What are the best apps for offline music?

asked by Esteve Castells
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    #1Spotify

    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

    Diana Gutierrez
    Written on November 12, 2017
    "I dont think spotify is that great of an app. I think for what you get, you dont get much. The main features are blocked unless I pay. I would rather use my default library for offline music instead of downloading a third party app."
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    #2Soundcloud App

    Soundcloud App

    Soundcloud is an app that offers you the possibility to listen to offline music from their catalog by paying a monthly subscription. 

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Mark Foster
    Written on November 19, 2017
    "I like this idea because you get what you pay for good quality . "
  3. 22

    #3iHeartRadio

    iHeartRadio
    iHeartRadio is a broadcast and internet radio platform that offers music streaming, live radio stations, podcasts, and playlists. It broadcasts AM and FM radio stations both local and international. It has a Premium upgrade that is ad-free.
    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free- Varies by plan

    Parakram Chatterjee
    Written on November 19, 2017
    "The iHeartRadio App is one of the best ways to get music whenever and wherever. It is very intuitive and works perfectly in almost any scenario. Also have the feature of listening to music offline has been invaluable in many situations. "
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    #4DJ Studio 5

    DJ Studio 5

    DJStudio is a free virtual DJ simulator which enables you to mix, remix, scratch, loop or pitch your music in the palm of your hands. Even though it's an advanced DJ application, it's suitable for everybody, since it's very easy to use, and you can also us it as a standard music player.


    Apps

    Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Anthony Carroll
    Written on November 6, 2017
    "DJ Studio 5 allows you to play music offline on your phone. But it's not only that. It allows your to mix, remix, scratch, loop and even PITCH your music completely on your phone. Any music head will love this app!"
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    #5Microsoft 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

    Adam Jones
    Written on December 21, 2017
    "Microsoft Groove is a decent app that allows for both streaming of music and also offline listening. It needs some work done and some improvements made it, but overall it's a fair music app. "
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    #6PlayerPro 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

    Joe Morris
    Written on December 18, 2017
    "I like Spotify and Google Music, but want a way to play my own albums and CDs on my Android. The PlayerPro Music Player puts me in control of my music, and allows me to play tunes offline, which is great. "
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    #7Rocket Music Player

    Rocket Music Player

    Rocket Music Player is a music player app with material design, 5-band equalizer, themes and a lot of personalization options. It supports various formats such as WAV, OGG, MP3, MP4, ALAC, and more.

    Apps

    Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Helen Rios
    Written on December 20, 2017
    "This music player is pretty good. I can access a lot here and have many options."
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    #8DJ Trump

    DJ Trump

    This app will allow you to create fun videos just using words that have been said by Donald Trump: there are more than 4500 words available to write your texts, where you can use up to 50 words to create your funny videos. 

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free

    Jose Delgado
    Written on November 10, 2017
    "DJ Trump is a fun app, but a bit limited. If you are interested in making Donald Trump songs, this is great, but that's all it is. I had fun using it for a while, but it got old eventually. If you want a well-rounded offline music app, I would look elsewhere, but for what it is, it works well."
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    #9Vectorscope

    Vectorscope

    Vectorscope is an indispensable app for music producers, mixers, engineering students or recording artists, and is the perfect tool to analyze your stereo material. It's Audiobus compatible and accepts audio from an external. 

    Apps

    iOS

    Free

    Catherine Medina
    Written on November 26, 2017
    "I love that Vectorscope is Audiobus compatible and I can use it offline when I need to. It really helps me mix and master my music clips. I only do it for fun but I can see higher level sound engineers using this app, no problem. I love it, its user friendly but has a lot of features. "
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    #10Kauldron

    Kauldron

    Kauldron is an easy-to-use music app for creating aggressive synth sounds full of rich analog textures. Create preset after usable preset with one touch.

    Apps

    iOS

    $4.99

    Helen Richards
    Written on December 21, 2017
    "Kauldron is an app for creating music, and it's not an app for listening to music offline. So for that I've given it a low star rating, but if you do want to create music with different synthesizers, it's a great app for that."
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    #11Pi Music Player

    Pi Music Player

    Pi Music Player is a stunning music player, beautifully crafted with material design in mind and packed with some powerful features: built-in 5 band equalizer, 3d effects, presets, ringtone cutter, etc.

    Apps

    Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Judy Silva
    Written on December 8, 2017
    "Great app for android for playing music. You can connect to external speakers , but you have to activate Pi Music Player Equalizer first in order to get loud sound volume. Has a paid version and a free version. I have only used the free version and so far seems great. Very simple and as soon as I opened it , it worked great and has continued to perform very well. So far so good. Thanks for this great app."
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    #12VLC Media Player

    VLC Media Player

    VLC Media Player is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player that plays a wide range of media formats such as mkv, mp4, and flv among others. It supports the playback of discs, devices, and network streaming protocols. 

    Software

    Android, Windows, Mac, iOS

    Free

    Charles Rios
    Written on September 21, 2018
    "VLC for Mobile is a great solution for offline music because the app is a media player that plays all audio formats."
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    #13XXX Video Player

    XXX Video Player

    XXX Video Player is a software app media player for Android which supports various audio and video formats such as MP4, MOV, AVI, WMV, FLV, and so on. Also supporting Chromecast, this player can play videos in the background.

    Apps

    Android (APK)

    Free

    Larry Simpson
    Written on November 15, 2018
    "As I'm fond of downloading songs on my phone for offline playing of music, xxx player pretty much handles the quality of music I want be sustained in my music. So yes 5 stars for this."
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    #14Apple Music

    Apple Music

    Apple Music is a subscription-based music streaming service offered by Apple. It is available for download on Android and iOS. It lets you stream songs, download tracks for offline play, and access exclusive content. A free trial is available. 

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Julia Saume
    Written on December 5, 2018
    "cheaper than spotify or deezer, and works great"

Summary

Best What are the best apps for offline music
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1SpotifyApps 29 Free
2Soundcloud AppApps 26 Free
3iHeartRadioApps 22 Free
4DJ Studio 5Apps 18 Free
5Microsoft GrooveApps 16 Paid
6PlayerPro Music PlayerApps 12 Paid
7Rocket Music PlayerApps 11 Free
8DJ Trump Apps 9 Free
9VectorscopeApps 8 Free
10KauldronApps 7 Paid
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