Apple Music has become the go-to music application for many users. However, like any other service, it is not perfect. That’s why today we want to show you a third-party application that strengthens and enhances Apple Music, providing it with features that the native App lacks.
The Apple Music service offers an extensive song library, personalized playlists, and an overall very good user experience. However, there is always room for improvement, and this is where third-party apps come into play. One of the latest apps that has been making waves is LivePod. This app transforms your “Up Next” play queue into a real-time activity view.
What is LivePod?
LivePod is an app for iOS devices available on the App Store. It was developed by Aditya Rajveer the same developer behind other popular apps that integrate with Apple Music, like WidgetPod. The proposition behind LivePod is simple but innovative and also necessary to some extent: provide users with a faster and more convenient way to access their “Up Next” queue without needing to open the Apple Music app.
The magic of LivePod lies in its ability to display Apple Music’s “Up Next” queue in real time on your iPhone’s lock screen. When you’re listening to songs on your iPhone or iPad using Apple Music, simply open the LivePod app. What you will see below is a «Live Activity» that displays just below the media controls on the iPhone lock screen. This allows us to know at a glance which song will be played next.
What makes LivePod even more attractive is its compatibility with the latest iPhone models. On these devices, “Live Activity” is also displayed on the dynamic island, meaning you can see what’s going to play next just by looking at the top of the screen. Great, right?
Apart from its main feature, LivePod comes with some additional features that make it even more attractive. You can customize the background sounds that accompany “Live Activity” and receive instant notifications when the song changes.
How to get the LivePod App?
If you are wondering how to get LivePod on your iOS device, the answer is simple. The app is available on the App Store and you can try it for free for a limited period. During this free trial, you are entitled to enjoy 200 free updates.
If you like it, there is one purchase option within the application for €2.99 which unlocks all the features of the app. A very reasonable price considering the convenience and improvements that the App brings to the musical experience in Apple Music.
However, keep in mind that to use LivePod, You need an iPhone running iOS 16.2 or later or an iPad with iPadOS 17 or later. Make sure your device is compatible before installing the app.