Supported Bit Versions
32-bit, 64-bit
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Minimum OBS Studio Version
Supported Platforms
Windows, Linux

Let's you display information about the currently playing song in obs without running a third-party app.
Currently supports three different ways of music sources:
  • Spotify (All song information, including Cover art)
  • MPD (All song information)
  • Window title (additional formatting, like cutting characters)
  1. Open your obs-studio installation folder (eg. Right click on the shortcut and click "Open file location")
  2. Navigate two directories up
  3. Drop the contents of the folder plugin in the directory
  4. Merge the files
  5. Tuna should now show up in the tools menu of obs-studio
  1. Unzip the archive
    $ unzip ~/Downloads/tuna.* -d ~/Downloads/tuna
  2. Navigate to your obs config
    $ cd ~/.config/obs-studio/
  3. Create a folder for the plugin
    $ mkdir -p plugins/tuna
  4. Copy the folders contents of the folder plugin into the new folder
    $ mv ~/Downloads/tuna/plugin/* ./
  5. Tuna should now show up in the tools menu of obs-studio
To use the Spotify source follow these steps:
  1. Click on "Tools" at the top of the obs window
  2. Select "Tuna settings"
  3. Select the "Spotify" tab
  4. Click "Open login page" and accept the info message (might also wanna read it)
  5. Verify the URL, login and grant access
  6. Copy the code into the "Authentication code" field
  7. Click "Request token"
  8. You're done! If there were errors they will be logged in the textbox under "Response log"
If you experience issues at some point, you can click "Perform refresh" to request a new token, or completely login again by clicking "Open login page" again.
If you continuously experience login issues, make sure that
  1. You have the latest version
  2. The Spotify servers aren't down
  3. You cleared your cookies for the login page (using incognito mode also works)
  1. Click on "Tools" at the top of the obs window
  2. Select "Tuna settings"
  3. Select the "MPD" tab
  4. Enter the MPD server IP and port (or select local connection)
  5. You're done
  1. Click on "Tools" at the top of the obs window
  2. Select "Tuna settings"
  3. Select the "Window title" tab
  4. Enter any search term (e.g. Firefox, to search for any window that contains the word Firefox)
  5. Optionally add a search and replace term and/or cut the first or last characters
  6. You're done
This tab sets up settings like where to save the cover and song info files. It also contains information about formatting, which is fairly self explanatory. It also let's you switch where the plugin gets the song information from and whether the plugin is running.

The refresh rate is used to set how often the plugin should query the song information, you shouldn't set this too low for Spotify, since every refresh means a request to the Spotify servers.
First release
Last update
4.80 star(s) 5 ratings

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Latest updates

  1. Fixes

    Changed outputs file path, because the previous one required admin rights. Redacted sensible...
  2. Multiple outputs, line breaks and window title filter

    Added option to output to multiple files Added upper case format option Added line break format...
  3. Fixed UTF8 and ASCII issues

    Tuna is now able to properly load and save config values containing ASCII (like '♫') and Unicode...

Latest reviews

Easy to install and use. Lacks direct VLC support, but was able to get it working with the Windows Title function.
This is great! It works really well, and is very customizable. One critique that would be nice is the ability for a "main" artist wildcard, since some songs can have a ton of artists, like a movie soundtrack with multiple singers on a track.
Spotify reports all artists as one long string so the only option would be to assume that the first one is the "main" artist, but other than that it could be doable
This is excellent, great work.
I've been using Twobbler until now to grab song info and album covers (through while playing from Spotify, and this is much less cumbersome and also updates several times faster. The only thing I'd like to see added is the option to use a custom cover placeholder (or none at all) when nothing is playing.
Edit: Found the cover placeholder image in the plugin files. A path setting in the GUI would be nice though!
Very useful with Spotify!

Displays song info with a plugin instead of additional software is much more comfortable for me.

Open OBS and go.
Thank you so much!
Really great work!
I put myself in window title mode and no problem with Foobar2000, I just replaced the name of the software "[foobar2000]" with nothing and it is no longer displayed.
It can really be used with any music player or browser, it is complete and excellent for everyone.

Sure, I'll share it in a tutorial in French for my YouTube community.