Marvis Music Player 1

Around here, we love music players. It’s especially nice when they have a smooth look and plenty of added features. If you are going to use something other than Apple’s stock Music app, there had better be a reason for it.

Marvis Music Player has a nice design and plenty of unique user interface features that are customizable so listening to music is more than just a good-looking playback experience.

The app features seven different media view options, including songs, artists, albums, playlists, genres, composers, and album artists. You can add as many or as few options to your screen.

Marvis Music Player 2

Navigating between views is as easy as swiping to the left or right. Or, you can tap the icon at the top of the screen. When you select a playlist, artist, album, or genre, a list of songs appears. However, the screen still shows the media view. Instead of switching to a different list, you can still scroll down or up to navigate the selected view.

The very bottom of the screen shows the currently playing song. Swipe up from the bottom of the screen to see a full view of the song’s artwork, plus some additional controls, like rewind and fast forward. You can also shuffle the song, favorite it, and connect to the MusixMatch app to add the Synced Lyrics feature.

While in the full screen now playing view, swipe to the left to see the playlist. You can shuffle songs and even rearrange the order. Swipe down from the full screen to go back to the media view.

Marvis Music Player 3

In the settings section, you can customize the view with two or three cells per row, add or remove media views, change grouping types, and replace texts of songs, artists, or albums. This last feature is good for censoring words for your kids’ sake (it only works in the Marvis app).

Overall, this is a robust listening experience with a number of useful user interface features that make it much more than just a nicer looking music player.

Marvis Music Player is available on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch for free. Download it in the App Store today.

What do you think of this robust music player? Let us know in the comments below.

  • August Ebbesen

    It would be nice if I could connect my Box or dropbox account, so I could stream my music.

    • Aditya Rajveer

      Yeah, Nice Idea, will surely work on that.

      • asomoitalimo

        This is so great Aditya! It replaced Taptunes as my favorite music player app. Thank you! I just hope there will be a full-screen now playing view for the iPad on the next update?

      • Aditya Rajveer

        It was there in the version 1.0, I removed it. I thought this made more sense. Most of the times we don’t have large artworks, which makes the Artwork look fuzzy.

        But if thats what makes you happy, Maybe I’ll add an option. After all, this app was made for users like you.

      • asomoitalimo

        Yes please! It will make me happy because I am a lisztomaniac who makes sure that all my album arts are hi-res. Thanks for the response. And hell yeah, you make us happy!

      • Aditya Rajveer

        Okay, I’ve almost completed v1.2, I’ll add it in the next one. I’ll even have to redesign it.

      • 9to5Slavery

        Would love Dropbox streaming

      • eXoguti097

        Do you work with jailbreak tweaks? I’d LOVE if there was one that makes this the default audio player so it won’t ever jump to the stock app.

      • Aditya Rajveer

        I don’t but I guess someone will probably make a tweak if Marvis becomes popular. And looks like it’s already rocking, Thanks to this Amazing article.

      • eXoguti097

        I got a suggestion too, when you select an artist and the songs drops down, add an option so we can choose if they’re in order by name or grouped by album and sorted by track number like on the stop music app =P

      • Aditya Rajveer

        It’s already available. Check “Grouping Type” in Marvis Settings.

      • eXoguti097

        It’s by Album Artists though no Albums alone

        Edit: Ah I see 🙂 Thanks, this player is perfect.

      • Aditya Rajveer

        I guess you’re using Album Artists view. There is separate Artists View. Select it from ‘Media Views’ settings.

        Tip: You can have both at the same time as well.

      • Sachka

        File Sharing sandboxing for media you don’t have in iTunes would be nice too! I’m still looking for the perfect player that does that.

      • Brian Voll

        It does look nice, but there are some iCloud purchases I made that I don’t want to be seen in here. Easy to hide/delete in the stock Music app. How do I get rid of them here?

      • Aditya Rajveer

        Already implemented in the next version, coming next week. You can show music using options – all, local only or cloud only, editable on per view basis.

    • nyangejr

      And the “Open In” feature, would really love to import songs from other media players

      • Aditya Rajveer

        I really thought about this during the development phases, it can be done, but considering that the App you are importing from, supports ‘Open In’ feature.

  • Sharma15

    I’m already in love with this app. Soo simply designed and for free? If it integrated streaming music or local playlists, it would easily replace all 3 music apps I currently use. As of now, bye bye stock music app.

    • Aditya Rajveer

      The main reason for keeping Marvis for free is to reach as many iDevices as possible. Sometimes you don’t do it for money, but to make others happy.

      • Marouf

        That’s so cool of you!

      • Dark Knight

        #Respect

  • Rares

    Nice app, but a bit laggy here and there.

    • Aditya Rajveer

      Which iOS device you’re using?

      • Rares

        iPhone 5s on ios 8.4

      • Aditya Rajveer

        Sometimes artworks take time to load for the first time, it must be smooth once loaded.

        But if it still doesn’t work for you, I’m working on Lists views, which improves performance on slower devices, and it looks cool as well.

        Sneak peak of the update in the picture. I bet everyone would love it as well.

  • Jordan James Dalzell

    Can’t believe this app is free. I also can’t believe how quickly I’ve fallen in love with it. Works great and easy to navigate with one hand. Nice touch using the album artwork as the app background. In fact this makes the stock music app look generic by comparison. I know the music app is getting a redesign in iOS 8.4 so Apple should be taking notes. The only downside is no landscape mode but definitely worth downloading.

    • Aditya Rajveer

      Thank you for saying these nice thinks. You are right, Landscape mode is lacking, but believe me, I’m thinking about it too. But I must think of something revolutionary there as well. You can surely expect a landscape mode.

      • Jordan James Dalzell

        Considering this is a 1.0 release I’m very impressed. I’m sure the app will keep getting better with future updates.
        I’m ditching the stock app in favour of this. Maybe the redesign in 8.4 will sway me back but I doubt it.

    • Hey Jordan, you mentioned a downside that Marvis doesn’t have Landscape Mode. I’m happy to announce that it’s coming in a few days. I’ve already submitted the Update to the App Store.

      I guess you’d like to see a Sneak Peak.

  • Aditya Rajveer

    Thank you for reporting this, but it is not actually a bug. If Marvis wants to support iCloud music, Scrubbing from Control Centre and many more features, it needs to rely on the Music App APIs, Apple provides to third party developers.

    All the other music player apps which allow iCloud music to be played, needs you use that API.

    So, basically Apple doesn’t allow us to do that. But if its really keeping you from using Marvis, would a Notification Centre widget help?

    About the freeze, hopefully next update would fix it. Coming next week.

    • Moh@mmad Amin

      Your Welcome dude
      Hm I didn’t know that, anyway felt it wouldn’t be bad if I say it.
      Yea good idea about widget

      • Aditya Rajveer

        About quitting the App from switcher, did you mean quitting Stock Music app?

      • Moh@mmad Amin

        Yea if we close stock iOS Music app from app switcher the player becomes frizzed

      • Aditya Rajveer

        You can’t do that, actually Stock Music App is responsible for playing music, as I explained. So quitting it would stop the music.

      • Moh@mmad Amin

        Yes of course it stops music but it’s not the problem. sometimes when I close stock music player from app switcher and enter to Marvis Player from app switcher, it becomes freezed and I have to re-open it. this is the problem

      • Aditya Rajveer

        Ohhh yeah, now I understand what you meant, still iOS’s fault. Would happen with all Apps which reply on Stock Music.

      • Moh@mmad Amin

        Okay seems no other serious problem 🙂
        Thanks again

  • Aditya Rajveer

    No hard feelings, I bet everyone has their preferences. But If you try Marvis, I’m sure you’ll love it as well. It’s gonna keep improving and adding new features.

    • gg915

      I would love to try it. However, I got my iPhone when 8.3 came out, so I was unable to update to grab 8.1.2. Any chance to make this compatible with pre 8.1 devices? 5s, 8.0.2 jail broken

      • Aditya Rajveer

        There are rumours that a JB might be released for iOS 8.4. Nothing’s decided.

        If possible, I’ll try to add pre 8.1 support.

      • So, you must have heard the news, iOS 8.3 jailbreak is out. Now you can finally try Marvis. I hope you Love it.

  • Michel Leist

    Fantastic music app. I just hope for a white theme option and – if possible – a Spotify playlist connection…!! Great work!!

    • Aditya Rajveer

      Light Theme option – cool will note down with all the features users suggested. Mahn, The list is getting bigger and bigger.

  • Michel Leist

    Awesome, oh and what about Soundcloud and Youtube connection? Would be amazing. And your app icon looks a bit lost beside other music player apps. Make it more like Ecoute app!!

    • Aditya Rajveer

      Adding the Integration to 3rd Party Services, requires a bit more work. And as you know feature list is expanding, It may take some time.

      • Michel Leist

        Just take your time to make this the most awesome stock app replacement so far 🙂

  • mkOS

    Too bad it requires iOS 8, I have iPhone 4 and it supports up to iOS 7.

    • Aditya Rajveer

      iOS 8 is the reason behind some features of Marvis. A newer, faster device is really recommended for better performance. Marvis looks and works Amazing on iPhone 6, 6 Plus.

      But would love to support Older Devices, some day.

  • Sleaka J

    I currently use Ecoute, but always on the lookout for different apps, so I’ve given Marvis a go.

    I quite like it, not sure if it’d replace Ecoute, but I have noticed an issue that is occurring for me.

    My playlist names change around when opening and closing them. Normally they’re listed in alphabetical order. If I click on a playlist and it expands the list, the names on the other playlists change and sometimes 2 different playlists will show the same name. If I click on one of the wrong names, it’ll show the right name, so it’s not permanent, but it’s not showing correct playlist names all the time.

    • Aditya Rajveer

      Yeah the issue is known. It has already been resolved. It’ll be added to the next Update, coming next week.

      • Sleaka J

        Good to hear. Keep up the good work.

    • Nesly Lacroix

      I checked out Ecoute app page in the App Store and it does not look anything special. This app beats it head down on pure beauty of the interface. Is there anything Ecoute does that this app does not do?

      • Aditya Rajveer

        No Comments here. Some People have their Preferences. And I respect all. But I’m sure Marvis is what everyone needs to try.

  • Nesly Lacroix

    I just downloaded and tried it. It is indeed a very beautiful player with a great interface. I was pleasantly surprised that it could play my iCloud purchases. One thing I noticed is when I add music to the play queue while playing music, the music stutters on each addition. Can you fix that? Also, it would be great if you can play iTunes Radio since you rely on the stock music app.

    • Aditya Rajveer

      The a short pause when you update items in queue is because Marvis submits the updated queue to Music App, which doesn’t provide developers API to edit already added queues.

      The pause is inevitable, Marvis Updates it right when it is required. It can also be done when the you leave the App. But It may seem weird to some. Maybe I’ll try to give an Option, in Future Updates.

      Sorry, can’t add iTunes Radio, no APIs from Apple.

    • Hello Nesly, You wished I could fix the short pause, which occurs each time Playback Queue was Updated. I’d like to let you know that I have fixed that in v2.0. It’s on its way. Will be coming in a few days, if Approved.

  • Jake Platt

    Nice music player. My early suggestion, if I may, would be to have the option under artist view to have songs sorted by album instead of all in alphabetical order. Currently under artist view all songs are just listed in alphabetical order, mixing all albums together. I would love to see an option to list the songs by track list order in their respective album, exactly like the native iOS music app does. Otherwise, can’t fault the player!

  • yentrog31

    Beautiful player, well done. Makes the default player hard to look at. Btw the donate PayPal link will not work to India. You got a workaround? I like to support devs. Tia

    • Aditya Rajveer

      Thanks a lot you for supporting me, So glad you loved Marvis. What message does PayPal show when you try to donate?

      Actually I haven’t tried to donate myself. I guess I’ll have to check it now.

      • yentrog31

        “Currently PayPal accounts in India are only able to send payments. This recipient is not eligible to receive funds.” That is what I get from your support page.

      • Aditya Rajveer

        Ohhhh I never knew. Coz I never tried PayPal. Silly me.

        I guess I’ll have to find an alternative.

      • yentrog31

        Let me know. I will check back. Good Luck!

      • Nesly Lacroix

        Wanted to contribute as well and got the same error.

      • Aditya Rajveer

        I never used PayPal ever. Looks like it won’t work for some reasons. I checked out ‘Skrill’, it looks promising. I opted for business account sign up. Still, No reply from there side.

        Does anyone have any suggestions? It’d mean a lot.

      • yentrog31

        It’s working now, congrats and thx for the really wonderful player.

      • Aditya Rajveer

        Thank you very much for your the contribution.

        Can you please tell which link worked?

      • yentrog31

        I used the website.

      • Aditya Rajveer

        Can you Try donating again now? Tell me what happens. I upgraded to business account.

        Fingers crossed, hoping for the best.

  • Sai Simha Akula

    Hi Aditya,
    It would be great if your app could open music files from another app,not just the songs in the native music app.

    • Aditya Rajveer

      wow, great idea, I’ll mark your request. The requests List is really big. Apologies if it takes more time.

  • Sleetui

    Tuneshell is probably the best 3rd Party Music app ever. The features weren’t even comparable to anything else. Worth the money.

  • Vijay

    “Absolutely creepy app ” Said no one ever.

    • Aditya Rajveer

      Seriously, I noticed the same.

      • Sin City

        Aditya, is it possible to be able to see your track bitrate in a future update? That would make our app perfect for me. I’m not really a fan of Vox Music Player, but I love that feature from them. I wish that was something stock and Ecoute did as well.

        Other than that, very nice music player. Keep up the good work.

      • Aditya Rajveer

        Yeah, I hope on adding it, bitrate, size, format and more. Marvis is open to all possibilities, and will try to implement what the users need.

  • Nesly Lacroix

    After enjoying Marvis on my iPhone, I tried it on my iPad. It crashes every time I shuffle a playlist. That renders unusable for me. I am quite disappointed.

    • Aditya Rajveer

      iPad model, iOS version?

      • Nesly Lacroix

        iPad 4, iOS 8.1.1

      • Aditya Rajveer

        Odd, my friend uses Marvis on iPad 4 running 8.1.2 without any problems, 8.1.2 vs 8.1.1 not any major changes.

        Does the crash just happen while using shuffle in playlists view?

    • Aditya Rajveer

      Thank you for isolating the crashes, that really helped a lot, actually I had already solved that issue unknowingly. But now I understood why it happened.

  • Moh@mmad Amin

    I already have vox player installed on my phone because of two reasons:
    First of all we can play songs from other apps in that player and also it supports lossless music qualities like FLAC or ALAC
    So if u add these two in your player it would be much better than better!

    • Aditya Rajveer

      Hopefully, One day Marvis will also support all the features users have requested so far.

      • Marte

        Nice to see an alternative of the stock music app. It will be nice too if you add multi-language support 🙂

      • Aditya Rajveer

        Yeah Marvis would gain support for more languages, but I may need some help doing that. I hope you guys would be ready to lend a hand.

      • Marte

        Yes, of course!

      • Aditya Rajveer

        Would you please send me a mail from Marvis Support, so we can stay in touch. Even mention the language you’d help me localize Marvis to.

  • nyangejr

    Okay I’m downloading

    • nyangejr

      I like the integration with musixmatch, makes reading and following lyrics easy

  • LeonLink

    A question for the developer: is it possible to implement google play music streaming? I have all my music stored there, it could be nice to merge Google and other music services into the same app. Could be the definitive music app! 🙂

    • Aditya Rajveer

      I’d check if that’s possible, Maybe if it is, others have requested more streaming services as well, so Google play music even has a chance to be added.

      • LeonLink

        I think Google service is the one with most capabilities since it let you store 50.000 tracks. So could be really nice…

    • Nesly Lacroix

      I thought the limit was 20,000 tracks. Have they upgraded that?

      • LeonLink

        Yes it’s been upgraded 🙂

  • LostBoy BackinBlack

    For me (Italian user, i have iP6 PLUS, i use many times in landscape mode case to a fork of my r6 Yamaha, when i ride) there is two important things : landspace mode (the music stock coverflow is orrible, stupid and with a gloves crazy) and the localization, if you would i can try to translate into Italian language. But for me, the app is very great (i have a ios 8.1 JB, wait for 8.4 JB and stock music app, but you app is very nice and flexible than the ios 8.4 Beta music app), the major things is landascape decent support (NOT COVERFLOW PLEASE 😀 !! ). Great work and double compliments!

    • Aditya Rajveer

      I’d be really happy to localize it, you write me a mail from Marvis Support, we’ll stay in touch, I’ll notify you when I have plans.

      About the landscape, I’m really thinking about it as well, and many users have requested it, so after I finish and release this week’s update, my next target is landscape mode.

      • LostBoy BackinBlack

        Where is Marvis support? From Appstore do you mean?

      • Aditya Rajveer

        Last row Inside Marvis settings.

    • You already know from my Facebook post that v2.0 is already Submitted, which Includes an Amazing Landscape View. I thought I’d post here if anyone else wants to know it.

      v2.0 will be out in a few days, if Approved.

  • Mark

    Can I suggest changing the color of the background when you open an item like this?

    • Aditya Rajveer

      Cool, I tried doing something like this previously, but it didn’t look so good. Try imagining something like this with blur background maybe you’d understand.

      But I’ll try changing some things, who knows that might look even better.

  • The Guy

    Why is it so ugly? Cesium is the only one that looks half descent.

  • Richard

    Hello
    there – I think the app is GREAT and I wouldnt even mind paying for it if I had
    the option of using the “TILT” option to use on my iPad – I think thats the only
    thing missing from this app – the option to be able to move it side ways instead
    of just upright.

    • Hello, Richard
      You can expect the Landscape Mode for iPad soon, I never planned to remove it. I had added support for it earlier, but things didn’t work out, My next target is Landscape Mode for iPad. But I hope you’re loving the app apart from that.

  • Richard

    Hi Aditya – thank you for the quick response – I have a question please – I am trying to remove or disable the “Playback queue” option but I do not see the instructions on how to do that, Can you please help? I just dont like the songs showing on the right side of my Ipad -oh and please Thank you for Adding the Landscape Option so Quick – one word (WOW) keep up the great work.

    • Your welcome. Really sorry, Playback Queue can’t be disabled on Landscape, because of the way Marvis displays grids it can’t change the number of items in a row on the fly, and even the current NowPlaying screen would look odd if it’s too wide. So basically to overcome those things, I had to keep the width of Main View similar, and show Playback Queue all the time. I’m surprised you don’t want to see the queue, even if you don’t queue up songs, you use it to play any item on ur list. And yeah, I really fastened the seat belts to do high speed delivery of Landscape on iPad, released just a day later from past version.

  • Oli DC

    I really like your app, but it would be very nice if you could group by artist in genre. That’s one thing gone from the default app that I’m looking for.

    • Well, I’d surely have done that but there’s one problem, due to the collapsing structure I won’t have enough space to put Artist > Album Song hierarchy. It would look very cluttered. Hope you’d understand.