Music is an integral part of our life and today, we love listening to our favourite music on the go, thanks to our smartphones. Smartphones and tablets have discarded the need of a dedicated music player from our life. While we love to listen to our favourite music on our Android devices, we do need a sleek music player for our Android smartphone or tablet.
While the stock music player on Android is good and simple, we do feel the need of a more advanced and cooler music player. Thankfully, Android has a plethora of music player apps from various developers on the Google Play Store. Choosing the best among them is surely a tough job, so fret not, we’ll do it for you.
Here’s our list of top 10 best music player apps for Android:
1. Poweramp Music Player
Poweramp Music Player should please people looking for a feature rich music player on Android. It has a long list of features along with quite a pleasing interface.
It would take a long time for us to tell you all the features in Poweramp Music Player but we can surely tell you its most notable features, which includes stereo expansion, 10 band optimized graphical equalizer, crossfade, gapless playback, dynamic cue and support for standalone .cue files, theme support and much more. If you want the ability to customize your music player according to your need and want a solid, feature-rich music player, the Poweramp Music Player is for you.
Poweramp Music Player offers a free trial of 15 days, which brings you all the features to try and decide if you want to buy the app or not.
Developer: Max MP
Compatibility: Varies with device
Availability: Poweramp Music Player (Trial) – Google Play Store
2. Shuttle Music Player
You might not have heard of Shuttle but it’s certainly one of the premium music player apps on the Google Play Store. Shuttle Music Player is a sleek app with a simple interface. What Shuttle may lack in features, it makes it up with its performance and it arguably has the best interface among all music players.
The Shuttle Music Player also has a pretty rich feature list including gap-less playback, lyrics support, theme support, sleep timer and more.
Shuttle Music Player comes in a paid version as well, known as the Shuttle+, which brings some cool features like tag editing, folder browsing for a good price of $0.99 (Rs. 105).
Compatibility: Android 2.3 and up
3. PlayerPro Music Player
PlayerPro Music Player has been a solid music player for a long time and it still remains so. This app includes the music and video players, so if you’re looking for a two in one app for your music and video needs, PlayerPro should be a great choice.
The PlayerPro Music Player supports a large number of codecs and includes features like skin support, tag editing, mixable audio effects, 10 band graphical equalizer, sleep timer, gestures and more.
PlayerPro too is available as a free trial version and after trying the app, you can get the full paid version for Rs. 250.
Developer: BlastOn SA
Compatibility: Android 2.0 and up
4. DoubleTwist Music Player
The DoubleTwist Music Player is a very popular music player on the Play Store, thanks to its syncing abilities with iTunes and podcast managing abilities. The DoubleTwist Music Player has a simple interface and it is one of the highest rated apps on the Play Store.
Along with the usual features we’ve come to expect from premium music players, DoubleTwist brings Magic Radio, a cool new music subscription service. The app is free but for unlocking premium features, you’ll have to make some in-app purchases. There’s an other way as well if you buy the Magic radio subscription, you will have access to the premium features as well.
Compatibility: varies with device
Availability: DoubleTwist Music Player (Free with in-app purchases) – Google Play Store
5. Equalizer + mp3 player
As the name suggests, the highlight of the app is certainly the equalizer in the app. Equalizer + doubles as a music player and a frequency equalizer. The app offers 5 bands equalizer and 10 equalizer presets and it allows the user to set their own preferences in the equalizer.
Other notable features of the app includes contextual music search, professional sound rendering, media bass volume control, visualizer window, background player mode and more. The interface of the app is also very refreshing and vintage.
The app is free with in-app purchases, which unlocks premium features like Bass boost, fade, dual screen and more.
Compatibility: Android 2.3.3 and higher
Availability: Equalizer + (Free with in-app purchases) – Google Play Store
6. n7player Music Player
The n7player Music Player is a unique music player, thanks to its refreshing user experience. The interface is cool with different ways to navigate in the interface. To see all your albums and songs, you’ll have to zoom-in and many more such intuitive interface choices.
It also has a wealth of features, notable of them being 10-band equalizer, separate options for bass and treble, folders, 3d sound effects, lyrics support, tag editor, playlist manager, sleep timer and a lot more. The music player has support for most music formats along with many customization options.
n7player Music Player comes in both free and paid versions. The free version lets you use the premium features for 10 days and locks them afterwards but the good news is you will still be able to use the other features.
Developer: N7 Mobile Sp
Compatibility: Android 2.2 and up
7. Neutron Music Player
Neutron Music Player is one of the highest rated music players on the Play Store and is rightly so. Neutron Music Player is a great no-nonsense music player. It offers high quality 32/64-bit sound rendering along with audio decoding and processing.
Neutron supports a large number of music player formats including the usual audio formats, module music formats and voice audio format. The app supports streaming, DSP support, replay gain, gapless playback, cross fading, phase inversion, high quality re-sampling and more. The app features a much longer feature list.
The Neutron Music Player is a paid app on the Play Store and it’s worth the money but we hope the developers update the UI to meet the more modern standards of Android 5.0 Lollipop.
Developer: Neutron Code Limited
Compatibility: Android 2.1 and up
Availability: Neutron Music Player (Paid) – Google Play Store
8. Rocket Player
Rocket Music Player is a much loved music player on Android, thanks to some unique great features and great codec support. Along with the usual music player features, Rocket Player also brings unique features to the table.
Some unique features include Chromecast support, integration with iSyncr to let you sync your iTunes tracks, integrated video player, tag editor, custom lockscreen, scrobbling support and more. The interface though looks a bit cluttered, hopefully the developers are working on an update. The app is free on the Play Store and there’s also a premium version, which brings, well, premium features.
Developer: JRT Studio
Compatibility: Varies with device
Availability: Rocket Player (Free with in-app purchases) – Google Play Store
9. Google Play Music
Google’s very own offering is for people who want a fuss free player and those who want Google’s cloud and online music content. The main highlight of Google’s offering is the ability to move your music to the cloud and then listen to it from anywhere.
Since it’s a Google offering, we can always expect it to be up to date when it comes to the interface. The app is also very very smooth, so you can expect quick navigation in the app. Google Music subscription service is also very superior than what others offer. Other great features include custom radio, smart contextual recommendations and more.
Developer: Google Inc
Compatibility: Varies with device
Availability: Google Play Music (Free) – Google Play Store
10. FlipBeats Music Player
FlipBeats Music Player is an innovative new music player, which relies on gestures for navigation and has a pretty good looking interface to boost of. FlipBeats brings you a customized and professional sound experience.
The key features of the app includes the gesture based Flip UI, bass boost, multi band graphic equalizer, surround sound, Pro EQ and reverse engine, Spectrum and Waveform analyser, lyrics support and more. The app also packs shake controls, sound health profile. So, overall, FlipBeats Music Player brings some great advanced features and the good news is that the app is free on the Play Store.
Developer: hSenid Software International (Pvt) Ltd
Compatibility: Android 3.0 and up
Availability: FlipBeats (Free) – Google Play Store
These are our choices for the top 10 Music Player apps for Android devices but we’d love to know about your favourite music player. So, sound off in the comments section below, your favourite music player on Android?