View Cached Music

Apple Music is Stashing Audio Files In Your Home Folder

Each time you listen to a new Apple Music track, album, or playlist in iTunes on your Mac, the audio file being played is saved to your computer. And as these cached files start to accumulate they begin to form an interesting picture of your Apple Music listening history and habits.

View Cached Music
Pressing Spacebar while a track is selected will play its :30 or :90 preview.
Right-click on a track for a contextual menu with options to visit its Artist or Album page at Apple Music.


OS X 10.9+/iTunes 12.2+

Wonder what Apple Music you've been listening to? View Cached Music can show you.

  • Fetch and display basic information about the audio files Apple Music has cached
  • Sort information by Last Played date, Artist, Album, Genre, Release Date and more
  • Access a track's artwork and copy it to the clipboard
  • Play :30 or :90 audio previews
  • Open a track's Album or Artist page in Apple Music with a click
  • Show the aggregate number and size of audio files cached by Apple Music
  • Delete files you consider superfluous

View Cached Music is free. Download it now.


Updated in version 1.0.4 (current):

  • Security improvements
  • Minor maintenance
  • February 15, 2016

System Requirements

  • Intel Macintosh computer running OS X 10.9 or later.
  • iTunes 12.2 or later
  • Apple Music trial or subscription
  • Gatekeeper Security: View Cached Music is signed with an authorized Apple Developer ID

If you have any problems, ideas or suggestions, please email me.

My name is Doug Adams,
support at dougscripts dot com.

"iTunes" and "Apple Music" are registered trademarks of Apple Inc, with whom I have no affiliation.

This application uses reasonable precautions to protect data, but that is no guarantee against unforseen situations on your computer. I make no guarantees to this application's effectiveness on your computer and cannot take any responsibility if something goes wrong while this application is in use.

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