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 6.2

Adding G2.1 series support
Rollback to old TIDAL log-in method (from version 6.1)

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
2 Ratings

2 Ratings

CarlosOrtizAguayo ,

Outstanding App - Auralic LDS

This is an amazing app that is getting better throughout the time. Version 6.2 is more stable than before, beside the problem that was already fixed to login into Tidal, rolling back the change. There is nothing that can be compared with it in terms of its features and capabilities, and the most important thing, the sound quality obtained from it. I really love it.

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.


150.4 MB

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


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Age Rating
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  • Family Sharing

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

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