Music HUD offers current track album art and more at a glance

By , Mar 27, 2013

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Those looking to spice up the volume HUD that pops up when you turn your iOS device’s sound up or down might be interested in a recently released jailbreak tweak called Music HUD.

The tweak, which landed in Cydia last week, has the ability to display useful information for the iPod app’s currently playing track in the HUD box like album art, artist name and more…

Music HUD is pretty simple and straight forward as far as tweaks go. There’s no Spring board icon and only a handful of options to configure, which can be done from within your Settings app.

When the tweak is maxed out, the HUD can display the name of the current track, the artist’s name, the album’s name and its album art. Or you can choose any combination of those options.

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And if you’d like, you can also enable a few handy gestures for the HUD box as well, such as single-tap to mute, swipe up to play and pause the current track, and swipe down to launch the iOS iPod app.

Does it work with other music apps like Pandora? Yes and no. For me, at least, I couldn’t get it to display album art from any other app, but track info and the above-mentioned gestures worked just fine.

Overall, I like Music HUD. It looks great, and I’m actually considering keeping it around. If you want to check it out for yourself, it’s available in Cydia, in the BigBoss repo, for free.

Have you tried this HUD tweak yet? What’d you think?

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  • http://twitter.com/OneyOzFest182 Kevin Osborne

    I feel like this tweak has been out a few times under different names… Question is; does it work with biteSMS…?

    • Tom Canuck

      it’s a volume hud tweak… what has that got to do with a messaging app? :|

      • http://twitter.com/OneyOzFest182 Kevin Osborne

        Because you tap the volume HUD to open QuickCompose in biteSMS to start a new SMS from anywhere. :)

      • Tom Canuck

        ahha, right right. been a while since I used BIteSMS, and i always had something “hold status bar right” set for QuickCompose heh

    • Melvco

      I don’t use biteSMS anymore, but I’ve read that this tweak does affect its Quick reply HUD feature.

      And I can only recall HUD, a tweak which showed album art when a music app changed tracks. Are there others?

      • http://twitter.com/OneyOzFest182 Kevin Osborne

        You could be right. I wasn’t quite certain. :P You see this stuff more than I do. :)

        And why don’t you use biteSMS anymore?!? By far one of the best jailbreak tweaks out there!

    • http://www.facebook.com/AryaKalashi Arya RealDream Kalashi

      Your question gave me cancer.

      • http://twitter.com/OneyOzFest182 Kevin Osborne

        You’re very welcome! :D

      • http://mikelightman.com/blog mikelite

        someone’s been spending too much time on reddit

    • Beta382

      It has, look up “hud” by iStopped. Then look at iStopped’s twitter, about 15 tweets down. Daniel Taub (the Music HUD “dev”) is known for stealing code from other tweaks; he has even been banned from repos in the past for the behavior.

      • PathKiller29

        I know this is off topic, but i saw your reddit posts, wanted to say a number of the tweaks you requested already exist.

      • Beta382

        Which ones, I would love to know. I know that some of them have been made after my posting (as is the case with SliderKiller and the up-next dealio [different that my request, but that is neither here-nor-there]) (Would be more appropriate to continue discussion via reddit PM)

      • PathKiller29

        Don’t have reddit account.
        You can find me on twitter or email. (You can find my email in Cydia)

  • http://www.facebook.com/micaiah12 Micaiah Martin

    Yeah! linkin park!

  • MrShutEmDown

    I guess they’ve been holding back on too many app and tweak reviews since it’s been a slow month. Because this came out a good two weeks ago..

  • http://www.facebook.com/madmankadz Kadeem Kadz Dulice

    BiteSMS quick Compose ??

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Brandon-Bolden/723717062 Brandon Bolden

      Get with the program my dude

  • Solowalker

    I tried it. Doesn’t work with BiteSMS. :(
    If it ever does, I may use it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/PwnHkr Dylan Lane C. Knox

    Good taste in music =P that’s a good album

  • ReanimationXP

    ^ Nice choice of album :)

  • https://www.facebook.com/LP.lyrics.video Ghaith Al Hami

    linkin park the best