Audio Playlist Using HTML5 & JS

Question:
I want to create an audio playlist. The specific feature I’m looking for is the ability to skip songs using the skip button on my car’s steering wheel. The problem is that I do not know where to start. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Repl link:
https://replit.com/@SevenT33N/SevenT33NMusic?v=1

So I got curious about this but I did not know the answer. So I did what I do every time I don’t know how to do something, unless regarding school… I asked ChatGPT!

So ChatGPT said something about using the “Navigation” API and this is the code it gave (in JavaScript):

// Check if the Media Session API is supported
if ('mediaSession' in navigator) {
  // Register media session metadata
  navigator.mediaSession.metadata = new MediaMetadata({
    title: 'Song Title',
    artist: 'Artist Name',
    album: 'Album Name',
    artwork: [{ src: 'album_art.jpg', sizes: '300x300', type: 'image/jpeg' }]
  });

  // Add event listeners for media actions
  navigator.mediaSession.setActionHandler('previoustrack', function() {
    // Handle previous track button click
    console.log('Previous track button clicked');
    // Add your code here to handle skipping to the previous track
  });

  navigator.mediaSession.setActionHandler('nexttrack', function() {
    // Handle next track button click
    console.log('Next track button clicked');
    // Add your code here to handle skipping to the next track
  });
} else {
  console.warn('Media Session API not supported');
}

Now I do not know if this would work or not, but it is worth a shot

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After doing some research on the API, I believe this will work. I won’t mark as the solution until I test it in my car, but I’m 90% sure this is the answer.

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This worked like a charm! thanks for the help :smiley:

Don’t thank me thank OpenAI’s ChatGPT!

wow this works in cars? I need to try it asap.

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