Ecoute - Beautiful Music Player
By Julien Sagot
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“Ecoute Is The Best Music Player For iOS. Period.” - MacStories.
Ecoute for iOS is an alternative player using your existing musical library. It sports a clean and elegant interface, revolves around gestures to help you control your music quickly, and integrates Twitter, Facebook, and Last.fm so you can share your favorites tracks.
It enhances your control over the music by adding more options like 'shuffle by albums', 'play next' and 'add up next'.
Moreover, Ecoute offers the ability to manage the now playing queue. Add songs on the go and reorganize your tracks with ease!
The user interface automatically switches into night mode as the brightness of the screen decreases. You can also force the night mode if the default UI doesn't fit you.
Ecoute supports AirPlay and iTunes Match. Metadata like Play counts, and last played dates are synchronised.
Available filters are Artists, Albums, Composers, Genres, Playlists, Compilations, Songs, and Audiobooks.
What's New in Version 2.4.4
Fix incorrect artist information while scrobbling
I've got my music back...the way I want it.
Can't tell you how happy I am today! I almost spent $300 on a discontinued IPOD just so that it wouldn't be able to download any new IOS Itunes updates. Instead, I searched and stumbled upon the idea of a new music app. I store my music by Genres and within each genre I keep my albums alphabetically by artist...no can do with the Apple music app (too simple a concept). Thank goodness I searched long enough to find Ecoute. Within seconds, there are my genres, there are my CD's by artist in alpha order and ready to play. Love having the album art up front. Playlists are there, my mashed up mixes are there and it all sounds great. For those who still want to own and store music, this app is the way to go.
It's Fun to Play Music Again in IOS
As soon as I opened this app I smiled and recalled how it used to be fun to play music in IOS. The latest Apple Music App had me resenting ever buying into their ecosystem years ago with the horribly cluttered interface and Apple Music ad that popped when trying to access my music (how dare you Apple!). Anyway, this isn't the place to rant further about Apple Music...though it's hard to resist. I was actually thinking about jumping ship to an alternate streaming service just to duplicate my purchased library. Then I woke up and realized, it's the rotten player, dummy! Thanks for making this app! A couple things to make it the ultimate player would be landscape mode and cross fading. Thanks again!
Excellent replacement for Apple’s Music
If you simply want to play your owned music and aren’t interested in renting music from Apple, Ecoute is a great choice. It’s interface doesn’t try to be a work of art (you rarely ever look at it anyway); it simply looks nice but remains simple and easy to use.
I like Ecoute so much, I may actually upgrade iOS now, which I haven’t done since Apple made it’s Music app a hot mess when they introduced the streaming service.
My major gripe is that when you flip up in the app switcher to close the app, the music keeps playing. That’s annoying. Every other music app I’ve used stops the music when closing the app, which is the expected behavior. Docked stars for this one.
Lesser gripes: it’s not always intuitive how to get back to the cover art view. “Filter” is a weird terminology for navigating the music library. That took some getting familiar with. “Browse" would be better, IMHO.