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I know it's resource-heavy, but at least you can start tying your own dedicated hotkeys inand sending out notifications from it. And you can build your own features that make it its own similar to Google Music Desktop Player

Plus you don't have to worry about Pocket Casts breathing down your neck because it's still through their system.

The issue is, accepting Electron will encourage more people to make such garbage apps. We need to firmly say no until this fad dies off and people get back to writing proper apps.

You can have dedicated hotkeys with chrome if you want, there are extensions for that.

I used to have some for google play, although never could get it working with the media keys on my keyboard.

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