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Jul
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Long have Subsonic users awaited the day the do-it-yourself music streaming platform would finally incorporate an equalizer in its Android app. Today is that day. Subsonic has been updated to version 3.0, and there's a slew of changes. For one, there's a brand-new widget. There's also a basic music visualization option, and the notification on the pull-down menu now shows album art. Take a look at some of the new features, below:

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Subsonic, if you aren't familiar with it, is a music streaming platform that utilizes your home computer and personal music collection to provide a cloud-esque experience. That is to say, it's 100% your bandwidth being used, there's no unnecessary middleman transcoding the files (ahem, AudioGalaxy), and you can customize the experience from the server side to almost no end.

And if you are familiar with the app, there's one more change you'll probably like - the atrocious header font from 2 previous updates has been changed to something that's actually legible (and doesn't break when albums and song titles are too long). Hooray!

Subsonic really is a great app - if you can stomach the setup, and the price ($15 donation is required via PayPal to use the Android app after 30 days).

So, go get that update on the Market.

David Ruddock
David's phone is an HTC One. He is an avid writer, and enjoys playing devil's advocate in editorials, imparting a legal perspective on tech news, and reviewing the latest phones and gadgets. He also doesn't usually write such boring sentences.

  • SlidVendetta

    Looks interesting, but I still like AudioGalaxy best.

    • http://dubqnp.dk dubqnp

      On subsonic you don't have to upload your music/movie collection anywhere. Just stream from your computer to your phone.

      • http://arlof.com Aaron

        You don't have to upload anything with Audiogalaxy either. At least it doesn't seem that way while using it.

  • http://stuarthalliday.com Stuart Halliday

    It's brillant. But still has a couple of minor bugs like forgetting playlist names when you add/remove songs.

  • http://www.mrchnd.com Chris

    I love Subsonic, I just wish they kept the square white play/skip buttons instead of the ugly shiny round ones that don't match Android's UI.