Glider is a simple, intuitive and incredibly versatile music player.
Search, browse, sort and shuffle across any number of supported music sources including: UPnP/DLNA media servers, MPD servers, your local iTunes library¹ and files imported through the iOS Files App, iTunes File Sharing, Safari or AirDrop.
Import your existing iTunes, M3U and MPD playlists – or create and edit new playlists across all connected sources.
Play your music on any device supporting UPnP/DLNA, OpenHome, MPD, Google Chromecast, AirPlay or directly to your iOS Speaker or headphones.
Additional features include:
• Lock screen controls to control playback while Glider is in the background
• Last.fm integration
• Genius.com integration to provide song metadata and easy access to lyrics
• An optional Dark Mode for easier reading in low light
• An optional Analog Mode to focus on album-based listening
• Gapless playback support on all capable devices
• Sort by Artist, Composer, Release Date (newest or oldest first), Title or Recently Added
• Automatic selection of the highest quality source file when multiple sources overlap
An optional monthly tip subscription is available to those who would like to show additional support for Glider development after purchasing Unlimited Playback. Payments will be charged to your account after confirmation. Subscriptions are automatically renewed unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. Auto-renewal may be turned off from your Account Settings after purchase. Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when you purchase a subscription.
1. Glider cannot play files or import playlists from the subscription-based Apple Music service.
Google Chromecast is a trademark of Google LLC
• Minor bug fixes
Ratings and Reviews
Local database, very good
I've spent years trying to find a good dlna player and struggled, c5 was about the best but a number of aspects made this pretty unusable. So far, Glider seems to be great, I can see it takes up some storage, so I think what must happen is it creates a local database, much like the wonderful winamp for the pc. This means its fast. I can’t understand why this has been so hard but delighted we seem to be finally there. Well done Glider...
A few issues...
Am I missing something, because this app just doesn’t work for me. I continuously have to re-sync the music on my NAS Drive, and even then it takes forever and a day and never actually completes the task. I’m not sure if this is because I am using a different wi-fi network during the day at work and don’t have access to the NAS Drive which is connected to my home wi-fi network? Half of the albums I have spent the last 6 months editing on my Mac and ensuring tags and metadata are correct, are listed under ‘Unknown Artist’. I have a very large music library of lossless quality music so it’s a real shame I have these issues as the Glider interface is just what I was looking for. I have no issues using the MusicStreamer app to access my stored music library and can access music in offline mode, so I guess until the Glider app works for me, I will have to use MS instead
In a world of dodgy music players, it nice to come across some software that works without fuss. Yes it lacks some functions I’d like to see and for this reason I won’t be buying just yet.
I use minimserver, so would like to see options to categorise music using specific tags. The lack of playlist. All upnp based software don’t support rating, which I get around using tags, but can’t display this tag.
While the interface is very clean, it lacks a function that every upnp software lacks, save lumin. The ability to resize the cover art. I want to be able to look at cover art with one or two images per screen.
Finally, in a connected world all these players fall down on finding more information about an album, song or artist. The naim app is probably the best at this, but ultimately fails because of the interface. I understand there’s possibly a cost with using good quality sources, but why not offer as an add on purchase?
For the record, I use the following in this order; lumin (lots of features, messy interface), linn kazoo (nice interface, lacks features), naim app (almost nice interface, lacks features). At present beyond these only glider comes close.
- Glider Audio LLC
- 33.8 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2017 Glider Audio LLC
- In-App Purchases
- Unlimited Playback £9.99
- Large Tip £9.99
- Medium Tip £4.99
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.