Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The top 5 best music apps for Android

The top free 5 best music apps for Android


The clue to a big part of this app is in the name. As with the other apps mentioned in this post, there's a pretty decent Equalizer built into this one. It's also a pretty solid music player, though to take advantage of everything it offers you will need to put your hand in your wallet.

On offer though is that 5-band equalizer with presets, bass booster, contextual search, a visualizer – which can be displayed on a second screen – fade and much more. The app is free to download, and you get access to the main equalizer controls for that, too.

Shuttle Music Player

Shuttle is perhaps one you've not heard of before, but one that's definitely worth your attention. Where something like Poweramp is pretty heavy duty and has tons of settings and customizations, Shuffle offers a portion of that with a much more lightweight look and feel.
It comes with a sleep timer, gapless playback, a choice of a few different themes, built in equalizer and much more. And for the HOLOYOLO kids out there, it's pretty much perfect in how it looks. It comes in free and paid versions, but with the paid version just $0.99, it also represents fantastic value for money.

Google Play Music

Not just a music player, but we have to include Google Play Music. While it doesn't have the deep customization or power features of something like Poweramp, it offers what others do not; that huge cloud library for your own music. After all, without the music to listen too, what good is a killer music player?

That's not to say Google Play Music isn't a good music player, because it is. Being a Google product it integrates perfectly with your device – including the sweet new KitKat lockscreen artwork. But the real value is in that cloud storage. It means you can take your music collection with you on whichever Android – and now even iOS – device you own. Sure, you need to offline some of that from time-to-time, but it's always with you.


Poweramp is another real favorite. It offers a list of features long enough that we could sit here talking about it all day. But, if you're serious about your music, you should definitely take a look. Making that easier is the free 15-day trial. No barriers, just full access for that 15-days to see whether you like it or not.
And the chances are pretty high that you will like it. It has a much different visual look to something like DoubleTwist, but looks just as fantastic in its own way. Big album artwork in the "Now Playing" view, a crisp and clean layout and some pretty amazing customizations. Poweramp supports themes and has a bunch of tweaks you can make in the settings, so you can really create the music player you've always wanted.

With a ton of different files supported, an equalizer, crossfade, gapless, and much, much more, Poweramp is definitely one of the best music players on Android.


We've talked about DoubleTwist a lot around these parts and with good reason. DoubleTwist became a favorite of Android users that had deep roots in the iTunes ecosystem, and still is. But, besides just offering a simple, seamless way to sync your music between iTunes and Android, DoubleTwist is a fine music player in its own right.
The basic music player download is free, but if you're looking for a little more in-app purchases are available to unlock the full power of the app. It has a lot to offer, too. Beyond the visual appeal you have an equalizer, high quality album artwork, a "What's Next" list that eliminates "the guess work of what's coming up next" and support for a whole bunch of different audio formats.

Add videos, podcasts, wireless syncing to your iTunes library, sending music to your Apple TV and other devices, DoubleTwist isn't just a great music player. It's a great all-round media player.