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 2.5.1
- Fix an issue with 'View all' feature
CAN rate songs with this app
Unlike what a previous review stated, you CAN give songs star ratings with this app. When the song is playing in full-screen mode (that is, you can see all the controls and the album art; sorry if I'm not using the right terminology), tap the title of the song and the artist-title line will switch for a moment to the current star rating for the song. You can tap the star rating you want, then it will switch back to the artist-title line. When syncing with iTunes, the star rating will be recognized by iTunes and updated in your iTunes library (until Apple changes how iTunes works, I suppose).
I just wanted to correct that other reviewer, because this app is such a good replacement for the horrible standard Music app.
Great basic music player
After iOS10 made it music player even less user friendly, I started looking for an option that does what I want: play my music library and easily choose what songs I play in what order. This is well worth a buck to do that.
Neat feature: Exclude from shuffle. Nice to be able to do this without deleting from a play list.
Wish list: An iPad version (there are others with similar names, but they are not this app) and a way to view the queue and edit it.
It automatically gets lyrics to songs. Very cool app. I just want to say people are crazy here in the comments. One feature that you don't like and you give it 1 star. These people work hard to make a good app and and selfish people can't be a little more fair with rating. At least give legitimate COMPLAINTS(plural) if you gonna give 1 star. Jus sayin. Good job on the app. Basic. And that what a lot of people want.