Orpheus Music Player – Indie App of the Day
What is Orpheus Music Player?
Say hello to Orpheus Music Player. As you can imagine, it is a music player and it does music player things. It was built using the Apollo music player source code and has a number of added refinements and customization options. It also includes Chromecast support which is always a good thing these days.
Orpheus Music Player’s interface should seem familiar. It’s reminiscent of the Google Play Music interface with artist cards, swipe-able tabs, and the general feel of the app is similar as well. We actually quite liked this design choice because it adds some continuity to the rest of the Google-Android experience. If you have locally stored music, don’t want to use Google Music, but still want that look and feel, this would provide and adequate replacement without changing things up too much.
In addition to Chromecast support, Orpheus Music Player also features five theme options, various sort options, the standard stuff like notification and lock screen controls, gapless playback, widgets, and tablet support. It’s not as feature rich as something like Poweramp so if you’re a power user who needs a lot of features, this app may not be for you. Even so, there are still quite a bit of features that could be useful for average listeners.
What’s wrong with it?
The app is fairly new so if there are bugs or device incompatibilities, no one has stumbled upon them yet. Since release the developers have released at least a couple of updates that have been progressively fixing bugs and adding features. As per the norm, if you do give it a shot and there is something wrong, you should definitely email the developers to give them a chance to fix it. For now, though, it appears to be pretty well done.
Overall, this is a fairly simple and good looking music player. The features are centered around Chromecast support as well as tablet support with most of the standard features that are usually desired in a music app. Chromecast support does work well and the app is well designed. We also especially liked the five color options which is a feature most music apps don’t have.
It is a tad simple so power users probably won’t be too impressed but this is a very solid offering for casual listeners. Those with a Chromecast that haven’t already found a good app to stream locally stored music should definitely give this one a look. To get started, click the button below. Do note, the app does cost $0.99.