10 Best Music Player Apps for Android

Are you looking for the best music player apps for Android? If so, this guide will help you find what’s best for you. Whether you subscribe to Google Play Music or Spotify, or have an SD card full of music these are the apps and services you need to know about.

Most Android phones have an app or two pre-installed for music, but there are dozens of alternatives on the Google Play Store. That said, here we’ll share apps for casual listeners, die-hard audiophiles, and the best streaming services.

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Now that unlimited data is back in 2017 from all carriers, users will be looking to enjoy more content than ever before. These apps will enable you to do exactly that. Those with Android devices have tons of flexibility instead of being stuck to iTunes. In fact, multiple apps deliver tons of features so you can get the most from your music.

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Most users stick to the app that comes pre-installed on their phone like Samsung’s Music app. However, many alternatives from the Google Play Store are much better. Google Play Music has iTunes transfers and cloud streaming. VLC is very robust and widely used for audio and video. Additionally, PowerAmp is the go-to music player for millions of users.

Subscription music services are getting popular, but some still want to listen to their own library and collection of records. If so, you’ll need some of the apps we’ll detail below.

Best Music Player Apps for Android

  • PowerAmp
  • VLC
  • doubleTwist
  • Google Play Music
  • BlackPlayer Free
  • Equalizer Music Player & Booster
  • Shuttle
  • MusixMatch
  • GoneMAD Music Player
  • Amazon Music & Others

Above is a list of 10 apps that will be the best for listening to music on your Android smartphone or tablet. A quick breakdown right here for those in a hurry. Then, check out the slideshow below for additional details and links to download one today.

Considering there are so many apps on the Google Play Store we had to choose some of our favorites. Most of our apps have all the features one would want. Like basic local playback, equalizer controls, iTunes transfers and more.

If you’re looking for a better music experience on your Android, these are the best music player apps available. Perfect for all you audiophiles. Turn it to 11 and enjoy.



 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. We'll mention a few below too. What you do need to know is there's a 15-day trial to test it out first. If you like it, spend the $3.99 for the full version.

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.

Poweramp has a 10-band graphic equalizer with lots of presets and customization. There's 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 and more. Or playlists from files and folders right on your device. Everything can be completely customized. 

Poweramp is basically one music player app that rules them all. The 4 widgets give us tons of controls on our home-screen, and if you don't like the overall look and feel try out any of the themes and skins available 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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  1. Richard B.

    04/18/2017 at 7:55 am

    Jukebox Music Player. Been using for a couple weeks. Does exactly what I need. Has themes and gets lyrics from the web. I think it’s fairly new but it has a new update with new stuff in it every other day it seems.


  2. Joseph Perez

    04/21/2017 at 12:03 am

    What about music folder player(with or without pro)?


  3. Trent

    05/03/2017 at 12:42 pm

    Power amp needs to be removed from the top. It just keeps crashing. Except for sound quality the app is not stable. Pulsar, Jet audio, Rocket player, Joymix are missing. After updates, players are sometimes worse off.


  4. Amy latham

    05/10/2017 at 12:30 am

    If you are an music lover then get some best android music player apps where you can play all types of songs like hollywood, bollywood, instrumental and many more and also you can create your own playlist of your favorite songs with all in one tap features.


  5. pohor debbarma

    06/29/2017 at 1:45 am

    its really wonderful music player, thanks for sharing with us


  6. Gerald Scartiong

    09/11/2017 at 7:59 am

    They have quite decent built in music player actually


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