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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Last update: 2020-08-04 16:31:39 UTC


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:^7 http-interop/http-factory-guzzle

$adapterFactory = new \NowPlaying\Adapter\AdapterFactory(
    new \Http\Factory\Guzzle\UriFactory,
    new \Http\Factory\Guzzle\RequestFactory,
    new \GuzzleHttp\Client

$adapter = $adapterFactory->getAdapter(
    'AdminPassword!' // Optional

// 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": {
        "current": 0,
        "unique": 0,
        "total": 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