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 1.40

- There's a new option to show local notifications when a song starts and Soundwaves is in backgroud
- Folder contents won't be sorted alphabetically if there are subfolders, as long as the folder contains a single album

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

RefinedSugar ,

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.

no-name-123 ,

ui is ok, but transcode flac is bad

better not to transcode flac into 192k mp3, shoid be direct played

Developer Response ,

You can disable transcoding in Subsonic, if you don’t need it. In that case, Soundwaves will receive flac data as-is

Ral12321 ,

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!


Simone Tellini
13.2 MB

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2013-2019 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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