These are the Best Music Player apps for Android in 2022! (2022)

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  • Deezer
  • iHeartRadio
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  • YouTube Music
  • Apple Music
  • Musixmatch
  • Shuttle Music Player
  • Poweramp

It seems like we've been able to listen to music with pocketable devices since forever. It hasn't always been from our smartphones and we used to have dedicated MP3 devices for listening to our music on the go. But it was a thing people did, and it has been since Walkmans were all the rage in the 80s. But nowadays, pretty much any phone allows you to install your music streaming service of choice and can even fit some songs on its internal storage as well. But you probably want something that's a little bit better than what comes with your current smartphone (if it even comes with one at all).


We're here to help you again with a curated list that picks up from the best Android apps list, to give you something that focuses only on music playback and streaming. Here are some of our top picks for the best music player apps available for Android. From normal music streaming services to apps that allow you to play your locally downloaded music, and even apps that do both, this is going to be a good one.


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Spotify is always at the top of our list, and for good reason, as Spotify is one of the best music streaming apps currently available, period. There are so many good things I have to say about Spotify that it really gets pretty hard doing it over and over again. It's my streaming service of choice for a reason. Not only can you stream music from around the world, but you can also use the app to play locally stored music too, making it the one app most users would need on their phones.

Spotify is available in both free and paid flavors and comes with a lot of features as well as nifty things such as an amazingly big library, amazing recommendations based on what you listen to and what's popular in your area, and support for podcasts, which is something very few music streaming apps have built-in.


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If Spotify is not your cup of tea, then Deezer might fit the bill a little bit better, as it's one of the most well-known alternatives to bigger apps like Apple Music and YouTube Music. Deezer actually provides a very similar feature set to Spotify, down to the number of features the Premium version offers, and it also has an ad-supported free version. Both are pretty good as there are features such as downloads, recommendations, and a vast library of music tracks and podcasts for you to choose from.

If you're on the lookout for one of the best music player apps out there, this might be pretty close.


iHeartRadio is way different from what you might think is a conventional streaming app, and instead focuses on streaming something a little bit different -- radio stations! In this sense, it's a lot more similar to tuning into AM or FM radio than it is to actually streaming music. So if you like doing things the old school way, this is as good as it gets.

As the name implies, it's a radio streaming application where people can listen to a variety of stations according to their personal tastes. It contains radio shows, podcasts, news, and sports content. It also includes AM and FM radio stations. Best of all, it's completely free!


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Tidal has a big thing going for them that not many other streaming services have -- it features lossless audio. It's set to face competition from none other than Spotify as the company recently announced that Spotify HiFi is a thing. Tidal pioneered the concept of streaming lossless music, and having CD-quality music without having to own CDs or without having to download FLAC files is pretty darn great. Once we get past the lossless aspect of things, Tidal still remains a pretty compelling package with access to a claimed library of 70 million songs.

We think it's one of the best music player apps in the market because of the lossless quality it offers, which is a boon for audiophiles.

TIDAL MusicDeveloper: TIDAL

Price: Free



YouTube Music

YouTube, the digital video platform, is considered "the king of free apps" par excellence because it gives you access to an enormous library of media, which also includes music. But YouTube Music, while using the same platform as YouTube, is a different thing entirely. It mixes YouTube's name and brand as well as its enormous popularity and joins that with a library of over 40 million songs (and that's without counting in videos), and a free tier that packs pretty much the same limitations as the YouTube app for videos.

The best part about the YouTube identity is that all your liked music from over the years is also carried along, so you can dip into nostalgia with ease. The paid tier removes ads and gives you access to features such as background playback. The free version does leave a few things to be desired though, so if you aren't willing to shell something out, it's best you go with a different option in this list.

YouTube MusicDeveloper: Google LLC

Price: Free



Apple Music

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It's been years and we're still surprised Apple actually made Apple Music available on Android, but alas, they did. And for what it's worth, it's definitely on the upper tier of the best music player apps for Android. In order to have access to this service, you have the option to pay a $10/month subscription for a personal package; $5 if you're a student or you can pay a monthly $15 if you want to enjoy a family package, allowing you to share your subscription and Apple's enormous music library with up to six people. It's even got the new lossless audio feature that Apple announced so with the right hardware, you can enjoy great quality audio with Apple Music on your Android phone.

I often recommend Spotify blindly to people, but I actually tried out Apple Music for a few months and found it to be a pretty compelling package as well.

Apple MusicDeveloper: Apple

Price: Free




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Musixmatch has actually been one of my favorite apps for years, not only because it works as a standalone music player for you to play back your locally downloaded tracks, but because it also adds extra functionality to other apps. It's focused on live lyrics and does a pretty good job at it. It allows you to play locally downloaded music and gives you, first and at the forefront, the lyrics to whatever you're listening to.

Don't have locally downloaded music? Then you can also use it for displaying live lyrics on apps like Spotify using something called FloatingLyrics. It's one of the most versatile and overall best music player apps on this list.

Shuttle Music Player

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I might hear you say now by this point in the list "But Arol, I don't like streaming my music through the internet and I don't want any fancy features that will make my phone slow or take up valuable space or resources. I just want something that will play my MP3 files!" I have options for you too, starting with Shuttle.

If you have locally downloaded music, Shuttle will pick it up and allow you to play it. It really doesn't get any simpler (and luckily, not more complicated either) than that. It features folder browsing, tag editing so you can edit your MP3 tags, and most importantly, it features Material Design. It keeps it simple and precise, which is why it earns a spot as one of the best music player apps on Android.

Shuttle Music PlayerDeveloper: SimpleCity

Price: Free




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Finally, there's no way we can make a music app roundup without giving Poweramp a shoutout. Poweramp is, well, kind of an ugly duckling compared to the rest of the apps in this list. But looks are not the point of it. This app's whole point is purely being function over form, and the function more than makes up for the lack of form.

It supports a bunch of formats, it supports hi-res audio whenever the device supports it, it has internal 64-bit processing, and that's just to mention a handful of the features Poweramp comes with. It's really that great. If you can look past the app's utilitarian UI and pay a one-time license for the full version, you got yourself one of the best music player apps available on Android.

If you're into streaming, then you really can't go wrong with any of the big players. Spotify and Apple Music offer a relatively comparable set of features and relatively comparable pricing as well. Deezer and Tidal are also compelling options in this space, while iHeartRadio keeps things old school by allowing you to tune into actual radio stations.

Don't want to stream your music? Then Musixmatch and Shuttle are both amazing options. Check them all out and let us know your favorite. Further, you can even check out some of our recommendations for the Best TWS as well as the hardware you need to get started with Lossless Audio.


Which music app is best 2022? ›

Best Music Streaming Service for 2022
  • Spotify. Best music streaming service overall. See at Spotify.
  • Apple Music. Best alternative to Spotify. See at Apple.
  • Qobuz. Best for audiophiles. See at Qobuz.
  • Tidal. Best for compensating artists. See at Tidal.
  • Amazon Music Unlimited. Best for Prime members. See at Amazon.
24 Oct 2022

What is the best free audio player for Android? ›

Let's look at the best free music player apps for Android first.
  • Phonograph Music Player. 3 Images. ...
  • Pixel Music Player. 3 Images. Close. ...
  • Impulse Music Player. 3 Images. Close. ...
  • Shuttle Music Player. 3 Images. Close. ...
  • BlackPlayer. 3 Images. Close. ...
  • MediaMonkey. 3 Images. Close. ...
  • PlayerPro. 3 Images. Close. ...
  • Pulsar Music Player. 3 Images. Close.
7 Sept 2022

What is the best free offline music app for Android? ›

Top 8 Free Offline Music Apps for Android/iPhone 2022
  • 1.Musify- Android&iOS. ...
  • 2.Pulsar- Android&iOS&Chrome. ...
  • 3.AIMP- Android. ...
  • 4.Jet Audio HD Music Player - Android&iOS. ...
  • 5.Poweramp- Android. ...
  • 6.Vox- iOS. ...
  • 7.Rocket Player- Android&iOS. ...
  • 8.Offline Music Player - iOS.
1 Nov 2022

What app is the most popular 2022? ›

Facebook still leads the world in monthly active users, with all four of the top four apps, followed by TikTok, Amazon, Twitter, and others.

What apps let you listen to music offline for free 2022? ›

Top 14 Free Offline Music Apps Works Without WiFi (2022): The Ultimate Guide!
  • Spotify. Spotify is a podcast and free music app. ...
  • SoundCloud. ...
  • Google Play Music. ...
  • Amazon Music Unlimited. ...
  • Gaana. ...
  • Apple Music. ...
  • Jio Saavn. ...
  • Musify.
27 Jan 2022

Which music app has the best sound? ›

As mentioned, Tidal offers the highest audio quality of all other music apps on this list. There are a total of 4 audio quality settings to enjoy: Normal: 96 kbps. High: 320 kbps.

Which Android music player has the best sound quality? ›

Best Hi-Res Audio Players for Android
  • Free (15-day free trial) | Paid ($4.99, Rs 119) Get Poweramp.
  • Free | Paid ($8.99, Rs 750) Get Onkyo HF Player.
  • Free | Paid ( $4.99, Rs 420) Get Neutron Music Player.
  • Free. Get Foobar2000.
  • Free. Get AIMP.
  • Paid ($7.99, Rs 350) Get USB Audio Player Pro.
6 Jan 2021

What is the best player app for Android? ›

VLC is also great for listening to music, as it has a built-in equalizer alongside its playlist capabilities.
  • VLC for Android. Videolabs. ...
  • Video Player All Format. InShot Inc. ...
  • MX Player. ...
  • PLAYit-All in One Video Player. ...
  • aPlayer - Video Play, Web Cast. ...
  • Video player. ...
  • Archos Video Player Free. ...
  • BSPlayer.
10 Nov 2022

Which media player has the best sound quality? ›

Impressive and best audio players for PC list:
  • MusicBee.
  • Media Monkey.
  • Foobar2000.
  • VLC.
  • AIMP.
  • Dopamine.
  • Windows Media.
  • VOX Universal.
25 Oct 2022

What is the best music player without Internet? ›

Spotify. Want to know music apps that don't need wifi? Spotify is one of the most popular offline music players on both iOS and Android, as well as a few other platforms.

What is the best free app to download music and listen offline? ›

Google Play Music

Google Play offline Music app is pre-installed on the Android phones. It was launched in 2011 as music streaming service of Google. Users of this app can upload 50,000 of their own songs. All these songs will then be added to their library for streaming.

What apps are needed in 2022? ›

Here are some original app ideas 2022 that you can steal.
  • Restaurant POS Application. ...
  • Bike servicing app. ...
  • Fitness App. ...
  • UPI Payment app. ...
  • Augmented reality app that helps you design your room. ...
  • Scan and convert to pdf app. ...
  • Health check-up and food planner app. ...
  • Railway tracking app.
6 Jan 2022

Which app has all music? ›

Spotify: Stream Your Favorite Music on Any Device

Works on many devices. Make an unlimited number of playlists. It's easy to listen to playlists made by others.

How do I download music to my Android for free? ›

5 Best Apps to Download Music for Free on Android
  1. Audiomack.
  2. Audials Play.
  3. SONGily.
  4. Amazon Music.
  5. Hungama Music – Stream & Download MP3 Songs.
10 Apr 2022

Which app is better than Play Store? ›

As much as Google Play is dominating the app store market, it has several top-rated rivals or alternatives such as APKMirror, Amazon Appstore, F-Droid, GetJar, SlideMe, AppBrain, GetAPK and many others.

Is there a real player for Android? ›

As of January 2022, the home page offers RealPlayer for Windows, Android, and iOS.

What is the best video player for Android 2022? ›

12 Best Android Video Player Apps In 2022
  • VLC Media Player. VideoLAN. VLC Media Player is the most versatile Android video player app. ...
  • MX Player. MX Media. MX Player is another versatile Android video player. ...
  • FX Player. Fipe TV. ...
  • BSPlayer. BS Player. ...
  • AllCast. AllCast. ...
  • Plex. Plex. ...
  • PlayerXtreme. PlayerXtreme. ...
  • KMPlayer. KMPlayer.
13 Nov 2022

How do I get the highest sound quality? ›

How to record high-quality audio
  1. Value your listeners. Podcasts and blogs are similar. ...
  2. Invest in the right microphone. You knew this one was coming. ...
  3. Use a microphone stand. ...
  4. Find a great place to record. ...
  5. Speak near the microphone. ...
  6. Set up a pop filter. ...
  7. Select an audio interface. ...
  8. Record separate tracks.
20 Jan 2021

How do I get the best audio quality? ›

10 tips to improve audio quality
  1. Record in a quiet location. ...
  2. Avoid echo. ...
  3. Invest in a decent microphone (if you can) ...
  4. Get a microphone stand. ...
  5. Use a pop filter. ...
  6. Stay close to your microphone. ...
  7. Use a mixer to split up audio channels. ...
  8. Make a test recording.
17 Nov 2022

How do I download music to my Android phone 2022? ›

Best Music Downloader Apps for Android in 2022
  1. Audiomack.
  2. Deezer Music.
  3. 4shared.
  4. Frostwire.
  5. MixerBox PRO.

Are MP3 players still a thing 2022? ›

Now, in 2022, after a variety of iterations, over 20 years, Apple has announced they have stopped manufacturing the iPod Touch, the final iPod available. While supplies last, you can still grab the device that has led the way in the MP3 player market for all the versatility on offer and low price points.

Which is the most downloaded app in Play Store 2022? ›

Leading Android apps worldwide 2022, by downloads. In September 2022, TikTok was the most-downloaded app in the Google Play Store worldwide, generating almost 24 million downloads from Android users. Instagram was the second-most popular app with over 21 million downloads from global users.

Can I download music directly to my Android phone? ›

How to download music from Google Play to your phone
  • Start the Google Play app.
  • Tap the album or playlist that you want to download. If you are a Google Play subscriber, you can also tap a radio station.
  • Tap the Download icon.
7 Nov 2022

How do I put free music on my Android phone? ›

You can get free music on an Android phone through a variety of apps. Streaming apps like Spotify and SoundCloud offer free versions that are ad-sponsored. There are also dozens of radio apps, which let you listen to radio stations locally or around the world.

What MP3 player holds the most songs? ›

Best Overall: EVIDA Mp3 Player with Bluetooth 5.0

The device has 32 gigabytes of storage space, meaning it can hold a whopping 10,000 songs at a time. And since it comes loaded with extra features like a stopwatch, e-book reader, and an alarm, it's a good multi-functional device.

What is the highest sound quality for music? ›

A lossless audio file format is the best format for sound quality. These include FLAC, WAV, or AIFF. These types of files are considered “hi-res” because they are better or equal to CD-quality.

What is the highest audio quality for music? ›

You may notice that when recording in Logic, AIFF is one of your two choices. Both WAV files and AIFF files represent the highest quality possible in the audio world – they are the files of choice for any mixing or mastering engineer looking to retain the highest quality possible.

What is the number 1 app in the world? ›

#1) TikTok

It is at the top of the list of most popular apps. By now, it has been downloaded over 2 billion times overall globally. The rise was also due to the worldwide lockdown due to the pandemic.

What is the number 1 app right now? ›

Top 10 Most Downloaded Apps of 2021
  • TikTok. It's no surprise that TikTok is one of the most downloaded apps of 2021. ...
  • 2. Facebook. ...
  • Instagram. ...
  • WhatsApp. ...
  • Telegram. ...
  • Moj. ...
  • Zoom. ...
  • Snapchat.


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