iOS 7’s design has been a polarizing topic in the tech industry over the past three weeks, but with iOS 7 beta 2 having dropped nine days ago to a much warmer reception, it would seem as though the tech world is growing used to some of the big changes Apple has made. The home screen icons have, along with several native apps, been completely redesigned as part of a ‘flatter’ approach, and the Music app has perhaps saw the biggest changes of them all. But if you’re not in a position to try iOS 7 beta out for yourself just yet, you may wish to check out a third-party offering by the name of Musi, offers a flavor of the official iOS 7 Music app in terms of design cues.
Laden with flat shapes and almost completely bound by the Cupertino’s new design ethos, but unlike Apple’s stock app, its purpose is not to play your locally stored tracks. Musi’s appeal is in the fact that it allows you to stream straight from video sharing site YouTube, and while the App Store app supplied by Google is none too shabby, its interface isn’t exactly tailored to a music listening experience.
As well as not providing any decent controls for the avid audio fan, the YouTube app will stop streaming just as soon as you lock your device or put it into sleep mode, but Musi allows you to enjoy your tracks in the background for uninterrupted listening pleasure, regardless of the app you’re using.
With a slick UI, great playlisting features and AirPlay support off the bat, Musi is packed to the gills with all the necessary features a music lover could want. To top things off, the app is absolutely free of charge, so if you’re looking for a YouTube streamer with that iOS 7 feel, look no further.
Although Musi predates the release of the iOS 7 beta, it has just been updated to version 2.0, and even if you’re not into listening to audio from YouTube, it’s well worth checking out just for the purpose of vanity.
(Download: Musi for iPhone on App Store)
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