Gear Player

2.2.34 10 Jul 2018

Music player for Google Music and YouTube.


Developer website: Zsolt Szatmari

Gear Player allows you to connect to your existing Google Play Music and YouTube account without confining yourself to a Web browser or Flash player. The interface aims to be simple and intuitive, just does what it has to. Users can upload up to 20,000 of their songs to the Google Play service. And you can now search for songs on YouTube and manage your playlists and favorites library with Gear.

  • Full Google Music All Access* support: Search and Radio
  • Search for songs on YouTube and add them to your favourites collection or your library
  • Save Google Music songs for later offline listening
  • Create instant mixes (if you don't have All Access)
  • Manage playlists, library
  • Album, artist, and genre views
  • High-resolution album art via
  • Graphic equalizer
  • "Modern Dark" and "Cocoa" visual themes
  • scrobbling
  • Select audio output device (including AirPlay on OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion or later, and ChromeCast, or even multiple devices at the same time**)
  • An editable queue where you can see and manage what's coming next
  • Create radios or instant mixes based on song, album, or artist (right click on song)
  • 'I'm Feeling Lucky' radio
  • Search for songs on All Access, and add to library or playlist
  • Edit song metadata
  • Delete songs from library (right-click on song)
  • Compatible with Nicecast
  • Post songs to Notification Center (OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion or later)
  • Can sit in menu bar instead of Dock
  • Display album art for currently played song
  • Previous, Play, and Next buttons in OS X status bar (can be turned off in settings if not desired)
  • Gapless playback
  • Apple keyboard Previous, Play, and Next buttons (may require external preference pane***). Gear itself can also be launched if it's not running.
  • Apple Remote and Apple headphones play/pause button support (requires external preference pane, and please note that Apple Remote is a physical remote, not to be confused with the iOS app called 'Remote')
  • Pause/play song by pressing Space
  • Pause playback if Mac goes to sleep
  • Filter your songs
  • Shuffle, repeat
  • Rate your songs, with optional 5 star ratings
  • Auto playlists (Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down, Recently Added, the meaning of the latter is configurable)
  • Proper sorting by international characters
  • Full-screen support
  • 2-factor Google authentication
  • Post currently played song via Twitter or Facebook (on OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion or later)
  • Fully Retina compatible

* a subscription to Google Music All Access is required
** due to technical limitations, only one AirPlay output can be selected at a time
*** free Magic Keys pane can be downloaded from:

What's New

Version 2.2.37 (2.2.34):

Note: The downloadable demo is version 2.2.34; the version available for purchase on the Mac App Store is version 2.2.37.

  • Fixed behaviour where search results were jumping around in All Access making them hard to select
  • Minor fixes



Current Version (2.x)


Version Downloads
10 Jul 2018
Intel 64 / OS X