Musicelli, a recently released iOS app, promises iOS device owners a smarter, more refined experience for viewing YouTube music videos on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
Available for $1.99, the universal app turns YouTube into an advanced music player, according to developer Alin Soare. It does this by allowing users to search for, listen, and watch thousands of music videos from inside of the apps user interface (UI). You can also listen to music in the background, from outside of the app, either at the iOS Home screen or Lock screen; favorite videos and your browsing history are both readily accessible from inside Musicelli, too.
Alongthe bottom of the screen is a Playlist tab, and this allows users to access preconfigured playlists of YouTube music videos on their iOS device. Search suggestions also appear inside Musicelli for artists, DJs, songs, remixes, and albums, and the application allows users to watch content in either standard or high definition.
Musicelli for iOS.
Heres a complete list of key features, as outlined in the applications release notes:
User friendly Interface (iOS 8 Optimization)
iPhone 6 & 6 Plus Optimization
Listen Music in your Home & Lockscreen
Worldwide Music Videos
Music Genres, Podcasts and Various Audio Releases
Search Suggestions for Artists, DJs, Songs, Remixes, etc.
Save your favorite Music Videos & Songs to Favorites
Automatic save of your last watched Music Videos & Songs to History
Manage your Music Library with the Playlist Manager
Simple Sound Control with YouTube Music Player
Share your favorite Music Videos & Songs on Social Networks
After testing Musicelli out, however, we were surprised to see that the app isnt quite up to scratch as of its 1.0 release. For instance, though Musicellis developer indeed promises iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus optimization in the applications release notes, the app is clearly not optimized for my iPhone 6 Plus handset. Instead, its UI is big, clunky, and doesnt look great.
Further to this, searches take a good deal of time in the app, and despite testing Musicelli against a strong Internet connection, we found that the application look a while to load video content, too. All in all, Musicelli needs some work before we can fully recommend it to our readers.