Soundwaves 2.21

Soundwaves 2.21 has been released on the App Store and Mac App Store.

This version tries to play back M4A files which have not been optimized for streaming, by downloading them entirely. If you encode your own tracks, though, you really should make sure that they are optimized for streaming. Further reading on the subject for the more technically inclined 🙂

Soundwaves for iOS product page

Soundwaves for macOS product page

A different way to stream your music

Soundwaves makes it easy to access your music archive on iOS devices or on your Mac, but it needs a compatible Subsonic server to connect to.

If you don’t have a server to run Subsonic (or Nextcloud, or other servers supporting the same APIs), or you prefer a simpler solution, you might wish to try Astiga. In their own words:

Astiga is a streaming service for your own music library. You can play your music wherever you are in the world. You store your music in a cloud storage service of your choice (Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, Backblaze, S3, pCloud and most services that support WebDAV, FTP or SFTP) and Astiga plays it from there. There’s a Web based player, plus an app for Android, and as you know because we implement the Subsonic protocol any Subsonic client should work.

Because you have control over your music, you get to say how it’s organized, what music is in it, etc. We also feel privacy is important.