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Mopidy extension to show info on a display and control from it

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Extension for displaying track info and controlling Mopidy from a touch screen using PyGame/SDL.


  • Mopidy >= 0.18
  • Pykka >= 1.1
  • pygame


Install by running:

pip install Mopidy-Touchscreen

Or, if available, install the Debian/Ubuntu package from


Before starting Mopidy, you must add configuration for Mopidy-Touchscreen to your Mopidy configuration file:

enabled = true
screen_width = 320
screen_height = 240
cursor = True
fullscreen = False
cache_dir = $XDG_CACHE_DIR/mopidy/touchscreen

The following configuration values are available:

  • touchscreen/enabled: If the Touchscreen extension should be enabled or not.
  • touchscreen/screen_width: The width of the resolution you want to use in pixels.
  • touchscreen/screen_height: The width of the resolution you want to use in pixels.
  • touchscreen/cursor: If the mouse cursor should be shown. (If you use a touchscreen it should be false)
  • touchscreen/fullscreen: If you want to be shown as a window or in fullscreen.
  • touchscreen/screen_width: The folder to be used as cache. Defaults to $XDG_CACHE_DIR/mopidy/touchscreen, which usually means ~/.cache/mopidy/spotify



  • See track info (track name, album, artist, cover image)
  • Seek Track
  • Play/Pause
  • Mute/Unmute
  • Change volume
  • Next/Previous track
  • Library
  • Menu (exit mopidy, restart…)
  • Shuffle on/off
  • Repeat one/on/off
  • Playback list and song selection
  • Playlists


  • Use keyboard or GPIO buttons instead of touchscreen




  • First working version


  • Initial release.

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