Alpha+ Player – Unofficial player for Soma FM

I recently launched a new Android app and this post consists entirely of shameless advertising and click-bait. You have been warned.

What’s it all about?

Well, I’m a big fan of Soma.FM for years. They’ve had a mediocre Android app but axed it several years ago. Unsatisfied with the situation I decided to fire up Vim and apply some typing skills. The initial prototype didn’t took too long but I quickly realized I wanted to stand out of the crowd and add some unique features. After several iteration I ended up supporting all major Android platforms, namely Android Wear, Android Auto, Android TV, Chromecast. Not to mentioned customized tablet layouts. Overkill, no? 🙂 It’s been out for a little while but I left it cooking in secret as I wanted to get some early feedback and grow it slowly, adding feature after feature…

So what’s new?

You can now seamlessly sync your favourite channels across all your devices. Just sign in with Google or with your trusty old e-mail and password. Enjoy the shiny new on-boarding experience that explains how awesome this app really is!

I need an elevator pitch first…

From Electronica to Metal, from Chill-Out to 80ies we have you covered. Over thirty popular radio stations are waiting to be discovered. Bookmark your favourite stations and continue listening on another device. All served with a beautiful Material Design inspired look.

Supports all major Android platforms

  • Stream to your Chromecast, Chromecast Audio or any other device supporting Google Cast
  • Launch and control playback on any Android Wear device (both Wear 1 & 2 are supported)
  • Listen while driving in your car via Android Auto
  • Or listen even on your Android TV

Radio Channels

Listen to BAGeL Radio, Beat Blender, Black Rock FM, Boot Liquor, cliqhop idm, Covers, Deep Space One, DEF CON Radio, Digitalis, Doomed, Drone Zone, Dub Step Beyond, Earwaves, Fluid, Folk Forward, Groove Salad, Illinois Street, Lounge, Indie Pop Rocks!, Left Coast 70s, Lush, Metal Detector, Mission Control, PopTron, Secret Agent, Seven Inch Soul, SF 10-33, SomaFM Live, Sonic Universe, Space Station Soma, Suburbs of Goa, The Silent Channel, The Trip, ThistleRadio, Underground 80s

Hey, it’s free!

This app is free to use. An optional in-app premium purchase unlocks high-quality streams and other goodies as well as an ad-free experience.

Err, how does it actually look like?

Awesome, but I am to lazy to search it, where can I…






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