Rediscover the original iOS music experience, with a modern iOS look.
"...back to local music with [Cs] and I have never been happier."
– Nilay Patel, Editor-in-Chief, The Verge
• Works with your iTunes Library automatically
• Classic design with rearrangeable tabs, full-width album artwork and landscape mode
• Powerful sorting and display options
• View track details, metadata & tagged lyrics
• Personalize your look with custom themes
Cs requires Music.app be installed.
Few things to address with this update:
1) This is a quick update with general Crashlytics fixes. Ironically, the #1 issue looks like it was embedded in the Crashlytics framework itself, and those have been updated as well. I've seen a few reports from users experiencing repeated crashes on iOS 14. I hope that is addressed, but I've had trouble reproducing the issue myself. If you experience crashes on launch on iOS 14.0.1 or later, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know.
2) I have much bigger plans for updates! Once PlayTally is released, I plan to look at give Cs some love, including grid layouts and proper iPad support. Stay tuned!
3) Speaking of PlayTally, it's now free to preorder. If you think you might be interested in being able to quickly access your Apple Music listening stats and trends, check out http://playtally.mclay.dev!
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
I want to like this app, but it's pretty buggy. Sometimes when you press the home button or modify the queue, the song that is currently playing starts over. Sometimes when you add a song to the top of the queue, it doesn't play (it gets removed from the queue). Sometimes when you try to modify the queue, the changes don't get saved. Sometimes it hangs (I'm not talking about the iOS 11.2 lag, this is different) and sometimes it even crashes. It doesn't seem to update song metadata (e.g. 'last played' and play count) in a timely fashion. Songs that have just played still appear in the queue. If you add a long playlist (a couple thousand songs) to the queue, it reduces it to about 500 songs, I have no idea how it selects which songs to play when it does this. I've uninstalled and reinstalled the app and get the same results. I'm on iOS 11.3.
Update for version 4.3: This app has gotten a lot better since the developer implemented workarounds for the Apple bugs. However, the Apple bugs still make it very difficult to modify the queue. Is there anything we can do to push Apple along? Post something on the feedback site perhaps? Shame on Apple for not fixing these bugs, they've known about them for a long long time.
Developer Response ,
Sorry for the issues you are experiencing. The queue reduction issue has been fixed – update is in beta. Please email me at email@example.com if you are interested in testing. Thanks!
What Apple Music was and should be. Needs better scrobbler
Update: app doesn’t work as well as it used to. It might be updates by apple’s fault but daft it is freezes often, crashes, often becomes unresponsive. Sometimes you have to go into the Apple Music app to stop the music playing. Still like the layout but it needs to be more reliable
Original review: Good. Still some issues. Has become quite laggy though or just less responsive to finger presses. More so than the Apple player in a noticeable way. Needs better scrobbler. It's not precise when's moving and the hit box for your finger to activate it is way too small. The one thing the new Apple Music player does well is an improved scrobbler. Copy nothing from Apple Music but that scrobbler user experience.
The app is What Apple Music was and should be. It's better for large collections. It prioritized usability over eye candy in the cluttered/poor interface Apple Music app. that is probably there for people that don't actually have Music collections. Otherwise they'd want better navigation in the Apple Music app. If you want the old Apple Music player's layout, look, and general function back this is an app you'll like. It's what you've been looking for. And there's other customization like colors, mines all black with blue lettering, night mode style. And other options.
I love this music player! I can't say enough good things about the excellent UI, the dark mode, the player controls. This is the UI I wish the default Music app had. If you have been using iOS since the original iPhone came out you will remember the much simpler Music app or iPod app as it was called in the beginning back when we still had iPod's This app feels like a modern take on that style of Music app and to put it simply "it just works"
My only minor complaints are sometimes there is a significant delay when I pause or resume or skip a track. I've encountered this in a few other music player apps that use the Apple Music library and I get the feeling it has something to do with the DRM protection in Apple Music files and the fact that some songs need to be buffered to stream while other tracks are already downloaded. Still sometimes the freezing crashes Cessium. Also I kinda wish the night mode had a pure black option for the iPhone X.
- Mike Clay
- 4.9 MB
Requires iOS 13.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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- © 2014-2020 Michael Clay
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.