NowListening is a jailbreak tweak for iOS 5 that makes it so you can receive banner notifications whenever your iPod app begins playing a new song.

Unfortunately, there is no default option to enable this function on a stock iOS 5 installation, so you must have a jailbroken iPhone to enable music banner notifications.

If you meet this criteria, then take a look inside for a video walkthrough of NowListening…

If there’s one negative thing to say about NowListening, it’s that it doesn’t support more than just the plain old iPod app. If this were able to work with Pandora, Spotify, Rdio, and others, it would be truly great.

Even still, with iTunes Match on the horizon, NowListening is a great way to be grab a quick glimpse of what song just began playing.

You can pick it up for free on Cydia’s BigBoss repo. What do you think?

  • Shannon

    A bit off topic but I just read there’s a program called Fastra1n which is an untethered jailbreak for ios 5. True or hoax?

    • If you haven’t heard of it on iDownloadBlog, then it’s most probably a hoax.

    • thomas2010

      hoax, same as redsn0w ect (tethered) but paid

    • lee

      f…. man!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      i paid that site and all i get is redsn0w 0.99b6

      • Craig

        LMAO you mug, if you paid for a jailbreak you deserve to get stiffed !! How stupid are some people, seriously !!

    • lee

      How did you know about this fastra1n?

  • Kriss631

    Hey I install it and it doesn’t show do I need to have a program or something else so it can work?

  • Kriss631

    Yes correct I am everything seems install correctly and mie is the iPhone 4 from Verizon

  • Eric

    Just gave it a try, works well.

    • ous

      @Eric ..what did you try? Fastra1n?

  • Angelo

    My favorite newcomer tweak. 🙂

  • mplsboywonder

    It’s all in then details. This is why jailbreak is so important. It’s this little tweak that Apple will see and say “Why didn’t we think of that?”. I am constantly listening to new music in the gym, and try to edit down the bad stuff on the fly so this is perfect.

  • mplsboywonder

    Hey Jeff! What’s your twitter address?

  • No problems so far. It works fine for me.

  • Craig

    doesnt work for me, ios5 iphone 4, no bar ever appears at the top

    • Eric

      Did you turn it on in notifications?

      • dopman

        for me it doesn’t show in the settings in notifications on my iPad 1gen
        is it even iPad compatible yet?

      • Craig

        There are no options for it, it just doesn’t work for me, waste of time !

  • Acolz

    iOS5 just needs Unify Music/Video into iPod. It’s really annoying for me.

  • dopman

    not working on my 1gen iPad. It’s on ios 5 and jailbroken with redsn0w.

  • tash

    thanks. works for me 🙂 wow

  • If you pay for a Jailbreak then you are an idiot.

    No if’s. No but’s.