Lightning DS is the iOS control app for Lightning-enabled hardware from AURALiC. It’s an intuitive interface for browsing and searching your digital music library, controlling playback, creating playlists, adding favorites and much more.

What’s New

Version 5.4

- Add album booklet support (require Lightning device firmware 6.0)
- Add French language support
- Stability improvement

Ratings and Reviews

2.5 out of 5
2 Ratings

2 Ratings

Tiago729 ,

Great App as it Serves its Purpose

In my opinion, Lightning DS is a great app from an audio company that actually listens to its users. Every time I contacted Auralic with questions/issues/suggestions. I was always cordially greeted back by the company’s CEO who is always making an effort to improve the application. For example, I pointed out that the Tidal desktop app displayed a small “M” on the album covers that were offered in Masters/MQA format, and that it would be a nice touch doing the same on the Lightning DS’ Tidal interface. Auralic listened and did just that! On their next update, they added “MQA” at the bottom of the Tidal albums that offered the format. That feature alone made me want to use the app more! The WiFi connection also improved greatly! I think Auralic nails is with the Lightning DS, when it could simply just tell users to pay $500 for a Roon license. Even then, I would still invest in their great products.

Mlawre3490 ,

Awesome App

I just purchased an Aries Mini to replace an Apple TV for streaming music, and it has been a huge difference. The setup through the app was a breeze. If you're an audiophile or just like great sounding music, buy the Aries, and download the app. If you use Tidal, it has Tidal built into the app. For the money, it is just such a great purchase. Very happy. Five stars all the way.

Mandy in UK ,

Love the iPhone app!

Love that you guys developed the iPhone app. Much more convenient than the iPad app as I always have my phone on me.


143.6 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, French, German, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese

Age Rating
You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
Unrestricted Web Access


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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