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Simple Scrobbler, a scrobbler for android devices

Merge pull request #162 from WyriHaximus/patch-1

Reporting Google Nexus 5 working for
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Adam Renberg authored

Simple Scrobbler

This project is unfortunately in a bit of a limbo. The app works, and is available on Google Play, but I don't have the time to maintain it on my own.

If anyone wants to take part in developing this app further, I'm looking for contributors. Please email me, or just fork and code away.

Pull requests are very welcome!

Simple Scrobbler (SLS) is a simple app that scrobbles music listened to on an Android phone. Scrobbling means submitting listening information to (and optionally/additionally when you play a track, and you can then get music recommendations and view you listening history and statistics at

Before the release of a new version of SLS, it will be available here to test for one week.

More info about scrobbling can be found on's FAQ.

If you need inspiration on stuff to do, you might want to have a look at the list of issues.

Contact email:


You can find the latest version of Simple Scrobbler in the Google Play Store, and here in the downloads section.


  • Scrobbling
  • Now playing notifications
  • Power-saving settings
  • Caching scrobbles (while offline or through settings)
  • Editing scrobble cache
  • More

Supported websites (to scrobble to)


(a) Uses the Scrobble Droid API - identifies under "Enabled apps" as "Scrobble Droid Apps".

(b) It presents itself to SLS as the Android Music Player. This means that it won't show up under "Enabled apps" under its real name, but under Android Music Player.

Known compatible devices

Note. SLS should work on any device that can install it, and that can run one of the music apps above.

Tested by me:

  • Google Nexus One
  • HTC Magic
  • HTC Desire
  • Google Galaxy Nexus

Reported working:

  • Acer Liquid A1
  • Archos 5 Internet Tablet
  • Google Nexus 7
  • Google Nexus 5
  • Google Nexus 4
  • HTC Desire HD
  • HTC Desire S
  • HTC Desire Z
  • HTC Dream
  • HTC Droid Eris
  • HTC Droid Incredible (should work, email me if it doesn't)
  • HTC Evo 3D
  • HTC Flyer
  • HTC Hero
  • HTC Incredible S
  • HTC Legend
  • HTC One (M8)
  • HTC Tattoo
  • HTC Wildfire
  • LG Optimus One P500
  • LG Optimus V
  • Motorola Defy (MB525)
  • Motorola Droid
  • Motorola Droid 3
  • Motorola Milestone
  • Samsung Galaxy Ace (probably doesn't work with builtin player)
  • Samsung Galaxy S2
  • Samsung Galaxy Spica (doesn't work with the built-in 2.1 music app)
  • Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini Pro
  • Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro
  • Sony Xperia SP


  • Motorola CLIQ/DEXT doesn't seem to work


For a complete list of changes, see the changelog.

Bugs, Contributions, Thoughts...

First, read the FAQ to see if you can find any help with your issue.

If you can't find it there, you can always open an issue or pull request here on GitHub, or you can email me:


If you want to enable your app to scrobble music through SLS, see Developer's API.


All of the code is open source, released under GPLv3. My wish is to release it under Apache License 2.0, but it still contains thirdy-party code licensed under GPL.

  • Almost all of the code is written by me, so: Copyright 2009-2012 Adam Renberg.
  • A small MD5 utilities class seems to be written by many people, but it is released under GPLv2, and I got it from
  • The icon was made by Tha PHLASH.
  • The logo is copyright of, taken from their media kit.
  • The logo is probably copyright of, used in good faith. (Because of their name and stated mission, I assume it is okay).

I use copyright here only in the sense of proper attribution. Do whatever you want with the code (as long as the licenses are followed). I switched to the Apache License 2.0 for a less viral license.


Test device contributors

Several people have also contributed with comments, suggestions and issues.

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