What is SoundByte?

SoundByte is a music client for Windows 10 supporting SoundCloud, Fanburst and YouTube.


Xbox One
Stream music in the background

Listen to your favourite music in SoundByte while also playing your favourite games on Xbox.

At your finger tips

Connect your SoundCloud account and listen to your likes, playlists and SoundCloud stream.

Ad free and live streams

Listen to almost any YouTube video (including live streams). Connect your account to access likes.

Native UWP features

With SoundByte you can pin your favorites playlists and music right onto your Start Screen for later listening.

Local Playback*
Music straight from your device

Play and organize a wide range of media formats with SoundByte.

SoundByte Account
Synced across devices

With a SoundByte account, you can generate a list of curated likes and more across multiple streaming services.

Search, Steam, Download

Search for and listen to your favorite podcasts. SoundByte can even automatically download your podcasts.

Connect devices together

With Windows Timeline and Project Rome, SoundByte allows you to connect and sync music across devices.

Free updates for life

SoundByte is constantly updated between 3-4 times a month with new features and bug fixes.

*Features still in development and will be released in the second half of 2018. For an early look at these new features, join the Preview Program.



News Articles

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App Spotlight + Interview: SoundByte
by Sharath Ravishankar · Mar 18, 2018

A vast majority of my streaming is done from Google Play Music, but often, there's content on platforms like YouTube and SoundCloud that one generally can't find elsewhere.

After spending some time on SoundCloud's perfectly adequate website, I decided to look for an app that could better leverage Windows' media controls and give me more flexibility in a natively coded package. Mind you, I didn't really need an app, but out of curiosity and my preference for natively coded apps, I decided to look for one anyway.

This led me to New Zealand-based developer Dominic Maas' UWP project, SoundByte, that was initially made to be a SoundCloud client for Windows Phone.

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SoundByte gives SoundCloud the Fluent Design treatment
by Sean Endicott · Aug 29, 2017

Music and audio content from SoundCloud sound great but now it looks great as well with SoundByte, the Fluent-designed SoundCloud client.

SoundByte has pretty much every Fluent Design feature that we've seen leading up to the Fall Creators Update. It utilizes transparent backgrounds, hover over effects, and a transparent title bar.

Embracing these makes SoundByte a beautiful app on Windows 10 that looks natural on multiple form factors.

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Soundbyte is a beautiful SoundCloud client for Windows
by Michael Allison · Aug 12, 2017

While there is a SoundCloud client for Windows 10, like most apps in the Windows Store, there’s a much better designed third party client.

SoundByte for Windows is that client, predating the SoundCloud app for Windows, it offers much of the same functionality you would expect from a SoundCloud app. You can log in, view your account including your stream, playlists etc. The developers even made a nifty trailer for the WIndows Store to show you that they care.

Now, I’m not normally a third party client app user, nor am I a Soundcloud user on the regular, but I downloaded this app because it looked very well put together.


App Reviews

Don't just take our word, here's what some SoundByte users thought about the new update.

Update improves a lot of the gripes I've had with the app; nicely done!

Craig 5 Stars

latest update is amazing, it's almost like a completely different app!

Ramesh 5 Stars

This app has incredibly improved with the latest update. It is fully Fluent Design, has support for Picture-in-picture, a very clean and intuitive interface, support for Soundcloud, YouTube and Fanburst, the animations are very good and new things such as the Soundbyte Account can be seen fairly have been introduced. In addition, the stability is very high now. Without a doubt the best app to play music and one of the best to play back movies in Windows 10, of truth that I haven't seen none as yet, and I am surprised because it should be one of the most downloaded, really. Many thanks to the developer, with an app like this the UWP potential can be seen in Windows and are all great, nothing to reproach.

Álvaro 5 Stars

Get fat update 18.01. Really good music player (Soundcloud, YouTube). Top. weiterso. ;.)