Play your music anywhere directly from the cloud. Free up space on the device storage and have access to all of your music stored in Google Drive, Dropbox, Box, OneDrive or your own server.
CloudBeats works both online and offline. You may download files, playlists and entire folders with music or audiobooks to listen offline without wifi. If you are running out of space, the downloaded files can be easily removed from device storage.
It can perfectly replace the discontinued Google Music.
・ Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, OneDrive for Business, Box, Mediafire, pCloud
・ My Cloud Home devices by Western Digital
・ personal clouds that support webDAV, including ownCloud, NextCloud and Network-Attached Servers (NAS) by Synology, QNAP, WD and others
・ import audio files stored on your device in the Files app and iCloud Drive (no streaming)
・ download albums, playlists, folders or files onto device for playback in offline mode without internet
・ connect to shared folders in the cloud
・ create multi-cloud playlists and synchronize them between multiple device
・ access library by Artists, Albums and Genres
・ last.fm scrobbling
・ shuffle entire library or just one folder with Radio mode
・ CarPlay support
・ plays mp3, m4a, wav and lossless FLAC
・ plays audiobooks and podcasts
・ repeat all, repeat one and shuffle
・ background playback and locked screen controls
・ album cover art
・ speed up or slow down of playback
・ sleep timer
・ embedded lyrics display
・ plays via Airplay and Bluetooth
・ streams to Sonos via Airplay
CloudBeats has been on the market for 5 years already and is still regularly updated and supported by developers.
We've got free CloudBeats app for you to try before making a purchase.
“Sync Multiple Devices” is an optional service to keep your Playlists and My Library database in sync between multiple devices. It can also be used to backup and restore your music data. CloudBeats account is required for this service.
We offer 1-year auto-renewing subscription for $4.99 per year. The price may vary from country to country.
If you choose to purchase “Sync Multiple Devices”, payment will be charged to your iTunes account. You will be charged the same price for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period. Your subscription automatically renews unless auto-renewal is turned off at least 24 hours prior to the end of the current period. Subscriptions may be managed and auto-renewal may be turned off at any time by going to the user’s Account Settings in the App Store after purchase.
** Please note that the app cannot play drm protected files purchased on iTunes Store.
Added mini-player on iPad to match iPhone version
Fixed progress slider sensitivity on iPad
Improved performance when adding thousands of files into playlist
Improved import speed of large m3u files
Added image extraction when scanning files on Onedrive
Ratings and Reviews
I was really happy to find an app that allows me to access all the music files that reside on my iPad, and play them, shuffle them, sort them, create playlists, etc. I assume that most people want to stream content, instead of taking up space on their device. (And it has tons of options for doing so!) But I have lots of space to work with, and am happy having my collection reside on my iPad and being able to listen Offline. Works well being controlled by wireless earbuds, too.
Support from the developer is fabulous; very responsive and helpful. Even though the free version of CloudBeats worked well for me, I was more than happy to purchase the paid version. (Thankful I don’t have to maintain a subscription; just a one time purchase, at a great price, with no ads or in-app purchases to deal with.)
I’m still discovering features and choices in CloudBeats that I hadn’t noticed at first. And the only hiccups I had turned out to be due to some improper file types and naming errors in my source folders, which I should have cleaned up beforehand. It turns out the app was behaving exactly as it should. Highly recommended!
App stands test of time
CloudBeats has greatly expanded in both functionality and scope since its early days when it only supported OneDrive (then known as SkyDrive). The developer (Roman, IIRC) soon added the other well-known Cloud repositories to the app, along with variable speed playback and other features needed for audiobook/podcast playback, among others. All without requesting an extra cent through IAPs or new versions, as seems common with developers now. That being said, the maturity of iPhone and the saturated market make lifetime app licenses seem like a shortsighted idea that have likely contributed to the cesspool of abandonware. I’d much rather pay a patronage than have the developer discontinue an app because it ceased to be personally or economically viable.
With that out of the way, I have one enhancement suggestion and I’m not sure if it’s viable. There’s an option for local cloud but can this be used or repurposed to use an SMB login to a local router and link to a folder of attached storage or its media server?
Fantastic for Music!
I couldn't be happier with this app. I have a giant library of MP3s that were such a pain to import into my music library and sync with iTunes every time I wanted to add or remove any, and this app elegantly replaces that entire process. Now you sign into a Google Drive account after installing the app, then just throw the MP3s into Drive and tell Cloud Beats which folder they're in, and BOOM! All your music is now immediately available.
Data usage can be an issue if you're not on a wireless network, but you can prepare some tracks to be available offline if you know when you're going to be out and about. Coupled with the option to only play offline tracks, this makes it much easier to avoid excessive data usage.
The reviews asking for the ability to skip around within a track to make podcasts more accessible are pretty valid though. From what I can tell, the only way to do that is to have the phone unlocked and the app open, which is probably not how you'll be listening to a podcast.
Overall, I could not recommend this app highly enough. If you want more options for listening to a personal music library that isn't stored on iTunes, you can't do much better than Cloud Beats.
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- Roman Burda
- 69.6 MB
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 11.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
English, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Ukrainian
- Age Rating
- © CloudBeats
- In-App Purchases
- Sync Multiple Devices $4.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.