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Suggestions needed for new iPhone music player
July 31, 2014 7:55 AM   Subscribe

I'm happy with the native music player on the iPhone, except for 1 or 2 points. First, the shuffle all songs mode works poorly. With it I keep getting the same songs played over and over again, and many songs seem to never come up. So I'd like a player with a super shuffler! Also, as I use the player mostly in the car, one with a simpler interface would be nice that can be easily fat-thumbed and where the titles and song info is large and easily seen ("car mode"). Any suggestions?
posted by Rad_Boy to Technology (4 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
Forgot to add: I don't want music streaming capability, just an app that can access my iTunes library and playlists.
posted by Rad_Boy at 8:05 AM on July 31


With it I keep getting the same songs played over and over again, and many songs seem to never come up.

Have you considered using a smart playlist with criteria to help prevent this? Something like:

Last Played: not in the last 1 month (or whatever time period)
Limit to 500 items selected by random
Live updating (on)

You can add other criteria like "Last skipped: not in the last (time period)" so it won't include songs you've recently passed over, etc.
posted by bcwinters at 8:12 AM on July 31 [2 favorites]


Stezza has a great simple interface.
posted by get off of my cloud at 2:54 PM on July 31


I searched around and currently think Big Player bests meet my criteria. The shuffle seems to work very well so far; I am listening to songs I haven't heard in a long time! The app is free, as well.
posted by Rad_Boy at 1:57 PM on August 2


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