Apple Music Scrobbling

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Now that Apple Music has opened its API, is it possible to develop an option similar to Spotify Scrobbling? All existing applications begin to fail sooner or later.
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Igor

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He's dead, Jim!

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Looks like https://developer.apple.com/documentation/applemusicapi/get_recently_played_resources could be used. The question is if it's worth the trouble to implement (number of users wanting it and how difficult it is).

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Jon, Community & Customer Services

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It's definitely worth looking into, as far as scrobbling is concerned.  However, that method's sample response looks like it gives us everything except the timestamp, which is a concern.  Still it's a promising start.
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Maybe it's also possible to use it as a playback source like Spotify, i.e. enabled with a Premium subscription? Apple Music is the 2nd largest streaming service behind Spotify (not counting YouTube of course) in terms of users and almost as prominent as Deezer in available countries (even in China, India, Japan and Russia), so Last.fm could benefit from that fact as well.
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I've been using Spotify since before Apple Music was available and want to use Apple but I must have my scrobbles. 
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Thanks for the heads up, Igor; I've passed this on to our product and development teams to investigate further.
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Igor

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Thanks Jon, if they can develop it will be of great use to many people.
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Drew VanKrevelen

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I've been waiting for Apple Music support (fingers crossed).
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Guilherme Ukyo

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I think it's about time to give us an update about this mega promising new feature 
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What I would especially look forward to is to scrobble tracks that are not in my library (like other services can do this. Spotify, Deezer, Tidal,...). If Last.fm's solution would be to still scrobble only tracks in my library then there are already a lot of other alternatives.
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K Midnitee

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so, where are we now?
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Phil Stollery

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If you're on a PC or Mac and want to scrobble wat your listening to - use https://musi.sh. It's beautiful.
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Damiano

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+1 for an official support of LastFm in the new Apple Music (both app and web player, just released in a beta version)
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Some related news: Apple Music offers a beta web player now, so if the browser extension Web Scrobbler supports it, you could scrobble it from there, very likely without having to add the songs to your Apple Music library first:

http://beta.music.apple.com/

https://www.theverge.com/2019/9/5/20851576/apple-music-web-player-interface-beta-browser-streaming

https://github.com/web-scrobbler/web-scrobbler/issues/2047

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It's a good description of alternative solutions, but they seem "hacky" and not applicable in some situations (for example, I'm a Safari user and I should open Chrome just for this).

An official solution (maybe at API level, like Spotify) would be great.
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Hans-Jürgen, Moderator

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The usual browser extension for Safari is or was scroblr, but I am not sure if it is still being developed, as it has been removed from the Chrome Web Store in 2018:

http://scroblr.fm/

https://github.com/cgravolet/scroblr/issues

Talking about "hacky", Alexey already implemented Apple Music support: ;-)
https://github.com/web-scrobbler/web-scrobbler/commit/f40a24fdd090b72ff258c3290f64ac5b68f18cbd

And he released a new version of Web Scrobbler which should update itself in your browser automatically:
https://github.com/web-scrobbler/web-scrobbler/releases/tag/v2.22.1

By the way, if you already have an Apple ID and are testing and/or using Apple Music, you should be able to login to the web player with that and play full tracks, not only 30 seconds previews. The current beta version does not enable creating a new Apple Music account though, so you still need iTunes on your desktop computer to do that, as the Apple ID alone is not enough.
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Your notes are super useful, for sure!
But what I'm saying is that we live in a sort of "multi-device" world. If I switch my listening session from laptop to smartphone, for example, I still want to scrobble.

You can do it on Spotify right now, thanks to the native integration with Spotify API via LastFm app. It would be great to have the same integration for Apple Music listeners, maybe thanks to direct talks with Apple, I don't know :)

I'm definitely loyal to LastFm and I'd like to scrobble every track I listen to. This is the main reason I'm still on Spotify.
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Updates? Has at least one implantation study been initiated?
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Apple Music Scrobbling.

Apple Music scrobbling will be available someday?