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This great iPhone app squeezes an entire music player into one iOS widget, and it’s free

Published Jan 19th, 2015 1:21PM EST
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We cover iOS and Android apps all the time here on BGR, and the reason is fairly obvious. Smartphones are the single most important gadgets in most of our lives these days, and every new app we install extends a smartphone’s capabilities in any number of new directions. Finding cool new apps is exciting, and that’s why we always do our best to do some of the heavy lifting for you.

Today, we already shared a list of eight cool paid iPhone and iPad apps that are all free for a limited time, and now we have one more very nifty iOS app to show you.

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Apple’s iOS Control Center provides quick access to basic music player controls that let you play, pause, skip forward and skip back. But what if a similar solution also gave you access to your entire music library without every having to open an app?

Meet Music Center.

Here’s the app’s full description from the iOS App Store:

Ever wanted to view your entire Music Library right on your lock screen or inside any app? Music Center allows you to view your entire music library inside the notification center, which you can browse through as a list, tiles or carousel view.

Now you can select any song from your music library to play without exiting the game you’re playing or even on the Lock Screen.
The days of you needing to fumble around apps to select your favourite song are behind you with Music Center!

Music Center is one of the top 200 apps in over 75 countries & has 150000+ downloads in less than two months!

Here’s what the press is saying –
• – “Unlocking your iOS device, launching the Music app, then finding a song you want to listen to is a routine we all repeat. Music Center speeds up the process by taking advantage of iOS 8’s Today widget in the Notification Center.”

• – “I wasn’t sure how useful Music Center would be, but I find I am using it frequently. I especially like the access from the lock screen to play music via Bluetooth while I am driving. It’s quick and easy.”

• – “Music Center is a pretty cool idea and makes it easy to get quick access to your music library without having to unlock your device”.

• – “If you’ve ever wanted easy access to your whole music library from anywhere, Music Center’s a good place to start.”

*Note – iTunes Match is not supported & no search function because its not possible for notification center widgets to display a keyboard.

How much time do you save by using Music Center in a year?

Music Center is a very cool little widget, and it’s completely free to download for the iPhone and iPad.

Download Music Center

Zach Epstein
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Zach Epstein has been the Executive Editor at BGR for more than 10 years. He manages BGR’s editorial team and ensures that best practices are adhered to. He also oversees the Ecommerce team and directs the daily flow of all content. Zach first joined BGR in 2007 as a Staff Writer covering business, technology, and entertainment.

His work has been quoted by countless top news organizations, and he was recently named one of the world's top 10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes. Prior to BGR, Zach worked as an executive in marketing and business development with two private telcos.