When using a PC or Mac, you can readily configure iTunes, VLC or your media player of choice to deliver a little bubble or popup whenever a new song played. Some like it, others don’t.
On iOS, there is none such feature, and if you’re the sort to freshen up your playlist on a regular basis, you can often be left wondering what the name of that song is – a predicament of much annoyance.
Of course, it’s not too difficult to open your Music.app or initiate the controls pop up, but it is a tad inconvenient – particularly as most of us direct our lives through our iOS devices.
MusicBanners, developed by Cydia guru Ryan Petrich, solves this issue with aplomb by delivering a Notification Center banner whenever the track changes. If you’ve ever had any experience with MbarExtended, this tweak offers a fairly similar service.
It’s useful, unobtrusive, and means that annoying song name will cease to elude you. It’s free, and available over at the BigBoss repo located in your Cydia source list by default.
There are no configurable settings for MusicBanners, so if you wish to deactivate it, simply remove it via Cydia.
You will obviously need to jailbreak your device to install this tweak. For jailbreaking iOS 5.0.1 untethered on iPhone 4/3GS, iPad 1, iPod touch 4G/3G (A4 devices), you can follow our complete step by step instructions posted here using Redsnow 0.9.10b5/Corona on Mac (or Sn0wbreeze on Windows). For Jailbreaking iPhone 4S and iPad 2 Unthetered on iOS 5.0.1/5.0, you can simply follow our step by step guide posted here to jailbreak iOS 5.0.1 using Absinthe on Windows or Mac.