We do not seem to be contented with our phone’s native music player. Yes, it does provide the basic playback functions such as play, loop, repeat and toggle but there are still a lot of things that it cannot do. It cannot stream a playlist of free music and you’re options are limited to the songs that you have stored on your phone. You don’t have the ability to search for a particular music track and have it downloaded straight to your phone. Moreover, the Google PLAY Store’s music service is only limited to certain countries and regions. You have to be living on a specific city or region just to be able to get the tracks that you want to play on your slate or phone. That is one of the main reasons why we have decided to list the top 10 best free music apps that you can download at the Google PLAY Store. Just like what we have said, these apps are free and won’t even cost you a single dollar. You can find these apps at the Google PLAY Store. So if you want to have a reliable music app that you can use on your Android tablet or phone, feel free to browse our list below. You can even try them for free as you tend to pick the app that would suit your needs the most.
1 – Winamp (Nullsoft, Inc.)
The Winamp Music app is the mobile version of the ever popular media player that you probably have on your computer. It can play your music and it can also stream any audio URL. Some of the core features that you can get from this app are as follows: free wireless syncing, One-click iTunes library and playlist import, SHOUTcast, collapsible/expandable Now Playing screen, artist bios and discographies, Album art gesturing, free music downloads with Spinner’s MP3 of the Day, integrated Android search and ‘Listen to’ voice actions, playlists and playlists shortcuts, widget player, lock screen player, browse by artists, albums, genres or songs, Last.fm Scrobbling and a whole lot more. If you want to get more features, you can get the Winamp Pro bundle but you’ll need to pay a small fee of 4.99 US Dollars. The app will run on devices with Android 2.2 or any of the latest Android OS versions.
2 – 4shared Music (New IT Solutions)
4shared is a free file sharing and storage service. But with the 4shared Music app for Android, you will be able to access your music files (those that were stored on your 4shared account) and have them played on your tablet or smartphone. You can search for the music that you like and create a playlist of your favorite tracks. You’ll also have a massive amount of storage that you can use to store your music, documents and other types of files.
3 – RealPlayer Beta (Realnetworks)
RealPlayer Beta is one of the most reliable music apps that you can have on your Android tablet or smartphone. Its interface looks very neat and you can easily choose your actions. But apart from songs, you can also use the app the view your photos and videos. You can also sort your music files into playlists and while the music is playing, you will be able to view the track’s album cover or photo. The app supports a lot of file formats such as.jpg for photos, .mp3 for music and .mp4 for videos.
4 – Poweramp Music Player Trial Version (Max MP)
The Poweramp Music Player is a free music app that can play your music while on the go. It supports a lot of file formats including .mp3, .mp4, ogg, wma, flac, wav, ape and a whole lot more. Some of the key features of the app are as follows: 10 band optimized graphical equalizer, separate Bass and Treble adjustment, stereo expansion, mono mixing, balance, crossfade, play songs from folders and from own library, dynamic queue, lyrics support, lyrics search via musiXmatch plugin, embed and standalone .cue files support, support for m3u, m3u8, pls, wpl playlists, OpenGL based cover art animation and a whole lot more.
5 – Android Music Player (JRTStudio)
This app may not be as fancy as the above mentioned apps. As a matter of fact, this is a clone of the native Android Music Player that’s been based on the build that’s currently being used by Android 2.3 Gingerbread phones. But the main advantage of this app is that it can be installed on devices with Android 1.6 or higher. So if you have an old Android device that you want to use as a portable media player, you can just download this app from the Google PLAY Store. No need for you to buy a new music player.
6 – Zimly the Coolest Media Player (Nomad Connection)
You won’t be able to see a detailed description of this app at the Google PLAY Store. But once you get to try the app on your device, you’ll be able to see its very neat interface with user-friendly controls. The app is seamless and it is very unlikely for you to experience some lags or force close errors. You can even use the app to play your videos. You can toggle your tracks, create playlists and repeat your most favorite songs. And while you are playing your music, you will be able to see its official album cover. The app can be installed on devices with Android 2.2 Froyo or any of the latest Android OS versions.
7 – TuneWiki – Lyrics with Music (TuneWiki)
TuneWiki is a very unique music app that plays music along with its synced lyrics. Thus, you can have an instant karaoke session on your tablet or mobile phone. It’s a very attractive app especially to those who can’t help but sing along to their favorite songs. It’s fun and intuitive. You can even share the lyrics of your favorite songs to your friends. With this app, you will be able to translate the lyrics into 40+ languages and you will also be able to explore the most popular songs. The app offers its own real-time Top Charts.
8 – TuneIn Radio (TuneIn Inc)
TuneIn Radio is basically a free radio app that you can use aside from your phone’s default radio. With this app, you can listen to your favorite radio stations. It doesn’t matter if you want to listen to a local station or a station from another country or region. You can also sort your stations according to categories. You can also make use of the app’s ‘My Presets’ to set your own list of radio stations. This is a nice way to organize your list and you will no longer need to browse for a good and clear radio station. But that’s not all. The app can also be set into Car Mode. Through this mode, you will be able to control the app via Voice Search. Just say a particular command and the app will do the work.
9 – Songbird (POTI, Inc.)
Songbird is a very neat-looking music app with easy to use playback controls. The app will also allow you to like a specific music track or song via Facebook. You’ll also be able to stream a bunch of artist photos via Flickr. Some of the features that you can get from this app are as follows: elegant interface with a unique ‘Now Playing’ drawer, matching widget with album art, lock screen widget, playlist creation and editing, set track as ringtone, Bluetooth car audio support, full-featured search, multi-language support and Podcast support.
10 – MixZing Media Player (MixZing)
Mixzing is one of those advanced media player apps that you can download for free at the Google PLAY Store. It offers a lot of advanced playback functions. With this app, you will be able to get the following features and functions: Music ID for identifying your songs, displays lyrics for millions of songs, Mood Player for custom listening sessions, Graphic Equalizer, Auto save function for Playlists with option for restore, Folder Browser for organizing your music files in folders, Tag Editor, Spot-On recommendations, lock screen widget, sleep timer, auto download of missing album art, batch playlist editing, genre and video browsing and a whole lot more.
Music represents the feelings that we cannot simply utter through words. Wherever we go, there’s always music. We may hear it on the radio, on TV and even on our computers, tablets and smartphones. Music depicts our mood and our personality. It plays a great role in soothing our restless souls. And just like you, we also want to get the best out of our music experience. That’s why we make sure that we have the best free music app on our Android tablets and phones.
These are the top 10 music apps that you can get from the Google PLAY Store. If ever you know a good and reliable music app that happens to be not included in this list, feel free to share it below. If you want, you can also try this cool music app called Shazam. The app works like a song identifier. You can also use the app to learn the correct lyrics of your favorite songs.