Twenty Best Music Apps For Android (Free & Paid)

Listening to music has become a favorite hobby of almost everyone. It can change the circumstances from stressed to relaxed, sorrow to joy. Be it listening in the car or sobbing over a breakup, it helps us to attain exceptional mental relief.

Old days have gone where you have to either buy a CD or find music on spammy websites. Now, with the advancement in technology, developers have built various music apps that don’t only stream music but also allow you to download it. Different apps have different collections of music. We have picked the 20 best music apps for android. Here, they are.

Best Music Apps For Android (Free Version)

1. Dub Music Player –

If you are looking for a music app that has amazing sound effects then you should definitely download the Dub Music Player app. Besides sound effects, this music app also has almost all music equalizers and this app also works in offline mode i.e. without an internet connection. You can easily found almost any song on this music app.

This app offers pitch control, speed control, and volume balance control and has equalizers of 9 different types like classical, hip-hop, rock, and others. it also supports crossfade and crossfader and supports all types of audio formats too. The app also has a beautiful visual interface and it provides a home screen and lock screen widgets.

2. SoundCloud – Music and Audio –

This music app is unique in a way that you can make your songs on the beats available and can also share them. Isn’t that cool? For all the music lovers this app has a rich collection of 150 million songs and music. In this music app, you will find a huge collection of classical, podcasts, audiobooks, hip-hop, electronic, rock, and songs of other genres too.

This music app allows you to create your own playlist for workout purposes, party purpose, etc. This application provides suggestions of songs you want to listen according to your taste and mood and the app is auto-updated and so are the songs. You can create a playlist in this app where you can download your favorite songs and listen to them even without an internet connection.

3. Audio Beats –

This music application is a made in India app. This music app has an elegant design and wonderful color appearances. This music app has an inbuilt top quality equalizer, which adds more taste to the music you listen to. The app is very light in terms of size and thus takes very little space in your android phone.

It has an inbuilt ringtone maker which helps you to trim or crop a part of the song so that you can set it as your incoming tone. The app also has 10 amazing presets, 5 bands, bass booster, music virtualizer & 3D reverb effects adjustments, etc.

4. Poweramp –

This music app comes with a free trial of 15 days and after that, you need to make a payment to avail of its benefit in the future. This music app has a high rating on Google Play store and supports  Google Assistant, Chromecast, etc. The app also has 10 bands optimized graphical equalizer, separate powerful Bass and Treble adjustment, stereo eXpansion, mono mixing, balance, etc.

It plays songs from folders and from its own library and downloads missing album art. It supports plenty of audio formats like mp3, mp4/m4a (incl. alac), ogg, wma, FLAC, Wav, ape, WV, tta, mpc, etc. It also has custom visual themes and a lot of skins are also available which you can download separately. In short, it is one of the most powerful music app available for android users and can be customized in a number of ways.

5. Music Player –

This app is developed by Leopard V7 and is free to use. The app has a ton of features like it has a collection of almost all the latest and old classical songs plus it supports both audio and video. The app also gives you an option to classify the songs according to the genre, artists, etc. You can also customize the background theme as there are three different style theme widgets available.

You can easily look for your favorite track on this app and it supports a variety of audio formats. The music app can also be connected via Bluetooth and with external speakers and it provides more than 22 different types of pre-set music styles. You can also customize the background of the app as 22 inbuilt background changers are available on this app. The main cool and unique feature of this music player are apps are that it changes the song once you shake your phone.

6. Pi Music Player –

If you are a music lover just like me and have a desire to listen to old and new tracks, then you must have this music player application installed on your android phone as this music app has a rich collection of old and new tracks. The new releases get updated on this app as soon as they are released. This app also supports various audiobooks and podcasts and provides a 3D effect, 5 band equalizers, and 10 preset and has a lock screen control approach.

Just like some other apps, this music app also has amazing theme backgrounds along with the coolest animation which is 25  in number. The distinctive feature of this app is ringtone maker, sleep timer, etc. Ringtone maker helps you to trim a song or a part of it and set it as your ringtone and let your nears and dears listen to it every time your phone rings.

7. JetAudio HD Music Player –

This music app is one of the most downloaded music apps on Google Play Store as it supports almost all types of music players and offers awesome and attractive sound quality with lots of effect and enhancements. This music app has 20 band equalizers and 32 equalizer presets which are very high in number as compared to other applications. You can also customize the theme and background color. This app offers grid mode and shows your playing track in the notification bar.

The main advantage of this app is that you can also download the song from it and get it stored on your phone which you can listen anytime even without an internet connection. JetAudio HD Music Player provides 2 lock screens and 14 widgets and allows you to share your favorite playlist with your friends via WiFi.

8. Pulsar Music Player –

The other stylish music application you can download on your android phone is Pulsar Music Player. This music app is free from the advertisement which makes it stand out differently from other music applications. Now if we talk about features, this app supports google voice commands, includes sleep timers and tag editing, can adjust the sounds, etc.

It also provides lyrics display of the song playing and you can also adjust the speed of the track you want to play. Besides this, the app has a lot of color themes that can be customized according to user needs and home screens can also be customized. The main advantage of this music app is that it plays gapless music i.e free from advertisement.

9. Musicolet –

This app is different from other music applications as it supports local audio files in your android phone i.e. to use if one doesn’t always need a good internet connection, you can use this app even offline mode as it provides offline functionality to its users that otherwise default music players don’t offer.  This app helps you to create a queue of your favorite songs and navigate them even with the use of earphones.

It is a lightweight app and also has a tag editor with which you can edit lyrics and other relevant information. This app is free to use and the other distinctive feature of this app is sleep timer which helps you to stop at a time specified by you.

Best Music Apps For Android (Paid Version)

Most of the apps which we covered in Paid version are free initially. You will be asked to pay only if you want to enjoy premium features like ads free music and many more.

1. Shuttle Music Player –

It contains everything more than you need in a music player and can be considered as a potential app and an idle choice for your android phone. The popularity of this app has increased over the years. Apart from playing music, this app offers a smooth user interface. This app allows you to customize the widgets and theme options.

You can download this app for free and afterward its cost is $2.49. The shuttle music player has a six-band equalizer accompanied by bass boost, gapless playback, ID3 tag editor, and scrobbling support, etc.

2. MediaMonkey –

It is also another decent music playing app in android which carries several advanced features like five-band equalizer, intelligent navigator, and scrobble support. In this app, you can easily browse and play your favorite tracks. Podcasts and audiobooks can also be managed in this music playing application.

The app will cost you $2.49 after the free trial ends. The app supports some more features like you can create a list of favorite tracks, you can completely delete a playlist or edit it. It also has a sleep timer, chrome cast, and Android Auto support.

3. BlackPlayer –

This music player comes with a variety of options which include a basic equalizer, 3D virtualizer, gapless playback, and ID3 tag editor, etc. The application also comes up with a variety of plenty of theme options and font choices. The music app also supports various audio formats including, MP3, OGG, FLAC, and WAV.

Under this app, you can edit the artist names, lyrics, and other information. The main drawback of this music application is that its free version contains a lot of ads and also lacks some important features mentioned above. To avail of all the latest features, you have to buy a paid version at $3.29 which will also be free from ads.

4. n7player –

If you are looking for a user friendly and innovative app then your search ends by downloading n7player music application. Music libraries and different songs can be found only by just one click and this music app has a ten band equalizer, with which you can twitch songs according to your taste.

The app also has a tag editor, multiple presets, music scrobbling, gapless playback, sleep timer, and album art grabber, etc. The app no doubt has a variety of latest features but maybe some are available only at a paid version, so you can buy this app at a cost of $3.49 from the Google Play Store.

5. PlayerPro –

This music application mainly focuses on the concept of effective folder management which helps you to find out your favorite songs as soon as possible. This app also has some advanced and common features like other apps which include tag editor, ten-band equalizer, etc.

The app stands different in the concept of the smart playlist and handy import/export capability which is rarely seen in any other music application. The app is free to use for a limited period of time. Once you have bought it for $4,99 you would get access to various advanced and new features like you can change the skin of the playlists, you will get a DSP pack at your will.

6. Gaana –

You must have come across the tagline “Bas bajna chahiye gaana”. This tagline belongs to one of the most downloaded music apps on Google Play Store which is the Gaana app. The app has millions of subscribers and has rich collections of Bollywood tracks maybe it classical, romantic, or hip hop.  The application content is not just limited to Bollywood songs, it also has a wide variety of tracks in regional languages like Gujarati, Punjabi. Marathi etc.

This app works well on any android phone and allows you to download songs even in the free version which you can listen even when you are not connected to the internet. The free version offers the same collection of songs as the paid ones, the only difference is of streaming adds. If you want to listen to music without any hindrance(adds), you can buy a monthly subscription at only Rs.99.

7. Spotify –

This app has a tagline “Spotify sunte jaa”. You must have seen the advertisement for this music app on your televisions starring Anil Kapoor and Ishaan Khattar as its ambassadors. It is undoubtedly one of the most popular music streaming apps in the world today and can be downloaded free from the Google Play store. This app has a tremendous collection of old and new tracks and also songs can be grouped according to artist names, music directors, etc.

The app also shows a collection of songs according to genres like party songs, hip hop, classical, etc. The free version of the app has some adds streaming in between playing music which can be skipped after a few seconds or can be completely avoided by buying a paid version. You can also create your own personal playlist by adding your favorite songs to it and the app has a huge rating of 4.5 on the Google Play Store.

8. YouTube Music –

This music app offers you both audio and video integration in one app. Like other apps, this app also has a vast collection of audio tracks plus you can also play any video song from the youtube in audio format.

This app also has some adds acting as a hindrance in between playing songs which can be removed by paying a monthly subscription of Rs.99 per month. If you have a subscription of Youtube which is at Rs.129 per month then the Youtube Music subscription gets covered in it.

9. JioSaavn –

Recently, this music streaming app is taken over India’s Reliance Industries who have renamed it to JioSaavn. This app has a huge number of Hollywood and Bollywood tracks plus a lot of songs in regional languages too. It has songs categorized according to moods like devotion, party, workout, etc.

The songs in this app also are categorized according to the artist’s name, so if you have a particular choice of a singer, you don’t have to search for his or her songs in the search bar. You just have to enter his name in the search bar and all of his songs are there queued for you in a single playlist.

Like other apps, you can download songs and create your own playlist and listen to it in offline mode too.  Despite this feature, this app also shows some different and unique playlists unlike other apps like most played., recently played, etc. If you want to enjoy additional free music then you have to buy a monthly subscription at Rs.99 or a yearly subscription at Rs.399.

1o. SoundHound

This music app works a bit differently from others as if you have GPS turned on your phones, it adds your present location to the song playing. Once the press the big orange button present on this app, it detects the music or a song playing in the background.

Moreover, if you’re a Spotify user, you can add songs to your playlist with a voice command. You can also use voice commands to pull up lyrics for a particular song. This app is not so popular and is free to download on the Playstore but like other apps, it also comes with a lot of adds which can be removed by upgrading to SoundHound Infinity on the company’s website.

11. Musixmatch

This music app complements the music with real-time lyrics. It offers a translation of Hollywood or foreign songs too. You can have the lyrics of any song if it’s playing on services like Spotify, Youtube, Pandora, Apple Music, SoundCloud, Google Play Music, and so on. You can also look for your favorite song by just writing a line of song or lyrics you remember.

This music app has won multiple awards as it is also compatible with Wear OS smartwatches. This app is free to download but the free version lacks some features which the paid version has. Like paid version is free from ads and you can save lyrics of a song offline to sing it later only if you have a paid version of this app.

Which Music App Is The Best For You?

Everyone has their own taste in listening to music. Some like classical while some enjoy EDM. So, according to our expert opinion, if you are fond of all kinds of music then you can opt for Spotify, gaana, Jio Saavn, etc and if you want to add beats to your song or want to give it a new rhythm or style then Black Player, Jet Audio are the apps for you.

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