Introducing Music Link: a shortcut for sharing streaming links


I’m excited to share a shortcut I’ve been working on for the last couple days that allows you to access various streaming links for tracks you find in the iOS Music app.

Here’s my justification: not everyone I know subscribes to the same service, and not everyone wants to interrupt their listening session by clicking an app link.

It works thanks to an iTunes Store search action that passes metadata (the title and author) to Odesli’s API, which provides music link aggregation (think YouTube, Soundcloud, Spotify, and music stores).

I tried to minimize error cases, so only the services with valid links are displayed (via way too many dictionary actions).

It accepts input via the share sheet or the currently playing track.

If you want to try it out, you can download the shortcut here.

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