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playerctl

Utility to control different media players. More information: https://github.com/altdesktop/playerctl.

  • Toggle play:

playerctl play-pause

  • Next media:

playerctl next

  • Previous media:

playerctl previous

  • List all players:

playerctl --list-all

  • Send a command to a specific player:

playerctl --player={{player_name}} {{command}}

  • Send a command to all players:

playerctl --all-players {{command}}

  • Show now playing:

playerctl metadata --format "Now playing: {{artist}} - {{album}} - {{title}}"