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Best music players for your Android device

Music is one of the basic and the most used function of any smartphone. With over hundred music apps in the Play Store, it can be difficult to choose the right music player for your Android device.

Today we bring you a roundup of best Android music players which offer features like lyrics search, song recognition, and sound equalizer.

However, we have not included Google Play Music in this list, as the app comes preinstalled on all Android devices, so consider these music player apps as an alternative to Google Play Music. Enjoy!

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Musixmatch

With a beautiful UI and sorting of songs in albums, genres, artists, folders, tracks, and playlists, Musixmatch player is one of the coolest apps out there. Musixmatch Lyrics & Music Player is a deep dive into the world of song lyrics, with the largest and most exhaustive official catalog of song lyrics. The USP of the app is that it allows you to search and play the lyrics with both the Musixmatch media player or a multitude of other media players that you have installed on your device, using a feature called FloatingLyrics. Plus, lyrics scroll synchronously with your music.

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Highlights:

  • Floating lyrics for other music apps as well
  • Manually search for any lyrics
  • Lyrics translation
  • Add a beautiful background to lyrics and share lyrics on social media using Lyricscard
  • Identify and get the lyrics to any song that’s playing around you
  • Works from lock screen
  • Add song info and fetch song info from the internet
  • 5-band equalizer
  • Chromecast and Android Wear support
  • Ability to pull up artist/band Twitter accounts, albums, and top tracks. Preview songs or watch their Youtube videos
  • Blacklist albums or songs
  • 6 widgets

Download Musixmatch Lyrics Android app

BlackPlayer Music Player

A clean and modern music player that uses swipe control to navigate between library views which include tracks, artists, albums, and genres. BlackPlayer music player gives you the power to customize almost everything in the player. Although it supports lyrics, it can’t compete against the Musixplayer with regards to lyrics. And if you want the light theme for BlackPlayer, you would have to buy the pro version.

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Highlights:

  • 4 Widgets
  • Manual and automatic change of cover photo
  • BlackPlayer comes with a built-in equalizer, but you can use an external equalizer as well.
  • Supports FLAC in addition to standard local music file format
  • Customizable themes, fonts, and colors
  • ID3 Tag editor
  • Audio effects such as a bass booster, virtualizer, and gapless playback

Download BlackPlayer Android app

Audio Beats

Deemed as the most advanced music player for Android, Audio Beats comes packed with an amazing number of features. Besides letting you play and manage your music, it also tidies up your library by finding missing metadata like album art, song name and artist name for your tracks. Audio Beats has a multitude of other features, such as language translation, sleep timer, and a whole bunch of customization options. Audio Beats undoubtedly is one of the best music apps out there for Android.

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Highlights:

  • Powerful equalizer
  • Themes
  • Widgets
  • Notification control
  • Scrobbling Last.fm

Download Audio Beats Android app

JetAudio HD Music Player

Rather than having tabs or swipe control, JetAudio chose to go with a navigation drawer for library views. However, if you are a fan of tabs, you can use tabs instead of navigation drawer by changing it in the settings. With 6 library views which include folder and playlists among other, JetAudio plays almost any type of digital music files. It’s delightfully simple and one of the best music player apps worth trying.

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Highlights:

  • 10-band equalizer with 32 presets
  • Audio effects such as gapless playback, crossfading and fade in/out
  • Automatic sharing of “now playing” to Twitter, Facebook
  • Speed control
  • Swipe control
  • Multiple lock screens and widgets
  • Shake to play
  • Bluetooth headphone button control
  • Background color changes according to cover photo
  • Find on Youtube
  • Set as ringtone

Download JetAudio HD Android app

Phonograph

The Phonograph is a simple yet elegant music player that utilizes Android material design, giving it a clean and beautiful look. When it comes to the features, the app supports most standard formats. The library view includes the usual songs, albums, artists and playlists. However, the “folder” view is given a separate preference in navigation drawer.

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Highlights:

  • Multiple colors available. No restart required
  • Background color changes according to cover photo
  • Light, dark and black themes available
  • Auto download artist images
  • Hide/blur album cover
  • Gapless playback
  • Tags editor
  • 3 widgets
  • Equalizer

Download Phonograph Music Player

Pi music player

A sleek and gorgeous Android music player that uses stunning transition effects comes with smart playlists such as most played, recently played etc. Along with beautiful UI and powerful equalizer, the Pi music player app includes an inbuilt ringtone cutter and a share feature called as “Pi power share” which works cross platform and lets you share music tracks with others.

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Highlights:

  • 4 themes – Gloss, light, dark and black
  • Five-band equalizer
  • Option to use system or Pi equalizer
  • Ringtone cutter
  • Pi power share
  • Lock screen controls

Download Pi Music Player

Pulsar Music Player

Similar to Pi music player, Pulsar music player also comes with beautiful UI loaded with gorgeous animations. Again, similar to Pi music player, the app comes with smart playlists, however, it doesn’t include ringtone cutter. Further, not only does it provide awesome management of music, the app also supports embedded lyrics.

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Highlights:

  • Chromecast support
  • Support for embedded lyrics
  • Smart playlists
  • Widgets
  • Themes
  • Tag editor
  • Audio effects such as gapless playback

Download Pulsar Player

MediaMonkey

What makes MediaMonkey app different are the number of options available under library view. It includes albums, tracks, artists, playlists, genres, video, podcasts, audiobooks, folders, UPnP etc. The app supports multiple codecs and also has an equalizer. Moreover, the app lets you sync media files with MediaMonkey for Windows and that too wirelessly.

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Highlights:

  • Chromecast support
  • Android auto support
  • Multiple library views
  • Widgets
  • Bookmark large files
  • Edit file info
  • Manage multiple files
  • Set as ringtone

Download MediaMonkey Android app

DoubleTwist

Are you tired of using multiple apps for your media purpose? Download doubleTwist Player and get the best all-in-one music, podcast, radio, video & sync app. Other features include syncing music over WiFi, smart playlists, album art download and media streaming to a multitude of devices on your home network.

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Highlights: 

  • Artist images and biographies
  • AirPlay and DLNA support
  • Search and download missing album network
  • Built-in equalizer

Download DoubleTwist Android app

N7Player

N7Player is a cute little media player designed for Android that instead of showing files in tabs, presents them in a stylish collage view. N7Player is a feature rich, fast media player wrapped in a custom interface that aims to make your media experience better.

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Highlights:

  • Gesture control
  • 10 band equalizer
  • Audio effects such as gapless playback
  • Lots of customization
  • Chromecast, DLNA, AirPlay support
  • Tag editor
  • Auto download album art

Download n7Player Android app

Shuttle Music Player

The shuttle is a powerful and full-featured media player for Android, that is basically an improved version of Google Play Music. Apart from support for a multitude of formats out there, it also boasts a 6 band equalizer, modern material design, and album art download.

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Highlights:

  • Last.fm scrobbling
  • Six band Equalizer
  • Gapless playback
  • Support for embedded lyrics
  • Themes
  • Widgets

Download Shuttle music player

Stellio

If you like a little fun with your music, this is the player to go for. Stellio Player lets you control your music with various gestures in addition to having an adaptive interface theme. Meaning, the app theme changes based on the album art color. Further, the Now Playing interface of the app is beautiful, and there is a really cool circular dial in Now Playing screen.

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Highlights:

  • 12 band equalizer and 13 audio effects
  • Audio effects such as crossfade and gapless playback
  • 5 widgets
  • Shake for next screen
  • Lyrics
  • Automatic download of album cover
  • Last.fm scrobbling
  • Tags editing

Download Stellio music player

Lava Music Player

Lava music player, the popular media player for music, provides features allowing you to customize your music listening experience. Popular features include an intuitive user interface, widgets, equalizer, metadata editing and more, so you can listen to music your way.

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Highlights:

  • Themes
  • 5 Band equalizer
  • Bass Boost and 3D surround Virtualizer
  • External lyrics
  • Multiple widgets
  • Set as ringtone
  • Podcast support

Download Lava music player

Dub Music player

Dub Music Player is another very popular music player which deserves your attention. The music player features a clean UI that follows the Material Design UI and packs in some really cool features. While the Now Playing screen of the player is different from other players, the amplifier in the app improves your audio quality so that you can enjoy the music to the fullest.

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Highlights:

  • Audio effects such as bass boost, loudness enhancer
  • Multiple themes
  • Edit tags
  • Set as ringtone
  • 5 Band equalizer
  • 9 predefined presets
  • Widgets
  • Visual sound spectrum

Download Dub Music Player


So that was our list. Let us know your favorite Android music player or any music related app in the comments below.

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