MiniPlayer 2.2 search

Do you really even need to use the stock Music app anymore? That’s likely what you’ll be asking yourself after trying out MiniPlayer 2.2 β€” an update to an already fantastic tweak by MPow and Surenix.

The 2.2 update to MiniPlayer brings a couple of highly desired features to the mix, starting with search. Yes, you can now search your entire music library directly from MiniPlayer’s interface. As if that feature wasn’t enough to appease customers, we’ve also been provided with a new scrubbing ability to navigate to a specific portion of the now playing track.

MiniPlayer was already one of my favorite new jailbreak tweaks before hand, but at this clip, it’s destined to make our top jailbreak tweaks list at the end of the year. Check out the details of the 2.2 update, along with an updated video walkthrough, inside.

The new scrubbing feature appears on MiniPlayer’s main view, directly beneath the song information of the currently playing track. The scrubber stays, even when you bring up the tweak’s transport controls with a single tap. If MiniPlayer was ever going to be considered as a serious replacement for interfacing with the stock Music app, then it absolutely needed this feature. I’m happy to say that the guys pulled it off wonderfully.

MiniPlayer 2.2 scrubbing

The next feature, search, is something I’ve always wanted to appear in MiniPlayer ever since it was first revealed. I never honestly thought that it would be a feature to seriously consider due to the obvious complexities that search brings to the table. I hope I don’t sound overly gushing about this update, but search really is something to behold. It works pretty much flawlessly, and even plays nice with content stored in the cloud via iTunes Match.

The nice thing about the search is that it’s predictive. The search results are displayed in real time and modified as you adjust your query. The search is able to accommodate both song title and album artist. It doesn’t appear that search works for the album name, or any other metadata, but hopefully that will be added in a future update.

If you already own MiniPlayer, then you’ll be happy to know that this is a free update, and it’s available right now via Cydia’s BigBoss repo. If you haven’t already purchased MiniPlayer, then what are you waiting for? If you listen to Music at all on your jailbroken device, then it’s a tweak that I can wholeheartedly recommend and one that I use personally, even when I’m not just testing it out.

If you’re still not convinced, then perhaps this screenshot will convince you?

MiniPlayer Spotify Search

No, your eyes have not deceived you. That’s Spotify search integration in MiniPlayer. This is a feature that’s not currently in the 2.2 build that just released, but it is very encouraging to see the duo working on such an obvious evolution of their tweak. If they can pull off a Spotify search and make it as good as the search is with the stock Music app, then I can easily see MiniPlayer making it into my top 5 jailbreak tweaks for the year.

What do you think about the MiniPlayer 2.2 update? Better yet, what features would you like to see added to the tweak in the future? Sound off in the comment section below.

MiniPlayer Spotify

Update: Version 2.2.1 has been released, and it brings Spotify search integration. Check it out now, and let us know what you think.

  • If MiniPlayer could include spotify to its arsenal, it would be the best tweak of the year.

    • Jeff

      It would definitely be up there.

      • lemonhead

        The video is great finally got the device in the middle ! Perfect =D

      • Irishbgs

        Ok Jeff, what keyboard is that? That is too clean. =D

      • MrShutEmDown

        I agree Jeff, what keyboard is this?

      • Antzboogie

        Quick question I installed this from a different repo to see if it works and it does. I then purchased this tweak to support them and the paid version doesnt work at all but the one from a different one works Im confused I paid it should work better then the free version. Help thanks. I have iPhone 5s.

    • Na, I personally think Auxo for iPad will have that spot

    • Surenix

      2.2.1 should be live with Spotify support now.

  • Good looking keyboard you got there

    • Jeff

      You weren’t ‘sposed to see that. πŸ˜›

      • RarestName

        Seems like a Octopus Keyboard/TouchPal Keyboard hybrid, where swiping up or down keys in a special character. Am I right?

      • Krunoslav Labazan

        AltKeyboard πŸ˜€

      • Nachie Samuels

        I can’t find it in cydia

      • Jonathan

        its by sentry and is not released yet. Follow sentry for updates

      • Nachie Samuels

        Thnx

  • Al

    Awesome tweak… huge props go toward @ManzoPower & @Surenix. Can’t say enough how much this tweak has gradually changed from it’s initial implementation to where it’s at now.

    Big thumbs up from me… πŸ™‚

    • Surenix

      Thank you πŸ™‚

  • Beta382

    Does this tweak really need a new review every time it gets an update? It’s getting old. At least hold off for every other update, so that there is more to actually talk about.

    • Osama Muhammed

      money

      • Surenix

        Jeff must be one rich dude πŸ˜›

      • HouseOfHouse

        Hey Sentry! Any chance of the inclusion of playlists in a future update? I really like this so far but the addition of playlists would really make it even more special. Thanks!

    • Disagree – I Think for a tweak of this caliber, with a features that are advancing as fast as they are, it is a good idea to keep sharing them – i know it may seem repetitive but ive been looking for a instant search query tweak for music for days now

      • jp2002

        spotlight? It searches even more than songs.

      • Beta382

        I’m still waiting for the one from Sentry, Sirifl0w, and SmartViperE75 (which was in development before Miniplayer was).

        I tried Miniplayer on a friends device for a couple hours (I don’t have it myself, he does), and I don’t like the way it handles being moved (i.e. when moving it grows, there is no axis lock for movement, on the iPhone it doesn’t force centering while moving, and instead snaps to center after moving it). It doesn’t feel like I thought it should, and since the movement across the screen is at the core of this tweak, it prevents me from thinking of this as “high caliber”, especially when these oversights exist when such a prolific designer is behind it. (I prefer the movement mechanism shown in Sentry’s initial concept for this tweak).

      • MPow

        I think you have tried an old version, it force center on iPhone and animation and movement is improved every version, maybe try it

      • Beta382

        In watching the video in this post, it appears to still not stay centered when moving. I see that it forces center after you let go of it (which happened in the version my friend had that I tried), but while it is in motion, you are able to move it off center, even when dragging up/down (when you let go it snaps back to the center, as expected).

        Making it lock the movement axis once in motion would prevent this from happening, and in my opinion would vastly improve the feel of this tweak (being able to make diagonal movements – i.e. dragging it onto the screen and moving it up at the same time – just feels sloppy). Maybe run that by Surenix and see what he thinks?

      • MPow

        you can move around the screen. If you move too left or too rigth it is collapsed in the edge, if not when you release your finger the player is moved to the center, so it will be always at the center if you don’t collapse it

      • Surenix

        MiniPlayer snaps to center on iPhone because of the screen size + MiniPlayer size. Also, because everything on the OS is on a fine grid, we thought it would be appropriate.

        We allow the users the freedom to move the MiniPlayer left and right so there’s that “feel” where if you do decide to collapse it to the side, it’ll look “live”. And if you don’t feel like moving it to the side but want to take a peak at what’s over on the left, you can have that option because once you’re done looking at whatever it is you want to look at, letting go of the MiniPlayer will snap it back in place (center).

        We are always trying to find the best solution to please the users and sometimes you can’t win them all. Thank you for your honest opinion.

    • Jeff

      Yes, because I enjoy this tweak. I share what I enjoy.

    • bw00ds

      I respect your opinion, but I feel that this is a news website. And the new features are more than minor. It’s not a complete review of the tweak, just a review of the update. And one doesn’t have to read it. I appreciate this site that he does for our good without compensation. And he does it for fun–he can do what he wants..

      (And I see that you have also additionally contributed to the discussion, so there must be enough to talk about here. Just sayin’…)

    • Jonathan

      Each update has brought something worth noting. It’s come a long way since it was first released and is definitely one the best and most beautifully put together tweak of the year. If you cant see that i’m sorry but credit needs to be given when due.

  • Mathi_11

    Tweaks like this make me wanna have my jailbreak back πŸ™

  • Kenny Woodard

    Am I the only one who doesn’t use the stock music player? I use a third party app called ” Free Music Downloader ” or something similar. Somehow it makes the music quality better and it brings out the bass for my Sol Republic headphones. Plus it’s free, customizable music.

    • MPow

      MiniPlayer is compatible with all apps that can be controlled in background, quick search only for Music and (soon/tomorrow) Spotify

  • Xee

    Does Miniplayer 2 work with Deezer (like Spotify)?

  • they should remove double tap for changing color, it’s annoying, and add option to lock player to one place, on iphone 4 its just to small (but perfect) and I’m changing color every time I want to use volume slider

    • Surenix

      To access volume slider, you tap and hold the album art. Then you tap and hold the knob. I don’t understand why you’d have to double tap the knob?

      I mean, you might be missing the volume knob once but if you try again, the gesture won’t recognize as a second tap.

      • Rith Kiri

        why i have boot loop when install MiniPlayer 2.2. MiniPlayer 2.1 work well.

      • Surenix

        MiniPlayer 2.2.1 is out now, should fix that.

  • bw00ds

    Jeff, I see from the video that you have at least two Japanese music artists. What’s the deal? I find that very interesting! (I, myself, am Japanese and love many of their musicians.)

    • Jeff

      I’m a japanophile and a j-pop (old school) connoisseur.

      • bw00ds

        Way cool! I’ll try to send you some links to some of my favorite groups. How did you get interested in this kind of music?

  • rosssimpson

    Is there any way I can get the music player to like, hide but then when I say tap on the status bar it shows again?

    • Surenix

      You might have to use Activator for this.

      • rosssimpson

        I’ve sussed it! Thanks man!

      • Surenix

        You’re welcome

  • mrloko

    Any hacks for spotify?

    • jp2002

      What do you mean by hacks?

      • mrloko

        I mean free premium account lol

      • jp2002

        lol i have made a hack that enables scrubbing though with unlimited skips:-)

  • Would be perfect if it worked with Rdio

    • mrloko

      Any hacks for rdio? For premium account?

      • No, I prefer to buy premium account. I think musician’s work should be respected

      • jp2002

        Even if its hacked Spotify would still pay the artist. So if you wanna support spotify and not hit their business, then you shouldn’t hack.

  • Surenix

    Cyueue only works within Music.app. So, no. We are looking into something though πŸ˜‰

    • MrShutEmDown

      thanks!

  • iViperzLTD

    I’m still bugged by whether this conflicts a lot with Zephyr D:
    I don’t want to buy it not knowing if it does or not
    Could someone let me know?

    • Surenix

      Works totally fine with Zephyr πŸ™‚

      • iViperzLTD

        Ah that’s great to hear, before I consider buying it, I have another question and I hope anyone could support me by answering.
        Does miniplayer interfere with Zephyr? Eg, if I were in an app, but wanted to swipe the miniplayer out, it would go over onto another app rather snapping the player onto my screen

      • MPow

        If you are in an app and you have zephyr swipe will change app and you can tap the player to uncollapse

      • iViperzLTD

        Many thanks, just bought the tweak, loving it already! πŸ™‚

      • Surenix

        Thank you kindly for your support πŸ™‚

      • mrloko

        Can we pirate ?? Haha just kidding bro

  • Damian W

    I think Jeff is doing the right thing of going over the new features in already reviewed tweak. Since this update is not just bug fixes, but actually it adds two new features the jailbreaking community did not have before. It is the right thing to let people know these features are out there. More people will buy the tweak and we have better chances to see more features in the new updates.

    • SaΓΊl Ga

      “Adds two new features the jailbreaking community did not have before”

      Are you kidding?
      The scrubbing feature is already in FoldMusic and Velox, and the search option is in Pluck or in the spotlight

      • Damian W

        Are you kidding me man? Show me the tweak with movable scrubbing across the system and search song . There’s is none! These two features alone in this tweak make it worth buying it

      • SaΓΊl Ga

        Not together, but those two features separately arent new.
        There’s a notification center widget called NCMusicGestures, it has the scrubbing feature so that pretty much covers the part of “tweak with movable scrubbing across the system”
        And pluck, using and activator action, covers the part of searching across the system too.
        I know it’s not the same as having it all in one but in the way you stated it in your first comment not necessarily have to be together, or maybe I just misunderstood it… Well either way… Peace! πŸ™‚

      • Damian W

        Oh well. I meant these two features put together with mini player look just fantastic. No other tweak gave me a similar experience like this. However, thanks for bringing up similar tweaks. I will definately look more into them. I checked pluck, but I thought it applies only to the lockscreen. And in case of ncmusicgestures I thought is just another player for nc only this time with gestures.

  • jp2002

    Of course scrubbing just works for the music.app. Apple is gay and they don’t have a scrubbing feature in their remote control events. hence need to wait till apple updates their remote control events or wait for some great hacker to bring in that feature.

    • Steven Miller

      That stinks! I only use spotify for music. Oh well, I still love miniplayer!!

  • Matt Taylor

    On the iPad, is there and option to uncollapse the mini player in an “emblem” notification like position rather than center? Thanks

    • Surenix

      Hm… something we’ll look at.

      • Matt Taylor

        Ok cool, thanks! Looks strange shooting to center on the iPad!

  • Nachie Samuels

    Can you make the search and seeker work with other music apps from the appstore and jeff just say the name of the keyboard

    • Jonathan

      altkeyboard by sentry but is not released yet. Follow him for updates

  • Rey Mata

    I prefer Rdio but this feature would probably have me start using Spotify instead. A big thanks to the team involved for working on improving this tweak.

  • EdouardH17

    Same for me.

  • EdouardH17

    My iPhone 5 goes on safe mode endlessly.. I fear there may be a conflict with another tweak I have. Any guess ?

    I paid for the app, I expect it to work.

    • MPow

      If you are on 6.0.x wait the, update already submitted
      If you are on 6.1.x email me

    • WolfgangHoltz

      Hahaha 11 releases in one month think you have to wait at least 30 releases before this program can go from beta status to RC status. And real developers don’t charge you to test their beta status code.

      • MPow

        11 Release in which we add many Feature every time (not only bug fix) try read the changelog, user love any new feature, and yes I had request to try a beta and the people was always happy to help me. If you don’t like new versions use 2.0 , is stable, if you don’t like just don’t use.

      • WolfgangHoltz

        Of course it’s up to me to use or not.
        And it’s also my right to write criticism on a product I think developed from immature kids. But life is a learning process and we all have to start somewhere.
        And 11 releases in one month is in my opinion little too much considering it’s a paid tweak/application. I’m aware it’s impossible to find all bug’s but in three times you had more than one update in one day and one time three updates in one day.
        This give the looks it’s not a mature product and should have this information so the customer is aware of what they buy. Especially when there is no try before you buy.

      • MPow

        I have the list of updates 3 minor update all the other are mayor updates with new feature so if you say a day I have released 3 update that’s happened one time other time are new features not bug fix . Bye kid

      • WolfgangHoltz

        Wow I’m impressed that you seem to be able to both read and repeat my previous post.

  • SaΓΊl Ga

    I think the double tap to change color feature should be removed… It takes forever to show the music controls, or make the controls appear just like Sentry’s concept

  • X8QU4Ot

    Anyone know how to install MiniPlayer without Activator?

    • Surenix

      There’s absolutely no way but if you don’t use Activator after the installation, it won’t affect your device’s performance or battery life at all.

  • sasan akbari

    I wish it was able to show coming song. Then it would be super hot!

  • Does MiniPlayer works with Cyueue? Am I able to search and add songs to Up Next or Play Next?

  • Damian Lillard

    Hey! Surenix! This is by and away my most favorite paid tweak! Awesome job, and keeo up the great work, fellows.

  • I know it doesn’t get mentioned as much as Spotify but what about support for MOG? I originally went with MOG over Spotify since it offered more music with the highest Biterate.

  • Nicko

    How can I hide it when launching other apps?

  • James

    You should review the newest update! The few little features make all the difference!!!