Have you ever had the feeling that the stock music player on your Android smartphone is missing something? Have you ever wondered if there was anything good to substitute it with? Well, guess what – there are alternative music players in the Play Store and they come by the truckloads. Some are better than others, however. In fact, the 10 music player apps for Android we've selected below are among the best you can find.
Go check them out and tell us which one you like the most! As always, don't hesitate to let us know in case we've missed a great Android music player that should have been on the list.
10 music players for Android
10 music players for Android
Double Twist is by far among the most popular Android music players. What makes it special is that it can sync with the iTunes library on your home computer. With the AirSync premium add-on ($4.99)
that can be done over your wireless network. Additional premium features are available as in-app purchases. Widgets are also available as a separate download.
Alternatively, you can try Winamp, which also supports wireless media syncing with a computer, but offers the feature at no charge. It also provides access to radio stations that you can stream from the SHOUTcast database. The Pro version, priced at $4.99
, also gets you a 10-band equalizer, crossfade, gapless playback, and removes the ads.
Player Pro is an advanced music and video player with lots of handy features, such as automatic album art downloading, group editing of ID3 tags, generating "smart" playlists, and more. Many different skins are available, and a free DSP pack
adds sound enhancements like an equalizer, stereo widening, reverb effects, and crossfade.
Poweramp is another great music player with a number of advanced features. It supports gapless playback, crossfade, and a wide range of audio formats. You get several kinds of sound enhancements as well. Poweramp is a premium app, but you get a 2-week free trial.
PRICE: $2.49 (2-week free trial)
Rocket Player seems a bit basic at first, but it is a full-featured music player that can easily replace your stock application. With a $3.99 premium plug-in you can sync your iTunes library wirelessly with the player's database. It is also cool to see that you can pick a song you're listening to and set is as a ringtone.
But if for some reason you prefer the old-school stock Android application, without all the bells and whistles, just get the Android Music Player, free of charge.
With Astro Player Nova you can enjoy music, video, audiobooks and podcasts. You get an equalizer, gapless playback support, and a number of skins to choose from. There is an automatic album art feature built-in as well. The full version of the app is priced at $4.99, but you can get a 30-day free trial to test it out.
And here's one more feature-rich music player - NRG Player. The full version is priced at $2.99, but a 10-day free trial is also available.
What's interesting about Uber Music is its interface. The looks and feel of this music player for Android have been inspired by Microsoft's Modern UI found on Windows Phone 8. Additional skins are available for download from the Play store.
Nothing fancy to see here. Just a stripped down music player with no bells and whistles. Perfect for minimalists!