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.
• Fixed bug preventing users from viewing track detail when within a track details navigation stack.
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
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 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!
Star rating with app is faulty
I have used this app for a year or two now, which I prefer over the iPhone music app, primarily for the ability to have favorite playlists listed, greatly reducing the number of taps necessary to start playing.
The negative is that for some reason the star rating within the app is no longer properly updating to my iTunes library. I rate all my music using the 5 star rating, and began using Cesium when Apple pulled (temporarily) it from iTunes and the iPhone music app. Although Apple brought it back, it is much quicker to rate via the Cesium/C’s Music app. What I recently discovered was that my iTunes library on my MacBook was not updating with all those ratings made via C’s music. After some troubleshooting, I discovered that any ratings made within C’s music will update my iPhone music app only temporarily and will not make it’s way into my iTunes/iCloud library. I will sit at my MacBook and see this happen in real time: if I make a rating using the iPhone music app, those would update immediately onto my MacBook iTunes library. If I make a rating using C’s Music, I would then switch over to the iPhone music app and see the new rating there, but it will not show up on my MacBook. Sometime later those C’s Music ratings will disappear.
- Mike Clay
- 4.6 MB
Requires iOS 13.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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- Generous Tip $1.99
- Amazing Tip $2.99
- Unbelievable Tip $4.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.