_albums_delete||No||Remove one or more albums from the current user's "Your Music" library.||Yes|
|user_follow_artists||No||Follow one or more artists||Yes|
|user_unfollow_artists||No||Unfollow one or more artists||Yes|
|user_follow_users||No||Follow one or more users||No|
|user_unfollow_users||No||Unfollow one or more users||No|
|featured_playlists||No||Get a list of Spotify featured playlists||Yes|
|new_releases||No||Get a list of new album releases featured in Spotify||Yes|
|categories||No||Get a list of new album releases featured in Spotify||Yes|
|recommendations||No||Get Recommendations Based on Seeds||Yes|
|audio_features||No||Get audio features for a track||No|
|audios_feature||No||Get Audio Features for Several Tracks||No|
|audio_analysis||No||Get Audio Analysis for a Track||No|
|device||Yes||Get a User’s Available Devices||Yes|
|current_playback||Yes||Get Information About The User’s Current Playback||Yes|
|current_playing||No||Get the User’s Currently Playing Track||No|
|transfer_playback||No||Transfer a User’s Playback||No|
|start_playback||Yes||Start/Resume a User’s Playback||Yes|
|pause_playback||Yes||Pause a User’s Playback||Yes|
|next_track||Yes||Skip User’s Playback To Next Track||Yes|
|previous_track||Yes||Skip User’s Playback To Previous Track||Yes|
|seek_track||No||Seek To Position In Currently Playing Track||Yes|
|repeat||Yes||Set Repeat Mode On User’s Playback||Yes|
|volume||No||Set Volume For User’s Playback||No|
|shuffle||Yes||Toggle Shuffle For User’s Playback||Yes|