Select a player

The player is selected automatically by default. Your browser and browser speed are taken into account during this selection.

If you only want tracks to play using a Flash player or HTML 5 player:
  1. Log into Yandex.
  2. Go to your settings.
  3. On the Other tab to the right of the Type of player, click Choose automatically.
  4. Select a player from the list.

Manage player

You can manage your listening options in the player at the bottom of the screen and from the playback list. To open your playback list, click in the player.

Note. It is not currently possible to customize the equalizer.

Control the playback process in the player

To control the order that tracks are played in, use the following icons:

Go to the previous track.
or Play or pause a track.
Go to the next track.
Open the listening queue.
Add a track to your library.
Add a track to your listening queue or playlist.
Share a track.
Don't recommend a track anymore.
Turn on high quality sound.
Play tracks in random order.
, click onceRepeat a list of tracks.
, click twiceRepeat the current track.
Adjust the volume (to adjust the volume gradually, go to the Yandex.Music settings and enable the Logarithmic volume scale option).

Control the listening order

Add tracks

On all the Yandex.Music pages, icons display for all tracks and albums (either continuously or when you hold your cursor over them):

  • — play music
  • — add music to your listening queue or playlist

View tracks

To view your listening queue, click in the player.

Change the order of tracks
  1. Go to your listening queue.
  2. Click and hold a track, then drag it to a location in the list.
Delete tracks from your listening queue
To delete:
  • One track — hover over it and click
  • all tracks — in the upper-right corner, click Clear.

High quality sound

The service's catalog may include the same track played at different sound qualities. In normal mode, the sound quality is selected automatically depending on the bandwidth of your internet connection (usually this means MP3 format with a 192 Kbit/s bitrate). To listen to music with a 320 Kbit/s bitrate, click (High Quality) in the player. In high quality mode, the highest quality version of the track will always play.

Note. Sound quality does not change immediately, but rather with the next track. If you want to listen to the current track in high quality, play it again.

High quality sound is only available with a paid subscription. You will use more data if you listen to music at a high bitrate.

Other technical specifications
  • Compression codec — MP3.
  • Sound frequency — 44100 Hz.

Keyboard shortcuts

In most browsers, you can control the player using keyboard shortcuts under the active tab in Yandex.Music:

+ and Adjust volume.
0Turn sound on or off without pausing a track.
spaceStop or start a track.
KGo to the previous track.
LGo to the next track.

To control the music that is playing even from an inactive tab or when the browser is collapsed, install the browser extension

Browser extension

The Yandex.Music extension lets you control Yandex.Music and Yandex.Radio right from the browser panel. You can use it to do the following:

  • Control the music that's playing: go to the previous or next track, press pause
  • Add tracks to your Yandex.Music favorites
  • Select a station and rate tracks on Yandex.Radio
  • Control music using keyboard shortcuts

You can install the extension in Yandex.Browser, the Google Chrome browser, and other browsers based on Chromium. Just go to the Yandex.Music page in the Chrome store.

Keyboard shortcuts

You can use keyboard shortcuts to control the music that's playing even when the Yandex.Music tab is not active. You don't even need to expand your browser window if you are working in another program.

To customize keyboard shortcuts:

  1. In your browser's address bar, enter chrome://extensions/. Open the page containing your list of browser extensions.
  2. Scroll down on the page and click Keyboard shortcuts in the lower-right corner.
  3. In the dialog box that opens, find the Yandex.Music section and enter keyboard shortcuts.
    Command description
    Activate extensionOpen or close the window.
    Dislike“Dislike” the current track on Yandex.Radio.
    LikeAdd the current track playing on Yandex.Music to your favorites or “Like” a track on Yandex.Radio.
    NextGo to the next track.
    Play/PauseResume or pause a track that is playing.
    BackGo to the previous track.

    You can indicate the scope for each command (i.e. whether it will only apply within the browser object or on the level of the whole operating system regardless of if the browser window is active or collapsed).