Subsonic Features

Easy to use

  • Listen to your music from anywhere – all you need is a browser.
  • The clean web interface is optimized for constrained bandwidth environments and efficient browsing through large music collections (hundreds of gigabytes).
  • Free-text search helps you find your favorite tracks quickly.
  • Displays cover art, including images embedded in ID3 tags.
  • Assign ratings and comments to albums.
  • Star your favorite artists, albums and tracks.
  • Create your own playlist and share them with other users if you like.
  • Administer the play queue (add, remove, rearrange, repeat, shuffle, undo, save, load).

Works with all media formats

  • Supports MP3, OGG, AAC and any other audio or video format that streams over HTTP.
  • Transcoding engine allows for streaming of a variety of lossy and lossless formats by converting to MP3 on-the-fly.
  • Works with any network-enabled media player, such as Winamp, iTunes, XMMS, VLC, MusicMatch and Windows Media Player. Also includes an embedded Flash player.
  • Tag parsing and editing of MP3, AAC, OGG, FLAC, WMA and APE files, using the Jaudiotagger library.
  • Playlists can be imported and exported. M3U, PLS and XSPF formats are supported. Saved playlists are available as Podcasts.
  • On-the-fly resampling to lower bitrates using the high-quality ffmpeg encoder. Handy if your bandwidth is limited.
  • Implements the SHOUTcast protocol. Players which support this (including Winamp, iTunes and XMMS) display the current artist and song, along with other metadata.
  • HLS video streaming supported.

Customizable user experience

  • Available in 28 languages.
  • Select from 30 different themes.
  • Highly configurable user interface.
  • Select your personal avatar.
  • Chat with other users.
  • Automatic album lists (newest, starred, most played, top rated etc).
  • Browse by genre and decade.


  • Stream music directly to your phone. More than 25 apps available.
  • Works with any number of users, and any number of simultaneous players.
  • Share your media on Facebook, Twitter, Google+.
  • Access your server using your own address.
  • Open REST API for app developers.

Integrates with the best web services

  • Automatically register what you're playing on, using the built-in Audioscrobbling support.
  • Show artist images, similar artists and biography from
  • Find cover art and lyrics using web services from Google and Chartlyrics.
  • Read album reviews and more at Wikipedia, Google Music and allmusic.

Secure and reliable

  • Users must log in with a username and password. Users are assigned different privileges.
  • Specify upload and download bandwidth limits.
  • Supports authentication in LDAP and Active Directory.
  • Runs for months without crashing, hanging or leaking resources.
  • Use HTTPS/SSL encryption for ultimate protection.

Awesome extra features

  • Stream to your Chromecast and Sonos devices.
  • Download Podcasts with the integrated Podcast receiver.
  • Manage your internet TV and radio stations.
  • Play your media on compatible DLNA/UPnP devices.
  • Play music directly on the server's audio hardware using the jukebox mode.