For music synced from iTunes.
Simple Media Player Lite lets you create an instant playlist with a combination of albums, artists, compilations, composers, genres, and playlists from your iTunes media library*.
The UI changes to match the colours of the album art.
- choose tracks to play : swipe upwards anywhere
- play/pause : tap album art once
- next/previous track : swipe album art sideways
- shuffle on/off : tap on Shuffle
- repeat all/on/off : tap on Repeat
Comments or questions? Please contact me on Twitter (@iOSDevBen).
Looking for more features? Check out my other apps.
*Use the iTunes app and sync music to your computer to be able to play it with Simple Media Player Lite.
Updated to support iOS 11 and iPhone X.
If you like Simple Media Player Lite, please leave a review on the AppStore. It really helps other people decide whether or not to download it.
Looking for more features? Try my other music app, Harken.
Ratings and Reviews
Gorgeous MP3 Player Is Almost Perfect Except....
This app has almost everything I wanted to play my music library on my iPhone while driving. The design is elegantly minimal. The information about the artist name, album title, and song title are all displayed with a tasteful and modern san serif font; it's important to me that these three pieces of information about the track are all shown with an easy-to-read large typeface. The colors of the type and the background are pulled from the album cover, therefore the display is gorgeously color-coordinated. The album cover is displayed in a full square, not cropped or partially covered up in a circular window. The simple gestures work well. There's only one thing that I have a significant problem with: the information about the artist, song title, and album title does not scroll. If the text is longer than the width of the screen, the information is simply cut off and ellipses were added. Ben, could you please add the feature of slowly scrolling text?
Elegant app in every way, except...
This MP3 player is very close to being everything I hope for in a player app. Its beautiful layout uses a large and elegant font showing song title, album title, and the artist name (I want all three lines). The album cover gets a full display of without cropping (I want to see the original square image, not a cropped circle). The background and font colors are pulled from the album artwork, creating a pleasing and tasteful color-coordinated appearance. These features made the Simple Music Player an instant winner to me. I don't need the ability to create or edit playlists and such--doing that on my desktop iTunes is much more efficient. One pretty significant criticism, however, is the text for song title, album title, and artist name does not scroll when the line is longer than the screen's width can show. So, please make long lines of text scroll and I'll love your app like I love my firstborn!!
Better than iTunes podcast app...
I am fed up with the iTunes podcast app so I tried this one, and not too bad! The navigation is similar to the music navigation on the old iOS a few issues though- it would be better if I could tap on what I wanted to play and it would automatically play instead of having to tap 'done'. Also a tutorial of the controls would help it took a bit to figure out how to get back to the main menu and how to pause and play. Other than that a good app!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.