SoundCloud has a mobile version of the app on both Android and iPhone devices. You can download it from the Google play store and App store. But the mobile version doesn’t give you all the access to its feature which you can find on the desktop version of SoundCloud. So, how to access SoundCloud desktop version for mobile phones?
To get the desktop version of SoundCloud on mobile you have to first change your browser settings so that it can adapt and run the desktop version right in your mobile phone browser. It means you have to launch the desktop version of SoundCloud by converting the web pages into mobile-friendly.
You might have been confused about how to change the web version of SoundCloud to the mobile version. So, read the complete article to find out and access the entire features of SoundCloud PC.
What is SoundCloud Desktop App Verison?
SoundCloud web offers a wide range of features and services to its users. It is the first official of SoundCloud where you can listen to various music, upload audio tracks, share your playlist, monetize your SoundCloud account and earn money from SoundCloud.
You can also find the mobile version of the SoundCloud app but it has limited features compared to the desktop version. The mobile version is a child of parent SoundCloud where the overall feature are compressed and added to the app. You can’t upload music or access to ‘For Creators’ feature and more.
But if you get the desktop version of SoundCloud in your mobile browser then you can use all the features. For that, you don’t have to download the SoundCloud app from third-party tools, just use the desktop interface for webpages in your mobile browser.
How to Get Desktop Version of SoundCloud on Android Device?
Just like said before, if you want to make a desktop request of SoundCloud on an Android phone then you have to access your browser and use the desktop version theme. In this way, the website which you load on your browser will automatically show the full interface just like on a PC.
So, here are the following steps to access SoundCloud desktop version for Android devices.
Step 1: Open Chrome Browser on Android
First thing first, you need open the Chrome browser on your Android device. Why chrome, because it is the best browser where you can convert the desktop version of the website into the mobile version easily.
Step 2: Access the SoundCloud Website
After opening the Chrome browser then you have to visit the official website of SoundCloud. Simply type “soundcloud.com” in the upper search and hit enter. This will redirect you to the home page of SoundCloud where you can log in to your account.
Just remember you don’t need to open the website in ‘Incognito’ mode as it will only make changes for a certain time until you exit from the incognito mode.
Step 3: Tap on ‘Three Dots’ Icon
When you are on the homepage of SoundCloud then you need to change the user interface of the website. The webpage you are currently seeing is the ‘amp version’ of SoundCloud where it only shows the limited features and options to interact.
But now you have to change the amp version to the desktop site version so that it will load the full-length SoundCloud webpage, not the mobile version.
So, tap on the “Three dots” from the upper right corner of the screen that will be from your browser.
Step 4: Select ‘Desktop Site’ Option
After tapping on the three dots then you have to choose the “Desktop Site” in the drop-down menu. This will convert the current amp version of a webpage into the desktop version of the webpage.
Step 5: Reload the SoundCloud Website
Now, you see the full desktop version of SoundCloud on your Android device. So, from now on, you don’t have to go to your PC and access your SoundCloud account. You can do it right from the palm of your hand.
How to Request Desktop Version of SoundCloud on iPhone Device?
You can also get the desktop version of SoundCloud on your iPhone or iPad just like on an Android device. But there are little bit different steps to request a desktop site on your iPhone. You have to first access the Safari browser and change the browser user interface to the desktop version.
Step 1: Open Safari Browser on iPhone
You have to open the Safari browser on your iPhone and get ready for the next step.
Step 2: Visit the SoundCloud Official Website
After accessing your Safari browser then you need to open the SoundCloud website in your browser. Just go to the upper search bar and type the URL of SoundCloud and access it.
Step 3: Tap on ‘Aa’ Option
Once the SoundCloud browser is opened then simply tap on the “Aa” text from the upper left corner in the URL section. This is where you can find the option to convert the mobile version of a webpage into a desktop version of webpages.
Change to Desktop Site Version
Finally, choose the request desktop version option so that the amp version will be changed into the desktop version. You may need to reload the website to see the change in your device.
Alternatively, you can also tap on the ‘Share arrow’ button and select the request desktop site option if the first method doesn’t work for you.
How to Disable Desktop Version of SoundCloud on Android Phone?
When you enable the desktop version of SoundCloud then all the websites and webpages you access in your chrome will be available in the PC version. Suppose you visit the website to find the answer to your queries. There, you will see the full-length version of the website or article in a small text rather than the Amp version.
You have to zoom in every time when you are about to access it other web pages or articles. So, if you turn off the ‘Desktop Site’ option then it will bring the website back to its normal interface which you can find on mobile devices.
Here’s how you do that.
- Open the Google Chrome browser on your mobile device which is Android.
- Now, tap on the “Three Dots” that is visible at the top right corner of the browser screen.
- From the drop-down menu, you have to select the “Desktop Site” option.
- Now, uncheck the desktop site feature and you are good to go.
- Simply refresh the browser.
How to Disable Desktop Version of SoundCloud on iPhone or iPad?
The iPhone updates its browser from time to time to bring the new changes and eliminate the old bugs. After the iOS 9, users can have an even more easy option to interact with their Safari browser.
So, follow the following steps to turn off the SoundCloud desktop version app on iPhone.
- Tap to open the Safari browser on your iPhone.
- Look after the “Aa” or “Share Arrow” button on the upper side.
- Now, disable the “Request desktop site” feature.
- Finally, reload the Safari browser.
How to Get SoundCloud Desktop App on PC?
SoundCloud is now available for the Windows 10 PC. You can download the desktop version of the SoundCloud app from the ‘Microsoft store on Windows and tablets. The desktop app is available after the recent SoundCloud update.
However, there are some limited features that you can access in the Windows 10 version of SoundCloud. Suppose if you are a Go+ subscription then will have full access to the catalog. But for the free users, they can’t use any of the Go+/Go subscriptions or upgrade into it from the desktop app.
Besides, you will not also have an ‘Offline’ feature in the desktop version of the SoundCloud app. Besides that, you do all the things just like on the SoundCloud website.
Now, follow the following steps to download SoundCloud app on Windows 10 PC.
Note: You can’t get the SoundCloud desktop app on Mac or iPad.
Step 1: Open Your Browser
First of all, you have to open your browser which you are currently using on your laptop or PC.
Step 2: Visit the SoundCloud for Windows Webpage
After that, access the “SoundCloud for Windows” webpage from the upper search bar. Simply type the URL and hit enter to access the page.
Step 3: Click on the ‘Here’ Option
After accessing the SoundCloud app download page then you have to click on the “Here” text from the first sentence or paragraph. This will redirect you to the official website of ‘The Microsoft Store’ from where you can download the SoundCloud app for Windows 10.
Step 4 : Click on ‘Get in Store App’ Button
When you are on the Microsoft store page then you need to click on the “Get in Store App” blue button so that it will start the download process. Besides, you will be asked whether you want to get the SoundCloud app from the Microsoft store website or its desktop app. So, choose the option according to your needs.
Step 5: Download SoundCloud App on Windows
Finally, download the SoundCloud app on PC and install it. After that use your SoundCloud login details to access your account and enjoy.
How to Access SoundCloud Desktop App Using Third-Party Apps?
Apart from the SoundCloud app for Windows 10, you can also get the SoundCloud desktop app through third-party apps or programs. Remember, these are not the official SoundCloud app but they can give you access to your account through a desktop app.
So, if you want to listen to streaming music just like on SoundCloud or Spotify then take a closer look to the best alternative for SoundCloud.
1. Sound Node
Sound Node is the first open-source SoundCloud desktop app that you can download on Windows 10, Mac, and Linux for listening to millions of music, audio tracks, stream, and podcast. It is just like SoundCloud and Spotify where you can play music online and offline. But you can’t upload the music which is a little bit drawback of Sound Node.
VOX is another best music player where you can import music from SoundCloud, iTunes, and YouTube on Mac. It is considered as the powerhouse of audio tracks which is a great alternative for SoundCloud. However, VOX doesn’t usually support the SoundCloud community so it is not meant for everyone.
3. Sound Cloud
Sound Cloud is the third-party music listening software for the macOS Mojave 10.4 or higher. It is suitable for playing audio tracks, uploading music, and sharing the tracks with your friends.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is There a Desktop SoundCloud App?
Yes, you can download the SoundCloud app on your Windows 10 PC.
Can You Have SoundCloud on Android?
Yes, you can get the SoundCloud app from the Google Play Store on your Android device.
How Do You Download Music from SoundCloud on Android?
If you want to download music from SoundCloud on Android then you have to visit the Chrome browser and use the ‘desktop Site’ feature to access your desktop version of SoundCloud.
Why Does SoundCloud Not Have a Desktop App?
SoundCloud didn’t have the desktop app in the previous days but now it’s available for only Windows 10 users.
How to Use Windows Desktop to Upload Audio to SoundCloud?
To upload music on your SoundCloud on PC simply access your account and click on the ‘Upload’ button. After that, select an audio file from your Windows desktop or drag it into the required field.
Does SoundCloud Have Dark Mode on PC?
SoundCloud doesn’t have an in-build dark mode feature but you can get it by using the ‘Lights Browser’ extension in your browser.
When you have to use your SoundCloud account on a PC but can’t access it for some reason then you can do it from your mobile device. Simply change the user interface of the website from your browser which will give you access to the site just like on a desktop browser. But you have to turn off the ‘Desktop Site’ feature otherwise, you will find difficulty while interacting with other websites that contain blogs.