Open whichever app is playing audio

Hi. I'd like to have a button that dynamically opens whichever app is playing audio. Is this possible with BTT and/or Shortcuts/AppleScript?

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What kind of button?

BTT has a built in variable for the currently playing app. You can use it in a script like this:

(async ()=> {

// get the currently playing app bundle identifier
let result = await callBTT('get_string_variable', {variable_name:'BTTCurrentlyPlayingApp'})

// use the macOS open command to open the app with this identifier
let shellScript = `open -b ${result}`;
let shellScriptWrapper = {
    script: shellScript, 
    launchPath: '/bin/bash', 
    parameters: '-c', 
    environmentVariables: '' 

await runShellScript(shellScriptWrapper);

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Ah I totally missed that variable when looking through the docs... exactly what I was looking for - thanks!

Im using it for a button in my notch bar - I've been hugely impressed so far. I got BTT years ago for the express purpose of swiping between program tabs with 3 fingers... and now I use it for so so so much more than that. Thanks for all you do Andreas! Best app for Mac hands down