Unofficial grooveshark API ruby library gives your ability to search and stream songs, manage playlists, media library and favorites. API was discovered using http proxy and does not pretend to be always valid due to website API changes.
gem install grooveshark
Lets first create a session. Grooveshark session is a regular PHP session with expiration date of 7 days.
require 'rubygems' require 'grooveshark' client = Grooveshark::Client.new
To get session key just call
session = client.session
You can store this key for 7 days after creation and use it like this:
client = Grooveshark::Client.new(SESSION_KEY)
Now we can find some songs:
songs = client.search_songs('Nirvana') songs.each do |s| s.id # Song ID s.name # Song name s.artist # Song artist name s.album # Song album name s.duration # Song duration in seconds (not always present, 0 by default) end
We got collection of songs. Check Song object for additional attributes. In order to stream song we need to get the authorization
song = songs.first url = client.get_song_url(song)
Given url is valid only for current session and cannot be shared or stored permanently. Also, it probably violates terms of service.
To get your user account you need to provide username and password. If username or password is not valid InvalidAuthentication exception will be raised.
client = Grooveshark::Client.new begin user = client.login('username', 'password') rescue InvalidAuthentication puts "Oooops! Wrong username or password" end
Playlists and favorites
Get all user playlists
user.playlists.each do |p| p.id # Playlist ID p.name # Playlist name p.about # Playlist description (empty by default) end
Get user playlist
playlist = user.get_playlist(PLAYLIST_ID)
Get all playlist songs
playlist = user.get_playlist(ID) playlist.load_songs songs = playlist.songs
Rename existing playlist
playlist = user.get_playlist(ID) playlist.rename('NEW NAME', 'NEW DESCRIPTION')
Delete existing user playlist
playlist = user.get_playlist(ID) playlist.delete
Create a new playlist. First parameter is mandatory, description and songs are optional. For songs you can provide array of Song objects or array of IDs.
songs = client.search_songs('Joe Satriani') p = user.create_playlist('NAME', 'DESCRIPTION', songs)
Get user favorite songs
songs = user.favorites
Add song to favorites
user.add_favorite(song) # Song object or song ID
Remove song from favorites
user.remove_favorite(song) # Song object or song ID
Get all songs from library as a collection of Song objects
songs = user.library
Add songs to library
songs = client.search_songs('The Beatles') user.library_add(songs)
Remove selected songs from library. Unfortunately mass-deletion is not supported by Grooveshark API. You will have to delete each song via separate method call.
song = user.library.first # Lest pick a first song in the library user.library_remove(song)
Get all recently active users
Find user by ID
Find user by username
Fetch recent user activity
user = client.get_user_by_username('user') user.feed
Communication token gets rejected after some time. This timeframe is always different. Additional research didnt show any results.
Library management coverage