Finebits launches Sonca, a universal media player for Windows 10 and Xbox

Finebits has been one of the more prominent developers on the Microsoft Store for some time, with popular apps ranging from 8 Zip to Torrex. Now, the developer is taking a step into the media player arena with Sonca, an app that brings all of your media together in a rather slick interface that works across Windows 10, Xbox One, HoloLens, and even Surface Hub.

Sonca works as you'd expect with your local media, pulling in all of the files on your PC and automatically organizing tracks and information. It steps things up a notch by allowing you to also connect to cloud services like Dropbox, Google Drive, and OneDrive, where you may also have a bundle of media stored. From the description:

Sonca is a single player for all your music, movies, clips and audio books. Just add all the media files from Windows 10 devices and clouds to Sonca and your collection will always be available offline. Watch your favourite movies or listen to music, and the app itself will add and organize tracks information and will remember the moment you stopped.

The app also supports both Continuum and Windows Timeline. There's a compact mode built in, so you can pop the player off in a corner while still having access to its controls. Background playing is also available on Xbox, and, yes, there's even a dark mode.

It's worth noting that Sonca is still technically in beta, so you may run into a bug here or there. Sonca will normally cost $8, but it's on sale for its launch for $5 at the Microsoft Store (opens in new tab).

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Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the former Editor-in-Chief of Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central, Android Central, and iMore as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl

  • No streaming services supported? What's the point?
  • local and cloud music, videos, and audiobooks.
    Timeline support.
  • Dude it's not 2008.
  • Because its a piece of media software, not a streaming service.
  • Ha I have a Pandora subscription doesn't mean I have stop buying music.
  • Write us at to join Sonca beta testing.
    Here PR-codes for Windows Central readers:
  • Hi, is it possible to add support for Mega cloud storage?
  • Task was added to backlog. Investigation needed.
  • Awesome! Thank you. Love your products.
  • If you ever purchased Finebits AppPack in the Microsoft Store, even in the free giveaway last year, you can simply grab Sonca for free. I completely forgot about the AppPack so that was a cool surprise. I was indeed looking for a good UWP player, will give this one a try. Thanks Finebits and WC!
  • I had been looking for a modern media player thath can handle video clips and music in the same playlist and play them all. I hate it that in all modern players the first choice I have to make is whether to use the music or the video playback mode of the app. Is this player capable of handling them together?
  • No windows phone no install