Every now and then we like to listen to some music, when we are bored, when we are running or when we are working out in the gym. Nowadays people tend to just open up their favourite music streaming app and start playing their favourite playlists. However, not everybody prefers streaming music as it requires a network connection and has its own cons. For those of you who have their own collection of songs and are searching for some great music player apps, fret not, we’ve got you covered. When it comes to music players, some people like to use the equaliser to get that extra bass or treble whereas some people like to keep it simple.
BlackPlayer is one of the best music players out there with tons of options. Even after having it installed for months now, I still don’t think that I’ve explored it completely. The design is minimalistic, it can be classy as well if you want it to be and the animations are polished. It has an equalizer, tag editor, widgets, scrobbling and the option to change themes. The free version is pretty basic and does not allow many customization options, however, the Exclusive version is totally worth it. The free version does not contain any ads which is great if you want to try it before buying the Ex version. BlackPlayer has no competition when it comes to the best music player apps and tops our list.
Phonograph is a great looking music player which is more minimalistic and materialistic as compared to BlackPlayer. It won’t provide you with the plethora of options that BlackPlayer does, but it has enough options to satisfy your needs. It does not have its own equaliser but it does detect other 3rd party equaliser apps. Phonograph is also available in two versions, the paid one is Phonograph Pro. No ads, but most of the features like scrobbling and tag editor are available which is great. The Pro version unlocks Folder view, all available themes and a sleep timer. Good at compiling source codes? Save yourself some bucks and head over to the GitHub page of phonograph to grab its Pro version source code for free.
Google Play Music
Google Play Music is known for its great streaming services. You can also buy songs from the Play Store and listen to them on Play Music. However, Play Music is also a great app to listen to your own selection of songs. Just click on the hamburger icon on the search bar and select “Downloaded Only” and voilà. It doesn’t have a lot of settings, to be honest, the only option that you will find useful is the sleep timer. All the other settings are for the streaming service. If you like it plain and simple and don’t want to customize your music player, then Google Play Music is the best choice for you.
First impression is the last impression, this app makes sure it impresses you the first time you open it. It looks fantabulous and the animations are very satisfying. The app has 9 preloaded themes to choose from and you can also apply your own image to make your own theme. An equalizer is available, however, you won’t find many options in the Settings menu to play with. It does have a Cloud Share option to share your favourite tunes with your friends. Then again, if you love to keep it simple then this app is just the right one for you.
The app is still in its Beta but it has great potential. The idea of the developer is great, bundling various music sources into one app. You can listen to your favourites on SoundCloud or watch its video on YouTube from this app. It also displays the songs stored in your phones internal memory. Watching a video on YouTube and your phone locks? Worry not, the video will still keep playing in the apps own custom lock screen which looks decent enough. Not many options available in settings but it does come with an equalizer. It has 3 themes available to choose from and is a great choice if you like to listen to songs on Soundcloud or YouTube.
And the list ends. If you think I missed any other great player out there then do let me. Also, don’t forget to share this article with your family and friends.