Jan 17 AT 1:40 PM Dustin Earley 13 Comments

CyanogenMod 9 music app available now for Android 4.0 devices

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Back in late December, Android Developer Andrew Neal revealed some of the new features coming to the CyanogenMod 9 music app that had control freaks everywhere dying for a taste. While the default music app in Android 4.0 isn’t terrible, it does lack much in the way of customization and control. Andrew Neal’s new CyanogenMod music app aims to fix that. Finally, last night, Neal took to his site Seeing Pixels and released an early 1.0 build of the music app for Android 4.0 devices.

At first glance, the CyanogenMod 9 music app (it just appears as Music with a blue icon on your Android device) isn’t all that different from the default music player. The default theme is slightly varied from what comes stock with Ice Cream Sandwich, but you might not even notice if you weren’t looking. The total overhaul comes from the setting menu.

There’s a ton of options and setting under the customization menu option, but that’s only the beginning. There’s some in-depth audio options including a full equalizer with bass boost, shake and flip gesture support and a theme chooser. The music theme template for the app was also released yesterday, along with a Google Music theme. The default theme that comes with the app looks much more native on Android 4.0 than Google Music, but options are what this app is all about.

As much as I like the CyanogenMod 9 music app, I need Google Music. All my music is on Google Music now. And the CyanogenMod 9 music app lacks Google Music support. Because of this, it could never become my go-to music app for Android. I will keep it installed for anything local, but that won’t be much.

To try out the new music app for CyanogenMod 9, head on over to Seeing Pixels now. Be sure to let us know how you like it.

Via: Verge

Source: Seeing Pixels

Dustin Earley: Tech enthusiast; avid gamer; all around jolly guy.

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  • Chad

    I have to agree with Dustin, This app, although it seems awesome, is useless to me without the Google Music support, that’s where all my music lives now. Google Music is the best thing that could’ve happened to Android smartphones. I hate taking up space on my phone for music especially since I have alot of it. The cloud is your friend.

  • spazby

    Google music all the way, baby…

  • Roy

    Now, everyone should go into these custom music apps realizing that Google Music isn’t a possibility, without an official api. Now, someone could try to write their own api, but that might be a huge task someone isn’t willing to undertake.. or it could be as simple as sitting down for an hour (though I doubt it is as their would be an api by now..). Now, for those who use google music and store the music you listen to locally, you can use google music sniper to transfer those to a spot on your sd card where other music players can access it. Not the same thing, but you still get to use google music as a music archive and your favorite music player as the media player.

    Until their is an official api, I doubt we will see other music apps with any sort of google music support.

    Here’s a link to google music sniper for those who are interested. It is a paid app.


    • Roy

      I just realized how often I used now in that paragraph. I should work on that…

    • CTown

      I hate that, it would be nice not to have two music players on a phone (even though Google designed both)!

  • Goldarr

    I download tons of single tracks to my phone and upload them later to Google Music for streaming. Since I have so much music, I can’t tell what’s local and what’s streaming so it’s a nightmare for me to find a song I downloaded locally. This will make it easier.

  • Hall Lo

    Well here in Canada Google Music is still unavailable :/ so I guess I have no reason not to use this cm9 music app!

  • Nathan D.

    Hopefully everything about cm9 will be completed soon and we don’t have to wait that long for it.

  • LukeT32

    agreed with above comments.. The app is sharp and I love the extra features, but without the online support of google music this does nothing for me.

  • Richard Yarrell

    This is a very nice application with good features something great to keep around on your device. Future updates will bring online support for google music

    • squiddy20

      Way to restate a summary of the article. Soooo brilliant. /sarcasm

  • Marcofromda510

    There’s a unlock bootloader for the mytouch 4g slide, but not the original mytouch 4g, but in therory, shouldnt it work just the same, the only difference between the two is a phyical keyboard right

  • GrendelJapan

    Bit buggy for me on my NS w/ ICS. Maybe custom themes make all the difference, but as it is, I’m not sure why/how it is significantly better than Google Music or Doubletwist.