Looking to blast some tunes? Check out these 8 Android music players

Looking to blast some tunes? Check out these 8 Android music players
Are you looking to blast some tunes through your smartphone's loudspeaker or your earphones? You'll need a music player for that, and it's probably safe to say that the one available on your device by default is nothing more than 'acceptable'.

Indeed, many of us want players that go beyond the basics (you know, playing back songs), so features are an important factor when choosing one. And while that's true, some of us still prefer a simple-to-use, no-nonsense players, like Google's Play Music app (which now comes pre-loaded on a number of devices). In the slideshow below, we've picked 8 different players that somewhat differ in their purpose -- some are services that allow you to browse, listen, and purchase music from a central server or locally (e.g. Google Play Music), while other have a ton of extras fitted into them and offer local playback (i.e. songs on your phone). 

So, once again, are you looking to blast some tunes on your smartphone? The music player apps we've picked for your are as good a starting point as any. Take a look.

* Players arranged in no specific order.

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20 Comments

1. sss_ddk

Posts: 76; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

I prefer folder players

5. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

PowerAmp Music is best in paid category and Google Play Music in free category. Overall PowerAmp is best.

7. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 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 unregistered

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: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

While poweramp is arguably the best, I'm using Apollo lately. Its a great free alternative. :)

3. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

+1 for Apollo. When my OPO gets here in a few hours, Apollo will be loaded on it.

9. mafiaprinc3

Posts: 585; Member since: May 07, 2012

let us know how the OPO performs

8. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I used Apollo when I rooted my devices. Can't match PowerAmp, but definitely comes #2.

10. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

As I said a "free alternative". Also its got a lot better.

17. LikeMyself

Posts: 631; Member since: Sep 23, 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!

20. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

Apollo is basic and smooth, kinda good.

4. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

+1 for doubleTwist. It let me stream movies to my PS3 via UPSP & DLNA. For free!

6. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

JetAudio for me. Great effects.

11. andrejx

Posts: 30; Member since: Oct 28, 2012

when listening to music it's about music isnt it? so for me NOOZY and XENO!

13. smallworld

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

I use the default music player on my phone.

14. Totse2k15

Posts: 478; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

MAVEN Music Player (Pro) for me. Better EQ.

15. Tritinum

Posts: 471; Member since: May 06, 2014

no Zplayer :( ..though Poweramp is undeniably the best in the list!

16. GoogleNexusPrime

Posts: 13; Member since: Feb 21, 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: 249; Member since: Oct 17, 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: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

I love Google Play Music :) It feels so good to touch the 'My Library' button :3 such a great player.

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