In this era of smart speakers and smartphones, listening to music has become a simple leisure activity. If you want to listen to a particular song, ask Alexa or Google Assistant to play it for you. Do you need the lyrics of the songs you have been humming all along? Tap on the Show Lyrics option of your music player on your Android phone. Yep, it's that easy. But if you want to sing along with lyrics on an offline music player app on Android?
With offline music player incorporating many changes in recent years, now you do not need to venture outside the player to search for lyrics.
Here, you might argue that apps like Musixmatch and QuickLyric do the job of displaying the lyrics of the songs that are playing on your device. But the catch is that your phone should have an active data connection all the time. And it also leads to one more app on your phone.
So, if you are looking for offline music player apps with support for lyrics, you have come to the right place.
Let's get going, shall we?
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1. BlackPlayer Music Player
BlackPlayer is easily one of the versatile players for offline music. The black interface is soothing to the eye and looks great at the same time. Unlike some players, BlackPlayer doesn't pull lyrics from the web.
Instead, it goes for a more subtle implementation. You will need to download the respective LRC files and place them in the same folder. Once this is taken care of, the player will recognize the lyrics immediately.
Just make sure that the song and the LRC files have the same name. Simple enough, right?
Note: LRC (LyRiCs) files are similar to SRT files used for subtitles. These files carry the lyrics of the song along with the timestamp and make the text-audio synchronization easy. There are plenty of LRC file generators online, and I can recommend Rentanadviser out of many good ones.
At the same time, the interface of BlackPlayer is super easy to navigate. Just swipe left or right to move from one tab to the next. It supports diverse audio formats and also bundles a 5-band equalizer, and the music buff in you may tweak it further.
If the song tags are correct, the player will download a couple of album covers for you as well.
Aside from that, you can also make playlists, mark songs as favorites, among others.
GoneMad is another stellar offline music player that lets you view the lyrics of the song currently playing. What I loved about this offline music player is that it downloads the album art automatically. Yep, no manual intervention required.
When it comes to the lyrics, this app supports only embedded lyrics. To embed lyrics, you will have to take the aid of tools like MP3Tag. MP3Tag is a universal tag editor for Windows and lets you edit tags of audio and video files easily.
After embedding the lyrics to the audio files, you can transfer the said audio files to your phone, and then play the song followed by a tap on the Show Lyrics option to view the lyrics.
If you are looking for a synchronized lyrics option, GoneMAD doesn't support that as of now.
On the upside, if the songs on your phone do not have embedded lyrics, the apps let you search for them with Musixmatch. But of course, you will need an internet connection for that.
GoneMAD's interface seems heavily inspired by the Google's Material Design, and you will find a soothing blue and white theme. If you are not a fan of this color, you can always tweak it.
It ranks a step above BlackPlayer since it bundles a neat 12-band equalizer with 16 different preset. It supports all the major audio file formats such as FLAC, MP3, WAV, and MPC.
If you love a minimalistic music player, you will love Retro Player. This player offers two different — Normal and Synced. If the lyrics of the song are embedded into it, you will view them under the Lyrics tab.
The best part is that you can add synchronized lyrics manually. Just tap on the Synced Lyrics tab, select Edit and add the wordings. Now, all you need to do is play out the songs aloud, tap on the album cover, and sing out loud.
Retro Player has a simple and aesthetically pleasing interface and has a horde of customizable options. If you love tinkering with the look and feel and the overall settings of your apps, you will be pleasantly surprised with what Retro Player has to offer.
The only drawback is that it doesn't have built-in equalizer support.
A list of offline music players is incomplete without the mention of Poweramp. When it comes to lyrics, Poweramp gives you a couple of in-app options like Musixmatch, Genius, QuickLyric, among others.
Furthermore, you can opt to search the lyrics directly via the Google web. You will need a stable internet connection to view the lyrics.
On top of that, Poweramp also supports embedded lyrics. The only limitation is that they are not synchronized and you will have to scroll up and down manually.
Other than that, Poweramp is a solid music player with a bunch of exciting new features. From rich visualizations to neat swipe gestures and robust equalizer options, the list goes on and on. Plus, it also bundles a new audio engine and support to use the hardware digital signal processor (DSP) to boost your music experience.
Another stellar music player with support for lyrics is the Shuttle Music Player. Shuttle gives you the option to display embedded lyrics and lets you opt for lyrics app like QuickLyric.
The option to access lyrics is easy. Once the song starts playing, tap on the three-dot menu, and select Lyrics to view the words.
The interface is clean and the new-age navigation gestures in it make it a bliss to use. And did I tell you that it also supports Chromecast? The customization options are immense and there's a 6-band equalizer as well.
Shuttle also bundles support for playlists, FLAC and Google Assistant integration. You will come to love the clean interface. And as far as file formats are concerned, the player will play them as long as your phone recognizes them. Neat, I'd say.