David Get Ready for Stratus 2, BETA Starts Now!

Stratus is a jQuery powered SoundCloud player that lives at the bottom (or top) of your website or blog. In version 2, we’ve rebuilt Stratus from the ground up to include many requested features, a nicer aesthetic, and a much easier installation.

Pumped? Yeh, me too. Here’s how to participate in the BETA:


See fast installation guides for:  WordPress  Tumblr  Blogger

Installing Stratus is easy. All you need to do is add some code to the <head> section of your HTML.

First, make sure you have jQuery installed.

Next, include the main Stratus library.

<script type="text/javascript" src="http://stratus.sc/stratus.js"></script>

Finally, configure and load the Stratus plugin.

<script type="text/javascript"> $(document).ready(function(){ $stratus({ links: 'http://soundcloud.com/foofighters/sets/wasting-light' }); }); </script>

That’s it! For a list of all configuration options, go here.


All good BETA tests require good feedback. If you’ve got a suggestion, found a bug, or deployed the player on your site: Please, let me know @leemartin or at lee@soundcloud.com. We really appreciate the help!

Thanks and happy BETA testing!

  • Kaboom!

  • Zavora Design

    Why does it not move properly, ie stay on the bottom of the page when scrolling on the ipad? (see the m83 site above). Im sure this is an ipad thing because I notice other bar-like players/plugins/etc doing the same thing.

  • “Fixed” position was adding to the iPad recently so make sure you’ve updated to the latest firmware.

  • Keep it up!

  • Wow, what a great post.