The customization Android provides is great. If you’re into your music you’ll undoubtedly want to change the default player to something more appropriate to your needs.
Lucky for you that there’s a whole lot of choice when it comes to music players for Android. But sometimes too much choice can be overwhelming and we don’t all have time to scour the Play Store for the perfect music player to suit our needs.
So I’ve narrowed it down to three of my personal favorites. Each has their own pros and cons but there’s something for everyone within this list.
If you’re unsure how to change the music player on your Android device then read this how to.
I love PowerAmp’s design and functionality. If you love your music you’ll love it too.
There’s a serious amount of features packed in to this music player but despite all that functionality this is one easy to use app.
One of the great elements of its design is the crisp and clear layout which makes navigating the app a delight.
All the basic functionality you would expect is readily accessible such as the apps ability to scan your device for all your music, create playlists, queue items up etc. Moreover, if you’re a real music aficionado you’ll love the more advanced functions.
These include the ability to play around with the equalizer and mix up the bass, treble, tone and volume- a neat addition.
I’m guessing if you’re reading this you like to personalize your stuff. PowerAmp is brilliant in this respect to; it gives you plenty of themes to choose from. The themes change the look but not the actual placement of controls, so the app remains incredibly easy to use whichever theme you choose.
It does cost $3.99 but once you’ve bought it all future updates are free. If it sounds like a music player that would suit you fear not, PowerAmp offers users a 15 day free trial- more than enough time to figure out whether it’s worth the investment.
- Shuttle Music Player
If you’re not one for vast functionality and prefer your music player simple and refined then Shuttle Music Player is for you.
They describe themselves as having the best ‘user interface’ of any Android music player and while I’m not going to bestow them with that honor, they’re certainly up there with the best.
Apart from the commendable interface, one of the best things about Shuttle is the incorporated social and music services.
Album artwork will automatically download and it’s easy to share your tracks through social media and favourite them to.
Creating playlists and all the generic functionality you would expect such as: deleting and queuing tracks, playing with the equalizer are readily available too.
Shuttle is free, but there’s a paid version with additional functionality that might interest some users too.
- Google Play Music
Google Play Music provides a pretty seamless experience. It would be rather surprising if it didn’t, as both the Music Player and Android are Google products.
Thus Google Play Music was designed with Android in mind. This means it will fit perfectly with Android enabled devices and true to form it does provide a highly user friendly interface.
It’s also a very decent music player too. The main pro is the huge cloud library that is available to you when you use Google Play Music and this means that your music is always there no matter what Android device you are using.