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This article was written by on 25 May 2011, and is filled under Music, Tech.

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How to Scrobble from Google Music

UPDATE: A new extension has now surfaced that adds a lot of cool features. Better Music Beta for Google (I assume this is a tip of the hat to Better Gmail, Better YouTube etc.) has come on the scene offering not only scrobbling but also controls from the extension bar area, ability to “love” songs on last.fm, the Google Music thumbs up and thumbs down, Desktop notifications and more. Check it out here. Thanks to Derek for the tip!

Besides the pain of waiting for an invite from Music by Google, one item that I was very interested in was how quickly scrobbling support would be added for the service. Today, I got my invite, and today I am scrobbling. Not bad.

If you want to scrobble from Google Music, simply install this script via Daniel Slaughter. I am including his notes on the project right here as well. He also has developed a scrobbler for Amazon’s cloud service as well! I am currently using the script for Google’s service and it is working  (using in Chrome). A huge thanks to Daniel for rapidly knocking this out!

If you haven’t experienced it yet,Google Music Beta is pretty awesome and was recently released to an undisclosed number of people as a trial beta period. Happy enough, I was one of those who got an early beta invitation and started developing scripts right away. One of the features I find crucial in any music players is the ability to Last.fm Scrobble, and thus the reason for this script. So here you have it, brand new and released a couple days into the Google Music Beta. Keep in mind this is a growing project, and will grow with the same feature list on my Amazon Cloud Player Last.fm version.

Software Requirements

Installation Directions

  1. If you’re using Firefox you’ll fist need to install Greasemonkey if you haven’t already. If you’re using Google Chrome you’re already set.
  2. Download/Install my script* into Greasemonkey or Chrome by following the simple prompts (You may need to restart your browser!).
  3. Go to your Google Music Player.
  4. In the top right next to Settings, Sign out, and Help you should now see “Last.fm Requires Authentication.” Click on this and grant access to my script to Scrobble for you from Last.fm. You should then be redirected back to your Google Music Player.
  5. You’re done! Enjoy. :)

* In Downloading and/or Installing my script you agree to its Privacy Notice and Terms of Use.

 

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