Tech mistake |One of the most amazing things about Android is its flexibility. And this extends to music player apps. There are literally hundreds of app in the Google Play Store for audiophiles to choose from. These apps are perfect for those who want to customize their listening, storage, and other preferences. We have narrowed the list down to ten best free music player apps for Android in 2018.
Before we go to our list, we will talk about the built-in music player in your Android phone. Google Play music has traditional functions where you can make a playlist, shuffle the songs, etc. It also offers cloud streaming. And best of all, it is already installed on your phone. But why do you need a third party app?
Well, for the most part, Google Play Music has limited features. It is enough for casual music fans, but not for hardcore ones. Some people also need features such as equalizers, tagging of files, folder views, cooler interface, etc. However, these features are only available in third-party app. Here, we list the ten best music players according to their functions and interfaces. Whether you are a casual listener or an audiophile, you can find the one that suits you best.
If you need an easy to use music player with convenient to access tabs for albums, playlists, and artists, Musicolet is your choice. It has the traditional features, which include lyrics support, tag editor, sleep timer, widgets and more. Users say that they recommend this app in terms of its functionality which brings an impressive music experience.
Other best and unique features of this app that we love include:
- Allows you to control the app using the buttons on your earphone.
- Supports multiple playing queues.
- An intuitive graphical user interface.
If you are the type to root for apps with great visuals, Phonograph will be very much to your taste. It comes with a user interface that changes to match the colour of the content on the screen. You can also select a theme you like from its theme engine and customize the music player.
What we love about this best audio player music player for Android is it automatically downloads the information which is missing from your media. For example, title or artist and even album covers. You are also given an option to this information. We are the type who is very specific about the credits especially for work of art such as music.
You can browse through your music using songs, artists, albums or playlists. You can also group them into folders. Phonograph allows you options for an easy access and storage.
If you are generous enough to shed some bucks for extra features. Phonograph has added features including lock screen controls, gapless playback, and a sleep timer which are available for purchase.
Pulsar is a preferred music player application for people who like lightweight apps (and who does not like having extra space in your memory). Despite being free and lightweight this app also offers a lot, from customization to ease of use because it is ad-free. This app is simple but you can choose from the different colours to personalize its interface.
When it comes to the sorting of your music library, Pulsar allows you to view your collection by album, genre, or artist. You can also create folders if you prefer to sort it that way.
What we love about Pulsar is we do not need to purchase its added features which include gapless playback, Chrome cast support, home-screen widget, a built-in tag editor. For audiophiles, a 5-band equalizer option is available in pro version.
4. Pi Music player
Pi is not only beautiful; it also comes with lots of features. Upon installing, you will have the option to choose a theme. Although you can change this later on. Its interface is pretty simple but it offers as many features as the other Android music players app.
You can play music from your library using different ways of sorting. If you want to play per artist or for a playlist. You can also create a folder of all your favourite singles.
The simplicity of this app only applies to its interface, feature wise; it covers sleep timer, widget support, and ringtone maker. But what we really love about this app is for a lightweight app, it already covers a built-in equalizer that gives you the option to listen in bass boost, 3D reverb and other presets.
Another cool feature of this app is it allows you to share music with your friends. Which is always fun. Listening to music with our friends is something we enjoy.
Our only problem with this application is we want to use it without the ad. There is an ad-free version which is available for purchase.
When it comes to features, BlackPlayer has one of the most offers available. It’s almost like the highest tier of audio player app features. Here are some of them.
- Let’s you customize your user interface including colours and fonts.
- Built-in 5-band equalizer.
- Bass Boost and Virtualizer.
- Gapless playback.
- ID3 Tag editor.
- Sleep Timer.
- Supports the standard local music file format such as MP3, WAV, and OGG.
With the features listed above, you almost do not need to purchase a pro version. Even the free version is ad-free.
If you are going for the most innovative audio player app for Android, n7player is where your money should be. Yes, this app is available for purchase but it allows you to download a trial version that lasts for 14 days.
The most important question is, is this app worth my money? Well, it might be. It has a very stylish interface. You zoom in and out to look for your music. You can arrange your library with different views. On top of the stylish interface, you get an advanced 10-band equalizer. If you are a hardcore music fan, you can customize music to how you want to listen to it. Other features it includes are:
- Gapless playback.
- Bass boost and sound virtualization effects.
- Tag editor.
- Customizable themes.
- Sleep Timer.
Another feature packed app is MediaMonkey. This app does not run out of ways to allow you to view the music in your library. You can browse according to albums, audiobooks, podcasts, artists, tracks, genres and even composers. You do not even have to worry about finding the songs in your collection. The app also allows you to edit the tags of the songs and add an album cover. The search function is convenient as it accurately predicts the song you are searching, and even displays the artist and title. The free version comes with a five-band equalizer with stereo balance.
What we love about MediaMonkey is it has Android Auto support. This means you can sync your Android player with MediaMonkey for Windows. If you need to look at the seek bar of a song, you can enable it to appear on the notification panel.
Musixmatch is the music player of people who like to sing along. This app gives you the lyrics thru a floating lyrics widget. You can even sync the lyrics in real-time. Lyrics of songs while using Spotify, Youtube, Apple Music, SoundCloud, Google Play Music, can also be viewed. Basically, the app can identify the lyrics to any song playing in the background. You won’t have to make up your own lyrics to a song again.
The app is loaded with the same features you can get on any other music player app for Android. Other features of the app include a search of tracks using the title, artist. And since it is lyrically based, you can also search using a single line of lyrics.
Needless to say, we love this app because of the added lyrics because we love singing along to songs.
Another app that allows you to personalize is Rocket Music Player. It is perhaps the most customizable app among those we listed, with over thirty background themes you can choose from.
You can search your music using different categories including artist, playlist, composer, genre, etc. It also enables you to edit tags according to your preferences.
What we love about Rocket Music Player is it takes your playlists security seriously. We don’t like anybody laying hands on our playlist! This app offers an additional lock screen feature. There is also no need to purchase the sleep timer feature because it is pre-installed along with podcast bookmarks.
DoubleTwist is handy and both stylish and functional. This app is not just a Android music player because it also supports music, podcasts, and radio. Users love that this app can stream your tunes to your Xbox 360, PS3, Sonos speakers and other devices.
What we actually love about this application is its Magic Radio. This is a feature that provides a customized mix of songs based on your music library. We like being able to listen to the music we carefully chose. It can also sync Windows Media Player playlists from your PC to your Android phone using USB.
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