There are several music streaming apps in the Google marketplace but we often tend to store our favorite tunes on cloud platforms like Dropbox, Google Drive and OneDrive. The problem with that is there isn’t an intuitive way to stream tunes from all of these platforms intuitively. Popular music app developers DoubleTwist's latest app CloudPlayer harnesses the power of the 3 most popular cloud providers to make music streaming convenient and flexible for music lovers. Let’s take a look at how CloudPlayer revolutionizes music steaming on your Android.
CloudPlayer – Cloud Music Streaming Made Easy
The CloudPlayer app comes with a 7 day free trial and you can either sign in with your Google account to get started or skip the sign in process and miss out on testing some of its premium features.
The next step involves linking either your Dropbox or OneDrive account. You then have to grant permissions to the app to access the audio files, images and videos in your Cloud account. If you choose not to link a Cloud account, you can do so, but you will only be able to listen to music stored locally.
Once you grant the necessary access permissions, CloudPlayer will scan your Cloud account and sync the music files. By default, the player displays the albums as thumbnail previews. You can tap the app’s menu bar at the top of the screen to find songs by artists, playlists, genres, songs, and composers. And if you like to take your music offline, just enable the option at the bottom of the menu.
The Settings section is where you can add OneDrive and Google Drive accounts, scrobble to Last.fm, set your default screen, or reset your Cloud Player.
The CloudPlayer UI itself is pretty easy to use. The menu provides quick links to all your song filters, there’s a search button at the top of the screen that lets you quickly find a song you want to play, and you can customize your sound settings from the menu within a song screen.
CloudPlayer doesn’t just have a great UI it also offers plenty of fantastic features that you’ll love. For instance, there’s the option to cast music from your phone or your Dropbox, OneDrive and Google Drive to wireless speakers and devices such as Chromecast and AirPlay speakers, Apple TV and other AirPlay devices.
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There are also plenty of cool sound options you can customize such as the advanced 10 band equalizer with 17 presets and Preamp, SuperSound options for headphone enhancement, bass boost and widening effects, all easily accessible from the 3 dotted vertical menu button on the screen.
CloupPlayer users can also select a song as a ringtone although the app doesn’t offer options to cut a song before setting it as a ringtone. Another cool feature of the app is that it lets you listen to lossless file formats such as FLAC and ALAC along with MP3, AAC, OGG, m4a, wav and others.
In fact, the app offers so much more than Google Play Music Player: AirPlay support, cloud streaming in ALAC and FLAC file formats, no restrictions on music downloads such as the Google Play restriction on only two downloads in a lifetime, no DRM or arbitrary limits on authorized devices like the Google restriction on maximum 10 authorized devices and 4 device deauthorizations per year.
CloudPlayer even lets you allow other members of your household access to your music library (if their have Dropbox access).
QUICK LOOK: CLOUDPLAYER FEATURES
- Stream, download and browse your music from Dropbox, OneDrive and Google Drive.
- Cast music from the cloud to AirPlay and Chromecast
- Enjoy cloud streaming in Apple Lossless and FLAC file formats
- No restrictions on music downloads
- No DRM or arbitrary limits on authorized devices
- Options for other household members to access your music library (if given Dropbox permissions)
- Enjoy amazing sound with SuperSound features (bass boosting, treble).
- Options to switch off music streaming when you don't have WiFi
- Download high resolution artist and album images
- Lets you scrobble to Last.fm
- Choose between 3 widgets to stream music
CloudPlayer is easy to use, has an elegant, user friendly interface and is highly responsive. Its also has some pretty solid features to boot and there’s a pretty good chance that you won’t go back to any other music app once you've tried CloudPlayer! Unless you consider $4.99 too heavy a price to pay for such cool features.
If you want to give the app a go (remember you get a free 7 day trial), click the link below to download it.