Looking to blast some tunes? Check out these 8 Android music players
8 Android music player apps
Shuttle offers lockscreen controls (Ice Cream Sandwich and above), notification controls, widgets, album and artist artwork downloads, and gestures support.
The devs behind the app boast that you can customize the experience in order to make it "your personal player". As noted in its name, the app also allows you to stream music directly from your cloud provider (DropBox, Box, SkyDrive, Google Drive), and also offers floating controls.
PowerAmp offers support for a diverse list of audio files, has a sophisticated equalizer, along with lyrics support and search, a number of widgets, and many others.
And yes, that does mean that features are scarce, so stay away if you're looking for very specific perks.
But it's also a lot more. For example, doubleTwist brings you free podcasts on a number of topics, allows you to sync your existing iTunes library seamlessly with your Android device, and has support for AirPlay.
Rocket allows you to customize its look with themes, supports streaming to Chromecast, can embed lyrics, and can be controlled through the lockscreen.
More likely, it's because of the extensive control you get over the sound that comes out of your smartphone. You've got sophisticated equalizer controls, bass booster, album art downloads, lyrics support, and widgets.
PlayerPro works with a number of plugins -- some will customize its theme, others will add widget support and a DSP pack. PlayerPro also automatically downloads album art, has support for lyrics, and offers lockscreen controls.
5. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2625; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)
PowerAmp Music is best in paid category and Google Play Music in free category. Overall PowerAmp is best.
7. PapaSmurf (limited) (Posts: 8300; Member since: 14 May 2012)
I bought the full version and this is the best app I've ever purchased. I would give PowerAmp a 100 star review if I could. Nothing comes close.
12. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 791; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)
Agreed, a lot of functionality and it's theming option is splendid. Minor point would be the need for a plugin for the lyrics if you don't have mp3's that contain the lyrics.
2. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3231; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)
While poweramp is arguably the best, I'm using Apollo lately. Its a great free alternative. :)
3. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 932; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)
+1 for Apollo. When my OPO gets here in a few hours, Apollo will be loaded on it.
8. PapaSmurf (limited) (Posts: 8300; Member since: 14 May 2012)
I used Apollo when I rooted my devices. Can't match PowerAmp, but definitely comes #2.
10. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3231; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)
As I said a "free alternative". Also its got a lot better.
17. LikeMyself (Posts: 273; Member since: 23 Sep 2013)
Apollo is meh! Rocket Player is the best free alternative with cool options and good preset equalizers and the Pro equalizers are top notch! And the Dev is very active and humble!
In all, as long as the music players include their own media scanner, I'm cool with it, but this is so rare and often results in duplicated albums for some of my ripped music!! Apollo is currently frozen in my phone!
4. Settings (Posts: 344; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)
+1 for doubleTwist. It let me stream movies to my PS3 via UPSP & DLNA. For free!
11. andrejx (Posts: 28; Member since: 28 Oct 2012)
when listening to music it's about music isnt it? so for me NOOZY and XENO!
13. smallworld (Posts: 438; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)
I use the default music player on my phone.
14. Totse2k15 (Posts: 255; Member since: 11 Feb 2014)
MAVEN Music Player (Pro) for me. Better EQ.
15. Tritinum (Posts: 99; Member since: 06 May 2014)
no Zplayer :( ..though Poweramp is undeniably the best in the list!
16. GoogleNexusPrime (Posts: 2; Member since: 21 Feb 2014)
Musixmatch, hands down. Sine the last update it is quite beautiful. And not changed from it since last year because I can't live without its streaming lyrics over coverart.
18. chebner (Posts: 140; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
I tried Power Amp a few years ago and didn't like something about it, though I can't remember what. I then tried Player Pro and have been using it ever sense. Works and sounds great, but you have to get the DSP pack for the best sound. The equalizer is much better with the DSP pack.
19. javy108 (Posts: 161; Member since: 27 Jul 2014)
I love Google Play Music :) It feels so good to touch the 'My Library' button :3 such a great player.