1. xandros9's Avatar

    I just picked up an iPhone 4s to test drive and I'm not as impressed with the Music situation as I'd like/I expected.

    Over at Windows Phone the default Music app that appeared with 8.1 was less than great, so it spawned a bunch of replacement apps, currently Core Player is my favored one and was almost perfect for my needs, save for some quirks. Anyways, there's no shortage of easy-to-find local music players that aren't bad, necessarily.

    Now I'm looking for an app to play my locally synced music (I don't typically stream) as Apple Music (8.4) doesn't appear to let me swipe between songs/use gestures nor display the entire shuffled playlist in one go - basically the two features I care about primarily. (not a fan of the Radio or Connect tabs either, call me spartan)

    I like to hit Shuffle All and let it go, scrolling through whatever random playlist it made and picking from that.

    What I tried to do:
    I looked at a bit of the App Store and "Beat" is close to what I'd like, but not quite. Everything else seems to be some kind of Music downloader or video YouTube player, streamer/radio, trendy etc. - not quite my cup of tea.

    So drop in your two cents and recommendations if you can.

    07-30-2015 09:41 PM
  2. Bigeric23's Avatar
    I prefer to use the stock Music app.
    07-31-2015 07:20 AM
  3. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Was there not already a thread for this?
    07-31-2015 08:12 AM
  4. xandros9's Avatar
    Was there not already a thread for this?

    sorry I searched but I guess I missed it. I don't frequent iMore.
    07-31-2015 11:13 AM
  5. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    sorry I searched but I guess I missed it. I don't frequent iMore.
    No, I thought I saw this thread and commented last night. Maybe dreaming?
    xandros9 and Tartarus like this.
    07-31-2015 11:37 AM
  6. Fire Emblem's Avatar
    I used Spofity for streaming music and just the default music player for saved music files.
    08-04-2015 09:34 PM
  7. Spencerdl's Avatar
    AppleMusic, iHeartRadio and TunesFlow
    Last edited by Spencerdl; 08-05-2015 at 08:59 AM.
    08-04-2015 09:56 PM
  8. anon(39328)'s Avatar
    Totally understand your disappointment with the stock music app. I've wished for many years that Apple would finally add swipe to next song gesture, but it looks like they never will. Here are a few apps I've used that are pretty good.

    LeechTunes by Leechbite Apps

    Listen: The Gesture Music Player by MacPaw Inc.

    Picky Filter, queue, browse, and play your music, your way. by Charles Joseph

    Ecoute - Beautiful Music Player by PixiApps

    SmartPlayer - Music Player and Scrobbler for Last.fm by Shad Deen
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    08-05-2015 06:24 AM
  9. xandros9's Avatar
    Just wanted to drop in again and report in.

    I've since picked up a 5s and I use Marvis, and couldn't be happier. There's no song skip swiping but the gestures (getting to playlist, main music list, etc.) are so well done I don't mind it.
    10-04-2015 09:56 PM
  10. Massie's Avatar
    I've been using Cesium and really enjoying it. So much less cluttered than the iOS app, and it does include gesture control options if that's what you're after.
    xandros9 likes this.
    10-05-2015 01:17 AM
  11. Star-Shooter's Avatar
    Pandora online radio
    10-05-2015 09:57 AM

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