Just got an iPhone upgrade, but now I am stuck on something. My old iPhone 4 I had an app called "Files" that allowed me to upload files via web browser or enter a URL for a file and it would fetch it. It had a built-in media player, PDF viewer, etc.

Checking the App Store, the app isn't available any more from the same publisher. So now I need a replacement.


  • Upload media files via wireless OR via plugging in to my Linux systems via USB. I do not have a Mac or Windows machine of any type available to me.

  • Able to add files to the Music app that comes with iOS OR have its own media player built in.

  • Support for play lists, random/shuffle/repeat play required.

  • MP3 support required, movie file (mp4/mov) support would be nice but not required, PDF or other document file support would be nice but not required.

Prefer free, but low one-time cost is acceptable. No adverts.

3 Answers 3


Answering my own question. Finally found something called oplayer . Hits all my points, free ad based version or $3 to buy.


Google Play Music is the best option for you. Can upload your favorites tracks through your browser and listen on your smartphone, tablet or TV.

  • If I wanted to use up my bandwidth I'd drop the files on my own media server :)
    – ivanivan
    Mar 31, 2017 at 2:38
  • Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference.
    – danijelc
    Mar 31, 2017 at 11:31

VLC mobile has a built in http server. Once you enable it it shows you an IP/port, once you visit that address from your computer browser you can upload files.

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