Download SB Player apk 1.3.8 free for Android smartphone

31 Oct
SB Player

Posted by angryGoat in Music & Audio | Oct. 31, 2016 | 38 Comments

Apk file size: 1.7 MB

A software Squeezebox player for your Android device. If you've never heard of Squeezebox please do a Google search before purchasing. This app only has controls for connecting to servers, it does not have any playback controls. To control playback you will need a use a Squeezebox remote app like Squeeze Ctrl, or use the web controls of your server.

Requirements:
Devices running Android 4.1 or higher. Works best on Android 5.0+

Features:
- Supports both local servers and MySqueezebox.com (you will need to have a MySqueezebox.com account)
- Automatically discovers local servers on your network.
- Supports playback of music files on your server and internet streams.
- Natively decodes Flac, MP3, AAC, Ogg, Alac, and PCM (AIF and Wav) audio.
- Natively supports playback of 24bit audio by converting to 16bit (with dithering).
- Continues playing when the app is in the background.
- Can handle music with lower than 44.1Khz sampling rates, common with internet radio.
- Supports fade in, fade out, and crossfading between songs.
- Supports synchronized playback with other players.
- Supports single channel mode for using two sync'd players as left and right channels
- Supports track/album gain for songs.
- Automatically pauses playback for phone calls.
- Option to pause audio when the headphones are unplugged.
- Option to launch directly into the notification area without showing an app view.
- Option to limit playback to only lossy compressed formats for low bandwidth situations.
- Option to auto-detect connection type (3G/4G, Wifi, or ethernet) and set the bandwidth accordingly.
- Option to disable 24->16bit dithering and/or use lower quality resampling for use on slower devices.
- Option to output higher than 44.1kHz audio on devices that support it.
- Works with the apps in MyApps that are allowed by Logitech to work on software players.
- Experimental support for floating point PCM output on Android 5.0+ devices.
- Experimental support for DSD Audio playback by converting to PCM. Requires LMS 7.9.

Limitations:
- Android 4.x can only support up to 16bit/48kHz audio. Android 5.0+ allows higher resolution formats.
- Only works with ShoutCast and plain http internet streams, which accounts for the majority
of streams. Will not work with MMS and MMSH streams, which are mainly used for WMA audio.
- Apps like Rhapsody (and possibly Spotify) will not work with this app because Logitech restricts
them to hardware players only. I've been told that paid Pandora should work.
- Any stream that requires resampling by the app may not work well on slower devices.
- The quality of synchronized playback can vary a lot depending on the device.
It works well on a Galaxy Nexus, but it won't be perfect and will need to be adjusted in your server
settings. Android 5.0+ recommended for synchronized playback.

Whats new

    Added option to never show the New Features popup on update.
    [Fixed] Connection problems on Android 7.0
    [Fixed] Sometimes when switching songs, controllers would not update their position display

angryGoat part of our Music & Audio and have average installs from 1000 to 5000. Last Update Oct. 31, 2016. Google play rating is 90.5882. Current verison is 1.3.8. Actual size 1.7 MB.

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38 Comments

Jesse Moore

Listen to my entire library from anywhere I have a cell connection. Works flawlessly, simply, with a unassuming presence. Love it.

Chris Hopp

Awesome! Great app, and great developer. Fixed my issue with the latest version! Yay

Chuck Green

Not at all what I wanted but it's all there is. It allows me to connect to my Logitech Media Server and plays music on my tablet. I was looking for something that functioned like a Squeezebox Radio on android. I would not purchase this again.

Stefan Kubler

Does what it says on the tin.

Loc Nguyen

Wanna money back! Useless, sluggish, out of sync music. The original codecs of the phone should be used. It is optimized for the phone. Synchronization always behind than other devices. The CPU is Qualcomm 1.2 GHz should be more enough to play ACC files. Add an option for selecting internal/external codecs to be used.

Cantankerous Yankee

Does NOT sync with other players Is it a limitation of squeezebox? Don't know, but don't advertise that you can sync when you can't. Have the latest device and android version--so it ain't me. One star for lying. Wouldn't refund even though uninstalled before 15 minutes.

Ben Grindy

Just works This is great for using a tablet or phone as an additional squeeze box. I've never had any issues either!

David Bulluss

Fantastic! Allows me to use Samsung S4 as a squeezebox touch with full functionality and connect to remote bluetooth speaker... 10/10

Franz Stauder

Very nice Does what it should and that good.. Have several squeezeboxes (phydical and virtual) and when I start sb player on my galaxy s5 i have another one :-) Thanks, keep up the good work!!

Shane Johnson

Awesome! This is such a great app! Currently using on an MK808 and ODROID and they have both worked flawlessly. It locates and connects quickly to the Server and then you get to forget about it as you listen to music with no issues!

Todd Snigg

Great app! Good to see ANGRYGOAT move over to Android from making Palm apps. This one does what it claims to do and does it well. Nice to have access to my music on the SlimServer on my phone for when I want to plug in my headphones and listen. Love it.

Justin Turner

Excellent Player Rapidly fixed a problem with FLAC files. Find it better than Squeeze Player.

Mick Palmer

Excellent, good value for money. Best compliment I can give, "it's just like having another squeezebox."

amcrebelfan

Junk It turns off in less than 3 minutes useless. Now it's to late for a refund. Money down the drain. What a joke..

Martin Duneld

Great for streaming from home server Does what it sets out to do really well. The author is very quick to implement good suggestions for improvements. It now even has the option to switch between low and high bandwidth mode depending on whether on 3g/4g or WiFi.

Giansilvio Andreoni

Great little app Fantastic player, supports most formats and works really well. Unobtrusive and quick. Top marks.

Darren Rose

Love this app! I use this to stream music from my home server over AT&T LTE when I'm out jogging or in my car. It works beautifully and doesn't seem to use too much battery. Thanks for continuing to update and add features!

James Treworgy

It works! With very little fanfare it simply does what it sets out to do: turns your phone into a Squeezebox player/client. For me, this closed a gap from my central music library to bluetooth speakers, and it works perfectly. A bargain at 3 bucks. It's worth buying Squeeze Control too if you've got a logitech media server and an android phone, and stop looking for that remote control.

Daniel Bond

Very good ! I wish this had been available sooner. No mind, we finally have an app that works. Actually, two apps: I bought SB Player on the strength of its companion, Squeeze Control. Glad I did, despite the cost. My tablet is set up where a click on Squeeze Control starts both the controller and this player. Both apps automatically connect to mysqueezebox dot com. No local server needs to run. No tasker app is required. In the example above, I can remotely control tablet playback via phone or laptop.

Tom Hanson

Wow! Crossfade! If you are a Squeezebox junkie like me, this is a wonderful little program that simply does what it says "on the tin". I was surprised to see Crossfade is supported. This is a unique feature that isn't found on any other software player here in the Android market. The developer is quick to respond to issues and questions. So give it a whirl!

Dom Pearce

A fantastic squeeze player This is a very well designed and executed app. Much better than the older alternative.

Aaron Caskey

Does what it needs to. Works well and gets out of the way. It syncs perfectly with my Squeezebox Radio too. My hi-spec PC running squeezelite can't even do that!

Io Fam

Great player for Squeezebox Using it on old android phones around the house for all rooms music solution with Squeezeplug RasPi and it works great.

Elliot Seeds

Solid Player Flawless synced playback so far!

Anders Larsson

Payed for both apps Now I shall pay again.... WTF

Frank Wojnar

Awesome!!! I've had Logitech Squeezeboxes for years and love them. Run the Server on a Netgear NAS. With a Whole House Sound System. Now, having found this app takes it to a whole different level. It is so worth the small price to pay.

Komboj Kowboj

Does not work with Spotify squeezebox app.

Vladimir Nemet

Distorted sound after last update!

Matthew Ruddock

Great app... Having purchased a less than reliable Squeezebox on Ebay, this app saved the day and allowed me to use an otherwise redundant N7 in its place. The developer was also helpful resolving an issue I had. Brilliant app.

Ryan Skarra-Gallagher

Awesome This brings whole house synchronized audio to my smart home. Pretty sweet

James Cheese

Superb! Can confirm that it works fine with the Triode Spotify plugin.

Cantankerous Yankee

Does NOT sync with other SB players Is it a limitation of squeezebox? Don't know, but don't advertise that you can sync without clarifying. Also, no pause or mute button. Have to stop music throughout the house just to stop it in one place... so little point in synchronizing.

Chuck Green

. I was looking for something that functioned like a Squeezebox Radio on android. This is not that. It does allow me to connect to my Logitech Media Server and plays music on my tablet and other android devices. The playback is synced between my Squeezebox Radio and the other devices i have put this app on. Good app!!!

Jeremy Brooks

Great app - love it This turns your Android device into a squeezebox player. I'm running it on a Galaxy S6. On the S6 all squeezebox features work. Synchs to my squeezebox radios and squeezebox duet with no issues. Not sure what other reviews are going on about. The purpose of synchronizing the players is to pause, start stop all synched devices as one. Playback controls work fine on my Galaxy S6 running Lollipop.

Chuck Green

this is in my top 10 favorite apps!!!. I was looking for something that functioned like a Squeezebox Radio on android. This is not that. I use Squeezer to do that now. SB Player does allow me to connect my phone and tablet to my Logitech Media Server and plays music on my tablet and other android devices,which turns them into Squeezebox devices (so cool). The playback is synced between my Squeezebox Radio and the other devices i have put this app on. Fantastic app!!! Thanks to AngryGoat!!!

Ronald Jobson

Excellent squeezebox player. This app has turned all my android devices into squeezeboxes at a fraction of the cost of a second hand squeezebox off eBay. Fantastic app and it seems to be well supported by the developer. If you need a controller app you should try the excellent free Squeezer app from the playstore.

Ronald Jobson

Excellent squeezebox player. I would like to thank the developer for keeping this excellent app up to date. This app has turned all my android devices into squeezeboxes at a fraction of the cost of a second hand squeezebox off eBay. Fantastic app and it seems to be well supported by the developer. If you need a controller app you should try the excellent free Squeezer app from the playstore.

Simon Meeprophone

Gapless stutters Works well enough and I enjoy the debug info, but unfortunately gapless doesn't work for me with this player and FLAC files. Another player that is available handles gapless fine on the same device.

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