As popular as music streaming services have become, there's still a large group of people that have local media files they prefer to listen to instead. This is a great route to take if you want to be able to listen to your tunes offline and don't want to pay a monthly subscription fee, and when it comes to Android, there are a ton of different apps out there that are aimed at making your music listening experience as awesome as possible.

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Our forum users recently got into a discussion about which music app they like the best, and these are some of the top answers.


Shuttle+ was the one I stuck with on my past phone. It has a nice, clean material design interface. I tried PowerAmp, Rocket and N7.


PowerAmp Pro. I was using Neutron for a while, but had lots of distortion over BT. PowerAmp has it all, sounds great, manages my library perfectly. Nothing to dislike. It works, and works well.


Okay, you piqued my curiosity with this one, so I downloaded and installed. I like the material design; Shuttle is far and away prettier than my go-to player, PowerAmp. But, one thing I know I would miss with Shuttle is PowerAmp's "Queue" function. Think of it as a one-time playlist of sorts. When I hit the gym in the morning, for example, I pick a couple of albums and enqueue them, turn...

Joe Zambito

Currently using Poweramp. Nothing can compare. I have been getting standby drain but easily fixed by a force stop of the app. Just a heads up.


Rocket Player together with iSyncr is by far the best player I have used - love it!


How about you – What's your favorite music player app?

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