Stock Music players are ‘okay’, but there aren’t many options Android itself gives you when it comes to music players – no creative options, no mixers, not many playlist options, and the mother of all let-downs (for us): No Equalizer. But luckily, Android users have the option to replace their boring stock Music players with cooler, more customizable music player apps. And so we have put together this list of best Music Player apps you can get for an epic music experience on your Android.
Android Music App – Poweramp Music Player
If you’re in search of the best music player the play store can offer, this is what you have to go with – Poweramp is by far the most user-friendly music player apps we’ve tested. The interface has a dark touch to it which we think looks descent, but you can change the theme to your liking to make the player more sexy. The feature list is endless – you have the equalizer to play around with your track, you can add lyrics and cross-fade your favorites and set the track up the way you like it. Though the app comes for a mere $3.99, you can consider giving it a test drive on the trial version for free.
Android Music App – N7Player
A player compatible with all types of screen sizes, N7Player is designed to accommodate entry-level Android devices as well as powerful ones. A basic problem among music junkies is that they have small phone screens and it’s almost impossible to operate player apps on them – well, that’s not a problem with N7Player. You can literally zoom in on the music player interface and tap what you need. Oh and it works both in portrait and landscape mode as well. This couple with lock-screen widget support, tag editing and lyric look-up, really makes this a one-of-a-kind player app for Android music lovers.
Android Music App – Cubed
If you want to make things fun with a pinch of oddness, Cubed is what you need. The player interface is fairly easy to adapt to since everything is arranged and seeable. Besides that, Cubed comes with an odd yet striking cubicle transition – your player is a cube! When you swipe left or right, Cubed will navigate through all your songs alphabetically in form of cube surfaces. And by swimming up and down, Cubed will scroll through your Albums.
Android Music App – Winamp
Sound familiar? Yes, it’s the same Winamp that we all loved back in the 90’s. But it’s good to see that the revolutionary player is back to wow on our very own Google Platform. Winamp comes up with a descent ‘old-school’ user interface and features like iTunes importing to get all your songs shifted to your Android. Winamp also supports Shoutcast Internet Radio, a lock-screen widget, and fast ways to find new songs online.
Android Music App – MixZing
As obvious by the name, MixZing music player is entirely concentrated on giving you as much ‘mixing’ options a possible. But a standout feature about MixZing is that you can customize the graphic equalizer as much as you want – apply the equalizer options to one song, your whole album, or even the whole folder if you want. So if you’re a user who likes to listen to customized and mixed tracks, MixZing is what you need.
Android Music App – PlayerPro
This is not your usual music player – with a completely unique user interface, PlayerPro brings large sets of equalizer options and skins together to make up one of the coolest music player apps designed. PlayerPro also comes with a feature that will automatically download Album art (if you permit it), which is pretty nifty since people like things done on their own. So every time you launch PlayerPro, you’ll have new songs waiting for you to try them.
Android Music App – Fusion Player
Despite having a plethora of music controls on the interface, Fusion player still manages to look as spacious and readable as any other player app. The interface boasts a coveted holo theme with 3 good-looking skins to choose from: Twilight Sky, Dark Night and Deep Sea.
The smart gestures for changing tracks via shaking etc are very common, but handy nonetheless. Fusion Player allows you to get hold of songs on Shoutcast’s popular charts, which you can stream for free – though the app is not the streaming kind, it’s still good enough to use if you don’t have much tracks in your phone storage. All in all, the app is really great for listening to good ol’ popular online music and avoiding long downloads.
Android Music App – Sensor
After having a look at this app, we couldn’t quite figure out why it was free. Sensor is what helps you really bring out the best of your phone’s hardware capabilities– you can navigate through your songs by using the sensors. Options like waving your hand over the screen, punching the tab screen, and smacking it in your pocket are some actions that really caught our attention. But this is something we would only recommend if your phone sensors are quick to respond, otherwise it’d be nothing different than your normal music player.