Mono is for discovering and listening to music. It gives you access to the entire world of artists, their releases, their top tracks and their media. You can configure and prioritize music sources for playback, including your local files, Rdio, Soundcloud, Subsonic and of course YouTube - either on your device or on Chromecast. You can also view artist bios, images, concerts and similar artists and build, save and share playlists easily.
Rdio is supported. If you have a subscription then full length songs will play both locally and on Chromecast. For Rdio subscriptions to work on Chromecast you have to cast from the Rdio official app or web page first (only once). If you don't have an Rdio subscription then 30 second samples will play.
Subsonic is also supported. You will need to download the server onto your desktop/laptop (www.subsonic.org) and set it up with your music library.
Soundcloud integration has been improved significantly and now offers the following features
- Soundcloud on Chromecast
- Explore all Soundcloud genres to build playlists in seconds
- See Soundcloud users' tracks, playlists and likes directly from their track or by typing in their name
- For any generic track, step through all Soundcloud artist/track matches to chose the one for your playlist.
Regarding YouTube on Chromecast, Google has started to insert ads without giving developers the ability to offer a skip feature to the user. We apologize for this and are communicating with Google to try and resolve.
Permissions (working on making these optional)
- Calendar - to post concerts
- Microphone - to speak text
- Location - to see concerts in the vicinity
Last, but by no means least, please provide feedback to [email protected]
, especially the negative and creative varieties. We know many of you are using the features successfully but there are a few users who cannot seem to even run the app at all. We have tested on many devices but not every one, so rather than just trashing the app please give us an opportunity to figure out why it won't run for you by sending device specs, ROM version, and as much information as possible as to what is happening. If we then fail to resolve the issue by all means trash it.
See the review on Tapscape
YouTube Player update - fixes app exit on Lollipop
YouTube Data API V3 upgrade
SoundCloud genre update/fix
Update for Android 5 where app was exiting due to changes in Google api
Fix for change in Billboard api
Bug fix on SoundCloud
Support for Android Lollipop
Vevo videos now working on Chromecast
Added support for the Subsonic Music Streamer (www.subsonic.org) as a source.