What's the Best Android Music Player for You?

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Here you will discover alternative music players for Android which will make your music experience even more unique.

As an owner of an Android device, you are free to fully customize it to your needs and replace most stock apps with great third party alternatives.

Your standard music player is one such thing. In this article, we will review 5 most reliable alternatives to the stock Android music player.

Let's start!

Stock Music Player

The standard music player in my HTC One X seems just fine. I've been using it since I got this device and I'm not planning (at least not now) to change it. That may be because once I get used to something it's hard for me to change it for something different.

My standard music player is quite simple in both its looks and functionality.  See how it looks on the screenshots below:

Stock Android music player in my device.
Stock Android music player in my device.

5 Best Alternative Music Players for Android

n7player

This is one of the best alternative Android music players. This player is equipped with its own media library, which makes finding music a quick and easy process. This is probably a matter of taste, but the app simply looks nice and is very user-friendly. This is the winner of many awards and most positive reviews.

Its main features include:

  • unique and user-friendly interface
  • audio formats supported: mp3, mp4, m4a, ogg, wav, 3gp, mid, xmf, ogg, mkv(4.0+), flac (3.1+), aac (3.1+)
  • equalizer together with presets
  • environmental effects
  • widgets for desktop
  • file browser
  • lockscreen widget
  • headset support
  • lyrics support
  • shuffle/repeat
  • Last.fm scrobbling
Android Music Player: n7player. A really great music player for Android.
Lockscreen widget of n7payer.
Listening to music on n7 player... is great!

You can download this music player for Android here.

Winamp

We've grown up using Winamp, so how possibly can't we have it on our Android phone? Of course, we can (and should) have it. It's available in the free and premium version. The only thing missing here (in the free version)  is the lockscreen widget from which we can manage music.

Its main features include:

  • very simple and user-friendly interface
  • iTunes library import
  • access to thousands of Internet radio stations thanks to SHOUTcast
  • shuffle/repeat
  • graphic equalizer
  • free wireless syncing
  • artist news, bios, photos etc.
  • last.fm scrobbling
  • lock-screen player
  • widgets for desktop
  • playlists and playlist shortcuts
Android Music Player: Winamp on my Android device.
Winamp on Android device!

You can download this music player here.

Poweramp

If you are you looking for something a bit more advanced and sophisticated, you should definitely check this music player out. The app offers you lots of interesting features and is highly customizable. 

Its main features include:

  • nice-looking and user-friendly interface
  • this is a paid app but you get a 2-week trial
  • audio formats supported:  mp3, mp4/m4a (including alac), ogg, wma*, flac, wav, ape, wv, tta, mpc, aiff
  • advanced equalizer
  • separate highly advanced treble and bass adjustment
  • lyrics support
  • sleep Timer
  • advanced settings (e.g. setting up startup screen, themes, player UI etc.)
  • configurable widgets
  • configurable lock screen
  • support for m3u, m3u8, pls, wpl playlist
  • cross fade
  • scrobbling
Poweramp tone/vol adjustment.
Poweramp equalizer.

You can download this music player here.

Android Music Player

If you like simplicity and feel overwhelmed by tons of additional functions and features other music players offer, go for this one.

As you can see from the screenshots below, this is a very simple app offering only basic music player features such as:

  • simple & user-friendly interface
  • very lightweight
  • shuffle
  • repeat
  • sorting music files by artist, albums or genres
  • playlists
Android Music Player. The simplest player in the world.
Simplicity rules!

You can download this music player here.

doubleTwist Player

One of the most popular Android music players. This is also by far the most professionally-looking app and one of the most advanced ones. I had so much fun using it!

Its main features include:

  • support for headset controls
  • AirSync
  • lock screen widget
  • Last.fm scrobbling
  • smart playlists
  • synch in the iTunes library on your computer
  • podcasts
  • downloading album art
  • sharing
  • equalizer and presets available in the premium versions
Android Music Player: double Twist Player for Android has a stunning interface.
Listening to music on doubleTwist Player is great!
doubleTwist Player settings!

You can download this music player for Android here.

What's Your Favorite Android Music Player?

This site would be useless without your feedback.  So now I want you to tell me which music player you like most and why.

Do you think that something should be added to this list? What's your experience with any of these players?

Please leave the comment in the comment box below or share your Android story here and have it published as a webpage to this site. The floor's yours.

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