Longplay 4+

Rediscover your albums

Adrian Schoenig

    • £3.49



Do you have an album collection of dozens to thousands of albums? Does the next song of an album already start playing in your head when one finishes? Longplay is for you.

Longplay presents a beautiful view of the album artworks of the (near) complete albums in your music collection. It let's you rediscover forgotten favourites or just play the music you love, and explore it with various smart sort options:

- Orderliness: by artist, then by album
- Addiction: by amount of time spent listening
- Brightness: by the primary colour of the album artwork
- Negligence: by the time it’s been since you’ve last listened to the album, weighted by the rating
- Recency: by date added
- Stars: by the rating you’ve provided for each song
- Random: a new order, every time you tap it

It comes with a home screen widget that displays the top albums by your nominated sort order. On the larger widget, tap an album to play it, on the smallest it doubles as a "Feeling lucky" button to start playback of one of them.

It works well with Apple Music, music purchased from iTunes or synced manually.

Important: Longplay does not ship with any music included, it is instead a player for your music library - be it from Apple Music, iTunes or your synced music. It provides a filtered view of just the albums of which you have all or most of the songs, as well as your playlists; thus focussing on your album collection without any singles or albums where you only have very few songs.

Tap an item to play (or pause). Long tap for additional options, such as playing in shuffled order, hiding an item, or quickly starting playback on an AirPlay enabled device or your Bluetooth headphones.

It works with libraries big and small, and besides regular albums it also handles compilation albums and playlists.

Comes with Shortcuts actions to play a random top album by a defined sort order, or a random album, optionally filtered by artist or genre. All of that with Longplay's logic that makes sure that it's an album for which you have all or most songs.

It is compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Fully VoiceOver accessible.

What’s New

Version 1.2

I Got Some If You Need It:

- [New] New "Size by" option
- [New] New 'Random' sort order, re-shuffling whenever you tap the option again
- [New] In-app settings screen, including alternative app icons
- [New] iPad: Show a button in the bottom left when scrolling through the albums to quickly access your settings
- [New] iPad Keyboard support: Arrow keys to navigate around, play/pause via enter
- [New] Longplay, jetzt auch auf Deutsch
- [Fix] Fixes issue where second long tap on an album wouldn't show its title
- [Fix] Performance improvements for laying out the albums grid
- [Fix] Stability fix after Longplay went into background
- [Fix] Small tweak to light mode and when no albums are available
- [Fix] Fix potential crash during start-up or when quickly switching sort orders

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

GlynCos ,


I do enjoy occasionally listening to albums like the good old days. This app is great for that. My feedback below:

- CarPlay! This app would be killer for CarPlay. To just have a nice array of albums like a visual CD changer.

- Show only complete albums: Not sure if this is the default but I can’t seem to find an option to show only complete albums.

KiltedGreen ,

Great but flawed on iPad

Love the idea, love the big artwork, love the single play without tracks and love the quirky sorting options.

Much less keen on the fact that on an iPad there is no way to get back to the start or to the sort/settings after you’ve scrolled across several screens of albums (let alone thousands of albums as the developer implies) - it’s a real pain in the whatever! These are both simple & quick on the iPhone so there’s hope, but until it works on iPad too, 3 stars.

pFinchley ,

Great Experience

It’s been really nice to re-discover forgotten albums and to listen to them as the artist intended. The only fly in the soup is that the app takes ages when starting up doing something with updating albums. I’m not sure what’s happening as my music library hasn’t changed since the last time I used Longplay. A couple of times I gave up waiting and went back to the Music app

App Privacy

The developer, Adrian Schoenig, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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