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Symfonium: Music player and cast with Emby support


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Symfonium is a simple and modern music player, with an unique vision to be your central control point for your music. Add multiple media providers (Your local device, Plex, Emby, Jellyfin, Subsonic, Kodi) then play your music on any supported player (Your local device, Chromecast, UPnP, DLNA, Kodi).

Remark: This is a paid application with a free trial to ensure continuous updates without tons of bothering ads. It does not allow you to play or download media that you do not own.

 Consolidate all your music from different media providers (Android, Plex, Emby, Jellyfin, Subsonic, Kodi) in a fast, beautiful and intuitive interface.
 Cast your music to Chromecast, UPnP/DLNA or Kodi devices.
• Offline first experience, browse your library even without access to your server.
• Cache your media for offline playback (Manual or automatic).
• Advanced Android Auto support.
• Many functions for audio books like playback speed, album or playlist resume, …
• Smart filters and smart playlist to organize and play your media on many different criteria.
• Fully configurable interface: organize your tabs, shortcuts, overview and much more.
• Complete file mode support.
• Advanced “Mix” modes that evolves with your listening habits.
• Fully embrace Material You and Android 12+ colored themes, while still proposing many other themes (including custom ones).
• Advanced local player with gapless, skip silence, volume boost, replay gain and supporting many formats like Alac, Flac, Opus, …
• And much, much more, just install and try everything with the full free trial.

• Official website: https://symfonium.app
• Forums and documentation: https://support.symfonium.app/

• Symfonium relies on the media providers to provide accurate music library data, it does not directly parse tags nor have metadata editing functions.
• Symfonium development is user driven and moving fast, be sure to open feature requests on the forum to have the perfect app for your needs.
 Plex pass or Emby premiere are not needed for Symfonium to provide all it’s features.

• Symfonium is available on Google Play Store: 


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Seems to be a great app but everytime I close the app (I have a one plus 5t) it removes the progress of the audiobook in emby I was playing completely which makes it unuseable for me unfortunately. 

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The positions are always saved see https://support.symfonium.app/t/wiki-resuming-audiobook-album-playlist/228 for how to resume easily.

The app, for the moment, does not keep the global state when killed because Symfonium is multi provider multi player so the state when stopping the app is often not the wanted state when restarting the app the next day.

If you are talking about the position inside Emby, please join the beta on the Play Store it have a fix for sometimes reporting the wrong positions.

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Version 1.4.0

  • Note:
    If you like the application, please take time to leave a full review on Play Store it is really important for the launch and the future of the application. (Outside of beta program)

  • Added:
    Add support for transcoding for Subsonic (Playback and downloads), please report on this to start removing the beta label of Subsonic support.
    Add support for UPnP Gapless playback. (Enabled by default, can be disabled in settings)
    Add support for Kodi Gapless playback.
    Add new setting to configure the Typography (fonts) and tweaked the default ones.
    Add toggle favorite button to Android Auto.

  • Changed:
    Performance improvements, if you have performance issues, please contact me with details and your device info.
    Many small UI tweaks.
    Easier access to Plex.tv login during first run wizard for auto detected servers.
    Apply album year to songs for Local device provider to allow decade mix to work.
    Titles in details view can be clicked to expand when too long.
    Try to show real folders and files names in Emby/Jellyfin file mode.

  • Fixed:
    Fix possible race when migrating playback to a different renderer.
    Fix a few wrong default icons.
    Fix possible wrong artist image shown during drag and drop.
    Fixed a few UPnP edge cases.
    Try to fix auto downloads not starting on Android 12+.
    Fix for Plex trying to unnecessarily transcode vorbis.
    Fix missing album list when browsing small artist lists in Android Auto.
    Fix missing error messages in download queue.
    Fix issue with Plex SSO and updating the current IP.
    Properly ask for write permission when downloading to download folder on older Android versions.

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Version 1.4.5

  • Added:
    Add new setting to tweak UPnP flags for the rare devices that requires it.
    Add new experimental settings for Hi-Res local renderer.
    Add new Subsonic provider settings to force artist metadata gathering.

  • Fixed:
    Workaround for Jellyfin not returning the m3u playlists if there’s not at least one database playlist.
    Fix possible Plex authentication error when trying to locate the new server IP.
    Subsonic transcoding no more tries to support seeking it’s too unstable.
    Fix Plex connection to friends server when using web auth.

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Version 1.5.0

  • Added:
    Compiled for Android 13 with support for new permissions, language change, themed icon, new notification media control, … (All Android 13+ of course)
    Smart playlists now support provider / library filtering.
    Add instant mix feature.
    Add support for Lyrics (including Synced). Embedded in the music files with local renderer or provided by Plex / Emby / Jellyfin (Configurable size, Toggle auto scroll, Toggle clickable timings, Option keep screen on while showing lyrics).
    Add advanced option to disable Media Session to help workaround some devices bugs. (If the app is killed in background on older Pixels, clear Google app cache)
    Add new option to show rating bar in now playing. (Also allows editing user rating)
    Add new option to show additional song information in lists. (Favorite, Ratings, Duration, …)
    Show ratings in songs details view.
    Add new option no download endpoint for Subsonic servers with disabled download function. (Will use the stream one)

  • Fixed:
    Fix possible trial issue when no Internet connection.
    Allow editing host subdirectory configuration.
    Fix possible sync issue with local device when SDCard is not yet mounted.
    Fix ExoPlayer issues with some m4b files.
    Fix shuffle button in list retaining the same order.
    Enable AAC support in ffmpeg to workaround some devices issues.

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Version 1.6.0

  • Notes:

Play Store ratings with full reviews (outside of beta) are really important to be ranked and discovered as the application is relatively recent.
So if you like the application please take some time to leave a full review.

  • Added:

Add option to hide Symfonium logo from the widget.
Add support for Android media store (Local device) playlist import.
Lyrics timestamps can now also be displayed at the end of the lines.
Add support for albums Original release date. (For providers that support it, requires a sync)
Add support for audiobook chapters when returned by Plex / Emby and Jellyfin.
Add new option for Local device and Kodi to prefer song art instead of Album art.
Add new option to animate the expanded now playing slider with waves like Android 13+ style.
Add new Basic style for now playing design.
Added a few workarounds to improve Jellyfin AudioBook support.
Small animations tweaks in now playing screens.
Add new option to ignore remote stop commands and treat them as pause (For some car when stopped for example).

  • Fixed:

Some fixes to better support Gonic (Subsonic) servers. Be sure to update your Gonic servers to the latest snapshot version. (https://github.com/sentriz/gonic)
Workaround some Android Auto changes to properly pause when disconnecting.
Workaround possible duplicate scrobbling with Plex servers.
Finally hopefully fixed the unknown rare crash.
Update Compose to the latest snapshot that contains all memory leak fixes.

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