How to Deactivate "Now Playing" ?

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How to Deactivate "Now Playing" ?

Postby issykul » Fri Mar 22, 2019 3:25 pm

Hello Subsonic Forum,

i am currently running Subsonic 6.1.5 on a Synology NAS System.
I currently offer my Server to some friends of mine that enthusiastically share music. But they also value their privacy and don't like the Feature "Now Playing" at all. We currently promise each other we don't intentionally look for the things other people play, but you know... it's still just a promise.

Is there a way to deactivate the "Now Playing" Feature at all? Like not only remove it from the Web Interface (cause this is easy to find out) but also remove this feature from the apps that are able to connect to Subsonic.

Thank you in advance.
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Re: How to Deactivate "Now Playing" ?

Postby Tak-MK » Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:31 pm

I think you mean the Settings -> Personal -> Untick "Let others see what I am playing" option?
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Re: How to Deactivate "Now Playing" ?

Postby acroyear » Sat Mar 23, 2019 3:09 pm

"Let others see what I am playing"

Yeah, you can have each of your users just go to that page and uncheck that box. Now to do this, you'll have had to set it up so your users have the permission to "change personal settings and password".

Unfortunately personal settings can't be set by the API, so I can't write a script that would do it in one shot.

It might also be possible to update it all from db.view. Go to myserver:4040/db.view (as an admin) and in the window, type the following:
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update User_Settings set SHOW_NOW_PLAYING = false


You'll have to do that regularly with each new user if they don't set it themselves, but it isn't that hard to do.
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