What are the best Android music player apps?

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    #1Poweramp

    Poweramp

    Poweramp is a powerful music player available on the Android OS. It has features like gapless play, an unmatched equalization system, great crossfade, and support for most popular music file formats.

    Apps

    Android

    $3.99

    Wu Zhu
    Written on January 22, 2018
    "Poweramp is a great app for your Android phone. It has so many great features, like the equalizer. You can't go wrong with a great equalizer especially if you are listening on headphones."
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    #2Shuttle+ Music Player

    Shuttle+ Music Player

    Shuttle+ Music Player is an open source music player with an intuitive interface. Has an equalizer with 6 bands and bass boost, different theme options and customizable widgets to personalize the way you enjoy music.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Nicholas Freeman
    Written on January 15, 2018
    "I've actually played with this recently, as I was looking for an app to play my mp3 audio books. This is pretty good, though I found it to be a little "heavy" for a music app. The eq works pretty well, but is better suited with earbuds or headphones. It's nice, but there are better and lighter apps out there."
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    #3Spotify

    Spotify

    Spotify is a music streaming platform that features plenty of functions to help users discover new music. It comes with curated and shared playlists, suggested radio stations, and related artists - all based on your likes and listens.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free- Varies by plan

    Pamela Hawkins
    Written on January 21, 2018
    "I'm a huge fan. I just switched over from Pandora after they got me with a monthly fee 2 days early. I love how they are a little more single artist oriented and give me ample time before asking me to indicate i am listening."
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    #4Google Play Music

    Google Play Music
    Google Play Music is a music and podcast streaming service that allows users to find, listen, store, and share music on the web. A paid subscription lets users access millions of songs and download music on their device for offline listening. 
    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free- Free trial available

    Jesse Young
    Written on January 15, 2018
    "This is a great music player that works with my Android devices. It lets me create playlists and do pretty much whatever I want. Lots of great features that help me with organization. "
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    #5PlayerPro Music Player

    PlayerPro Music Player

    PlayerPro Music Player is a music and video player for Android devices. It offers useful audio configuration options and users can pick several free plugins.

    Apps

    Android

    $3.99

    Zhao Gong
    Written on January 14, 2018
    "This application is an advanced music and video player for Android devices. If you listen to a lot of music and care a lot about the quality then this player app is a good one to have with add ons as well!"
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    #6Tidal

    Tidal
    Tidal is a music service with high fidelity sound quality, high definition music videos, and a curated editorial by music journalists, artists, and experts, making for a highly enjoyable experience.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Ayaan Gupta
    Written on January 18, 2018
    "Tidal is a great music player app. I tried it out on my Android and was pleasantly surprised with how high quality the sound is compared to other apps I've used. UI can be a little bit cluttered at times, but otherwise a good app. "
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    #7AudioPocket

    AudioPocket

    This app will allow you to play YouTube videos on the foreground, so you can do anything you want while listening to your favorite music.

    Other

    Free- in-app purchases

    Jaime Delgado
    Written on January 11, 2018
    "There are hundreds of music apps out there on the Play store so it can be hard to find something different. Instead of reinventing the wheel, AudioPocket takes YouTube which is already great for music, and turns it into something better. I love that I can use this app to listen to music in a new and exciting way."
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    #8Dsub

    Dsub

    This music streaming app will allow you to listen to your favorite tracks using the Subsonic servers. Lots of features and tools are waiting for you, like the bookmark tool or the shuffle button. 

    Other

    $3.99

    Judy Hunter
    Written on January 17, 2018
    "This is a great app for listening to music on Android devices. It isn't very expensive to download and there is a lot of variety for even the most eclectic of music lovers. The only problem I have had with it is sometimes it will crash when I'm in the middle of a song."
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    #9SoundCloud

    SoundCloud

    Soundcloud is a platform where artists can post their latest music, and people can follow musicians and receive alerts when they upload new tracks. When you like a song you can check out similar tracks using the Related Tracks function.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free

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    #10Microsoft Groove

    Microsoft Groove
    Play ad-free music from one of the biggest catalogs on the planet. Create playlists and custom radio stations based on artists you love. It also allows you to add the music you have in clouds like one drive, the cloud service from Microsoft and listening to it via streaming.

    *NO LONGER AVAILABLE*

    Apps

    Daniel Antonio
    Written on April 3, 2018
    "I like this as an alternate to Pandora, not as widely known so the selection is not as robust but way better functionality. I highly recommend it. "
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    #11CloudBeats

    CloudBeats

    Cloudbeats is a cloud player that allows you to listen to the music you have stored in your cloud services accounts. It supports Dropbox, Google Drive, Box, OneDrive, Mediafire, ownCloud, so you have wide cloud services available. 

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free

    Margaret Simpson
    Written on November 7, 2017
    "I don't have a lot of my own music, I usually use one of the paid services; however, when I'm switching between devices all the time and don't want to redownload playlists I've changed and everything else, it's really nice to be able to just grab my own music from the cloud. It's easy to use and I don't have to download my music all the time."
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    #12Beat

    Beat
    Beat is a cloud storage music streamer app for Android. Contains features such as floating controls, versatile cloud storage and simple folder directories that are rarely found on conventional music players. *NO LONGER AVAILABLE*
    Apps

    Lisa Rivera
    Written on November 4, 2017
    "Beat is the best music app for Android that you're going to find. The streaming is smooth and uninterrupted, and the folders make it easy to organize my music. There are occasionally glitches with the music queue, but nothing that would prevent me from using the app!"
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    #13musiXmatch

    musiXmatch

    Musixmatch Lyrics Finder is a lyrics scrolling app for iOS devices that lets you accurately find what you're looking for based on song lyrics. You can tag and save lyrics, share them, and even browse lyrics while offline.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Helen Richards
    Written on January 22, 2018
    "This is not a good solution because it is not a music player. It just displays song lyrics."
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    #14CloudPlayer

    CloudPlayer
    With this is revolutionary music player where you can stream, browse and download your music from Dropbox, OneDrive and Google Drive. 
    Apps

    Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Yu Gu
    Written on November 12, 2017
    "Being a huge music fan and having a large digital music collection this app is a must for me. This app allows me to have access to all my music without taking up storage space! I have this app on multiple devices, it’s great!"
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    #15Bebot - Robot Synth

    Bebot - Robot Synth

    This fun app is features a cool and animated root that will play and dance to the music you create! There are many effects available, and no musical background is needed to start making your own songs. 

    Apps

    Android

    $1.99

    Wang Sun
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "This is a fun little app but it doesn't play music since it makes it instead. Still worth the time to play."

Summary

Best What are the best Android music player apps
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1PowerampApps 3 Paid
2Shuttle+ Music PlayerApps 2 Free
3SpotifyApps 2 Free
4Google Play MusicApps 1 Free
5PlayerPro Music PlayerApps 1 Paid
6TidalApps 1 Free
7AudioPocketOther 1 Free
8DsubOther 1 Paid
9SoundCloudApps 0 Free
10Microsoft GrooveApps 0 Paid
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