Android’s most popular music player, Poweramp, goes on sale, price slashed to just a dollar (no more)
Now, casual listeners might actually find the Google Play Music app sufficient (especially after the latest updates that add more visual flare), but for those who want a little more control Poweramp has proven extremely worthy.
It, of course, supports folders that it auto-scans to break down your music collection by aritsts, albums, genres and songs. You can first give it a shot in a free 15-day trial, but if you like it, you should probably get it sooner as the $1 deal is still available. The download link is right below, and the comments section is open to your thoughts about Poweramp and a discussion about your favorite Android music player.
Android’s most popular music player, Poweramp
1. eisenbricher (Posts: 971; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)
PowerAmp is hands down the best available music player on any platform! Apart from very good intuitive UI I love the DVC (Direct Volume Control) feature. While other music players suck on my phone, PowerAmp with DVC magically enhances the music quality on par with the best!
29. apexKBC (Posts: 92; Member since: 10 Dec 2012)
I had put a download link here were has it gone?????
2. shy2papa (Posts: 202; Member since: 23 Jan 2010)
Absolutely the best if only it had a desktop companion like iTunes that would make it even more awesome
3. tech2 (Posts: 1874; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)
The biggest problem I find with poweramp is that I cannot gain access to my music stored in Google Drive/cloud. And with Google moving away from MicroSD cards it will be even more difficult for them. To make matters worse Google is even offering free online storage with few new devices.
Google Music is almost as good as poweramp (lacks a bit in advanced functionality) but is a probably the best if you wanna access your music online and even download your frequently used tracks. Works perfectly with limited physical storage on my MotoG (8GB) and 65GB Google Drive storage.
5. eisenbricher (Posts: 971; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)
I hate how Google is forcing for Cloud storage. In Asian countries where fast, low cost internet is still a dream the Google's way feels more like handcuffing rather than a luxury.
And btw microSD or plenty internal storage is must. Even if you have huge cloud storage, would you be able to install apps/games there? No my friend. Cloud storage better serves as a good backup solution.
11. jmonteiro829 (Posts: 49; Member since: 13 Feb 2012)
This is exactly why Samsung rules the Android roost!
18. PBXtech (Posts: 969; Member since: 21 Oct 2013)
I'd love to see PowerAmp work with Google Music.
20. tech2 (Posts: 1874; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)
that would be a dream come true. But chances of that happening are less since the developer did confirm on his website poweramp would NEVER support cloud music
4. eisenbricher (Posts: 971; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)
I am dying to see PowerAmp on Lumias. It is the only reason WP8 can't be my daily driver. It lacks proper audio players.
21. jroc74 (Posts: 4720; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
Yea....VLC is nice. Whats funny is some of us are waiting for VLC for Android...lol. I see its still in beta for Android.
If VLC can play movies like the desktop version....VLC might up end Poweramp as most popular on Android.
25. buccob (Posts: 1346; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)
MX Player + PowerAmp... no need for anything else in Music/Video dept.
26. buccob (Posts: 1346; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)
MP3dit (for bulk editing ID3Tag in songs)
Ares Online (downloading music with questionable legality)
uTorrent (for downloading legal content... ARRRGH)
GrooveShark (the only internet Radio that works in my country)
SoundHound (music ID)
SubLoader (for automatically loading Subtitles to my local Movies)
and finally... GMote (for streaming media and or controlling your computer) though I don't use it like I used to
28. eisenbricher (Posts: 971; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)
We already have a nice MX Player alternative which plays Subtitled files, FLAC, MKV and many more which WP doesn't support by default. Try MoliPlayer Pro.
12. jmonteiro829 (Posts: 49; Member since: 13 Feb 2012)
This is the main reason I left WP8. Music players were not up to competition standards.
6. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2445; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)
Yes, it's awesome player. I already bought it.
10. marbovo (Posts: 621; Member since: 16 May 2013)
I actually like very much my player, musiXmatch
13. yorkeandvedder (Posts: 11; Member since: 10 Feb 2011)
heads up: I tried to buy the app today, and even though it did show up with a price of 0.99, I still got charged for 3.99 instead. I requested a refund immediately and contacted Google. They're looking into the issue, but if you go to the store now, the app is showing at the 3.99 price. Maybe it's only a dollar off the regular price? if so, lucky those of you that got it for a dollar.
14. yorkeandvedder (Posts: 11; Member since: 10 Feb 2011)
anyone know if it was only supposed to be a dollar off, vs just a dollar?
23. N-fanboy (Posts: 536; Member since: 12 Jan 2013)
Lol downloaded it for free from an illegal website.... Android rules when it comes to such things lol.
24. SellPhones82 (Posts: 488; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
Hope you have some kind of virus/walware protection running. Those sites are the ones that package malware in the apk files. Downloaded cracked apps in the #1 was to catch a virus,but hey, at least you save $3.99!
27. N-fanboy (Posts: 536; Member since: 12 Jan 2013)
@sellphones82, its cool because i have been downloading from that site for a long time and i haven't encountered any malware what so ever. And I do have AVG if thats what you r asking. Its not that i'm greedy, its just that there isn't a working payment system in place yet here in Ethiopia.