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Description

Interact with your music and fall in love with your library all over again.

Marvis offers a beautiful presentation of your Music Library with loads of powerful features in a minimalistic yet highly customizable UI.

• For iTunes, iCloud Music Library & Apple Music.
‣ Supports Apple Music Search, Browse, For You & Radio.
‣ Non-subscribers can search & browse the Apple Music catalog and play 30s preview for all available songs.

• Use Drag & Drop to add one or more items to Up Next, Play or Shuffle.
• Last.fm support.
• Advanced Media Details and Artist Info.
• List & Grid Layout. Multiple Grid styles to choose from, like Cover Flow.
• 30+ App icon choices.
• Sort and Group.
‣ Sort by Recently Played/Added, Year, Rating, Play Count and more.
‣ Group Playlists & Genres into Albums, Artists, Composers, etc.

• Smart Rules ‣ Filter, Sort & Limit.

IMPORTANT:
• Music.app is required for Marvis to function.
• Due to iOS restrictions, it's not possible to delete items from your library or playlists via Marvis.

Reddit: r/MarvisApp

What’s New

Version 5.1.2

Bug fixes and improvements related to some iOS 13.4 introduced issues.

We would like to report that iOS 13.4 release has introduced a few issues for 3rd party music players, while most of those aren't too severe and are fixable by using some workarounds, it's still generally not as reliable as it used to be. While most users wouldn't notice much of a difference, we would just like to mention one particular bug in 13.4 that might affect you, and that is long delays in starting playback when playing a long list of items. Sadly, we couldn't find any workaround for this and this issue is not only present in Marvis but even in Shortcuts.app that ships with iOS. So, we hope that you understand the situation. If you need to play longer queues, you may simply use Marvis' Smart Rules limit feature to limit the number of items in a list first. Also, the definition of long queues may differ from device to device but mostly it relates to queues with more than 5000 items for the oldest devices. We believe Apple would be fixing this in an upcoming iOS release, but looking at the current situation it may take some time for the update to arrive. We'd really appreciate your patience.

We would wish for your safety and good health. We really hope that we can get the situation in control soon, for that everyone needs to cooperate and listen to what experts are saying.

Take care and be safe. Peace!

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
264 Ratings

264 Ratings

BCMadsen ,

My new favorite

I've been using another music app for years, and to be honest, it's been great, and I have been (and am) very happy with it, and with its developer. And yet, I have to be honest, Marvis has completely blown me away by being all that and more. It is very nearly everything I've ever wanted, or even imagined wanting. With apologies to my other music app, Marvis has stolen my heart away.

Marvis's developer has been outstandingly responsive, working with me to help me understand all of its nuances and taking time to understand how I use it, and what I'm looking for in a music app. I didn't really "get" all that Marvis is capable of at first, and his attention to my concerns really made a world of difference in helping me get the most out of it and understand what it is capable of. I'm very grateful for that.

The one thing that stopped me, especially at first, from making a wholesale switch to Marvis was the lack of support for iPad. In my view, that's really a must-have. There is a beta that does support iPad, and that's what I've been using. Once that's generally available, honestly, this will be the new standard-bearer, as far as I'm concerned.

hnnr03 ,

Closest app I know of to the original iPod music app

Unlike Apple’s current music player app and other apps that strive to emulate it, this app shows the number of songs played in a playlist along with the total number of songs. This allows the number of remaining songs to be easily calculated. This capability helps ensure that songs are not deleted or repeated, which has been a common problem with recent versions of Apple’s music app since IOS 8, which this app successfully avoids. This app also shows relatively large album art on its screen compared to more recent Apple Music player app versions. Cesium used to be my third party music player of choice up until its recent versions eliminated the ability to see the list of upcoming songs, thereby eliminating the capability of determining if songs have been skipped or repeated. Mavis is now my music player app of choice and I highly recommend it for those who long for the simplicity of the original iPod music player, which can no longer be obtained from Apple.

CreedFan4 ,

Very good, needs MV support

I’m very impressed by Marvis. The layout and functionality is surprisingly customizable. I have a number of filters and sort criteria on the home section that streamline navigating my library while also being more aesthetically pleasing than the stock music app.

I have only a couple of negatives to mention. One is the lack up support for manipulating the “Up Next” queue. This may not be something specific to this app, but rather a limitation of iOS. It’s tolerable though, since the drag-and-drop option menu essentially functions the same way. If I only want to hear a single song, I can tap and hold a song and drag it to the “Now Playing” option, rather than being forced to swipe left on every individual song in the “Up Next” queue that follows it.

Another thing that would improve this app is music video support. Currently, I can play music videos from my library in this player, but only with audio. The video is replaced with a still thumbnail image taken from the video. I reopened the stock music app for the first time in several weeks because I wanted to watch some of my music videos.

Other than some small bugs and desirable features, I thoroughly recommend Marvis. It is completely worth the price I paid for it, and it’s several times better than Apple’s Music app.

Developer Response ,

It’s great to see you’re enjoying Marvis.

Just wanted to comment on the negatives, you are absolutely right about this one and I hope it wasn’t the case but sadly we’re limited to what Apple provides us.

The video part of the Music Videos simply aren’t accessible to us and there’s no supporting API to show something like a video frame for the NowPlaying video. Apple hasn’t provided anything. This would make more sense when you know how Audio works, Marvis doesn’t have access to the files themselves, it just knows there’s this song and it just has to tell Music.app to play that song and Music.app does it in behalf of Marvis and manages the queue. So, while that works for audio perfectly, due to lack of reference to video file, we couldn’t really show the video inside the app. It is however possible to open Music.app from Marvis while the video is playing and it’d just show up there. Also, if you have an Apple TV and you like to AirPlay music to it, a music video played via Marvis would show up on the Apple TV as well.

About the Up Next, again this is due to lack of APIs provided by Apple. But if it really bothers you, there actually is a different kind of player you can use inside of Marvis. We don’t really recommend everyone to use it cos it may or may not be for you, but it does one main benefit of allowing queue customisation. Rest, it’s not as reliable as Stock Music.app player kind and the queue is only remembered until Marvis is alive.

To switch the player types you can go to Marvis Settings > Player > Player App. Here you can switch between the default that is Stock Music & Marvis. I would highly encourage you to read the ‘Important’ notes to understand the difference between both player kinds.

Thanks for reviewing.

Information

Seller
Aditya Rajveer
Size
38.8 MB
Category
Music
Compatibility

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

Languages

English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Vietnamese

Age Rating
12+
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
Copyright
Price
$4.99
In-App Purchases
  1. Candy for Addy $0.99
  2. Coffee for Addy $2.99
  3. Burrito for Addy $6.99

Supports

  • Family Sharing

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

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