Displaying playback info on Tidbyt

My wife got me a Tidbyt for Christmas. It is basically a 32x64 (I think) pixel display that has apps for all sorts of things. Clocks, weather info, stock prices, etc.

Users are able to write their own apps. I’m considering trying to do this for Roon. I’d like to display artist, track, and album. Seems simple, but I’m sure the devil is in the details. Presumably, I can get the Tidbyt to talk to Roon, as they both have API.


Anyone try this before? Any thoughts or guidance?

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sounds cool.

32x64 pixels seems super small tho. My apple watch is like 350x450 (approx)

where would you display/use it?

nevermind, I googled it. (Amazing you can do that these days)

this is the thing

Yep, that’s it. I’m assuming I can get my Roon computer and this to talk, but I need to dive into the code for both. In my mind, it is simple … but I’m sure I’m way too optimistic.

well, if you figure it out, absolutely post your findings here.

I’d love to have a “now playing” thing like that, and I didn’t know it existed until yesterday!

I’ve started diving into this. I have half of it working, which means I’m probably 10% of the way there. :slight_smile:

The info I’d really like from the Roon API is:

  • is Roon currently playing to a particular endpoint?
  • track/artist/album for current playing
  • track/artist/album for next in queue

Basically, I only want the Tidbyt to display if Roon is actually playing music. If so, show the current track details. Then show the next track details.

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