Fresh visuals for Volume, Brightness and Now Playing.

Volume & Brightness

Tired of those annoying popups? So are we.


Support for Keyboard Brightness!

Compact & Unobtrusive

When a key is pressed, a small HUD is shown without disrupting your workflow. Or, if you prefer, nothing is shown. At all.

Make it yours

Want the brightness on the top? Or maybe in a fancy-pancy color? No worries, we've got you covered.

Your Music.
On Your Lockscreen.

(And everywhere else)

Show Current Song

Pop the current track open with a shortcut, or choose to always show it on the lockscreen.

Switch Songs

Have a quick glance at the next track, so you can switch faster to your favorite music.

Show Artwork

Enjoy your music's artwork, or control the playing media.

Supported Devices

Fully Supported

Non-touchbar macs

External keyboards

Partially Supported

Touchbar keyboards: Volume and Brightness sliders support is in beta. Volume and brightness buttons work fine, as does the Now Playing HUD.


Does SIP (System Integrity Protection) need to be disabled?

Nope! Unlike some other tools which replace the native HUDs, MediaMate does not require tampering with SIP.

Can I try the features out before buying the app?

Yes! Download the app (with the button at the top of the page) and activate the Tryout Mode.

Does Now Playing work with Apple Music, Spotify, Tidal, ...?

Of course! The Now Playing HUD displays information about the app that is outputting audio at that time. This can be a music service like Spotify, or even your favourite browser! Some apps (e.g. FireFox) might fail to display an album art when playing audio. Unfortunately, this is a limitation MediaMate cannot circumvent. If you notice an app that is unsupported and would like support, give me a heads up.

Can this tool change the brightness or volume of an external monitor?

Currently not. However, basic support for apps like MonitorControl and Lunar (in Sync Mode) is included (but still in beta). Broader support might arrive in a future update.

Will this affect other tools that rely on media keys?

Depending on how those other tools use the keys, there might be some problems of the two apps interfering with each other. If you enable "External App Support" in the app, those issues might be resolved. Give me a heads up if you notice issues with another app.

Is there an overview of all the settings?

You can find more information on the app here.