What are the best MP3 players for Android?

With streaming services like Spotify and Pandora, it has become easier for all of us to enjoy music. Still, it's wise to rely on other apps if your streaming experience goes sideways for whatever reason. Well, let's help sjc.scottjc find the best MP3 players for Android in case that happens!

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16 solutions
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    #1MediaMonkey

    MediaMonkey

    MediaMonkey lets you create and manage your own music library with thousands of audio files on your Android device. It supports common music files, including mainstays like MP3, FLAC, AVI, and WMA. 

    Software

    Windows, Android

    Free

    Brenda Davis
    Written on November 6, 2017
    "I am loving the MediaMonkey music player. I was a diehard Itunes user, so when I saw MediaMonkey I was a little hesitate to try it out. I am so happy I did, MediaMonkey really works so much better then Itunes does. It helps me organize my music and it makes syncing my music to any of my devices whether they are android or IOS so much easier then you can imagine. I reccomend this to all my family and friends, you wont be dissapointed. "
  2. 17

    #2jetAudio HD Music Player

    jetAudio HD Music Player

    Released in 1997, jetAudio is an entertainment media player for Microsoft Windows and Android. It offers a wide range of features and supports a plethora of multimedia formats like MP3.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Harini Yadav
    Written on November 5, 2017
    "I needed a simple and easy to use MP3 player for my android phone and decided to download the jetAudio HF Music Player. I was interested because of the many different presets and sound customizations that were available to me. Although the sound is great and I have enjoyed tweaking the presets, the app is not very user friendly in my opinion. The layout of the app makes it difficult to use in a quick and efficient way. Although this MP3 player does a decent job at helping the music sound great, it does not do a good job of making it easy on the user to use. I'd suggest avoiding this one as so many MP3 players are available."
  3. 16

    #3n7player Music Player

    n7player Music Player

    With cutting-edge features and user-friendly interface, n7player Music Player is an intuitive audio player for Android that makes it smoother for you to browse and play your music in different file formats like MP3.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Nathan Wood
    Written on November 10, 2017
    "Try out this innovative MP3 music player with a intuitive interface. The n7player Music Player can filter your music for easy searching and can personalize the background image. You can stream it to other devices and even download the lyrics to sing along to your favorite tracks."

DID YOU KNOW?

What makes a good sound in this digital era? As profound as it seems, this question is actually one that's so easy to gloss over. This holds true in a world where almost all double-tapping millennials have concerned themselves with consuming digital audio. And with a plethora of audio file formats on the internet, only a few, if not all, seem to pay heed to how they all differ. Of course, everyone is already familiar with the MP3. It's one of the most popular audio file formats. If you do a quick search of the keyword, Google would pull up suggestions about the best MP3 player for Android or iPhone, free MP3 music players or even MP3 download sites. But what about other formats? For instance, FLAC and WMA.

Did you know that each audio file type has unique characteristics that determine its benefits and drawbacks? Yes, that means you have to understand how they work before you decide which format is best for you. First, the FLAC format. FLAC audio files are compressed in a way that maintains the quality of the sound. The good thing about this is that these files can be reduced to up to 60% smaller, all while retaining the original quality. WMA, on the other hand, is a wee bit similar to MP3. WMA audio files are compressed to a smaller size but compromise some quality. The only difference is that MP3 is more widely supported by platforms than WMA. Now, these are just some things you need to know if you're planning to use file converters. There are a lot more details about audio file formats on the internet if you search far and wide!

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    #4Google Play Music

    Google Play Music

    Developed and operated by Google, Google Play Music is a streaming service and online music locker that lets you manage audio content in MP3, WMA, FLAC, WAV, and AVI formats. It is available on Android.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free- Free trial available

    Phillip Dunn
    Written on October 26, 2017
    "Google Play Music is the best MP3 player for Android. It is easy to use and allows you to find and store lots of music for your liking."
  2. 13

    #5BlackPlayer Music Player

    BlackPlayer Music Player

    BlackPlayer Music Player is an Android music player that allows you to indulge in music across all formats, including MP3, WAV, OGG or FLAC. It features a user-friendly interface in dark mode.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Joe Jackson
    Written on October 28, 2017
    "This app is very easy to use while containing features that not all apps have. It has a built in equalizer, while not as many sliders as others, enough to be useful, and simpler. The sound effects work well, the bass boost is good for people who enjoy amped up bass."
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    #6Pulsar Music Player

    Pulsar Music Player

    Pulsar is an intuitive and full-featured music player with material design. It supports standard music file types including MP3, AAC, FLAC, OGG, WAV and etc.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Brandon Hicks
    Written on October 28, 2017
    "Another app to play music. It's got a pretty sleek design. The sound and usability is the same as any other music player. The one thing I did like is the ability of the playlists to rank your songs by how much you play them and customize a playlist. "
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    #7PlayerPro 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

    John Martinez
    Written on October 22, 2017
    "It's not bad, but I don't really like the look of it. I think it's catered more towards audiophiles and whatnot, and it seems a bit too complicated to use. Plus it costs money, and I think there are better options out there for free."
  5. 10

    #8Phonograph Music Player

    Phonograph Music Player

    Phonograph Music Player is a music player designed for Android users. The user interface matches every single detail of the material design guidelines to ensure Phonograph is an eye candy for you.

    Apps

    Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Christian Wong
    Written on October 17, 2017
    "Phonograph is not only the best looking Music player app I have ever used, it's also packed with features that make it hard to beat. Its interface can be customized to your liking and you have an equalizer which helps with output adjustment. I really love Phonograph."
  6. 9

    #9Poweramp

    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

    Jessica Jin
    Written on October 19, 2017
    "Poweramp is a great little app for my phone because it's easy to use and it always has room for more. I can add pretty much as much music as I'd like, and it still works fast!"
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    #10Pi 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

    Brian Morris
    Written on November 8, 2017
    "Pi Music PLayer is the highest rated mp3 app in the Play store for android. You can pay for an upgraded Pi Music app and it is very good and removes ads. The free version has ads. If you don't mind them it is great. The equalizer function gets you your best sound quality."
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    #11Stellio Player

    Stellio Player
    Stellio Player is an advanced music player with a wide range of features, including themes support, high-quality audio, and integration with VK, Dropbox and Android Wear.
    Apps

    Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Alice Alexander
    Written on November 10, 2017
    "says it is unavailable in our Country so I am not able to review. I would try again at another point."
  9. 5

    #12doubleTwist Music Player

    doubleTwist Music Player

    doubleTwist is a music player and podcast manager with sync functionality. Thanks to its easy interface, you don't need to jump between different apps to play your music, manage podcasts or sync iTunes playlists. You will have all of it in the same place.

    Apps

    Android, Windows

    Free

    Victoria Vázquez
    Written on October 16, 2017
    "doubleTwist music player is a great podcast manager that helps you manage all of your podcosts on one main app. This is a free download and it will free you up from having to hold onto old devices for your saved media. "
  10. 4

    #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

    Vincent Jordan
    Written on November 15, 2017
    "If you have ever wanted to know a song title but only knew some of the lyrics, then the musiXmatch app is just the thing you may be looking for. I have used it with great success in helping me learn the titles of songs by just searching the lyrics. It has a bunch of other useful and interesting features as well like displaying the lyrics on screen for YouTube videos and even in different languages. It's a very useful tool any music lover should check out!"
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    #14Rocket 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

    Dorothy Murphy
    Written on November 8, 2017
    "Rocket Music Player is awesome! The customization on the app seems endless. I downloaded a few months ago and my husband got a look at it and wanted to know where he can get it for his phone. "
  12. 1

    #15Apple 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

    Kathy Gomez
    Written on October 14, 2017
    "Not the best mp3 player for Android, but it's in the Top 10 for sure. Gives you plenty of radio stations and personalized recommendations to choose from. Has some glitches with playback sometimes, but all in all it's a solid app."
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    Free Trial

    #16Amazon Music

    Amazon Music

    Amazon Music is a music streaming platform and online music store operated by Amazon.com. Streaming is free with a Prime membership, it can be operated hands-free via Alexa, and Amazon Music Unlimited gives you access to millions of songs. 

    Apps

    iOS, Android, Windows, Mac

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Walter Simmons
    Written on November 4, 2017
    "I love Amazon. The selection, efficiency, quality of products -- I love it all. Also, sometimes I resent that Apple has almost a monopoly on music, so Amazon is a good alternative."

Summary

Best What are the best MP3 players for Android
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1MediaMonkeySoftware 18 Free
2jetAudio HD Music PlayerApps 17 Free
3n7player Music PlayerApps 16 Free
4Google Play MusicApps 15 Free
5BlackPlayer Music PlayerApps 13 Free
6Pulsar Music PlayerApps 12 Free
7PlayerPro Music PlayerApps 11 Paid
8Phonograph Music PlayerApps 10 Free
9PowerampApps 9 Paid
10Pi Music PlayerApps 8 Free
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