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.
Now updated for Android 9.0 (Pie). 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. 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's a bug in some Samsung Galaxy and several Nexus models which breaks visualizers, including Music VU. Visualizers may not work with some music players on these phones due to bugs in their audio firmware. A different music player may work, try Phonograph or Google Play 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 email@example.com. We'll try to help resolve your problem.
For more information including descriptions of each meter/visualizer and app preferences see the Music VU help page: http://georgielabs.net/MusicVUHelp.html
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 firstname.lastname@example.org (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 email@example.com for implementation details and example code.