Alpha+ Player - Unofficial player for Soma FM APK

Version 1.6.6 - saschpe.alphaplus
Last updated: 2020-06-30

🎧 📻 💿 Unofficial streaming music player for Soma FM Radio 💿 📻 🎧

APP Information

Download Version 1.6.6 (170166)
Apk Size8.39 MB
App DeveloperSascha Peilicke
Malware CheckTRUSTED
Install on Android4.2.x and up
App Packagesaschpe.alphaplus.apk

Download Alpha+ Player - Unofficial player for Soma FM 1.6.6 APK

App Description

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From Electronica to Metal, from Chill-Out to 80ies, we have you covered. Over thirty popular radio stations are waiting to be discovered. Bookmark your favourite stations and continue listening on another device. All served with a beautiful Material Design inspired look. Powered by the amazingly curated radio stations of Soma.FM, LLC.
▶ Stream to your Chromecast, Chromecast Audio or any other device supporting Google Cast
▶ Launch and control playback on any Android Wear device with the companion app (both Wear 1 & 2 supported)
▶ Listen while driving in your car via Android Auto or on the sofa in front of your Android TV
▶ Sign in and sync your favorites across all your devices
▶ Features current artist, track, album art and more
Listen to BAGeL Radio, Beat Blender, Black Rock FM, Boot Liquor, cliqhop idm, Covers, Deep Space One, DEF CON Radio, Digitalis, Doomed, Drone Zone, Dub Step Beyond, Earwaves, Fluid, Folk Forward, Groove Salad, Illinois Street, Lounge, Indie Pop Rocks!, Left Coast 70s, Lush, Metal Detector, Mission Control, PopTron, Secret Agent, Seven Inch Soul, SF 10-33, SomaFM Live, Sonic Universe, Space Station Soma, Suburbs of Goa, The Silent Channel, The Trip, ThistleRadio, Underground 80s
This app is free to use. An optional in-app premium purchase unlocks high-quality streams and other goodies as well as an ad-free experience.
This unofficial player application provides access to the streaming radio services provided by, LLC. Textual descriptions and channel graphics are used with permission of, LLC and are downloaded on demand from their API. Please refer to their 
 as well as their 
 before listening to their streams. Groove Salad, Drone Zone, Cliqhop, Secret Agent, Space Station Soma, Digitalis, PopTron, Suburbs of Goa and Illinois Street Lounge are trademarks of, LLC. 

App ChangeLog

  • - 🎅 The holiday stations are back 🎅
  • - Android Pie support
  • - Improved streaming on Android KitKat
  • - Plenty of bug fixes

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requires following permissions on your android device.

android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE: Allows an application to view the status of all networks.
android.permission.ACCESS_WIFI_STATE: Allows an application to view the information about the status of Wi-Fi.
android.permission.FOREGROUND_SERVICE: Unknown permission from android reference
android.permission.INTERNET: Allows an application to create network sockets.
android.permission.WAKE_LOCK: Allows an application to prevent the phone from going to sleep. Unknown permission from android reference Unknown permission from android reference Unknown permission from android reference Unknown permission from android reference
saschpe.alphaplus.permission.C2D_MESSAGE: C2DM permission.
view network connections
Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.

view Wi-Fi connections
Allows the app to view information about Wi-Fi networking, such as whether Wi-Fi is enabled and name of connected Wi-Fi devices.

Allows access to the list of accounts in the Accounts Service.

full network access
Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.

prevent phone from sleeping
Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.

In-App billing
In-app Billing on Google Play provides a straightforward, simple interface for sending In-app Billing requests and managing In-app Billing transactions using Google Play.

receive data from Internet
Allows apps to accept cloud to device messages sent by the app's service. Using this service will incur data usage. Malicious apps could cause excess data usage.

read Google service configuration
Allows this app to read Google service configuration data.


Certificate Issuer:CN:Sascha Peilicke
Certificate Subject:CN:Sascha Peilicke





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Google Play Reviews

  1. Wayne Thomas-avatar

    Gets stuck all the time. Sometimes I can't change the station. Sometimes I have to uninstall it to make the music stop. But on the other hand when it works it awesome to hear SomaFM this way, I couldn't find a better SomaFM app, it is free and maybe it is just my particular phone that has these problems. Despite the shortcomings I am glad they made it.

  2. Al Koehly-avatar

    I previously wrote, "Only plays a few Soma stations". That was my mistake, I was thinking of another app. This one DOES NOT WORK AT ALL. All I get is an error that says "error loading music." This app is 100% useless!

  3. Mike N-avatar

    Solid app which filled the gap and exceeds the newly released "official" app. Works with Android Auto (yesss!!!), displays the actual album art not the station art, and has stream quality settings for mobile data all three things the official app doesn't. Link to discogs is a nice bonus. Has one annoying bug occasionally the station changes randomly seems to be triggered by losing focus from other app notification sounds.

  4. Has Kam-avatar

    Awesome! Why isn't SomaFM doing this for Android?! Finally don't need to use a Chrome shortcut on my phone to access SomaFM. SomaFM should update their existing app for older Android. Nice work on this app! ThankU!

  5. George Erhard-avatar

    Simple, easy to navigate. Does not allow "swipe to clear" from the Notifications list. This is common for music apps.

  6. Chris R-avatar

    The player notification shows on startup when nothing has been selected to play, not a big issue but wish it would be fixed.

  7. koon yu wong-avatar

    Finally found an app that works for somafm. To dev and users, do you know if this app qualify for the unlimited music stream from T-mobile? As far as I know the unlimited stream stated its included somafm. Just wonder since its not official app.

  8. Eric Hansen-avatar

    Nice app, simple. On Android Auto it messes up the station name and thumbnail image but eventually corrects itself.

  9. Max Field-avatar

    Love and have financially supported SomaFM. So glad to see a formal, stable app for all of their great stations!

  10. Samuel Vastine-avatar

    They just added in the seasonal stations and now this app is perfect.

  11. Stb 666-avatar

    Mission Control while falling asleep is magic.

  12. Gregg Stevens-avatar

    I love SOMA. The app works just great.

  13. Jess Whelan-avatar

    App is great, but it has one big flaw: If you want to cast to your devices/networks, you cannot close the device it's playing from (much like how YouTube forces you to keep it in the foreground). Every time I've tried to close my phone/turn the screen off while casting (y'know, to save battery), the app breaks and the cast link is lost. 😞

  14. Jake Mayback-avatar

    App behaves unpredictably. Tapping items activates other items, station changes randomly, back button seems to open a side menu.

  15. Mike Smith-avatar

    Very nice! I paid for premium within the first 10 minutes of downloading this. I was sad to see the official SomaFM app die but honestly this unofficial one is better and well designed. I'm perfectly fine with supporting the developer's efforts and time to make this app better, especially for such a reasonable amount. A couple requests if possible: show current streaming quality on the now playing screen as a reminder and also ability to favorite songs. Thanks!

  16. David W Studeman-avatar

    David W Studeman


    First thing, SomaFM no longer has a supported app of their own. I went for gold and paid for the higher quality version. Gotta have my SomaFM. I discovered it supported Android Auto a year ago. If you know what SomFM is, you know what can be played here. Sascha, Why isn't it shown on the list of Android Auto apps? It does state here on this page that it supports it but otherwise no one would know. I discovered it by accident a year ago and was pleased.

  17. Cory Ringdahl-avatar

    when it works, it's fine. this is not a frequent occurance. the main issues are when it comes back from a long pause; jumping to a different station, not playing a chosen channel selection, or playing a channel but soft locking and crashing. the web player is vastly more stable.

  18. Nigel B-avatar

    I love the app but just lately it seems to crash a lot. Using Android Pie on a Nokia 6.1. I would also like the option to prevent the app switching to the next stream in the list - it does this quite quickly when a stream drops out, or sometimes for no apparent reason.

  19. Seanas-avatar

    Excellent. Nice app! big fan of and didn't want to download a bloated app like tunein with forced ads between music. This app is great. I also paid for the full version. Which only removes the already unobtrusive ads at the bottom. Highly recommended.

  20. William Briggs-avatar

    i listen to somafm more than any other music... because somafm has more stations without words than anywhere else....( and many with words for those who like that kind of thing ... smile)... this app allows me to do somafm no longer has its thank you so much....

  21. Fred Karasek-avatar

    Well, The android 9.0 Pie update finally killed my favorite music app, the no-longer supported official SomaFM app.. I was really bummed. But ALAS! There IS a light at the end of the tunnel! Thank you Sascha! Your app is working perfectly. TU! TU! TU!!

  22. Paul Roberts-avatar

    Note 9, randomly changes stations, play/pause engine disappears from the bottom of the player, and when you shut your car off it keeps playing. Worked mostly ok on my old note 4. Should have tested function of the app when installed in my new note 9. Back to Tune In radio.

  23. Steve Miller-avatar

    Incredible that the developer has the audacity to put advertisements in this buggy shitfest of an app. Constant crashing on Android 8.1. If you're going to profit from free listener-supported internet radio, at least add value somehow. Highly recommend TuneIn Radio as an alternative.

  24. Ted Tours-avatar

    Nice UI application and selection of grooves. On my android phone connection drops off. Always have to restart. Okay on my other devices. I troubleshoot on the phone to correct but to no avail. My Samsung phone is new!

  25. Danny-avatar

    Since a while this apps just keeps stopping and reinstalling is the only solution restarting your phone dont work this ofcourse sucks bigtime

  26. Gabriel Tarantini-avatar

    Gabriel Tarantini


    Excellent app. Only problem I found is that favorites setting is not working properly. It sets the favorite stations, but when the app is closed and restarted, they are gone.

  27. Aaron Jared Windsor-avatar

    Aaron Jared Windsor


    This app is fantastic for SomaFM listeners. Clean, easy interface. With pro, can select stream bit-rate to reduce data on mobile connections. Well executed app. I love it.

  28. A Google user-avatar

    For Soma FM okay so far on my Android LG 4, (ver 8.1.0) can black screen, can swap tabs without losing sound. Only shows currently playing, not recents list like my Soma FM Roku app. haven't tried favorites, but only listen to Groove Salad anyway...

  29. balazs vihari-avatar

    Worked perfectly, but now it's just a mess. Random channels, random crashes. Wanted to opt in to the Premium, but now rather waiting for some serious bugfix.

  30. Paul Springer-avatar

    Plays some of the stations, interface is buggy and rarely loads station info or navigate smoothly. I paid for the Proverbs and hoping for cleaner software, if you guys need to step up your game :-)

  31. Mathieu Saindon-avatar

    Mathieu Saindon


    Turning on the sync function for favorites causes the app to crash constantly on my Galaxy S9 running Android 9. Also, the station will switch randomly while listening.

  32. Wout Blux-avatar

    Would have been nice if it had a true black amoled friendly mode (also on lockscreen). Kind of a shame to see the whole interface in dark gray, without a way to change that.

  33. Lee McCarthy-avatar

    Keeps jumping to a different station every few minutes or so. Makes me sad--I want to love the app, but it's just too buggy right now.

  34. Danny Staple-avatar

    Not that useful. Unless you keep this app in foreground with the display on the whole time, the music stops and the favourites are gone.

  35. Barry B.-avatar

    Worked fine last week. Now bleeps or skips all the time. Unusable.

  36. Dave Hahn-avatar

    Frequently just stops playing, starts if I log back into my phone. Does the screen need to be active to work? Pixel 3XL.

  37. David Placko-avatar

    It was good-ish. I would launch random stations, not the last one selected.

  38. Artem Baguinski-avatar

    Artem Baguinski


    radio works. favorites list gets reset each time the app is restarted.

  39. Mike Uchacz-avatar

    The ability to cast to chromecast devices stopped working.

  40. AC AB-avatar

    Perfect with added info

  41. Ilario Learco Barone-avatar

    Ilario Learco Barone


    Great little app for listening non conventional music from Soma Fm. Works beautifully.

  42. Einstein Jr-avatar

    very very useful app just exactly what I need to stream somafm

  43. Matthew Villarreal-avatar

    Matthew Villarreal


    Good app occasional hang or crash but overall qorks

  44. Joshua Knudson-avatar

    cant cast to other devices since update

  45. J H-avatar

    great app to listen to somafm on! thank you!

  46. Gonzalo Ramírez Restucci-avatar

    Gonzalo Ramírez Restucci


    best soma fm player on android by far.

  47. A MK-avatar

    No way to stop player other than to uninstall it.

  48. Mindoman SHORTYSEVEN-avatar

    Mindoman SHORTYSEVEN


    It's the SomaFM I love listening to.

  49. Heinrich Seul-avatar

    Great value. Thanks for sharing.

  50. A Google user-avatar

    ux is awfull, persistent ad

  51. Alex Mizell-avatar

    just didn't work

  52. josh h-avatar

    Works great

  53. gz-avatar

    It's very unstable, get lots of java errors when trying to play a station, mostly doesn't play them. A few random stations will play but not reliably. It forgets favorites between sessions. No "playing now" (that's a basic requirement for any music streaming app) or track list. No Exit command. I paid for the premium version and I'm not happy. Update 12/13/2019 Still awful: won't stop playing from the notification panel, no exit, favorites doesn't work.

  54. Filip Wolak-avatar


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  56. Lucas Kaczmarski-avatar

    Lucas Kaczmarski


    Disappearing favourites now fixed, but the app doesn't work well when phone is in standby. The music stops playing after few minutes. This is on Samsung galaxy phone.

  57. Barry Squatter-avatar

    Favourites now work thank you so much development team for this awesome app

  58. Chase Gilbert-avatar

    Great way to listen to Soma FM on mobile! The app has a very clean and professional looking interface and does a great job of pulling in track info, Playlist info, and more. I listen to Groove Salad while at work and this has become my new favorite app for doing so. I've enjoyed the app so much thus far that I went ahead and paid for the full version. Continues to get better and more stable with each update. Thanks to the dev for such great work!

  59. Pete Z.-avatar

    This app currently works perfectly with my Google Pixel 2 XL. I paid for premium to remove ads, but also because this is the most user-friendly app now that SomaFM no longer supports their app. The Favorites menu works great after the most recent update. Alpha+ Player is THE app for streaming SomaFM. Keep up the good work, Sascha!

  60. David pelham-avatar


  61. TouchingPeople OnTheTrain-avatar

    TouchingPeople OnTheTrain


    I am stuck since soma do not have and support their native app anymore. This app works better than the soma one; but would like to see the save song to list feature. Overall an excellent soma fm specific app.

  62. A Google user-avatar

    Worth the price easily for the premium version. Dinged one start for stability issues (sometimes randomly crashes), but otherwise this is the absolute best SOMA FM player period. Much better features than the Mac and iOS and be Win 10 versions. LOVE the album art feature the most. The sound on it is also great. Also not a battery high, which is a relief.

  63. Michael Mead-avatar

    Really wanted this app to work as I love some FM. No. Slow to start, constantly crashes, does not Save favorites. Same problems, two devices.

  64. Mr Mc71-avatar

    Nice clean app that works great with Android Auto. My only issue is that the Favorites feature is pretty much broken. It randomly removes and adds channels to the Favorites filter. Also doesn't appear to save them locally which causes an annoying delay in displaying them.

  65. Christopher Chappell-avatar

    Christopher Chappell


    I'm a loyal Soma FM fan and this is a great app so far. Only listened to two songs so far, but it's great. Paid to remove ads and have other settings. Well done. Update. Works with Android Auto. I would give 10 Stars if I could. I love this app!!

  66. DaddyGhast-avatar

    App is great for listening to soma fm as long as you have a relatively healthy phone. Update: favorites won't save if you close the app.

  67. Care Bear-avatar

    It sucks and it's unfair that you're using SomaFM's not-for-profit audio streams to make ad revenue. How often do you curb stomp puppies?

  68. Konstantinos M.-avatar

    Konstantinos M.


    Sascha, can you help with this? On Huawei Mate 10 Pro, Android 8.0, Premium version, audio keeps stopping every minute or so for a second, goes lo-fi (very low sound quality), then restores to its original, functional state.

  69. Ali Nabavi-avatar

    What a godsend! 🙂 Thank you for making this! What a great way to listen to SomaFM. I was at the end of my rope trying to listen to this great music via Chromecast. Now I can! Bless you! 🙂🕊️💜

  70. Sam Jones-avatar

    I had installed and was casting somafm (groove salad) to my chromecast in under a minute. 5 stars.

  71. j dubbz-avatar

    I love somafm and really tried to give this app a chance but the constant crashing I couldn't deal with anymore. Try harder devs!

  72. Dan Dalessio-avatar

    Favorites are broken. They've been broken for a long time.

  73. Oleg Laskin-avatar

    Works great, but favorites do not stick around when app is closed. Premium version on Pixel.

  74. A Google user-avatar

    Plays soma fm perfectly. Works for me.

  75. R. Justin Dávila-avatar

    R. Justin Dávila


    impressive. perfect for SomaFM. all I wanted.

  76. ChezJM D-avatar

    Love Soma

  77. J-F Henley-avatar

    It's got promise but I can't stream at 256 and it won't cast to Chromecast audio. The favorites also don't save. Got the paid version so the fact that these features don't work is disappointing. Update : developer reached out and fixed casting and 256 issue. Favorites take a while to show up still but it is now a very good app.

  78. Einar Lielmanis-avatar

    Einar Lielmanis


    Good when it works. Bad when it doesn't. Too often goes into a bug mode where pressing the channel buttons do nothing, song/channel notification is wrong and might even play music while displaying that it is paused and doing nothing. Occurs randomly, but seems to be triggered by wifi/mobile network disconnects/handoffs and/or pausing because somebody called on the phone. Other notes: as pressing channel button will take some time to connect to a server, some subtle visual feedback that the app received the touch would be nice. Pausing from the interface doesn't make much sense for streaming audio, just stop the stream altogether.

  79. Mike Deem-avatar

    Went through some bad releases, but things are working great now.

  80. George Masgras-avatar

    DON'T BUY THE PREMIUM UNLOCK, it only streams at 64kbps. There are options for higher bandwidth streams but they don't play. Can't find a way to get a refund since the unlock doesn't show up in the play store. Developer refuses to help with refund

  81. Robert Gobetz-avatar

    player quits on me unless screen stays on, and sometimes it quits even then. if it's something on my phone I could change, I'd do it in a heartbeat...

  82. sky symphonia-avatar

    Very buggy, does not play audio to my Chromecast. Sadly I can't justify paying money for this.

  83. Jed Tunelli-avatar

    Wonderful interface and I love that you can now see the artist and track title.

  84. David Collins-avatar

    Promising platform for Soma, with simple interface and good graphics but album/artist/track info is a must and maybe even artist mini graphic. When that is done, 5 stars and I will purchase premium! How is this development going anyhow? Update: You were true to your word about adding track info etc so I have been true to my word and one extra star!

  85. Dean Dana-avatar

    Thanks for a great SomaFM app with a sleep timer.

  86. James Thompson-avatar

    Really like the app despite a few bugs and no 'now playing' yet (I know you're working on it). Nice work.

  87. Jeremy Medlock-avatar

    App won't continue in background, screen must stay on to play, risks damaging oled screen.

  88. Zepher Xicor-avatar

    Premium features are not working properly. I was using the free version of the app which worked just fine but the moment I upgraded to premium I experienced all types of issues. You have issues with 256kbps streams. The exoplayer no such file issue appears. You also need an exit option in the app. The moment you close it through Android it starts to go a bit wonky. There's a lot of work that needs to be done on the premium version. I have to say I'm quite upset that I can't listen to 256kbps streams without experiencing errors.

  89. Jim Morris-avatar

    Pretty decent app, plays most of my favorite Soma FM stations. Can be buggy and unresponsive at times tho. Still one of my favorite music apps so thanks

  90. David Hughes-avatar

    Thanks for fixing the bugs, Sascha! 1.4 appears to fix failure to load many channels...I look forward to song titles, etc. A great little app.....

  91. Daniel Ugas-avatar

    App plays fine on pixel2 phone . Needs to be able to display current playlist like on somas site and for some reason can't cast stream to Google echo

  92. Paul Le Mars-avatar

    I listen to Soma FM all day. This app seems to work great on my Huawei GX8. I got premium. Recommend.

  93. Brant Clabaugh-avatar

    A fantastic start to a stable and excellent Somafm player for Android. Really liking the progress so far and happy to give a bit toward coming improvements.

  94. Times A Changing-avatar

    Times A Changing


    Soma FM 4eva!!!!!!

  95. Zachary Dakery-Dock-avatar

    Zachary Dakery-Dock


    This is great, love SomaFm, but the app doesn't close unless I force close. I'm not sure if this is because the app wants to continue in the background, but hopefully this will be fixed soon. 5 Stars when fixed 😅

  96. A Google user-avatar

    Not bad. Add a playlist or track info and I'll buy the premium version.

  97. Edd Barrett-avatar

    Almost perfect. I cant find a way to know which track is playing. Could this be implemented please? Bought premium anyway to support the app.

  98. Threearmed Shiva-avatar

    Threearmed Shiva


    No track name. Bummer. Otherwise great app. I would buy, but there's no track name...

  99. jim hughes-avatar

    Free version only gives low quality 32kbs streams. 😣

  100. A Google user-avatar