These last few months we have seen how different alternatives to Apple Music have emerged. To the Apple Music app in particular, because they are customers who use the Apple service to play music in a different app than the official one. We saw for example Soor or even a web player.

There is a new alternative that has been added recently with its arrival at the App Store, is Marivs, an app of the most customizable. In the last few days I’ve been using Marvis as my main music player on the iPhone, and the sensations are incredible. That’s why Marvis is our App of the Week.

Change the views, change the colors, change the shapes

Above all and what surprises and hooks most of this app is all the possibilities it offers when it comes to modify it to our needs. It has a very customizable interface, here are some examples of what can be changed in it:

We can modify the order of how the songs are shown in a list or general view. We can for example change the order so that they are shown alphabetically, by year, by date added, by punctuation, randomly… Also, to choose if we want them to are shown in the form of list or grid. To show or not to show details of each song… and many other things.

Light mode and dark mode. Obviously this feature could not be missing in an app that boasts customization of the interface. We can activate it manually, depending on the brightness or by shaking the phone.

Marvis has a lateral menu that appears when sliding, in it we can see the main sections of the app like the initial screen, the lists, the albums, the artists… And of course, we can choose which items of the menu we want to appear here.

Of course, an app as customizable as Marvis also allows you to modify the icon of the app.at the moment has 24 different icons.

The background of the app is translucent, after it we can choose what we want to show. There are a series of gradients available that modify the general aspect of the app, although we can also choose not to see anything or a blurred cover.

In the home screen we can choose which sections we want to show and the order in which we want them. For example, we have: last reproductions, recently added, more reproduced, Mix lists, new releases, more valued, Apple Music recommendations…

The look of the Marvis player can also be changed. For example, you can choose whether to see the letter or not, or to see the play queue. The same applies to the name of the artist or album.

The other details of Marvis

Marivs has many more details, the best thing is to try the app and find them. Some more that I found remarkable are the following:

Gestures in the player: Sliding your finger to the left or right allows you to change songs easily, touching the title of the song allows you to value it or indicate whether we like it or not, with two touches you can see the entire album … And of course, all these gestures can be modified to trigger something different.

Landscape mode: If you are one of those who uses the iPhone in landscape mode, the app adapts completely to this view.

Mini Player: When a song is playing (or paused), a floating mini player will appear at the bottom of the app. We can choose if we want to see the artist’s name too, or if we want the cover to be square, rounded or circular. You can also make it smaller by sliding it to the right to see only the cover.

Drag and drop: The app allows you to take several songs and drag them to the mini player to add them to the queue, play them instantly or other actions.

Musixmatch lyrics: Marvis integrates with Musixmatch, so the lyrics we see of the songs takes them directly from the service and allows us to follow the lyrics according to the reproduction.

Drag and drop: The app allows you to take several songs and drag them to the mini player to add them to the queue, play them instantly or other actions.

Musixmatch lyrics: Marvis integrates with Musixmatch, so the lyrics we see of the songs takes them directly from the service and allows us to follow the lyrics according to the reproduction.

Like other apps, Marvis is limited in some ways by the Apple Music API. For example, it doesn’t allow us to remove songs from the library. In spite of everything, within everything that the Apple Music API allows, Marvis has it. If there’s a catch, it’s that you don’t have an iPad version at the moment.

Marvis is available on the App Store for €4.49. An app that is certainly worth it if you’re tired of the official app or if it bothers you can’t modify or hide sections of it. A touch of fresh air is always welcome.