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Tuesday, 23 August 2016

somafm-cli | Listen to SomaFM in your terminal via pure bash

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Be sure to help keep SomaFM commercial-free and on the air with your support! Groove Salad, Drone Zone, Cliqhop, Secret Agent, Space Station Soma, Digitalis, PopTron, Suburbs of Goa and Illinois Street Lounge are trademarks of, LLC.


Via Homebrew:

$ brew tap rockymadden/rockymadden
$ brew install somafm-cli

Via compiling from source:

$ git clone
$ cd somafm-cli
$ make
$ make install


$ somafm --help
  somafm channels
  somafm listen <channel> [--quality=<low|high|highest>]

Core Commands:
  channels    List channels
  listen      Listen to channel

Examples and Recipes

List channels:

$ somafm channels
groovesalad | 1535 listeners | A nicely chilled plate of ambient/downtempo beats and grooves.
dronezone | 682 listeners | Served best chilled, safe with most medications. Atmospheric textures with minimal beats.
spacestation | 332 listeners | Tune in, turn on, space out. Spaced-out ambient and mid-tempo electronica.
indiepop | 307 listeners | New and classic favorite indie pop tracks.
lush | 283 listeners | Sensuous and mellow vocals, mostly female, with an electronic influence.
secretagent | 237 listeners | The soundtrack for your stylish, mysterious, dangerous life. For Spies and PIs too!
deepspaceone | 195 listeners | Deep ambient electronic, experimental and space music. For inner and outer space exploration.
u80s | 154 listeners | Early 80s UK Synthpop and a bit of New Wave.
bootliquor | 96 listeners | Americana Roots music for Cowhands, Cowpokes and Cowtippers
beatblender | 92 listeners | A late night blend of deep-house and downtempo chill.
poptron | 86 listeners | Electropop and indie dance rock with sparkle and pop.
suburbsofgoa | 84 listeners | Desi-influenced Asian world beats and beyond.
sonicuniverse | 83 listeners | Transcending the world of jazz with eclectic, avant-garde takes on tradition.
seventies | 77 listeners | NEW! Mellow album rock from the Seventies. Yacht friendly.
bagel | 73 listeners | What alternative rock radio should sound like.
defcon | 72 listeners | Music for Hacking. The DEF CON Year-Round Channel.
folkfwd | 70 listeners | Indie Folk, Alt-folk and the occasional folk classics.
thetrip | 63 listeners | Progressive house / trance. Tip top tunes.
illstreet | 59 listeners | Classic bachelor pad, playful exotica and vintage music of tomorrow.
digitalis | 59 listeners | Digitally affected analog rock to calm the agitated heart.
fluid | 58 listeners | NEW! Drown in the electronic sound of instrumental hiphop, future soul and liquid trap.
thistle | 54 listeners | Exploring music from Celtic roots and branches
missioncontrol | 53 listeners | Celebrating NASA and Space Explorers everywhere.
dubstep | 48 listeners | Dubstep, Dub and Deep Bass. May damage speakers at high volume.
cliqhop | 43 listeners | Blips'n'beeps backed mostly w/beats. Intelligent Dance Music.
7soul | 39 listeners | Vintage soul tracks from the original 45 RPM vinyl.
sf1033 | 30 listeners | Ambient music mixed with the sounds of San Francisco public safety radio traffic.
earwaves | 23 listeners | Spanning the history of electronic and experimental music from the early pioneers to the latest innovators.
brfm | 22 listeners | From the Playa to the world, back for the 2015 Burning Man festival.
doomed | 22 listeners | Dark industrial/ambient music for tortured souls.
covers | 18 listeners | Just covers. Songs you know by artists you don't. We've got you covered.
metal | 14 listeners | NEW! From black to doom, prog to sludge, thrash to post, stoner to crossover, punk to industrial.
sxfm | 5 listeners | Music from bands who will be performing at SXSW, one of the biggest and best music festivals in the world. [explicit]

Listen to Groove Salad:

$ somafm listen groovesalad
A: 00:05:19 Cache: 10s+96k

Listen to Groove Salad at highest quality:

$ somafm listen groovesalad --quality=highest