8 of the best music players for Android (2015 edition)

8 of the best music players for Android (2015 edition)
It's no secret that dedicated music players have lost their popularity since smartphones became our do-it-all devices.

While it's true that a dedicated music player / portable media player usually delivers an audio quality that many smartphones can't offer, most of us are happy with what our handsets are capable of in terms of music playback.

Right now, Android smartphones can be considered the world's most popular music players (since Android has been the dominant smartphone platform for years). Thus, it is no wonder that there's a myriad of music player apps for Android. We already presented you two lists of Android music players (see here, and here), but since the last one is from last year, we had time to discover other players that you may want to check out. So, here they are, in alphabetical order:


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49 Comments

1. drunkenjay

Posts: 1700; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

jet audio looks nice. might get it when i get an android phone this year.

33. AwesomestMaximuss

Posts: 148; Member since: Jul 09, 2013

IMHO nothing beats PowerAmp..

37. WakaFlakaD

Posts: 576; Member since: Apr 30, 2011

For real, PowerAmp is one of the most popular music player in the Android world. How can you not include that in this post Florin?

42. Venan

Posts: 5; Member since: Mar 01, 2015

I guess, it's because they had PowerAmp in their last year's article :-)

48. Lilyheye

Posts: 4; Member since: Feb 12, 2015

As far as I know, the best Android music players are those you need most

43. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

PowerAMP and PlayerPro are two best players Android has from beginning. Most feature rich, most stable, very polished. Sound quality is same on most apps, it really depends what chip does your phone have. I prefer PowerAMP just because of its design, but I love the way how PlayerPro handles lyrics support. But from all players, iPhone's is the best :)

46. WakaFlakaD

Posts: 576; Member since: Apr 30, 2011

I cannot agree with iPhone being the best. Personally, I used the iPhone 2G until iPhone 5, and the audio chip produced by Cirrus Logic audio sound really bad to my ears starting with the iPhone 5. The reason I only kept my iPhone 5 for 2 weeks mainly because of the audio quality along with battery duration. I gave a listen to a 5S, 6 and 6 Plus...all the same! If you have the money, try buying a iPod 5.5 or iPhone 4 and compare the audio quality with iDevices after 4S iPhone music player interface is still one of the nicest though =)

47. NickPeters

Posts: 74; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

You are not quite right. Sound is not the same on all the player apps. Yes, the phone chip does matter but how the players manage DSP is what matters a lot, so for example, I find that PowerAMP uses much better Digital Signal Processing compared to most of other music players for Android. It can be heard clearly for those who are using HQ headphones/earpieces

2. Totse2k15

Posts: 479; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

MAVEN Music Player (Pro) is all I need. Some of these is meh...

3. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

the default player works fine. why would you need a 3rd party music app?

4. Florin.T

Posts: 318; Member since: Dec 16, 2013

Because "be together, not the same."

5. ZEUS.the.thunder.god

Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

+1. Power of ANDROID.

6. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

umm I guess

12. buccob

Posts: 2979; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Many bundled music players lack specific functionality that people want... My favorite is Walkman though it lacks Gapless playback and for many people that is a crucial function.

15. Gaurav008

Posts: 328; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

Eh? But in my Walkman app, it does support gapless playback!

27. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Walkman ftw , I use it on my One M7 and I love it....

26. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Actually, every oem has a different music player, so they aren't the same from the beginning....so he had right....default works great.

7. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

Meh. Just flag the W Walkman app and you're good to go

8. npaladin2000

Posts: 165; Member since: Nov 06, 2011

What's sad is that apparently Google Play Music is NOT considered one of the "Best Music Player Apps for Android." Despite it being a good music player, and the only one that lets you optionally store your library in the cloud.

10. Florin.T

Posts: 318; Member since: Dec 16, 2013

We included GPM in last year's article:http://www.phonearena.com/news/Looking-to-blast-some-tunes-Check-out-these-8-Android-music-players_id58575 Listing it again wouldn't really make sense, especially since I've mentioned that we already had two older lists of music players, and provided links to them.

9. Furbal unregistered

I use shuttle + most of the time. Ill have to check theae out

11. TimCook

Posts: 450; Member since: Oct 23, 2014

How is possible android smartphones are considered the worlds most popular music playes? Didn't another music player called iPhone 6 sold 75 million units? Didn't the other music player called Galaxy lost 30% marketshare worldwide, even in Korea? Am I missing something?

13. buccob

Posts: 2979; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Yes, you are missing the full numbers worldwide. Apple rose quite a bit this year but the vast majority of smartphones are android, and many people use them as music player, including myself.

14. TimCook

Posts: 450; Member since: Oct 23, 2014

The full worldwide numbers of what? What are you talking about?

19. iushnt

Posts: 3146; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

The full number of Android that sold worldwide in 2014..i am sure apple has a small pie compared to Android..

22. TimCook

Posts: 450; Member since: Oct 23, 2014

Android is a piece of software controlled by Google , is not a phone manufacturer.. Are you talking about the amount of apps they sold in 2014 ? Android is not a phone oem, is the OS that runs on some phones.. Apple is a whole company, they actually produce and manufacture things..

24. iushnt

Posts: 3146; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

I am not interested in what Apple is-- at least in this article. Smartphones that runs android are collectively sold many times higher than iphones. Technically, they are the world's most popular music player. I don't know your point of post or are you trolling?

29. TimCook

Posts: 450; Member since: Oct 23, 2014

Smartphones that run android are not collectively sold.. Those devices actually compete with each other.. there is not such thing as android phone either.., Those phones have names like HTC and samsung, don't put them all together in the same box.. whats next ? Android is the most copulat camera in the world ? How can you people give credit to the software without mentioning the hardaware?

32. Mfa901

Posts: 291; Member since: Jul 14, 2012

if an iphone come with android....what it will be called an android phone or iphone...? just curious

34. iushnt

Posts: 3146; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Whatever!! Whether they are collectively sold or not. All the above music players are compatible with every smartphone that comes with Android OS, may it be HTC, or Samsung. This article demands nothing more you troll

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