Soundwaves is a client for the Subsonic music server.

Soundwaves focuses on simplicity, making it the ideal client to connect your iPad or iPhone to your home theater setup.

Optionally setting a suitable max bit rate, enables Soundwaves to work well even over a bandwidth limited connection (e.g. a mobile connection). It will also play nicely with your car radio, connected via USB or Bluetooth.

Soundwaves can also play movies from your Subsonic server, as long as they are in a supported format (.mov, .mp4, .mpv, .3gp, and FLAC on iOS 11+) or a proper transcoding has been configured on the server.

Soundwaves works with other media servers which implement the same Subsonic API's, such as Madsonic or Ampache.

What's New

Version 1.39.1

Updated GDPR consent form for European users

Ratings and Reviews

Simple is excellent


I love the app. If you are looking for an app to simply play your music from your subsonic server, look no further. It's not flashy, but who needs flashy to effectively listen to music. It handles my 4K+ artist, 100k+ song library easily. I tried several other apps for subsonic and none of them worked. I think it's because they were too focused on showing album art and other stuff that affected the ability to just work. This app doesn't get clogged up trying to download album art or other stuff that doesn't matter-- it focuses on allowing me to simply play what I want. Keep up the great work!

If I could, I'd give it zero


So, for a long time I've had Soundwaves and it worked great, if a little slow. Suddenly it stopped working because it's doesn't have a secure connection, and I'm really annoyed. I've reconnected to the server and deleted the app several times, and it's still not working. Am I doing something wrong? I really want to have this music, but it won't let me play anything.
I do not recommend this app, at least not today. If they let out an update or something to fix this, I would recommend it because there are no other apps on the App Store that appear to work. I've tried all the free ones.

Best free Subsonic client for iOS


Fast, simple music client for Subsonic servers. Does what it needs to and nothing more.

Feels a little old-fashioned as far as media players go. I would have preferred the ability to play directly from the library browser rather than having to add songs to a temporary playlist first (reminds me of the foobar & Winamp days.)

Could also use some visual polish to really feel at home on iOS, but for a free app it's hard to complain. Very happy this exists.


Simone Tellini
9.5 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2013-2018 by Simone Tellini
In-App Purchases
  1. Ads-free Edition $3.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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