What you need to know
- Soor is a gorgeous Apple Music app that can replace the Music app your iPhone came with.
- The app was already a looker, but its new iOS 14 widgets take the biscuit.
- They don't just look great – they're useful, too.
Popular Apple Music app Soor has been updated to support iOS 14's new Home screen widgets, and developer Tanmay Sonawane is taking no prisoners.
As we've seen with some other great iOS 14 updates, Soor offers multiple different widgets that all display information differently. In Soor's case, we have Now Playing, showing what's currently playing. Then we have Magic Mix that lets you start one of your mixes right from your Home screen. The third option is Music Collection, with customization options that include your favorites, release alerts, top songs, and more.
It's that level of customization that makes Soor's widgets so great. Each widget type has two different sizes for users to choose from. If you're looking for a way to get your music onto your Home screen, Soor is the place to look.
- Now Playing: Now playing song & up next. Updates near realtime.
- Magic Mixes: Play any of your magic mixes.
- Music Collection: Configurable to show 8 types of curated content.
You can pick Soor up from the App Store (opens in new tab) now. It does cost $4.99 but that's a one-time fee and, frankly, Soor runs rings around the free Music app. Give it a try, you're going to love it.
Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.
Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.
Gotta ask. Where's the controls? Play, Pause, etc. Guess Apple widgets don't support that.
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