Music app alternative with functional landscape mode

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by msvadi, Feb 6, 2015.

  1. msvadi macrumors regular

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    I'm wondering if there is a music app with functional landscape mode. I'm taking about the landscape mode that you get in the stock Music app when you press the button in the top right corner with three horizontal lines and rotate a phone horizontally.

    I think it's the only case where you don't get the coverflow view. iPhone 6 has a pretty larger screen and should show plenty of info when rotated horizontally, but the coverflow view makes the landscape mode useless.
     
  2. ggarnold macrumors member

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    +1 - The landscape "coverflow" view in the iPhone's Music App is completely useless. Do users really browse thru their music by album cover? Is this a real use case?

    My iPhone 6 (not Plus) has plenty of room to support a list view like the Mail app does in landscape mode, and could probably display a "list & cover" view like the iPad's Music app does in landscape mode.
     
  3. crookadile, Feb 19, 2015
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  4. Jzo macrumors regular

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    Groove is a pretty good music player that appears to work in Landscape mode pretty well.

    It also creates playlists based on your music library. Kinda cool for something different.
     
  5. Armen macrumors 604

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    I mount my 6+ in my car in landscape mode (for obvious reasons) and it bugs me that the UI of the music app in landscape mode is limited to just album coverflow as I listen to music by playlist and genre sometimes.
     
  6. Menel macrumors 603

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    THIS.
    It really sucks in the car. :(
     
  7. Stuke00 macrumors 68000

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    Groove SUCKS. Only having a now playing support in landscape is worthless. Not to mention the app hasn't seen an update in forever and the devs never respond to my emails. The only thing you can do in landscape mode is hit play and pause

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    I just wasted $1.99 on that app... all it does is show a CS logo and then crashes to home screen.
     
  8. Armen macrumors 604

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    Itunes > purchase history > report a problem > Refund > not what I expected.

    I get refunds all the time on crappy apps. Apple honors returns.
     
  9. Ke1ington macrumors 6502a

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    Check out LeechTunes. Beautiful music player with functional landscape mode, gesture based navigation, option to disable auto-lock, etc.
     
  10. crookadile macrumors regular

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    Works perfectly on mine. Maybe it's your phone playing up.
    Try uninstalling and installing again. Try rebooting your phone. Definitely a problem with the phone and not the app. I've used it since day 1 and never had a crash.
     
  11. Paco II macrumors 65816

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    I keep wanting Cesium to be good, but even latest version is slow and laggy on an iPhone 6 using iTunes Match with about 18000 songs in the cloud.
     
  12. CasuallyDressed macrumors 6502

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    Can I recommend CarTunes to you guys? I have my iPhone 6 mounted in my car too, and have been using this app for music since my iPhone 5. Works in landscape too.
     
  13. Stuke00 macrumors 68000

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    Did all that. Still hangs on start up then crashes.
     
  14. Fzang macrumors 65816

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    Should show a normal list in landscape mode, but a waveform on the "now playing". That'd be sweet. :D
     
  15. CesiumDev macrumors member

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    Might be worth checking out again sometime. It's come a long way :)
     

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