macOS tweak that allows the media keys to open Spotify rather than iTunes
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Makes the playback control keys on a MacBook Pro open spotify instead of iTunes.


  • Automated Installation: This project contains an script that will executes all of the necessary commands to build, install, and activate the tweak. Simply run the script in Terminal to use it:

    $ git clone
    $ cd spotify-rcd
    $ ./
  • Manual Installation: If you prefer to install the plugin manually, it is possible to do so.

    • Compile the tweak and copy the resulting bundle to /Library/Application Support/Tweaks

    • Copy /System/Library/LaunchAgents/ to /Library/LaunchAgents/

    • In the copied plist, change the Label to

    • Add the following section to the copied plist:

              <string>/Library/Application Support/Tweaks/SpotifyRCD.bundle/Contents/MacOS/SpotifyRCD</string>
    • Unload the system LaunchAgent, and load the modified one:

      $ launchctl unload -w /System/Library/LaunchAgents/
      $ launchctl load -w /Library/LaunchAgents/


To disable the tweak, simply unload the modified plist and load the original:

$ launchctl unload -w /Library/LaunchAgents/
$ launchctl load -w /System/Library/LaunchAgents/