Music player Doppler updated with support for spatial audio, offline Siri, and more

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What you need to know

  • Doppler has been updated to take advantage of new features in iOS 15.
  • Offline Siri support, improved CarPlay, and spatial audio support have been added.

If streaming music isn't your thing and you'd rather listen to files stored locally, Doppler is probably the app for you. It's better than ever after a new update, too, with support for some hot iOS 15 features added.

Kicking things off is a new spatialize audio feature that is perfect for people who have lots of surround sound music to listen to. Doppler knows that it won't be for everyone, though — there's a switch to turn the whole thing off for those who want to stick to stereo sound.

iOS 15 adds a new option to enable spatial audio for multi-channel audio. For people with surround sound music, iOS 15 will generate a 3D sound stage that mimics a surround sound environment. This also works with stereo audio.Doppler supports the new options for spatialized audio and because this setting might not be for everyone, Doppler includes an option to disable the new effects.

CarPlay fans get an update in the form of a new Siri button, making it easier to get the digital assistant's attention while driving. Offline Siri support has also been added as well.

All of this is available via the updated Doppler right now. The app is a free download from the App Store with a seven-day trial available. After that, a one-time purchase of $6.99 unlocks the app for good.

Doppler was already one of the best iPhone apps for people who like offline audio — now it's better than ever.

Oliver Haslam

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.