Music VU Visualizer Widgets

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About this app

Music VU gives you beautiful and dynamic level, wave, and spectrum displays for your music, right on your home screen. Works with any music player on your phone or tablet (with Android-imposed limitations on some devices, see below). You can place a variety of meter and visualizer widgets anywhere on your home screen. Change colors, mix them up, resize/enlarge, or use more than one side-by-side for greater impact. Turn on microphone audio in settings to visualize your voice or music playing in the room.

All segmented meters feature classic digital styling and a high-resolution first meter segment. In addition, specialty spectrum analyzer and waveform displays give you unique ways to visualize your music. Premium spectrum and waveform displays are free for a 7 day trial period (level meters are always free).

To find the visualizer widgets long-press an empty part of your home screen, choose Widgets and look for “Music VU”. On some devices open your apps list “Widgets” section to find widgets. To make widgets big: long-press, release, then resize in both directions.

Note: This is an advanced widget app which uses special techniques to update quickly. Due to limitations in the way Android widgets work you should have a fairly fast phone or tablet for good performance. You may still notice irregular or slow updates. Avoid using more than 5 visualizer widgets at the same time unless your device can handle it. To minimize CPU and battery usage Music VU is not active unless your screen is on and music is playing or microphone is enabled and picking up sounds.

Note: There are problems with some newer phones which break visualizers, including Music VU. A different music player may work, try Phonograph or YouTube Music, or connect a Bluetooth speaker/headset. If needed you can enable the microphone in settings. If you have any problems, for example your combination of Android device and music player doesn't work, please email support at We'll try to help resolve your problem.

Microphone Permission: All Android visualizers need microphone permission to work (see Our app does not store or transmit any audio.

For more information including descriptions of each meter/visualizer and app preferences see the Music VU help page:

User Feedback
Please rate the app and submit comments on Google Play to let us know what you think of Music VU. If you have a question or bug report send email to (include your phone model, music player, and Android version).

Music VU Integration Info for Developers
Music VU shows accurate stereo levels when used with supported music players like the SoundWire audio streaming app. If you’re an Android music app developer and would like to have your app send stereo meter data to Music VU please email for implementation details and example code.
Updated on
Oct 31, 2021

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Ratings and reviews

1.77K reviews
Maximum Decibel
February 2, 2021
That app idea is great, there are two main problems I found using this on my Note 10. The first one is the app widgets constantly freeze up and I have to remove them and reapply. The second issue I found is the accuracy of the meters and other tools, I have to turn the volume really high to get any actual activity and if I use the relative volume thing, every meter or sound bar is blasted all the way up and isn't accurate. Please update and if these issues can be fixed/calibrated I give 5 stars.
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Greg Searle
January 20, 2022
Works great! Professionally-useful visualizations that also look pretty. Very configurable. Can display multiple widgets at once. NOTE: make sure to disable Battery Optimization for this app, or the meters will stop working! Also allow the notification, and set it to "minimize" (this tells Android that you intend to run this as a background service, and it's less likely to kill it). I'm using a Samsung S20 FE.
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A Google user
December 9, 2019
"My trial ended " This was working just fine but suddenly it didn't one day and it said my trial ended even though nothing told me anything before about a trial, free or paid version. So it linked me to an app called Sound Wire which is supposedly the free version but when I downloaded it , it said it was supposed to turn my phone into a speaker or something, I don't really care the point is it isn't a music visualizer widget. It didn't even work, said it couldn't connect to any servers. Bogus.
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