Top 10 Music Player Apps for Android Users 2017

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Music Player Apps

When playing music that is stored on our Android device memory, most are tend to use the app that comes pre-installed, which in most cases is Google Play Music, which is  on always the best option. Some people use Poweramp, but that’s not ideal either if you want something that’s simple and doesn’t look like it was designed in the last decade. Music Player Apps

Fortunately for us (users) developers make better apps that pay little or no money to use and enjoy our music to the fullest, there are now tons of great music player apps available for Android. Each of the apps featured below has a beautiful UI with elegant design and meaningful animations. The have all the basic features along with some customization options and also a widget for your homescreen. Most are free or have a free version with reduced functionality. Try them out and let us know what you think.

Shuttle

Shuttle is your classic Material Design app, with a vibrant color palette and big edge to edge album art. Dig through the settings and you will find dozens of way to customize the color scheme of the app. Other features include custom equalizer, downloading artwork whitelist/blacklisting of tracks, and Last.fm scrobbling.

FreePaid

Phonograph

Phonograph has gone through a lot of UI and even name changes. The latest one is by far the best looking, with a unique playlist card right below the now playing screen. Phonograph too has customizable theme and accent colors, auto download album art, and also gapless playback support. It doesn’t have a custom equalizer though and depends upon your phone’s built-in one, which not all phones have.

Free

Pulsar

Pulsar has a very simple and minimal structure with large buttons and well laid out text in the Now Playing screen. It has artwork download, gapless playback, custom equalizer, and Last.fm scrobbling. Theme options are limited to presets, of which only three are available in the free version.

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FreePaid

BlackPlayer

BlackPlayer skips out on some of the Material Design guidelines and goes a bit rogue. It uses large text labels as tabs at the top, which remind a bit of Windows Phone UI. Clicking an album opens a floating card with all the tracks. Now Playing screen is super clean with crisp text and simple, clean button layout and large album art. You can change the font used in the app and also customize the UI color as precisely as you want with custom values. The Now Playing screen can also be modified. There’s just a ton of options here, perhaps the most comprehensive of this group. It also has all the other options you’s want like gapless playback, crossfade, auto artwork downloading, and a lot more. If you like tinkering with settings, this should keep you busy for a while.

FreePaid

Retro Music Player

Despite the name there really isn’t anything retro about this app. It looks completely modern and is quite attractive, with interesting UI choices and a non-native font. The Now Playing screen is also quite pretty and the Play button even picks up the color from the album art. It’s a bit light on customization compared to some of the other apps here but all the basic features are all there. The app is currently in beta but we found it to be perfectly usable.

Free

doubleTwist

This is the oldest app in this bunch and has been around for what feels like forever now. Back then Android UI design was truly horrible and doubleTwist felt like a breath of fresh air. Things are different now but doubleTwist still remains one of the best looking music players on Android. It has by far the fewest features of all the apps in this group and it hides some of them behind a paywall but the core music playback experience is as good as ever. Besides, it has one trick up its sleeve and that is it can cast music to an AirPlay device like Apple TV, AirPort Express, or a compatible speaker system. It’s also the only app here that is also a podcast player.

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FreePaid


jetAudio HD

Price: Free / $3.99 + $2.99
jetAudio is a long time favorite of Android users because it has enough features to be better than most, but still simple enough for everyone to use. This one features a variety of audio enhancements that come as plugins so you can tweak your music experience a little more than usual. On top of that, it comes with an equalizer (complete with 32 presets), simple effects like bass boost, a tag editor, widgets, and even MIDI playback. The free and paid versions are virtually identical. The paid version just removes advertising and adds themes.

MediaMonkey

Price: Free / $2.49
MediaMonkey is a bit of a dark horse in the music player apps business. It has a ton of features, including organizational features for things like audiobooks, podcasts, and the ability to sort songs by things like composer (instead of just artist). It also has basic stuff like an equalizer. What makes MediaMonkey a truly unique music player is the ability to sync your music library from your computer to your phone (and back) over WiFi. It’s a bit complicated set up, but it’s virtually a one-of-a-kind feature. The interface is simple and the app is an overall solid option.
MediaMonkey

n7player

Price: Free / $3.49
n7player is a music player that tries to do something a little different and succeeds. Instead of having lists of music sorted in various ways, n7player creates a giant collage style list of your music which you can scroll through and listen to. It also comes with a 10-band equalizer, volume normalization, a tag editor, scrobbling, and plenty of other features. A lot of this is definitely form over function so those looking for more powerful music management may need to look elsewhere. However, if you want something that looks awesome, none of the other music player apps look quite like this one does.
Poweramp

Poweramp

Price: Free / $3.99
By personal preference, this my best music player on Android. Being one of the best/most Used music player apps for Android, Poweramp has long been one of the go-to music player apps choices for a lot of Android users. It has a sleek interface with themes that you can download from the Google Play Store. The interface takes a little getting used to, but it’s effective and efficient, even if it doesn’t boast much Material Design. It includes many playback features, including gapless playback, crossfade, and it has support for several types of playlists. You’ll also find widgets, tag editing, and more customization settings. It’s a powerful player that seems to strike the right chord with almost everyone.