Music streaming is great when you have Wi-Fi connectivity with no data caps, but when you’re on the go or when there’s a limit on your data streaming capabilities, its always nice to carry your music around with you. And, of course, a good music player to boot. In this post, we take a look at some of the best Android music player apps that you can choose from, if you’re on the hunt for one.
5 Best Android Music Player Apps
n7player Music Player
n7player is a fantastic app for anyone who loves tweaking equalizers as it features a 10-band equalizer, separate bass & treble and plenty of built-in preset options among others. The app plays a number of file formats from mp3 and mp4 files to ogg, wav, 3gp, mid, xmf, ogg, mkv, flac, and aac.
You have options to use the rather clumsy looking home interface or go for the classic interface with its playlists, artist, and genre classifications. You can enjoy your music in shuffle mode or repeat mode if you don’t want to hear them in the normal order. n7player also works in conjunction with the streaming app Toaster UPNP/DLNA, to stream audio to other devices available on the local network including AirPlay and Chromecast devices.
The app has plenty of customization options for the power user, from utilizing skins and themes, adding album art, editing tags, customizing the lockscreens, setting a sleep timer, controlling the music from outside the player, customizing the headset buttons, create automatic playlists and more. For the lyrics lover, there’s even an option to download an external plugin to display embedded lyrics or you could always use MusixMatch. You can also set timers and share what you are playing with others.
The app is free to download and use, but some of its features are premium and will be locked after 14 days of trial.
Poweramp Music Player
Poweramp is another fantastic music player for Android that in my opinion has a much more attractive interface compared to n7player, with just as many features and customization options. It plays many different file formats (mp3, mp4/m4a (incl. alac), ogg, wma, flac, wav, ape, wv, tta, mpc, aiff), has a 10 band optimized graphical equalizer, plenty of presets, separate Bass and Treble adjustment, stereo eXpansion, mono mixing, gapless play, cross fade, dynamic queue, lyrics support, theme and skins, album art downloader, scrobbling, configurable lock screen and more.
Poweramp is available to try for free for 15 days after which you will have to buy the full version, which is just under $4, but if you’re lucky you can pick it up for just under a dollar now as its on sale.
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FlipBeats is an exciting music app with an attractive tile based interface displaying your songs, albums, genre, artists, and playlists. When you start playing a song, you have options to instantly favorite it, as well as share, edit tags and find lyrics from the expandable green button. You have options to customize the layout, activate the Sound Health feature that will protect your ears while listening, configure audio settings, select from three theme colors, and activate gesture based controls.
FlipBeats has a Multi Band Graphic Equalizer, 14 Equalizer presets & custom presets, Bass Boost, Surround Sound, Pro EQ Engine
and Pro Reverb Engine to offer the best listening experience, but its single most attractive feature is the social media integration section where you can share engage with the FlipBeats community.
FlipBeats is free to use but you can trial its premium features only for 20 days.
doubleTwist Player, Music Play
doubleTwist is another all time popular music app that has over 95000 five star ratings on the Play Store. The app has a neat grid interface that displays songs with thumbnail images. A hidden left menu gives access to all your popular sections such as Albums, Playlists, radio, Podcasts, Video and other Settings.
Although the free version should be enough for an average user, there are additional features you can buy if you like, such as when you want to sync your iTunes music, use the alarm clock feature, get AirPlay recorder and widget support.
Music Player : Rocket Player
Rocket Player is a music player that offers a classic interface that lets you enjoy your music in alphabetical order, by artist, album, playlists, or from folders. You can click the menu beside each song to add to a playlist, to the queue to be played next, to set the EQ, to create a ringtone, to edit its tag or delete it if required. There are plenty of customization options in this music player app as well including managing album art, and tweaking the 5 band equalizer to improve your listening experience.
If you are big on themes, there are over 30 different ones to choose from. Rocket Player even offers options to stream music to your Chromecast. Rocket Player has enough great features in the free version to keep most users happy but you can upgrade to the premium version if you want more features, audio formats and customization options.
There are plenty of music player apps on the Play Store to please the requirements of different types of users. You could easily contest that Google Play Music is better than Rocket Player or that Shuttle Music Player is the one to own and you could be justified as to its worth. If you are on the hunt for good music player app, we recommended that you tryout the apps listed in this post and choose one that works well for you. As for me, I’m enjoying FlipBeats for the moment and will be keeping it!
Do tell us which Android music player app is your favorite and why.