I don’t like the music player that comes on my phone. I have to find an app that will play the music I want. There are many apps to choose from, but here are some of our favorites!
AIMP is a great music app. You can listen to music and it supports common file types like MP3, MP4, and others. It has themes and other fun stuff. The app is simple with a good interface that looks nice in the Material Design style. In this music app, you can listen to your favorite songs. In addition to playing your favorite songs, it has a feature called HTTP live streaming and volume normalization. It is better than other basic music player apps. You can also use the desktop version if you want to kill two birds with one app. The only downside is that it
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. The free version of BlackPlayer is simple and good for people who like minimalism. The paid version has more features. It isn’t expensive, but we couldn’t find the free version in July 2019 because it was gone. We’ll check back in a few months to see if it comes back.
DoubleTwist Music Player
DoubleTwist is a good music player. It has been better lately. It has lots of features, including playlists and support for most audio codecs. The free version is good, but it gets you almost all the basics. This app is $5.99 for Apple AirPlay support and $8.99 for the premium version that has AirPlay, a 10-band equalizer, themes, and more. The free version also lets you listen to radio stations in your area so there is a music streaming with this app too. It’s not too expensive but it
MediaMonkey is a music player that has lots of features. People can organize things like podcasts and audiobooks as well as sort songs by the person who wrote them or the composer. It also has basic stuff like an equalizer. One unique thing about MediaMonkey is that you can sync your music from your computer to your phone it is a bit complicated to set it up, but it is very useful. When you set up your computer, you can also sync it with the desktop version of iTunes. That’s one of the best ways to manage your music across many devices.
Musicolet is a fun music player app. It has many features that you do not usually see in other apps like the offline experience, lightweight UI, and small APK size. Also, it has multiple queues (another rare feature), an equalizer, a tag editor, and support for lyrics this is a good option for people who just want to listen to music. It has no extra things and it doesn’t need the internet. It’s also free and there are no ads.
Neutron Music Player is a music app, but it is not as popular as it could be. The developers say that the audio rendering engine is independent of the Android operating system and so music should sound better. It also has lots of other features including support for more unique file types, a built-in equalizer, and many other
Oto Music is a solid, minimal music player. You get an attractive, easy-to-use player with decent navigation and support for things like Chromecast and Android Auto. Additionally, the app comes with five widgets, gapless playback, light and dark theme, tag editing, and support for normal and synced lyrics. You get all of that in an app package of about 5MB. There is even a Discord in case you want to speak to the developer. Everything in the app is free, but you can support the developer with optional donations ranging from $0.99 to $14.99 if you want to. It looks good, it works well, and there’s nothing really wrong with it. This is a rock-solid option in this space.
The 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.
Plexamp is probably your best bet for playing music not stored on your phone, but also not streaming like Spotify. You set up your Plex server at home and then use this app to stream music from your computer to your phone. The app has a minimal, good-looking UI and you can do things like downloading your songs to your phone temporarily for offline use. The app also includes true gapless playback, loudness leveling, soft transitions, an EQ, a preamp, and some other nice touches for the audiophile crowd. Plex does charge $4.99 per month to use the app since it does have to bounce off of Plex servers to work. However, it’s still cheaper than a music streaming service and that covers the cost for regular Plex (video content) as well as Plexamp.
Poweramp Music Player
Poweramp is a go-to app for many people who like playing music on their phones. It has an easy interface and you can get themes from the Google Play Store if you want to. The interface is good but it might be not so good sometimes. Otherwise, this app is fast and powerful and it has many features including gapless You’ll also find widgets, tag editing, and more customization settings. You can even download lyrics if you need to. It’s a powerful player that seems to strike the right chord with almost everyone.
Pulsar Music Player
Pulsar is an app for your phone that has a good design. It can edit tags, play music without gaps, and it has smart playlists. It also has a timer for when you want to go to sleep and scrobbles your songs on Last FM. Pulsar also works with Chromecast and Android Auto. The app is not as advanced as some of the other paid apps, but that does not mean it is bad. It is a good option for people who want something simple, lightweight, and good-looking. The pro version has great features and only costs a few dollars more. Neither the free or premium version has ads. The same developer
Rocket Music Player
Rocket Music Player is another good-looking music player for Android. It has lots of features like 10-band EQ, lyrics support, and Chromecast. It also works with Google Assistant well. It has some features that you will like too like podcast bookmarks so you can come back later if you have to leave. There are some parts of the app that are old-looking, like the notifications player and settings menu. But other things on the app look good, too. If you want to be able to do everything without ads, then you can buy a premium version. But even if you don’t buy it, the ads aren’t that bad for this
Stellio is a music player that has playlists, views, and themes. You can also lookup lyrics to songs and they will be available offline from that point on. Some features are audio codec support, widgets, customization settings, and extras like crossfade and a tag editor. If you want to get the basic version for You can also buy additional themes for $1.99 each. If you want, you can buy the premium version for $14.99 and get all of the themes. It is up to you what to do with your money and the themes are good too.
Vinylage Music Player
Vinylage Music Player is different from the other apps on this list. It has a unique user interface and it can be entertaining too. The player does basic things, like playing music. But you can customize the player to show a turntable animation when you are listening to music. You can customize it with different brands of turntables. You can choose the colors of the turntables. It even makes little noises between tracks on vinyl albums of music, which is so goofy and fun! But it is also a good music player.
Bonus: USB Audio Player Pro
USB Audio Player Pro is the best for those who like to listen to music. It has a lot of good features, like a 10-band EQ and UPnP support. It also supports a lot of different audio formats, including FLAC, MQA, DSD, and SACD.
Additionally, it specifically works well with USB DACs as well as HiRes DACs like the one in LG phones. That’s a good thing because most other music players don’t do that very well. You can even stream music (via TIDAL, Qobuz, and Shoutcast) through this app in order