WebDAV - media provider configuration

Symfonium can connect to your WebDAV servers and play, cast and offline cache your music from it. (Requires at least Version 6.0)

This provider is currently in experimental state until more users have confirmed that it works with all the many different WebDAV servers.

Note: Some servers like NextCloud are slower when using WebDAV and not their native API. This is known and native support will come when the more generic WebDAV support is considered stable enough.

Important: pCloud WebDAV implementation is utterly broken and is not supported.

Tags are parsed with Symfonium custom tag parser.
Tags are cached but extracting them will take some time and network ressources, it is recommended to add your provider when connected to wifi.

Add provider

The wizard support many ways to enter your provider information to be able to connect and will try to figure out the proper parameters.

  1. Full url

You should enter the full connection url in the URL field.

In that case the field port must be left empty.

  1. IP and Port

Or you can just enter the IP and port of the provider and Symfonium will try to figure out the rest.

Please note that the port field when filled takes precedence over any port filled in the URL field.
As a reminder http port is 80 and https port is 443.


If you have problems configuring your provider press the Enable button in the support card, then try again to add your host.

After Symfonium shows the error message, press the send button to open your email client with attached logs and write a message so that I can help you.

All settings

Note: Please note that Symfonium’s tag parser caches tags to expedite future syncs. If you update your song tags and the app does not detect them, you can force a new sync by clearing the tag cache in the provider settings.

To access all available settings for a provider, you need to edit the provider after it has been added. (Settings / Manage media providers Settings - Manage media providers)

Wifi only

To prevent Symfonium from accessing the server when not connected to WiFi, please enable this option.

Scrape additional artists metadata

Try to download artists images and biography from online sources.

Automatic image cache

Enabling this option will cache all media images locally on your device after each sync. However, it can also use up storage space on your device and potentially drain your battery faster if you have a large library with many images. It’s recommended to use this option if you have enough storage space available on your device and don’t mind the potential battery drain. If you have limited storage or battery life, it may be better to disable this option.

Automatic media offline cache

Enabling this option will cache media files from selected libraries for offline usage after sync, allowing you to play your music even when you are not connected to the internet. However, this may consume a lot of storage and battery usage, so it is important to consider this before enabling this option.

Prefer song thumbnail

Will use each songs thumbnail in list instead of the album ones. Useful for compilations if each songs have a different image. Will require more storage cache and slower syncs.

Tag ratings as user ratings

Ratings imported from media tags are normally considered as scraped ratings, enable this option to consider them user ratings.

Split album by:

You can select how Symfonium split the albums. Each selected option must be equals for songs to be part of the same album.

Filter short tracks

You can select the minimum duration for a song to help filtering unwanted media.

Exclude folders

You can exclude sub folders from the sync to remove unwanted data.

Custom parser details

See [Wiki] Symfonium custom tag parser for all the documentation about Symfonium custom tag parser.


• Basic and Digest authentification are supported.
• Chromecast and UPnP do not support passing headers so Symfonium will proxy the media when casting, using more battery and network.
• For NextCloud servers the WebDAV url is in the format: https://url.com/remote.php/dav/files/username (You can add the desired subfolders after that url)
• For ownCloud servers the WebDAV url is in the format: https://url.com/remote.php/dav/webdav (You can add the desired subfolders after that url)