Headset – YouTube / Reddit desktop music player

Last Updated on September 1, 2020


Headset is a strange animal. What appears to be an elegant, sleek and simple to use music player is hampered by the terrible two window design, excessive memory usage, and buggy functionality.

Headset is part open source part proprietary software. In my view, that’s just proprietary software.

The Pro service is definitely one to currently avoid with a barge pole. If you want a paid subscription service you’ll be far better served with Spotify even though it’s much more expensive.

While the software claims to be developed with YouTube, this seems to imply some sort of relationship, but there’s nothing to evidence this.

I’ll be keeping my eye on future developments. But the software is mostly hampered by the intractable YouTube API Terms of Service.

Website: headsetapp.co
Support: FAQ, GitHub code repository
Developer: Daniel Ravina, Felipe Castillo
License: User interface is MIT License, but core web-application is proprietary software

Headset is written in JavaScript. Learn JavaScript with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

Pages in this article:
Page 1 – Introduction / Installation
Page 2 – In Operation
Page 3 – Other Features
Page 4 – Summary

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5 years ago

Seems that Headset isn’t worth trying!