A lightweight PHP adapter for viewing the current now playing data in Icecast and SHOUTcast 1/2. A part of the AzuraCast software suite.

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NowPlaying is a lightweight, modern, object-oriented PHP library that abstracts out the currently playing metadata from popular radio broadcast software into a single common return format.


NowPlaying is a Composer package that you can include in your project by running:

composer require azuracast/nowplaying


Now Playing data Detailed client information
Icecast (2.4+)
SHOUTcast 2
SHOUTcast 1

Usage Example

// Example PSR-17 and PSR-18 implementation from Guzzle 7
// Install those with:
//   composer require guzzlehttp/guzzle

$httpFactory = new GuzzleHttp\Psr7\HttpFactory();
$adapterFactory = new NowPlaying\AdapterFactory(
    new GuzzleHttp\Client

$adapter = $adapterFactory->getAdapter(

// You can also call:
// $adapterFactory->getShoutcast2Adapter('http://url');

// Optionally set administrator password
$adapter->setAdminUsername('admin'); // "admin" is the default

// The first argument to the functions is the mount point or
// stream ID (SID), to pull one specific stream's information.
$now_playing = $adapter->getNowPlaying('1');

$clients = $adapter->getClients('1');

Example "now playing" response (PHP objects represented in JSON):

  "currentSong": {
    "text": "Joe Bagale - Until We Meet Again",
    "title": "Until We Meet Again",
    "artist": "Joe Bagale"
  "listeners": {
    "total": 0,
    "unique": 0
  "meta": {
    "online": true,
    "bitrate": 128,
    "format": "audio/mpeg"
  "clients": []

Example "clients" response:

    "uid": 1,
    "ip": "",
    "userAgent": "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/69.0.3497.81 Safari/537.36",
    "connectedSeconds": 123