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Grooveshark scope Unity music lens

David Callé has released a Grooveshark scrope for the Unity Music lens which lets you search for music on Grooveshark from Dash. The new scope uses the free Grooveshark API and clicking on a search result opens a new tab in your default browser, playing the selected song.

To install the new GrooveShark scope in Ubuntu 11.10 or 12.04, use the commands below:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:scopes-packagers/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install unity-scope-grooveshark

Then log out and log back in.


According to David, there are a few known issues though, such as:
  • the results open in different tabs and aren't enqueued
  • results in the local collection are not deduplicated
  • some searches don't display any results due to some encoding errors
  • sometimes cover art isn't displayed the first time you search for something

If you encounter some other bugs, report them @ Launchpad.

Update: Grooveshark Scope has currently reached the API usage limits. Hopefully, it should work again in a few hours. See this comment.

Via David Callé @ Google+
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