Hi-Fi Cast - Music Player

Contains adsIn-app purchases
8.57K reviews
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About this app

Hi-Fi Cast is a music player that allows you to effortlessly stream music from Internet Radio stations, UPnP/DLNA media servers or your phone to your Chromecast enabled devices (including smart home speakers) or UPnP/DLNA media player (including Sonos speakers).

Key Features:
• Plays music from DLNA/UPnP media servers, SHOUTcast Internet Radio*, Internet Radio playlists or your Android device.
• Plays music to your Chromecast (including compatible smart home speakers), UPnP/DLNA media player (including compatible Smart TVs, PVRs, AV Receivers, Wireless Speakers, Media Streamers, Bose Soundtouch and Sonos speakers) or your local Android device
• Languages: English, Deutsch, Español, Français, Italiano, Polski, Русский
• Shuffle entire library and/or any combination of albums, artists, genres etc regardless of the size of your music library (when using DLNA/UPnP, this requires a server that supports searching - most do).
• Home screen widget
• Three themes to choose from including an ultra-dark theme designed to reduce battery drain on AMOLED screens.
• Sleep timer
• Last.fm scrobbling
• Android Auto*

Chromecast Features:
• Gapless playback of MP3, AAC, FLAC and WAV files when playing to Chromecast devices (enable this feature via Settings > Chromecast)*
• Volume normalization (ReplayGain) when playing compatible FLAC files to Chromecast devices (enable this feature via Settings > Chromecast)*
• Transcoding of formats not supported by Chromecast devices eg. DSD, ALAC.

UPnP/DLNA Features:
• Fast and efficient searching of your music collection regardless of size. Search for Albums, Artists and Songs (requires your UPnP/DLNA server to support searching).
• Designed for the largest (and smallest) music collections. Effortlessly scroll through thousands of albums, artists or songs at a time. Limited only by the capabilities of your UPnP/DLNA media server.
• Full shuffling capabilities (for UPnP/DLNA servers that support searching)
• Create local playlists
• Access your album booklets from within the app when using Minimserver as your Media Server.
• Playback to UPnP/DLNA renderers. If your renderer supports gapless, enable this via Settings > UPnP/DLNA (even if your renderer does not support gapless, enabling this setting may reduce gaps between tracks).

Internet Radio Features:
• SHOUTcast Radio*
• Create, edit, import and export* radio station playlists
• Add your own custom radio station URLs

Chromecast Information*
• Gapless playback via Chromecast Audio devices is limited to WAV and FLAC files up to 24bit/96kHz and gapless compatible MP3 and AAC files. Gapless playback via Chromecast video devices is limited to 16bit WAV and FLAC files and gapless compatible MP3 and AAC files. Your phone/tablet must remain connected to the local network during Chromecast gapless playback.
• Volume normalization is limited to FLAC files containing ReplayGain tags. Volume normalization via the 'Original' Chromecast is limited to 16bit FLAC files .

SHOUTcast Radio Information*
• When playing SHOUTcast Radio to a UPnP/DLNA media player, the player must support playback of SHOUTcast streams.

In-App Purchase (Premium)*
Upgrading to premium will give you the following features:
• The app will no longer display ads
• Exporting playlists
• Android Auto support

Troubleshooting, Bug Reporting and Feedback
If you are having problems using Hi-Fi Cast or you have found a bug please contact us using the 'Send Feedback' menu item in the app (and tap 'Include system info').

Hi-Fi Cast Help and Discussion Forum:

Become a Beta tester:

Internet Radio in this app is powered by SHOUTcast Radio:

Images used in the screenshots are licensed under the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license:
Updated on
Oct 18, 2023

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
Location, App activity and 2 others
This app may collect these data types
Location, App activity and 2 others
Data is encrypted in transit
Data can’t be deleted

Ratings and reviews

7.58K reviews
November 8, 2023
I've used this app for years to stream music from a DLNA server running on my Raspberry Pi. It always worked great for that. As of the latest update, however, almost all of my albums have the tracks randomly shuffled around. None of the filenames or metadata have changed and they still stream in order on my other devices, so it's definitely app-specific. It's really a shame, because this was the only decent app for Android I could find for UPnP/DLNA streaming, but it's useless now.
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Ceilidh [kale] B
October 12, 2023
UPDATE: For the most part, exactly what I want in a music player. The biggest issue right now is that there's no way to sort songs in playlists alphabetically (or sort playlists, for that matter). I wish there was a pop-up when you add the same song to the same playlist more than once, so that you don't accidentally end up with multiples on the same playlist. There's no way to pick and choose which folders it sources audio from; it just adds all audio files to its library.
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Olin C.
August 4, 2023
After troubleshooting, I finally got Hi-Fi Cast to work, but only so long as it is never added to Sleeping Apps. It worked flawlessly on my Samsung S10, but on my new S23 it would stop playing after only 30-seconds - at least until it was removed from the Sleeping Apps list. I'm holding back a star, because that seems like something that should be addressed within the app. Additionally, Hi-Fi Cast get stuck after playing a FLAC file, and does not move on to the next song.
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August 5, 2023
Hi, On many Samsung devices the app needs to be removed from the list of 'optimized' apps (via Android settings). You might also need to set battery usage as unrestricted (if that option is available on your device). AFAIK the app has no control over this :( See also: https://groups.google.com/g/hi-cast-help-forum/c/jSwst8wr6-A/m/SQgwAXwJCgAJ

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Android 14 compatibility