When it comes to the best Android music player for your android, you’re not exactly hurting for options. For starters, Google Play Music offers traditional functionality and cloud streaming, and it’s right there on your phone.
But if you’re looking for something beyond simple music playback, you can turn to third-party apps — even one from Apple! — for greater customization, sound control and variety when you listen to music on your Android device.
From nimble, cloud-based streaming apps to feature-packed offerings aimed squarely at audiophiles, we’ve found the best Android music players for your listening pleasure.
Here Are The List Of Best Music Player Apps For Android FREE (2020)
AIMP is a fairly powerful mobile music app. It supports most common music file types, including mainstays like FLAC, MP3, MP4, and others. You also get a host of customization options, theming, and other fun stuff like that. The app has a simple UI and we had no problems getting around and listening to music. It keeps it simple with a decent Material Design interface. We also appreciated its outstanding equalizer, HTTP live streaming, and volume normalization. It’s definitely a step up from most basic music player apps. There is also a desktop version in case you want to kill two birds with a single app.
BlackPlayer is a simple, but elegant music player that puts very little between you and your music. It operates on a tab structure and you can customize the tabs to use only the ones that you actually want. On top of that, it has an equalizer, widgets, scrobbling, an ID3 tag editor, no ads, themes, and support for most commonly used music files. It’s delightfully simple and a fantastic option for fans of minimalism. The free version is a little bare bones with the paid version providing far more features. Thankfully, the pro version isn’t expensive. As of our July 2019 update, the free version of BlackPlayer seems to be missing in action. We’ll check back in a few months to see if it comes back.
jetAudio is a long time favorite of Android users because it has enough features to be better than most, but still simple enough for everyone to use. This one features a variety of audio enhancements that come as plugins so you can tweak your music experience a little more than usual. On top of that, it comes with an equalizer (complete with 32 presets), simple effects like bass boost, a tag editor, widgets, and even MIDI playback. The free and paid versions are virtually identical. The paid version just removes advertising and adds themes. You can also use this one for free if you subscribe to Google Play Pass.
MediaMonkey is a bit of a dark horse in the music player apps business. It has a ton of features, including organizational features for things like audiobooks, podcasts, and the ability to sort songs by things like composer (instead of just artist). It also has basic stuff like an equalizer. What makes MediaMonkey a truly unique music player is the ability to sync your music library from your computer to your phone (and back) over WiFi. It’s a bit complicated set up, but it’s virtually a one-of-a-kind feature. Despite the learning curve, the mobile and desktop versions are among the best one-two combo, even if the desktop version is a bit pricey.
Musicolet is a no-BS music player app. It has a lot of desirable features, including many that you don’ often associate with music player apps. That includes a truly offline experience, a lightweight UI, and small APK size. Additionally, the app features multiple queues (another rarity), an equalizer, a tag editor, support for embedded lyrics, widgets, folder browsing, and more. Its no nonsense approach is refreshing. This is a great option for people who just want a music player that plays music without a ton of extra stuff. It’s also completely free with no in-app purchases and, because of its lack of Internet access, no advertising.
Neutron Music Player is another music app that isn’t nearly as popular as it probably should be. It features a 32/64-bit audio rendering engine that is (according to the developers) independent of the Android OS. The idea is that it helps music sound better. It also has a lot of other features, including support for more unique file types (flac, MPC, etc), a built-in equalizer, and a host of other audiophile specific features. It’s a bit expensive and the UI is definitely not the best on the list. However, everything else about it is good.
Phonograph is one of the few good open source music player apps. It bills itself as being simple. lightweight, and easy to use. In most cases, it succeeds. It features a classic, simple Material Design UI. It’s quick to move through as needed. You can also change the theme if you want, but the theme editor isn’t especially powerful. Along with that, you’ll get Last.fm integration, a tag editor, playlist features, a home screen widget, and some other navigation features. It’s very simple and a great option for those who just want to listen to their music without anything getting in the way. This app is also available with no in-app purchases with Google Play Pass.
PlayerPro Music Player
PlayerPro Music Player is another lesser-known music app that should be getting a little more traffic. It features a good looking interface that makes everything easy to use along with skins that you can download and install for more customization. You’ll also get support for playing video, a rare ten band equalizer, Android Auto and Chromecast support, various audio effects, widgets, and some fun little features like the ability to shake the phone to get it to change tracks. It even supports Hi-Fi music (up to 32-bit, 384kHz). You can demo the app for free before forking out the $4.99.
Poweramp Music Player
Poweramp has long been one of the go-to music player apps choices for a lot of Android users. It has a sleek interface with themes that you can download from the Google Play Store. The interface can be too clever for its own good sometimes. It’s otherwise fast, efficient, and powerful and there are themes available if you want to that route. The app also includes many playback features, including gapless playback, crossfade, and it has support for several types of playlists along with Android Auto support. You’ll also find widgets, tag editing, and more customization settings. It’s a powerful player that seems to strike the right chord with almost everyone.
Pulsar Music Player
Puslar is definitely one of the best music player apps available right now. The features include beautifully done Material Design, tag editing, gapless playback, smart playlists, a sleep timer, and Last.fm scrobbling. Puslar also has Chromecast support and some of the best Android Auto support we’ve seen of any app on the list. It’s not as feature heavy as some of the paid options, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s bad. It’s a great option for those looking for something minimal, lightweight, and good looking. The pro version is inexpensive and only adds a few more features. Neither the free or premium version has advertising.
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