Ubuntu: Any way to view current Song and media controls in XFCE?


When running Spotify within Unity, the audio icon in the top right of the screen shows the currently playing song as well as media controls to go back, forward, play and pause. I'm assuming this is a generic system that works with more than just Spotify (especially since Spotify requires a ppa).

Is there any way to have this same functionality in an XFCE panel? My attempts at searching haven't turned up much but I"m not sure of the exact terms to search for.


Is this what you're looking for?:

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If so, this might do the trick:

  1. Install the indicator-sound package

    sudo apt install indicator-sound  
  2. Make sure the sound indicator is set to visible

    gsettings set com.canonical.indicator.sound visible true  
  3. Log out and log back in

  4. If you still don't see the sound indicator, right-click the panel â†' Panel â†' Panel Preferences â†' Items

  5. Make sure Indicator Plugin is in the list. Add it if not.

  6. Select Indicator Plugin â†' Edit (the gear icon)

  7. Make sure Sound Menu is in the list

  8. If Sound Menu still isn't in the list, click Clear known indicators

  9. If the indicator still doesn't show up, try restarting the panel

    xfce4-panel -r  

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