foobar2000 mobile is an advanced audio player for mobile devices.
* Supported audio formats: MP3, MP4, AAC, Vorbis, Opus, FLAC, WavPack, WAV, AIFF, Musepack.
* Gapless playback.
* ReplayGain support - automatic playback volume adjustment.
* Supports playback and downloading music from UPnP media servers.
* Appearance can be customized with skin files (basic black and white themes inlcuded with the app).
Fixed a bug causing duplicate display of albums, artists, genres, etc with international characters in them.
Improved UPnP media server compatibility.
Improved ReplayGain scanning speed.
Ratings and Reviews
Cuts off last few seconds of song
Its an ok app. For the most part it does what it’s supposed to do. It has a really nice configurable interface for smaller devices where screen size is limited. For example i can use compact lists with tiny icons which makes it easier to find albums because the display can show more information.
The biggest down side is it more often than not will cutout the last few seconds of a song. It’s very annoying but less annoying than trying to do anything in the Apple Music app. The other down side is it’s inability to get the playlists from the iTunes library. But that is really more of a nice to have rather than a requirement.
Straightforward No Nonsense Music App
I downloaded this app several years ago, and never really used it to be honest, as it seemed redundant to the Apple Music app and I never really had any issues with it.
Fast forward and my living situation has temporarily changed. I would like to listen to my large music library while at home on my iPhone (organized over the course of MANY years through the desktop version of Foobar2000). However I only have a 32GB iPhone, limiting the quantity of songs I can sync at one time.
So I remember that I had toyed around with using the UPnP media server and renderer component on the desktop years ago but never ended up using them. I then turn both components on and find that the Foobar app is able to immediately access the media server and flawlessly playback (and download) my media library via WiFi. No issues or hiccups, just no nonsense playback of my media library from my phone.
I know there are several freemium media player apps out there that support network media libraries, but Foobar is free, works excellently especially for those with a very large library of media in assorted formats. That and it displays embedded album art without issue! There isn’t any Chromecast or video playback support that I’m aware of (like you can setup on the big boy desktop version), but that isn’t a big issue. Though component support would be awesome.
Excellent replacement for the stock Music app
Foobar2000 may not be the slickest-looking or intuitive music app available on the App Store, but its customisability, speed and responsiveness make up for its aesthetic shortcomings. Since Apple changed its default Music app to prioritise streaming subscriptions and cloud-based music, it’s become more difficult to listen to one’s own carefully curated music library using the app. Music constantly returns to the main Library page if you switch apps, loses your place if you’re browsing songs by titles, and keeps pushing radio and streaming. Foobar2K acts like the good old-fashioned Music app: it remembers your place if you’re viewing songs as a list, doesn’t send you back to the home screen, lets you add custom folders, and doesn’t push streaming plans at you. And best of all, it’s completely *free of charge*.
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- Resolute Limited
- 13 MB
- Requires iOS 12.1 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 12.1 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 12.1 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.