SMG now playing

Non-Free SMG now playing 2.22

This is a tool made for streamers who want to display their music on their stream.
Current version v2.17

Download link
Youtube video guide
SMG web plugin

What programs does it support?

Desktop music players:

  • Foobar2000
  • AIMP3
  • Winamp
  • VLC media player
  • Spotify
  • iTunes
  • Mediamonkey
  • Zune
  • Jriver media center
  • Media Player Classic Home Cinema (mpc-hc)
  • Jriver
  • Musicbee
  • Osu!
  • Clementine
Web music players:
  • Grooveshark
  • Youtube
  • Soundcloud
  • 8tracks
  • Rdio
  • Google Play Music
  • Pandora
  • Spotify web
  • Deezer
  • MixCloud
Twitch bots
  • Nightbot
All web music players require the smg chrome web plugin, a chrome extension that tells SMG what song is playing

Setting up the program
1: Extract and Move it to your documents folder, not somewhere else.
2: Run SMG.exe. A file called ‘current_song.txt’ will be created in the
directory where you installed it.
Or choose your own directory in the Configuration menu
If the file is not there, make sure to run the program at least ONCE
before looking for it.

Configuring Open Broadcaster Service
3: Go to Open Broadcaster service and add a text object
4: select ‘Use text from File’. And select the current_song.txt file.
If you’re not using web apps, you’re good to go. Just run the script whenever
you need songs to be captured.

Download link
Youtube video guide
SMG web plugin

If you have any questions, suggestions or feedback of any kind, feel free to post in this thread. I'll be happy to provide answers for you.
Alternatively, send us an email at

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First release
Last update
4.29 star(s) 7 ratings

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Latest reviews

Works perfectly with itunes and youtube!
Works as it should, use it for a Long time now. Developer answers fast if you have Problems. He even restored my License Key. Keep up the good work! :)
Product does NOT work properly. Spent 2 days trying to get it work right, couldn't. Sometimes the program would "work", but not the way you'd think. In order for it to update the song (and keep it updated), you have to stay on the tab that the music is coming from (for me, it was Pandora). If I clicked off the Chrome tab that had Pandora, the song would disappear and only display " - " on my stream. So uh, yeah... Good luck playing video games and streaming them when you can't even click on the game or else this program will stop working.

Tried to reach out to the developer, they haven't responded to my email in about 2 weeks. Opened a PayPal claim to get my money back, they didn't even respond to that.

Save yourself about $10 and look for another program to do what you need. This one is JUNK!!!
The concerns raised by this review are true, I had not responded to the email nor the issue raised on Paypal.

Although I don't feel like I can reasonably apologie to Manapot himself at this point since it's way too late, I would like to add that the technical issues he raised have all been addressed by updates to the program.

I've made it a rule to respond to each and every e-mail and Twitter reply, to make sure frustrating situations like these won't happen in the future.
SMG is really great but SoundCloud Works for me not. If what I'm doing flasch please tell me how to do it
very nice
Congratulations, it is an excellent piece of software, it is perfectly suited to my needs. Works great on Windows 8.1, I use it with Winamp 5.55 to issue my TV channel of local terrestrial circuit cable.
As for requests:
• Could you add what the next track to play
• It starts with Windows systray minimized mode
• With your permission will try to translate it into Spanish, for comfort in my personal use
• Add a list of commands to read more data TAG
I forgot
• Being able to customize the message when the player is not playing. Example: "Now we continue with more video"

I find errors:
• The "output_directory" button to choose a new path is not working properly, I had to tweak the file (config.ini) "... SMG 1.63 beta \ config" so that by redirecting.
Thank you very much.

Te felicito, es una excelente pieza de software, se adapta perfectamente a mis necesidades. Funciona muy bien en Windows 8.1, yo lo uso con Winamp 5.55 para emitir mi canal de TV en un circuito de cable terrestre local.
En cuanto a peticiones:
• Podrías añadirle cual es la siguiente pista a reproducir
• Que se inicie con Windows en modo systray minimizado
• Con tu permiso tratare traducirlo al español, para comodidad en mi uso personal
• Añadir una lista de comandos para que lea más datos TAG
Se me olvidaba
• Poder personalizar el mensaje cuando no esté jugando el reproductor. Ejemplo: “ahora continuamos con más videos”
Errores que halle:
• El botón “output_directory” para elegir una nueva ruta no funciona correctamente, tuve que retocar el archivo (config.ini) “…SMG 1.63 beta\config” para que se re direccionara.
Muchas gracias.
Perfect works great for iTunes! :)