Music is always with us. Music gives us the color of life and making our life less boring. Jogging, working, partying, sometimes even sleeping – we listen to it whenever we can. That’s why our phones (and other portable devices) are loaded with it. Choosing the right music player may not change your life, but it will give a suitable frame to your favourite tracks and customize your listening experience.
From advanced mixing features to original interfaces – here’s a selection of Android music player apps that will have you signing in no time!
Powerapm caters to advanced music listeners, while having a simple and easy-to-use interface that all types of users would appreciate.
One of the most distinctive features of the player is the great number of different formats it can play: FLAC, OGG, WMA, ALAC, you name it. Poweramp will store and play it all. The second set of features that makes the player stand out are more specialized enhancements that can make your music sound ways better, like 10 band equalizer, crossfading, mono mixing and more – which would impress any profound user. In addition to professional features, Poweramp can download your lyrics and album covers, so that your tracks have not only audio, but also a nice graphic format.
Google’s Play Music
Made by Google, Play Music perfectly falls in within Google design standards and if you are a regular user of other Google apps – Play Music will fit right in. The interface is easy and fun, featuring lots of swiping and pull-out actions and conveniently grouping your tracks under genres, artists, albums, songs and more. It’s also a good choice if you want to mix and match your cloud-dwelling tracks with the offline ones. True, Google Play may not come with too many additional features (like Poweramp), but it offers you everything you need for storing and listening to music in a Google way.
What makes N7Player an option to consider (and a really good one, for that matter) is the interface. N7 takes a completely different approach to navigation, as it displays your music and artists as words. By pinching and zooming these words, you get “inside” the folders and can pick and choose which tracks you want to listen to. Some words will appear bigger on your screen than others, and that means the folders in question contain more tracks. This system may take some time getting used to, but once you do – you will have a hard time going back to the traditional arrangements.
Pulsar is one of the best review music player app for the Android system, which offers a clean, minimal interface that’s easy to navigate and use. You are able to get all the standard stuff such as playlists, home screen widgets, lock screen controls, gapless playback, crossfading and a sleep timer, from the Pulsar Android app.
As a Minimalist, the Pulsar player will be the best music app to install on your phone. The other features of the Pulsar app are, you can also change the playback speed (up to 3X faster), download missing album art automatically and ignore certain folders from your library.
DoubleTwist’s most distinct feature is the fact as it acts as a mediator between the IOS and Android. Specifically, it makes the syncing between iTunes and your Android device smooth and problem-free. Being a really convenient and popular way to store and arrange music, iTunes has conquered the hearts of many an Android user. If you do prefer to have iTunes handle music on your desktop, Double Twist will happily sync to help you move your Library to your phone. A good and feature-rich player in its own right, DoubleTwist is an option to look into.
Shuttle Music Player
If you haven’t heard of Shuttle, it’s high time you did. While all of our previous suggestions seem to be packed with an array of features, some of them quite advanced and heavy, with Shuttle you will feel light, relaxed and entertained. Shuffle’s top selling point is simplicity. So if all you really need is to play and listen to your music – you will love it. As simple as it is, Shuttle comes with all workings of a great musci player, including lyrics fetching and album art.
Once you have all your favourite tracks loaded, you may want to turn the sound up. For that, check out some cool new arrivals in our Bluetooth Section!