“Ecoute Is The Best Music Player For iOS. Period.” - MacStories.
Ecoute for iOS is an alternative player using your existing musical library. It sports a clean and elegant interface, revolves around gestures to help you control your music quickly, and integrates Twitter, Facebook, and Last.fm so you can share your favorites tracks.
It enhances your control over the music by adding more options like 'shuffle by albums', 'play next' and 'add up next'.
Moreover, Ecoute offers the ability to manage the now playing queue. Add songs on the go and reorganize your tracks with ease!
The user interface automatically switches into night mode as the brightness of the screen decreases. You can also force the night mode if the default UI doesn't fit you.
Ecoute supports AirPlay and iTunes Match. Metadata like Play counts, and last played dates are synchronised.
Available filters are Artists, Albums, Composers, Genres, Playlists, Compilations, Songs, and Audiobooks.
** IMPORTANT **:
Music.app needs to be installed for Ecoute to works properly.
- Fix a crash related to Dynamic Type
- Add Japanese localization (thanks to Mix Tobin)
Ratings and Reviews
Good app, could use some improvement
I LOVE the simplicity of Ecoute! I had grown to really hate how cumbersome Apple’s built-in music player for iOS had become; I felt like I was jumping through hoops every time I wanted to play a song. Ecoute is simple: filter however you want (by artist, album, playlist, etc.); choose your song; THAT’S IT! Shuffle and repeat controls are right there, easy to access.
My suggestions for improvement: 1) songs will restart when you lock your phone, whether you press the button to do it manually, or you let your phone auto-lock on its own. It’s very frustrating to get into a good groove, only to have it reset to the beginning of the song again. I hope they fix this, but I will say, I’ve tried other third-party music players and had the same issue, so it’s not a problem that’s unique to Ecoute. 2) it would be nice to have an alphabet sidebar to be able to scroll to a letter, like in Apple Music or your Contacts, but at least there’s a search bar at the top (I like the sidebar better, personally). 3) I love the simple filtering function, but I think it’s a little clunky to get to. Maybe it should be a drop-down menu or something? Or maybe a sidebar on the left side? Or a set of tabs at the very top? Other than those issues, I’m really enjoying Ecoute, and it’s become my go-to music app! :)
None of the bloatware, all of the awesome!
I had grown frustrated by all of the bloatware apple was putting into the standard music app. The GUI has become a complete unusable mess as of 8.4, and it's been the last straw for me. This app came highly recommended in online reviews, and I can easily see why! It just plays music, and that's all it does. It does it with a clean interface, and it even features a night mode! What a sigh of relief.
EDIT: as of app version 2.5.3 there are a number of glitches that need to be addressed. Tracks are slower to start due to the app freezing up and this extends to the skip forward button as well. I have also experienced a few crashes as well. Also using the slider to move to a different time stamp in a track is sometimes glitched as well with an occasional app freeze. I have reduced my rating of the app from 5 stars to 3 stars as a result. The app is still the best designed out there, but there have been performance issues recently that will hopefully be fixed.
Needs an update
I used to love this app as an alternative to the native iOS music player, but it has become glitchy lately, probably due to recent iOS updates, and it needs an update itself. It has had some start-up issues, where I will tap a song to play, and it will either ignore me altogether, or will start the song, only to immediately stop the song and return to non-playing status. The other issues is that even though I have it set to only play downloaded music when not in WiFi, it has been ignoring that setting lately as well.
Note: the app continues to be glitchy. The shuffle function doesn’t work.
- Julien Sagot
- 4.5 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Simplified Chinese
- Age Rating
- © 2019 Julien Sagot
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.