Elton John once said “ Music has healing power. It has the ability to take people out of themselves for a few hours”. In today’s time, getting onto your favorite music is too easy, thanks to all the music player apps for Android. You can boost your mood with these apps at any time, anywhere.
Music has psychological benefits as well, it can relax the mind, energize the body, and even help people better manage pain. The history of how people listen to music is also an interesting one but it is better left for a whole separate article. Now let’s talk about all the present scenarios where most of us have switched to music streaming services like Pandora, Spotify, Google Play Music, or Apple Music. However, there are some of us who value our personal collection of media more than streaming. But the default music player might not be enough to do your music justice.
Here is a curated list of the best music players app for you to choose from.
Play store rating – 4.6
AIMP is one of the most powerful music player apps for Android that is liked by most of its users. AIMP supports most music file types, including FLAC, MP3, MP4, etc. With this app, you can also a variety of customization options, theming, and things like that. What I liked the most about it was its minimalistic user interface that is super easy to navigate. AIMP also features an equalizer option, HTTP live streaming, and volume normalization. AIMP also has a desktop version in case you want to go that way.
Price: INR 80
Google Play Store Rating – 4.4
BlackPlayer EX is a powerful yet elegant music player app for Android that enhances your music experience. There is a free version of the app available on the play store called BlackPlayer free which is also a good option and has the basic features like Build-in Equalizer, BassBoost, Virtualizer, Left/Right sound balance, Gapless playback, Tag editor, 3D Transition effects, Lyrics viewing and editing, Lockscreen control support, Sleep Timer, Interchangeable fonts, and themes. But it will have ads and we know how annoying they can be. With the paid version you don’t get any ads plus you get yo enjoy tons of extra features like Light theme, extra fonts, 11 Color accents, 8 extra now playing themes, a white Widget theme, Chromecast support, amazing organization options for music, and many more. It has a lot of feature-packed in an easy user interface what more can you ask for.
Price: INR 330
Google Play Store Rating – 4.0
jetAudio is one of the popular music player apps for android users. But it is one of the expensive apps in this list seeing that most of them are free. But there is a free version of jetAudio too that you can find on the play store. Both apps come with a variety of audio enhancements that you can use to further better your music experience according to you. In addition to that, it also has a 32 preset equalizer, effects like bass boost, tag editor, widgets, and MIDI playback. The only difference between the two apps is that the paid one has no advertisements and more theme options. So really you can go for the free version without missing out on much may be the future version of the apps changes that. Both apps support almost all type of music files.
Also, read about Showbox APK that allows you to stream music but it is more so known widely for watching your favorite movies and TV Shows.
Price: INR 350
Google Play Store Rating – 3.9
MediaMonkey Pro has a lot of features and some of them you won’t find in other apps. It features audiobooks, podcasts, and different kinds of sorting options. The app also comes equipped with a basic feature like an equalizer. But MediaMonkey stands out from other music player apps because of its sync feature that you can use to sync your music library from your computer to your phone over WiFi or Vice-Versa. Honestly, the user interface and setup for this app aren’t as easy as the other but it is the black sheep of the music app players and it might just be the right one for you. There is a trial period on the pro version and a free app too so I think it is definitely worth a try.
Google Play Store Rating – 4.7
Musicolet is one of the best music player app I have come across and it is definitely a personal favorite before I started using streaming music all the time about some months ago. It is one of the few apps that do not have any ads even in the free version, I know that it one of the reasons I liked it so much. If you have a good collection of music offline and like to enjoy it without the internet then this is for you. Other features of the app include a Minimalistic UI, a small APK size, multiple queues (yet another rare feature), an equalizer, a tag editor, embedded lyric support, widgets, folder browsing, etc.
Google Play Store Rating – 4.1
Phonograph is yet another recommendation by choice rather than research. The phonograph has many desirable features like Material design UI, a customizable array of themes, widget support, lock screen controls, Last.fm, etc. It is pretty basic but that adds to its charm and makes it’s super easy to use.
Music Player – MP3 Player
Google Play Store Rating – 4.8
This is one of the highest-rated music player apps for Android on the play store. It is super sleek and elegant to look at. But the real reason behind its popularity is it being so feature-packed. The app supports every type of music file, a built-in MP3 cutter that works as a ringtone maker, sleep timer, playlist backup, and all the basic features that you can get your hands on. It is simply amazing and free.
Music is the language of air and now that we have talked about that let’s come to our language for a side note. Most of our communication has now turned to texts and that’s where my new favorite app comes in. During the first stage of lockdown, I have stuck away from my family and mobile was the only way to stay connected with them. But I couldn’t always be on a video call with family. That’s when I downloaded this Bangla Keyboard app that understands my intent even in Bangla and provides an ultimate conversation experience. You can try it too.