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MusicMatch brings cross-platform music link sharing and playback to the Mac

Musicmatch On Mac
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What you need to know

  • MusicMatch has made the jump from iPhone to Mac.
  • Users can take shared music streaming links and open them in their preferred app.
  • Pandora, Apple Music, Spotify, and more are all now supported.

MusicMatch takes shared links from almost any music streaming service and automatically opens them in your streamer of choice. Received a link to a song on Spotify but you're an Apple Music user? MusicMatch will ahndle everything.

Following a popular release on iPhone, MusicMatch has now made the jump to the Mac and brings with it support for new services, too. While previously only able to take Spotify or Apple Music links and open them, MusicMatch now also supports Pandora, Amazon Music, YouTube Music, and Deezer.

That all means users can receive a link to a song on Deezer and have MusicMatch open it in YouTube Music, for example. And the whole process is super simple, too.

HOW IT WORKS

  1. Receive a link to a song, album, or artist from a friend
  2. Copy the link to clipboard
  3. Open MusicMatch
  4. MusicMatch will automatically open your preferred app

There's even a Safari Extension that can bypass the need to open the MusicMatch app as well. Simply click a link and the extension will automatically handle the conversion to your streaming service of choice.

Music fans can download MusicMatch (opens in new tab) for free now via the App Store. It's probably one of the best Mac apps for music lovers who have friends or family that keep sharing links they can't normally use. Don't forget there's an iPhone version of MusicMatch as well!

Oliver Haslam
Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.