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One of the best music players on iOS

A visually appealing alternative to Apple’s native music player


by Julien Sagot
Filters and search
$0.99 in the App Store

A visually appealing alternative to Apple’s native music player.

Filters and search. Ecoute, which takes its name from the French for “listen,” lets you easily access and listen to your music library with filters for albums, artists, compilations, composers, genres, playlists, and songs. It even lets you listen to podcasts and audiobooks. Looking for something in particular? Just swipe down to search. Your music and audio library has never been so gorgeous.

Filters and search
Share, scrobble and sort

Share, scrobble and sort. While playing a song, Ecoute lets you load its lyrics, tell your friends you’re listening to it via Facebook and Twitter, and “scrobble” it to your account. The app also features a handy queue manager. Ecoute not only looks beautiful, but it does everything you would want a music player to do too, and then some.

What is it about?

Ecoute hooks in to your device's local music files and presents everything in a beautiful, streamlined interface that is much more appealing than Apple's own music player on iOS. View album art, filter through your music and get nice gesture-based playback controls with Ecoute.

For those who...

  • It’s ideal for music fans who prefer gesture controls.

Not for those who...

  • If you prefer utilizing your iDevice in landscape orientation, you’re not going to be happy to know Ecoute doesn’t support it.

Why we love it

If you’ve tired of Apple’s native music player, check out Ecoute. It’s beautifully simple, just as a music player should be.

App Screenshots

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App Details

Last updated
April 25, 2019
Release date
August 20, 2012
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App Store Description

“Ecoute Is The Best Music Player For iOS. Period.” - MacStories.

Ecoute for iOS is an alternative player using your existing musical library. It sports a clean and elegant interface, revolves around gestures to help you control your music quickly, and integrates Twitter, Facebook, and so you can share your favorites tracks.
It enhances your control over the music by adding more options like 'shuffle by albums', 'play next' and 'add up next'.

Moreover, Ecoute offers the ability to manage the now playing queue. Add songs on the go and reorganize your tracks with ease!

The user interface automatically switches into night mode as the brightness of the screen decreases. You can also force the night mode if the default UI doesn't fit you.

Ecoute supports AirPlay and iTunes Match. Metadata like Play counts, and last played dates are synchronised.
Available filters are Artists, Albums, Composers, Genres, Playlists, Compilations, Songs, and Audiobooks.

** IMPORTANT **: needs to be installed for Ecoute to works properly.

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