S2 Music Player is a new Android app which not only features a simple and clean user interface for listening to music and managing songs stored on your phone, but also for streaming music from home server using from Jellyfin, Emby or Plex (although Plex support is not yet available).
Developed by the maker of the popular Shuttle music player (one of the first Android apps I ever paid for), the new version brings a number of new features and improvements. But the main reason I write about this? The developer has come up with a smart, unusual, and fun way to get users to pay to keep using the app after their 2 week free trial expires.
After the two-week trial ends, you’ll probably want to pay to continue using it – you can unlock the full version for $ 7.49 or if you prefer to pay a subscription you can pay $ 4.49 per year or $ 0.99 per month. These are the US prices, but things may vary a bit for people in other countries.
What if you don’t pay? According to the developer:
The app will continue to run, but the reading speed will increase slightly each day, until you lose your mind.
In addition to supporting local and streaming music libraries, S2 has a number of useful features including EQ and preamp settings, customizable themes, Android Auto support, plug-in support for display of lyrics (when QuickLyric is installed).
It also includes its own media scanner that reads tags better than the default Android MediaScanner, lets you choose which folders you want to scan, and offers native support for codecs including FLAC and Opus.
You can also use S2 to listen to audiobooks or other long time content, as it can memorize the track positions.
There are a few features that are not yet available, but are on the roadmap. These include support for Plex, the ability to sync playlists with Android MediaStore (so you can use them with other apps), artwork editing, and import and export. of .m3u playlists.
via / r / Android