Glider is a simple, intuitive and incredibly versatile music player.
Search, browse, sort and shuffle across any number of supported music sources including: UPnP/DLNA media servers, MPD servers, your local iTunes library¹ and files imported through the iOS Files App, iTunes File Sharing, Safari or AirDrop.
Import your existing iTunes, M3U and MPD playlists – or create and edit new playlists across all connected sources.
Play your music on any device supporting UPnP/DLNA, OpenHome, MPD, Google Chromecast, AirPlay or directly to your iOS Speaker or headphones.
Additional features include:
• Lock screen controls to control playback while Glider is in the background
• Last.fm integration
• Genius.com integration to provide song metadata and easy access to lyrics
• An optional Dark Mode for easier reading in low light
• An optional Analog Mode to focus on album-based listening
• Gapless playback support on all capable devices
• Sort by Artist, Composer, Release Date (newest or oldest first), Title or Recently Added
• Automatic selection of the highest quality source file when multiple sources overlap
An optional monthly tip subscription is available to those who would like to show additional support for Glider development after purchasing Unlimited Playback. Payments will be charged to your account after confirmation. Subscriptions are automatically renewed unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. Auto-renewal may be turned off from your Account Settings after purchase. Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when you purchase a subscription.
1. Glider cannot play files or import playlists from the subscription-based Apple Music service.
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• Minor bug fixes
Ratings and Reviews
Perfect for Poly
I’d never had to deal with DLNA until I purchased a Chord Poly + Mojo, which to my ears sounds significantly better when playing off the internal microSD card rather than streaming, like a veil has been lifted off the sound — but that requires DLNA. I wasn’t particularly excited about the apps on offer until Glider came along. I really appreciate Glider’s lovely Apple-esque aesthetics and design and the way it integrates lock-screen control on the iPhone. I started using the app early in the development process and was impressed by the developer’s commitment to improvements and the helpful and quick responses to tech support questions. There has been a learning curve for me in getting playlists to work and dealing with network issues at home and out in the world, but these are more to do with the finicky quirks of DLNA and Poly than with Glider. I’ve had best results when I’ve made sure to close any other sound-playing apps on the iPhone that are Airplay capable first and wait 20-30 seconds before opening Glider, presumably so it gets priority access to the Poly. I’m grateful to have this app and recommend it.
Missing basic functionality but it’s a very good player
The program is top quality but lacks the most basic features like repeat. It’s like buying a Porsche and finding out it’s missing turn signals. Sure you can just stick your hand out the window and give them or just change without letting others know but still it would be nice to be able to use this to listen to your favorite tune without having to hit rewind on every track you really enjoy. In my case I listen to relaxing sounds while I sleep. Now I gotta make a long playlist of the same track just to get it to do what other programs do with a single click. :(
Update: I received a email stating that the feature is coming in an update. Looking forward to seeing the change!
Developer Response ,
A repeat button is now available in the current version of Glider. Thanks again for your feedback!
I was up and running in no time connecting to Serviio on my Mac. Great looking, fluid app and works quickly when looking for songs and playing them. Also impressed with how the app displays cover art and updates it accordingly when I change it in my server.
If I could add a feature or two, it would be a favorites option (which I guess can be achieved using playlists), and maybe a home menu selection that displays random music to listen to on any given day.
- Glider Audio LLC
- 33.8 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2017 Glider Audio LLC
- In-App Purchases
- Unlimited Playback $9.99
- Monthly Tip $0.99
- Medium Tip $4.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.