SubStreamer 4+

Gaven Henry

Designed for iPad

    • 3.9 • 90 Ratings
    • Free



SubStreamer is a completely free app to use with any subsonic compatible music server (subsonic, airsonic, madsonic, navidrome, ampache etc). Your music when you want it, where you want it, online or offline.

Easily see newly added, recently played and most played albums or just grab a list of random albums or songs for something different.

Like that song? Play similar songs with a tap!

Discover new songs and old favorites by genre and time period with SubStreamer radio. Pick your filters and get a random generated playlist, just like radio without the ads!

Got a song stuck in your head? Sure that you have it on an album somewhere but just can't remember where? Just search!

Connect your subsonic server with your account and Substreamer can also tap into to give you more information about artists, songs and albums in your collection and recommend similar artists, similar songs or give you a list of the top rated songs in your own collection for you to explore.

Build up a play queue of your favorite rock songs and just hit save as playlist to have it stored on the server for later.

Of course you can also just hit your favorite album and press play.

Oh and if Music isn't enough we also support podcasts that you have synced with your subsonic server both online and offline!


Chromecast Support

Full offline support. Store albums, songs and playlists and podcasts on your device and listen offline.

Keep your starred songs synced and available offline automatically!

Automatic caching of upcoming songs for smooth playback.

Easy playlist management for adding single or multiple tracks to a playlist or starting a new playlist.

Radio mode generates random playlists for your chosen genre or time period (or both!)

Quick lists of random / recently played / frequently played and newest albums right up front.

Search for artists, albums, songs integration for fetching artist info, recommendations and playlists based on ratings scrobbling

Airplay support (just open the volume controls in the player to access airplay directly or use the control center by swiping up from the bottom of the screen)

if you run into any bugs please let me know, i use this app every day myself and am always trying to make it better!


Subsonic Compatible API Server (API level 1.13.0) or above.

Note that for SSL support you must have a valid certificate. Invalid certificates will cause connection errors.

Get Subsonic server at:

What’s New

Version 6.0.43

new: offline scrobbling. Plays when offline will now be saved and synced when connectivity is restored and offline mode disabled in substreamer.

Ratings and Reviews

3.9 out of 5
90 Ratings

90 Ratings

Link00seven ,

Great app, a few small things I’d like to see eventually

This is a great app, in a space where it doesn’t seem like there are many that are frequently updated. The interface is slick and the configuration was intuitive to get it going.

A few potential areas of improvement:
1. In every other music player in the world, the back button goes to the beginning of the track - unless you’re already there in which case it does go back a track. This doesn’t do that, so I have to go back and then forward if I want to restart a song. And if I’m on the first track of a playlist, it doesn’t work at all.
2. I’d be great technical playback details. Is it playing a FLAC file? Is it an MP3? AAC? Plexamp has this and I really appreciate seeing it.
3. There’s no way to clear the queue. Just replace it. This has the effect of the iOS “playback controls” always being on my Lock Screen no matter what until I kill the app manually.

Overall though, a great start and I hope to see continued development. Would be even better if it were open sourced :)

Developer Response ,

Thanks for the review and for trying substreamer. Great feedback, that is really helpful! The skip backwards thing I have in my todo list. For the technical details I can show the format but I can't get specific bitrates and more technical details that easily with the current implementation. If you have a look in the offline music section you will see that I have already started to include the format information here :)
Interesting point on the playback controls, I will have a look at a way to clear the play queue and kill the media session. the lockscreen controls will time out on their own after a fairly short idle period but this is not a crazy suggestion!
Check out if you want to stay up to date or make suggestion or report any issues, then they get shared with other users as well.

Stefan804 ,

Amazing UI With No Functionality

So I went through all the apps that had Subsonic streaming capability. And THIS is the one I wanted to use the most because the UI looks amazing and better than any other. It’s very organized and had some neat customizations. I think it’s far and wide the best interface. The drawback? It doesn’t work. It synced with Astiga. It sees everything flawlessly it just doesn’t play music. I adjusted all the settings. I cleared the cache. I redownloaded. It simply won’t play music for me. And unfortunately no matter how pretty your app is, if it can’t play music, you’re in trouble. Astiga shows that the app attempted to play just no music and the progress bar never moves. But man if the developer can put some love on this and make it function…this is the one. I put two stars on it just for the sake of hope.

Nyrif ,

Good App, Needs Work

I’ve been going back and forth between ampache clients for my phone, and all of them are pretty good but most have a fatal flaw (like play:sub randomly starting songs over and not downloading songs right). I love this one, but there’s still issues.
1: Albums with 2 discs show up as 2 seperate albums, but both have all the songs from each disc. It is annoying to have 2 of one album appear.
2: Pull artist images from the server, sometimes the app’s built in artist image search gets the wrong image.
3: Fix downloads, it’s possible to download when the app is not focused.

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