• Works with your iTunes Library automatically
• Polished iOS-style UI, plus Night Mode, landscape, customizable colors and tabs!
• Intuitive gesture controls
• Powerful sorting options, including Classical Mode
• No ads or locked features
NOTE: Cesium requires Music.app to be installed.
• IMPROVED playlist sort/collection options. Collect by rating and grouping are back, and all rating/grouping/album options are properly contextual on their respective sorting settings.
• FIXED bug affecting Now Playing view when artwork and status bar are both disabled.
Ratings and Reviews
Feels really optimized. Please bring back the ability to collects songs by ratings. I used that daily :(
EDIT: You do actually read reviews!!! Thanks so much for adding this. Amazingly Tipped ;)
Developer Response ,
You aren't alone. Coming in 5.0.4
No album shuffle
The only reason I bought this was to shuffle albums, they just removed the feature.
Developer Response ,
Yep, it sucks. But did you know that this functionality still exists within playlists? You can "randomize" a playlist, including the same album and grouping shuffling logic from v4. Paired with a Smart Playlist including all you music and Playlist Collections, you should be able to replicate all the lost functionality (although not quite as conveniently, I'll admit). Hope that helps!
Bring back queue management!
My mistake—repeats in shuffling issue is Apple’s fault, not Cesium’s. I guess the “resume queue” feature was making up for Apple’s shortfalls before. In any event, without queue management both this app and the default music app are pretty worthless. Unfortunate because I love the interface here!
Disappointed with new version. I was prepared for queue management to go away (though I miss it dearly) but did not realize that I wouldn't even be able to see upcoming songs. So now I have to use this and the default Music app (which also saves your place in the queue). Hardly efficient. Also, it seems now that shuffling a playlist causes some songs to be duplicated in the list. I can't see this unless I look in the Music app, but I keep hearing songs I've heard earlier in the list, and viewing the Last Played info in this app confirms that.
While resume queue now seems to be resuming in the correct place, it now asks if I want to resume CONSTANTLY. As in, even while the queue is currently playing, or if I reopen the app 10 seconds after closing it. Freezing and unresponsive controls are still issues.
Unfortunately practically unusable now. Freezes constantly. If you can get it to start playing, going back to the queue later is a lesson in frustration. A cycle of freezing, crashing, and the play button not doing anything. Now I just kick off a playlist in this app and resume playing in Apple Music.
Issues below still occurring, but now the app frequently doesn’t bring up the now playing screen after resuming my queue. So the queue resumes in the wrong place (the song plays for a couple seconds then stops) and I can’t even see the song controls or queue to fix it. I have to go to Apple Music to resume my queue.
Have been using this app quite a while now and much preferred it over Apple’s, but the last few updates keep getting worse. Constantly freezes and crashes, sometimes the play button doesn’t work at all (changes to pause as if it’s starting to play, after 2-3 seconds of silence flips back to play), and the queue resuming to the correct spot is about a 50-50 shot.
I’m holding out hope it returns to its former glory, because I still hate the Apple Music app.
Developer Response ,
Huh, the shuffle behaviour is curious, since it's using the stock iOS algorithm now. I'll look into it.
- Mike Clay
- 4.1 MB
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Ukrainian
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2014-2018 Michael Clay
- In-App Purchases
- Unbelievable Tip $4.99
- Amazing Tip $1.99
- Generous Tip $0.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.