The Best 5 Music Player Apps for Android

Namrata Gogoi

The famous German Philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche said, “Without music, life would be a mistake”. And true to its very core, music is an everyday essential in our busy lives. Thankfully, we have music players and online streaming apps so that we don’t need to carry a heap of music cassettes and CDs everywhere we go.

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Though most of the online music streaming apps like Spotify, Apple Music or Google Play Music are doing dramatically well, the joy of listening to locally saved songs is something different. You don’t have to worry about internet connections or exceeding mobile data limits, it’s just that the phone memory should be a tad bigger to accommodate the songs.

Though many of us are content with the default music player apps, take a look at our list of the 5 best music players for Android for their incredible features and impressive designs.

1. n7player Music Player

The first on our list is the n7player Music Player is with its minimalist design and simple interface. What makes this Android app great is that you can access all your music files through its unique surface search.

n7player Music app plays most of the popular audio format

Having many different music formats around, it's a relief that the n7player Music app plays most of the popular audio formats like mp3, mp4, m4a,mid, xmf, ogg, mkv*, flac, aac, etc.

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Plus, if you have been listening to online streaming services for a long time, you can really make out the change in the song quality. And couple that with the impressive 10-band Equalizer with Bass Boost and Treble controls for an amazing song quality.

Moreover, there are an array of customization that you can do in the different segments like Playback, Headset, and even on the lock screen

And you can even jazz up the look of the player with some attractive themes and optimizations.

2. Black Music Player

Remember the Windows Phone apps with large texts at the top? The Black Music Player will remind you of that. Armed with big text, the Black Music Player opens into a colorful window with Album arts

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Tapping on the album arts will open up the tracks along with details for related albums and artists.

Unlike the n7player, the Black Music player is a lot colorful and easy to maneuver. All you have to do swipe right and left and you’ll be redirected to the other tabs like Genres, Artists, etc.

Most of the music player’s buttons can be customized

Features like Gapless play, Pause on phone call, Bluetooth detection and Crossfade are just a handful points which make this music player truly unique.

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What’s more, there are a whole lot of customization options — right down to the color of the font. Also, most of the music player’s buttons can be customized. Just long-press on them and choose the appropriate one that suits your style.

3. Pulsar Music Player

Pulsar Music Player is the ideal candidate for the best Android music player with Google’s Material design. It’s tiny but don’t let that keep you away from trying out this awesome app.

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Apart from other usual music player features like choosing the built-in equalizer settings and folder view, Pulsar also sports the Last.fm scrobbling feature. Needless to say, you can control the music playback from the comforts of the lock-screen.

As you might already know, Scrobbling lets you track songs — which songs have you listened to and how many times. 

And yeah, here too, you get to pick up the themes for the player.

4. DoubleTwist Music Player, Sync

DoubleTwist Music Player packs in those features which are not present in any one of the above — podcasts and internet radio. I know, I know, we were talking about ‘offline songs’, but then, if you get both these features along with offline playback, then it’s a win-win, right?

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DoubleTwist Music Player is free in the Play Store, however, it comes with in-app purchases. For one, the AirSync feature, which lets you sync your iTunes music and videos over Wi-Fi for a price of $5.99.

Know more about this cool app? Read our in-depth analysis here.

5. Pi Music Player

An app that has been rated 4.8 in the Play Store must really have something special up its sleeves, right? Pi Music Player has been rightly described as stunning and feature-rich. Plus, the themes are the the cherry on top.

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Not only does can it seamlessly play all the music files, it can also double up as a cool ringtone cutter. All you need to do is tap on it, select the songs, make the adjustment and you are done.

If you're someone like me who likes to segregate their music files neatly into folders, this Android app will let you choose which folder to play at a particular time.

It comes with a handy widget which lets you have all the control on the home screen

Moreover, it comes with a handy widget which lets you have all the control on the home screen instead of diving into the app every time you want to change a song.

The USP of this app is the Pi Power Share feature which makes it possible to share a song with anyone around the world easily. 

The features, powered by Send Anywhere, just needs a 6-digit key and doesn’t have any limits on the file size nor does it require any login credentials.

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Which Music Player Will you Get?

So, these were some of the awesome free music player apps, which not only lets you play awesome music but also lets you do so much more with their special features and tricks. Similar to their online streaming partners, these players lets you control the playback right from the lock screen.

There are also other music apps like Poweramp Music Player, PlayerPro Music Player or Phonograph Music which you can check out.

Turn on the volume and let your music collection come alive as you play those tracks without having to worry about cellular data. 

So, which of these music player apps will you get? Do let us which app you will install and why. We will be waiting for your feedback.

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Namrata Gogoi

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Namrata Gogoi

An engineer turned tech writer, Namrata used to write software codes before turning to a career in tech- writing. She is passionate about travelling, food and reading about cool new stuff. Apart from that, she holds a bachelors degree in I.T and hails from Guwahati.