VOX Player, the iOS version of the popular Mac application, has received a great update adding support for Cupertino’s Apple Watch. As such, you can begin using the app to control your VOX library now using the new smartwatch, provided users have the application downloaded on their iPhone handset.
You can grab the updated VOX Player free of charge on the App Store, and it’s optimized for the iPhone and iPod touch. In it, users can listen to music from their personal VOX collection, from iTunes, SoundCloud, or radio. The app supports all “lossless” and “lossy” file formats, it doesn’t downscale your music, and it promises to offer crystal clear audio, too (even when playing compressed file formats). VOX also offers its own Loop service, which launched earlier this month alongside the iOS app and is designed to compete against iTunes Match and Google Play Music.
As we explained at the time:
With Loop, all of your music can be stored and is accessible from a cloud. Unlike other services, Loop offers infinite free space and unlimited offline cache. Better still, you can sync, stream, and cache your entire music library between your Mac and iPhone in full quality.
The update to VOX Player for iOS, however, indeed introduces the Watch app, allowing owners of the smartwatch to control their library from their wrist. Of course, the usual options are available here, though it’s worth noting that since we’re still dealing with Watch extensions (as opposed to native apps), users will experience some lag between VOX Player for Cupertino’s smartwatch and smartphone.
That being said, we’re nevertheless pleased to see VOX Player add Watch support. It joins a number of further audio-focused apps for Apple Watch, most notably including Marco Arment’s Overcast (which added a smartwatch support prior to the wearable’s launch).
You can download VOX Player for iOS free of charge on the App Store, and it’s optimized for the iPhone, iPod touch, and the Apple Watch.