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The premier iPhone, iPad and Mac controller app for audiophiles and HiFi enthusiasts that use a player based on mpd, Volumio, Bryston or OpenHome. Take a look at some images that show the streamlined UI offered on various devices.

Players are automatically detected and you’re good to go in no time, whether it’s Volumio, moOde audio, Kodi, Bryston or a regular mpd based player. As of version 3.0, also supported are players based on OpenHome, through BubbleUPnP and upmpdcli.

When using BubbleUPnP or upmpdcli, you can enjoy a smooth integration between your local library, and the vast library offered by Qobuz (this requires a separate subscription to Qobuz). Get yourself immersed in an endless journey of musical joy and discovery.

For the latest updates, check the What’s New page.


For iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple Watch


Fully up-to-date with the latest developments on Apple devices, Rigelian lets you browse through your music library quickly so you’ll be listening to your favorite tunes in seconds.

Player control

Basic controls are always available, while the now-playing screen gives access to all control functions. On the Mac short-cut keys are available for the most used actions.


Rigelian support fast browsing by artist, album, genre, folder, composer and performer. The artist view includes an artist biography (powered by as well as a list of similar artists in your library.

Radio stations

Rigelian uses Shoutcast for an extensive list of radio stations across many different genres. And in case your favourite station is not listed, you can manually add it’s stream url.

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Like browsing, search is super-fast showing results as you type.

Adding music

There are different ways to add music to your playqueue. The default is ‘replace’, which will replace the contents of the playqueue with the music you selected. Other options are available via a long-press / right-click context menu: add-next, add-next-and-play or add-at-end. You can also change the default in case you like to keep your playlist intact.


Favorites give you quick access to your favourite albums, stations, playlists and songs. Add them via a long-press or right-click.