Aria Grid View

If you’re looking for a way to significantly change the experience with the stock Music app, then you need to check out Aria, a new jailbreak tweak recently released on Cydia. Aria is a $1.99 release that’s available on the BigBoss repo, and it allows you to use a stylish grid interface to display albums and artists.

Along with the interface changes, come more practical ideas. For example, you can add songs to your up-next queue using simple tap and hold gestures. But that’s not all that Aria is capable of doing. Check out our full video walkthrough after the break for a look into what makes this tweak so interesting.

Once you install Aria, you will find a new preference panel in the stock Settings app dedicated to the tweak. Aria’s preferences contain the standard kill-switch—a feature that requires a respring—along with several additional panels for altering the look and feel of the stock Music app.

The most significant visual change that Aria brings to the table—the grid based views—can be found in the artist and album view panels in its preferences. There, you can enable or disable the grid views along with other minor visual alterations.

Aria Preferences

The now-playing panel lets users change the look of the now-playing interface. You can choose to ditch the standard look of the interface for a dark tinted view based on the now-playing album art. If you ask me, this is one of the best changes that Aria brings to the table.

Aria Now Playing

Aria allows users to do some additional things like resume a now-playing queue, or continuing to play in shuffle mode after the final track of an album has completed. But, to me at least, the best thing about this tweak from a functionality perspective is the ability to alter your up-next queue. It’s based on the same principals found in the full-sized desktop version of iTunes, and on an earlier released jailbreak tweak called Cyueue.

Aria Queue

As we mentioned earlier, Aria is a $1.99 jailbreak release available now on Cydia. If you’re a big fan of the stock Music app, then I highly recommend that you give it a look. After doing so, let me know what you think about it in the comments below.

  • Kenneth Lin

    Wow. I don’t install many tweaks at all as I like to keep it a mostly stock experience, but this is really nice and complements the design principles of iOS 7.

    • Jamie Tilden

      Yeah but unfortunately it’s super buggy, made my app crash several times, and I can’t get over how it makes the scrubber a bright red when playing with ColorFlow. If all this is fixed, I’ll gladly go back to it.

  • Queue is back?! YES!

    • Subrath

      Thank goodness! I was waiting forever for Cyueue to be updated.

  • Guest

    i think you mean tweak instead of take ? am i correct Jeff?

    • “A new tweak on the stock music app” would not make sense. His grammar was perfect.

      • MYDICK INURTROATH

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      • YalllSuckBallz

        lol

  • Dave Newcomb

    FYI, Aria won’t work with ActionMenu. The author is working on it.

    • Well that explains why I can’t get it to work. I even uninstalled half my music app tweaks and it still didn’t work. At least I know now.

      • Dave Newcomb

        Yeah, I tried getting rid of ActionMenu and it worked, sort of. I still had trouble shuffling playlists. I’ll wait a few revisions and try it again.

  • Willie

    This is what iOS 8 music player should look like!

    • YalllSuckBallz

      Shut up!

  • Alan

    It’s nice, reminds me on iTunes

  • Zeus

    Very Apple-ish.

    • Come Correct

      Very Jailbreak Community-ish*

  • Discovery is an amazing group which everyone should definitely check out. “flies away*

  • Owen

    I’ve been using this for a couple of days and I love it. It really does feel official.

  • Brendan

    I would love to be able to delete whole albums or artists from within the music app. I know I am not alone in this wish. iOS 6 had the ability…..can someone please help me lobby for such a tweak?

  • Jason Dennery

    Does it play nice with Eclipse to give a dark interface?

  • YalllSuckBallz

    You guys are all sons of B!T­©H3S!!! Yup! That’s right! Y

  • Guest

    I’mma let ya’ll finish, but first imma let this out: This site is the 5h!t!!, But some of the peeps that post comments here are just Turd-heads, maddafakas, b!tcH3s, h03s, PuZz!3s, Cunt5, Cawk Zakkas, and just plain sons of filthy and promiscuous female dogs!!! Windows/Nokia/Android users who be posting negative stuff about apple products. Go suck a toe!!!! Dunn be posting up on this joint if yall don’t like the iStuff!! Keep using your devises and move on. Honestly, I’m fed up with yall stupid attitudes and cheap ass comments! Yall don’t see apple fanboyz spreading up text jizz on yo sites! GettaFak out! Sorry Jeff, I just had to set them straight…. o wait… they ain’t straight!! Pooooooooowwwww!!!

  • YalllSuckBallz

    I’mma let ya’ll finish, but first imma let this out: This site is the 5h!t!!, But some of the peeps that post comments here are just Turd-heads, maddafakas, b!tcH3s, h03s, PuZz!3s, Cunt5, Cawk Zakkas, and just plain sons of filthy and promiscuous female dogs!!! Windows/Nokia/Android users who be posting negative stuff about apple products. Go suck a toe!!!! Dunn be posting up on this joint if yall don’t like the iStuff!! Keep using your devises and move on. Honestly, I’m fed up with yall stupid attitudes and cheap ass comments! Yall don’t see apple fanboyz spreading up text jizz on yo sites! GettaFak out! Sorry Jeff, I just had to set them straight…. o wait… they ain’t straight!! Pooooooooowwwwww!!!

  • Sam L.

    Tried it out, and it’s a really nice tweak! Currently has issues with BlurredMusicApp, waiting on a fix for this *fingers crossed*. Disabled in the mean time.

  • filter351

    No coverflow?

  • Lnds500

    Hopefully Apple will adopt most of these changes. Especially up next, that’s a must.

    The surrounding area taking the colours of the artwork is how Apple Remote works as well.

  • Guest

    The stock music player is really great. But it definitely could use some new fresh features. I’m actually designing a new music application called Jam-mout. It’ll even have themes. Check it out! It’ll be free on the app store. (not released)

  • Nathan Denlinger

    The stock music player is definitely an incredible and powerful music player. However, tweaks like these greatly enhance it’s functionality and beauty. I have set out to do just that too. I have been designing a music application (with radio’s to be built in future updates) called Jam-mout. The app even has 6 high quality themes. (Not all themes are pictured below)

  • Brendan

    I would love to be able to delete whole albums or artists from within the music app. I know I am not alone in this wish. iOS 6 had the ability…..can someone please help me lobby for such a tweak?

    • Luke Foord

      Second this so much!

  • Juliano Rosario

    Way too buggy

  • (JailbreakQA) King Shoot

    I can’t find it in search