10 Best Music Player Apps for Android

When it comes to listening to music these days our smartphone is usually the easiest solution, which is why there are tons of apps for exactly that. Here we’ll be going over some of the best music player apps for Android smartphones and tablets.

Whether you’re a casual listener, audiophile, or just want a better audio experience and interface on your device, we have you covered. There are countless music player apps for Android, and we’ll be focusing on some of the better options available.

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One of the best aspects of Android is flexibility. Being able to download an array of 3rd party apps for anything and everything, rather than being stuck to one choice like iTunes. With our help you can listen to your favorite music with ease, or fine-tune your audio experience with tons of controls, live lyrics and more.

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While most Android smartphone and tablet owners simply use the app that comes pre-installed on their phone like Samsung’s Music app, alternatives from the Google Play Store have a lot more to offer. Whether that’s Google Play Music with iTunes transfers and cloud streaming, VLC for its endless possibilities, or something as feature-filled as PowerAmp.

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The Google Play Store is filled with dozens and dozens of music players or streaming apps, meaning there are more than enough to choose from. And while we can’t list them all, below we’ve round up a list of what we consider to be the best music player apps for Android. Everything from the most basic and simple, equalizer controls, to feature-packed apps with more options than most will ever need.

PowerAmp

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PowerAmp

 First up has to be PowerAmp, which is what I've been using as my default music player on Android for some time now. PowerAmp is a fan-favorite for a wide array of reasons, most notably all the features at our disposal.

We could talk about all of the features this has for hours, but all you really need to know is that after the 15-day trial, you'll probably be willing to spend the $3.99 to unlock the full application.

PowerAmp has a unique yet similar interface, and enough features that anyone and everyone will find exactly what they want. From a big "now playing" image with artwork on your homescreen or lockscreen, widgets, theme and skin packs to change the look, to ID tagging options and more. It's not just visual, this app is loaded with features.

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Poweramp has a 10-band graphic equalizer with lots of pre-sets and customization, crossfade, gapless audio, lyric support and plugins, downloads missing album artwork and even offers animated artwork too. Not to mention scrobbling, library scanning, customizable lockscreen, replay gain, support for m3u, m3u8, pls, wpl playlists and it can even play from files, folders or right off of the device. Everything can be customized, audio targets set for select music playback and more.

Poweramp is basically one music player app that rules them all. The 4 widgets give us tons of controls on our homescreen, and if you don't like the overall look and feel try out any of the themes and skins avaialble for download or on the Google Play Store. This plays nearly anything and everything, looks good, can be fine-tuned to the max and is only $3.99 at the end of the day.

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