Lee Byron


There’s many things I love about Apple’s software and OS, but one thing that feels particularly… monopolistic, and also annoying, is how the Apple Music app opens automatically whenever you connect bluetooth headphones. I literally never want this. This is behavior that cannot be disabled, the Apple Music cannot be uninstalled. What to do?

The noTunes app is an incredibly simple (open source!) app which solves exactly this problem. More specifically it just keeps the Apple Music app from opening at all, or lets you launch a replacement app if you so choose.

Install it with brew, launch it, then add it to “Login Items” in System Preferences to ensure it launches automatically.

brew install --cask notunes