With the easy availability of the internet and its services, a lot of us do not store much music on our devices. Most of the music we listen to is streamed on the go from radios, random shares on social media, playlists and collections on other music apps and on-demand subscriptions. The only music we store on our systems is the one that is most important to us and which we listen to time and again. These include favourite mp3 albums that we have purchased, recordings, sentimental songs or interviews. When you do want to listen to this music but do not have your system nearby, Younity can be your saviour.
The only alternative you have on the iOS is BitTorent Sync. This, unfortunately, does not work well at all on the iOS. It is more of a DIY cloud experiment that went down south. Even after you do manage to actually locate a file and store it locally on your iPhone, Apple does not allow you to play it without switching between two apps every time you wish to play the next song. It can get so tedious and painful that you would rather not use it most of the times.
Younity is the perfect solution to this issue. It is an iOS app that functions as a music player app for you. With this app, you can play all the music you like right from your home computer just by logging in to the app. Not only can you play music, you can also search for individual songs and artists and play music accordingly. The music on your iPhone is organised well and you also get to play playlists. All the music from all your computers can be accessed on your phone through an easy to use, quick-search menu. The app does not keep you waiting for a long time until the song completely downloads but begins playing within a matter of seconds.
The good news is that Younity works pretty smoothly and fast on a cellular connection and very fast on a decent Wi-Fi connection. The maximum lag you will encounter for any song will be 5 seconds, that too on a cellular connection. Once the music streaming begins and the music begins to play, there is no lag between songs. The only downside is that it can drain out your data plan on a cellular connection if you play music for too long through the app. Another advantage of the app is that you can cache music files and then play them without streaming.
The main downside of the app is that the music stored locally by the app can only be played using the Younity app. If you are looking for a cloud music server, Younity will become your go-to app before you know it. To top all of this, the app can be downloaded from the App Store for free. All you need is an iPod Touch, iPad or iPhone with iOS 9.0 or later versions.
Good: No lag, runs smoothly and quickly
Bad: Locally stored music can only be played via Younity app.