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14 Top Android Music Players (2017) – Groove on Your Favorite Tune

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The most popular things that people indulge in when using their smart phones include browsing, chatting and of course listening to music. There is no denying that there is something immensely relaxing and rejuvenating to be able to listen to any song that you want to, on the go!

Without worries of having a music player accessible or even carrying around a separate music player. With changing times, there has been a drastic shift from simply calling to having it all on your smart phone – as the name suggests. Today, listening to music is about an experience through apps which make life easier, smarter and songs available at the touch of a finger.

The best music players for Android feature excellent audio quality, lack of buffering problems, Internet connectivity, ease of playing without the Internet, and many other advantages. After all, Android smart phones are there to make things simplistic and this is where the music players come in.

You just need a pair of headphones around or even your Bluetooth earpiece, to be transported into the world of music – like your personal butler who takes care of your music needs.

#14. n7player Music Player

 n7player Music Player

Comes in Free version
Paid version is $3.99

This is a music player that is all about taking innovation to the next level. You don’t have to worry about browsing through the same sets of boring menus or lists that you see on other players. This is an app that has not only made listening to music simple, but has also enhanced the ease of finding songs and artists. It works by pinching to zoom for creating an interface that is user friendly and easy to access. The n7player employs simple gestures via the ‘pinch to zoom’ to help you find all of your favorite numbers.

You can also streamline your music with other devices using the Chromecast, AirPlay/ DLNA and music visualizer. On the whole, this is a great option for those who are looking for innovative features combined with convenient UI and screenshots.

However, only the restricted basic version is free and you have to pay for the other purchases.

 

Pros

  • You browse music the usual way
  • Supports mp3, mp4, m4a, ogg, mid, flac, wav, aac, xmfetc.codecs
  • Features gapless support for playback timer
  • 10-band equalizer that has preset buttons and you can add custom ones with extra features like tune bass and treble
  • Option for channel balance
  • Lock-screen configuration has support
  • You can configure the Headset button

 

Cons

  • It still features the Holi interface language that you find on the standard Android 4.0 and it seems to be a bit of a drab.

 

#13. Google Play Music

 Google Play Music

Comes in Free version

This is basically a pre-installed music app that you will find on every possible Android smart phone today, and most people prefer using it because it just there. Well, thankfully, Google has taken the effort to ensure that it is just not a music player. Benefits of the app include the fact that it integrates extremely well with other features on the Android.

You also get cloud support with the Google Play Music, which is why it features in the list of good android music players apps. You can choose to play the entire selection of songs with ease.

It too has the Material Design UI, which is a unique trait of most Google apps.

Pros

  • Option to play your entire collection with ease
  • Supports all common music formats like mp3 and ogg
  • A great basic version music player that handles your standard music needs
  • Convenient in every way because it is there on your phone

Cons

  • Compared to other apps, it lacks many advanced features.
  • Material Design UI is not that well implemented
  • No action button for the status bar

 

#12. Musixmatch

 Musixmatch - Lyrics & Music

Comes in Free version
Offers in-app purchases

Known best because of lyrics support, this is a music player that is actually awesome. Yes the major attraction here has to be the Musixmatch lyrics capabilities. In fact, the addition of the Floating Lyrics, is extremely innovative. With this feature, you can see the lyrics in almost any part of the small pop up. You have the option to identify the lyrics of the songs playing nearby. So if you like something that you listen, adjust your modes and find that song. There is the additional benefit of the app finding your regional lyrics songs. All in all, with its synced lyrics this player is a winner for most people.

There is also the mXm plugin option here that makes it possible for you to get these same lyrics with other players too. You also benefit with an equalizer that features awesome presets, along with the option of customizing your settings as per the need. There are some shortcomings discussed below too, but on the whole this is a very good music player for the Android platform because of its commendable lyrics feature.

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Pros

  • You benefit from a sleep timer which shuts off when you snooze
  • There is an option to compare it with Android television and also Wear support
  • Chrome cast makes it possible for you to display the lyrics on either TV or music player
  • It has the Material Design UI with shuffle option on the main page
  • The interface is not only attractive but user friendly too
  • Comes for free in the basic version with few in-app purchases

 

Cons

  • Not as advanced as other players currently available in the market
  • No option for offline lyrics

 

#11. PlayerPro Music Player

 PlayerPro Music Player

Comes in Free version
Complete version $4.95

This one is another Android based music player that is equipped with the latest and amazing features that you may have been looking for.

Based on the likes of the earlier Poweramp, it is all about cool aspects that include lyrics, tags, smarter playlist and option for tag editing, etc.

 

Pros

  • Option to alter the interface by simply installing one of the easily available SKINS
  • You can also customize their layout by opting for either GRID view or even the LIST view
  • You have the option of lyrics embedded in the music file tags
  • Option for mixable audio effects using the different components like Bass boost effect, controlling the volume and so on

 

#10. GoneMAD Music Player

 GoneMAD Music Player Unlocker

Comes with free trial
Complete version $3.99

GoneMAD is an Android music player that is really not that different, but yet it features something so mystical that you might end up preferring it over others. One of the major attractions here is that the Material Design UI is reflected really well over here. The app compares well with a majority of audio formats that include mp3, flac, opus, etc. amongst the many others.

Not only is it easy to use and install, you will love the many little features that it offers to make your music experience more comprehensive and out of the world.

 

Pros

  • More than 1000 themes to choose from
  • It supports more than 10 types of audio formats, making it more versatile
  • The gapless playback here is absolutely flawless and supports almost all kinds of players
  • ReplayGain and Cuesheet support included
  • Crossfade option for your automatic and manual transitions
  • You can also avail smart playlists for easier accessibility, bookmarking options, ratings for songs, etc.
  • There is a 2-10 highly powered graphic equalizer band that comes with different kinds of quality settings.

 

#9. Pulsar Music Player

 Pulsar Music Player

Comes in Free version

If you are looking for something that is light in weight and is not a usual music player, then you can go for this. Being compatible with most other kind of music players, you would want something that really clicks, is easier to carry along, and syncs well with your mobile phone.

It is also compatible with your Android devices and this music player brings you the same swiftness. The main advantage here is that you get a clean user interface backed with chic Material Design UI.

Pros

  • It supports multiple formats like mp3, ogg, flac and many more.
  • There is the option of auto sync album art
  • Smart playlist
  • A widget for the home screen
  • Gapless support for the playback
  • An in-built tag editor
  • Support for Chromecast
  • Fast search across albums, artists and songs
  • Colorful themes
  • Sleeper and timer options

 

#8. CloudPlayer by doubleTwist

 CloudPlayer™ by doubleTwist

Comes in Free version

The doubleTwist has been known as one of the most feature rich applications available for different types of music players, and their newest addition in the market is the cutting-edge CloudPlayer.

As you can probably make out from the name, you have the option of syncing all of your latest songs from different cloud storage options including Google drive. It is a music player that is all about a faster interface and comes with amazing Material Design with10-band equalizers.

This is basically a player that gives you charge or control of the music and how you want to store it. You can use it both offline or even online and make sure that you are able to download your music anywhere with the easier storage options.

Pros

  • Chromecast support with android wear options. It also tackles hi-fidelity lossless sound
  • A quirky design UI along with high resolution images for all of your albums
  • Options to sort out songs as per your requirement
  • Default screen selection
  • The trademark SuperSound is a major attraction here with additions of boost effects

 

#7. Poweramp Music Player

Poweramp Music Player

Comes in Free version
Complete version $3.99

If you are looking for a music player that has been around for a while, and yet manages to secure a position in the list of the top Android music players, then it has to be the Poweramp. It has maintained a solid reputation over the years owing to its complete package of feature rich music options. All of these are wrapped together in an interface that looks like it is complex, but is actually very easy to use. The other features of this app include its high compatibility with other formats of music be it mp3, flac or even mp4, etc.

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Attractions of this music app also include the gapless support for playback available via crossfade and also dynamic queue. You can also benefit with the lyrics support and use the musiXmatch plugin to get the lyrics of all your favorite songs.

Another benefit is that you can also customize the app further, by getting different kinds of looks using the themes and the skin. As compared to most other applications available in the industry, this player has to be the most feature rich option that you can find for yourself.

 

Pros

  • 4 different widgets that come with distinct lock screen configurations. You also get 10 different looks here for customizing your personal music needs further
  • It gives you control of your music by adjusting the bass and treble levels to suit your requirements
  • It also has the stereo eXpansion for enhancing the sound experience
  • A contemporary interface that is attractive, and comes with the popular Material Design UI
  • You get graphical preview of the equalizers along with the advantage of mono mixing, balance, etc.
  • The overall functions are very smooth and apt for today’s Android devices
  • There is a free 14-day trial period and it is really an experience that you should not miss out on because this will also give you enough time to sort out your complexities with the device

 

Cons

  • For a few out there, it could be a complex app. Since there are a lot of features embedded into a single application, users may get a bit hassled at first about sorting out their entire functions. However, with a little bit of effort, you will be able to handle this issue.

 

#6. BlackPlayer Music Player

 BlackPlayer Music Player

Comes in Free version
Paid version $2.00

One of the few apps to leave a solid impression on any listener and get the heartbeat of a hard-core music fan thumping, has to be the BlackPlayer Music Player. The performance of this music app is impeccable as you are taken on a journey of beautiful interfaces with a solid black color along with top-notch performance. At first glance, you cannot resist but fall in love with the gorgeous black hues that are on offer.

When it comes to features, you will benefit from the high compatibility the player shares with the common music formats including mp3, ogg, etc. You also get the advantage of a gapless playback along with lyrics and an in-built equalizer that offers you the flexibility to try another 3rd party equalizer too. Additional features like the bassboost and the 3D surround virtualizer let you take the easier route for editing tags and getting relevant details about the player too.

Pros

  • 3 amazing looking widgets that come with the options of both manual and also automatic art management
  • Sleep timer is included along with scrobbling
  • You have the option of enhancing your app further by customizing it with other themes or even color choices
  • Free version and there is no need for any add-on. You will also get a paid feature here that is called the BlackPlayer EX. The latter provides added themes, widgets, Bitrate, etc. Yes the paid player is a bit more feature rich, but on the whole the free version really works wonderfully.

 

#5. Shuttle

 Shuttle Music Player

Comes in Free version
Plus version $1.49

The two most attractive looking apps that we see on this list of Android music players have to be the Poweramp and BlackPlayer. But where these two tend to lag behind a little is that, they are not really in sync with the norms of the Google’s Material Design. And it is here that Shuttle is all set to change the market dynamics.

You get with it a terrific looking Material Design music player app that compares with different Android platforms and also spruces up your music quotient. From adjusting your favorites to getting everything set on the right mode, this player is your ultimate winner.

Loaded with a smooth and crisp music experience, you can see that this player’s potential includes various types of formats including flac, mp3, etc. There is also the 6-band equalizer here that offers many more added features like the bass boost, widgets that can be customized, and also the option to embed lyrics. Since you have the option of customizing the interface here too, you can get something that everyone has, and yet stand out as unique.

Pros

  • Choice of awesome colors, themes and accents to customize the app
  • High quality music sound effect with scrobbling, white and black list, etc.
  • You can choose from either the free version or the paid one that has the added feature of ID3 tag editing. With the paid version, you get the benefit of folder browsing too and a choice of more themes.
  • One of the most amazing features of the player is the Material Design UI
  • No lags or stuttering in the complete music experience
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#4. Rocket Music Player

 Rocket Player : Music Player

Comes in Free version
Paid premium type $3.99

Rocket Music Player is everything that you can ever want in a music player and yet so much more. Known best for its extensive feature list, this is an app that takes the cake. The Material Design UI is not only attractive, but it also ensures that you don’t waste too much of space. It supports most kinds of common music formats including mp4, etc. along with the m3u8 playlist support.

You can play everything on this including videos, podcasts and of course music. So it sure is an all-in-one kind of device. With this app, you also get to enjoy the 5-band equalizer which includes a set of presets.

Pros

  • State of the art lockscreen support, option for batch selection, choice of many Material Design themes, etc.
  • Yes there is lyrics support here too
  • Playlists form the attraction here with dynamic features like shortcuts to home screen and also the manager
  • You have the choice of both free and paid versions with this player. The paid version obviously has some additional features like better music compatibility, equalizers, luxury themes, etc.
  • Paid cloud version is available too.

 

#3. Stellio Music Player

 Stellio Music Player

Comes in Free version for trial
Complete version $1.69

Though it is not really a very popular player yet, this feature rich app offers you highly quality music with a variety of benefits. The user interface is spot-on and gets you admiring the same.

You have smooth optimization of the screen, animation and of course the performance.It has a really peppy look and works just as well on the features front too. Playback features available on this app include crossfade.

Then there is also the 12-bands equalizer option with a variety of sound effects – VolumeAmp. You will notice that it compares well with most other music formats.

Pros

  • 5 Customized widgets
  • Lyrics
  • Tag editing

 

#2. Phonograph Music Player

 Phonograph Music Player

Comes in Free version
Offers in-app purchases

One of the other toppers on this list has to be the stunning Phonograph that comes in a remarkable Material Design UI, ripple effects and also a floating button option.

You get to enjoy some really cool features available on this app which makes navigation much simpler.

You don’t have to worry about complexities here because this app is easy to use and just focuses on high quality music along with an impressive design.

 

Pros

  • Gapless support for playback along with add-ons like the equalizer, queues, audio effects, sleeps timer, etc.
  • Supports common music formats like mp3, flac and ogg
  • You benefit from tag editor, Last.fm integration option to scrobbble and also widgets
  • You can jump over an artist or song with just a swipe
  • Overall gestures are intuitive and very consumer friendly too.

 

#1. Pixel Music Player

 Pixel+ Music Player

Comes in Free version
Plus version $2.17

Pixel Music Player has just emerged as one of the newer players in the market and yet it has captured the hearts of music lovers with some interesting features on the contemporary interface it has on offer. You will notice that it is rather familiar to you perhaps from seeing the BlackPlayer listing.

Common features of this player include the Material Design’s themes and colors along with a floating button.

It compares to most music formats and brings you high quality gapless music. There is also an equalizer on the external front.

Pros

  • Bassboost support, three-dimensional virtualizer etc.
  • Personalized music recommendations to suit your taste
  • Option for queue management where you can just swipe through the screen and access other things that you want
  • Lyrics support is available along with ID3 tag editor, scrobbling, widgets and much more
  • You can customize and manage the buttons of the headset from this player too
  • Lag free music experience
  • Paid version available with more features.

 

A final word

If you looking for high quality music performance with features that are easy to access and yet provide you with a new experience, then something like the Poweramp or PlayerPro is ideal for you.

And if you are one of those people who like to take things a little ahead, then consider the BlackPlayer or the Phonograph. For something that is easier to access and takes care of your basic music needs, Shuttle and Google Play Music are the ones to go for.

Let us know on what you finally downloaded from this list of the best android music players.

In case we have missed out on a cool android music player that you love, give us a shout here!

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