What are the best offline music apps for Android?

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    #1VLC Media Player

    VLC Media Player

    VLC Media Player is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player that plays a wide range of media formats such as mkv, mp4, and flv among others. It supports the playback of discs, devices, and network streaming protocols. 

    Software

    Android, Windows, Mac, iOS

    Free

    Keith Howard
    Written on February 17, 2017
    "I'm always in the market for an offline player for my Android, so I came across VLC and now I think my search will end. It's totally free, it plays almost all the types of media we can think of and no only audio, but plays video too, it has filters, equalizers and best of all, it has NO ADS! Yes, a free app with no ads, something impossible to find these days. "
  2. 23

    #2Rocket Music Player

    Rocket Music Player

    Rocket Music Player is a music player app with material design, 5-band equalizer, themes and a lot of personalization options. It supports various formats such as WAV, OGG, MP3, MP4, ALAC, and more.

    Apps

    Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Melissa Patel
    Written on September 7, 2017
    "Rocket Player is a great offline music app. The personalization options are amazing and you can even download lyrics to your songs! Compared to other music apps, Rocket Player definitely has the most features and really lets the user get the most out of their experience "
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    #3MP3 Player

    MP3 Player

    MP3 Player is a multi-purpose music player for smartphones. Browse and play songs on your device faster with this application. You can also cut mp3 songs using mp3 cutter tool. Create or edit playlist more easily with this ultimate mp3 player.

    Apps

    Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Claire Shi
    Written on August 29, 2018
    "For me, MP3 player is the best offline music player out there especially for android users. We all know that having an android phone means also having a built-in music player. But you know the built in app isnt enough. I mean you cannot adjust some of the features, and mp3 player actually does!!"

DID YOU KNOW?

Did you know that Spotify has 159 million active users worldwide as of January 2018? 71 million of which are paying subscribers to the music player. In a survey conducted by Statista, 21 percent of the US population are current members of Spotify. Spotify Technology is a Swedish company founded by Martin Lorenzton and Daniel EK. They launched their music, podcast, and video streaming service on October 7, 2008. Spotify is a "freemium" service. This is a strategy that offers free service but charges money for premium features. With premium, songs are downloadable offline whether through a mobile app or desktop. It is currently available in the seven continents and 79 countries. With Spotify, people can browse music and create playlists. The music app now has more than 35 million songs.

Spotify is one of the leading music streaming sites along big four in the industry. It is one of the many online and offline music streaming compatible for Android and iOS in the market. The closest competitor and second most used music streaming player are Apple Music. As of April 2018, Apple Music has 40 million paying subscribers worldwide. Pandora has over 5.48 million subscribers while Tidal has 4.2 million subscribers as of March 2018. You can always go ahead and try one of these offline music apps to see what best fits your standard.

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    #4Pi Music Player

    Pi Music Player

    Pi Music Player is a stunning music player, beautifully crafted with material design in mind and packed with some powerful features: built-in 5 band equalizer, 3d effects, presets, ringtone cutter, etc.

    Apps

    Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Brian Bell
    Written on April 4, 2017
    "Sometimes you can't connect to the internet, so streaming apps don't always make sense. If you want something that won't force you to be tied to your data, try Pi Music Player. This app is available in a couple of different themes and it's hassle free. It has hundreds of thousands of positive reviews. You can create playlists, adjust your equalizer, and do everything else you might need. It also comes in many different languages."
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    #5Samsung Music

    Samsung Music

    Samsung Music is optimized for Samsung Android device and provides a powerful music play functionality and the best user interface. It supports various formats such as MP3, WMA, AAC, and FLAC.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Jesús Gallegos
    Written on January 20, 2017
    "Spotify and Pandora are great, but It annoys me that I can't listen to them when I don't have an internet connection, such as in a plane, or when I'm out hiking in the woods. These are perfect times to listen to music, but I just don't have access on my android. Samsung music was the solution. Samsung music fully supports offline playing of music, and it's extremely user-friendly and easy to get started. The interface is as easy as spotify, and it downloads all your favorite songs to your phone. Now I can listen anywhere, it's great. "
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    #6Music Player

    Music Player
    Music Player with powerful equalizer, Quick search all music files, custom background skin, free to get this perfect audio player and media player.
    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Brian Salazar
    Written on April 9, 2017
    "This is an offline music app for Android. It organizes all your music offline and you can customize playlists, adjust the music equalizer which is super cool, and you can shake to play the next/previous song too. It's a neat app and I find myself using it often when I don't want to use data to listen to music! Easy to find all my music and easy to use."
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    #7Poweramp

    Poweramp

    Poweramp is a powerful music player available on the Android OS. It has features like gapless play, an unmatched equalization system, great crossfade, and support for most popular music file formats.

    Apps

    Android

    $3.99

    Louis Lopez
    Written on January 13, 2017
    "I've been tired of carrying around my MP3 player along with my phone, but now with Poweramp, that's completely changed. I have now fused my phone and music device in one for an offline experience. It's now much easier without all the hassle of two devices."
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    #8PlayerPro Music Player

    PlayerPro Music Player

    PlayerPro Music Player is a music and video player for Android devices. It offers useful audio configuration options and users can pick several free plugins.

    Apps

    Android

    $3.99

    Raymond Keller
    Written on January 13, 2017
    "PlayerPro has a vast amount of resources and features that put other similar programs to shame. This is one of the better music player programs I've used for android. The price point is amazing for the features you get and I can't recommend it enough."
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    #9Default Music Player

    Default Music Player

    Default Music Player is a simple music player where users can listen to songs. This open source code music player allows users to listen to their favorite songs even when offline.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Arjun Yadav
    Written on April 28, 2017
    "I was looking for a better way to organize and listen to my music on my android phone. I decided to check out Default Music player from the Google Play store. It was a quick download, and is pretty straightforward to use. No bells and whistles here though - just the basics."
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    #10BlackPlayer Music Player

    BlackPlayer Music Player

    BlackPlayer is a free, elegant, and modern local music player. It's easy to use and is also one of the fastest. The app supports multiple formats such as MP3, WAV, OGG.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Vincent Fisher
    Written on April 22, 2017
    "Having Android can quite make it difficult to listen to music . I could say that Black player is one of the best there is , the music players without buffering , you can replay it and actually get out of the app and the song still plays which it cant get better than that."
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    #11Phonograph Music Player

    Phonograph Music Player

    Phonograph Music Player is a music player designed for Android users. The user interface matches every single detail of the material design guidelines to ensure Phonograph is an eye candy for you.

    Apps

    Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Ronald Fernandez
    Written on March 29, 2017
    "I enjoyed Phonographs simple yet complete user interface and the variety of music available. The app makes it easy to find the music I want to hear and being a Google product makes me feel better because I know many other people are enjoying it too."
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    #12Audio Player

    Audio Player

    Audio Player is an app that allows you to listen to music in style, as the audio player adjusts to your album art. It is designed with an easy navigation, a quick search technology, notification control, and more.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Patricia Bradley
    Written on September 7, 2017
    "It's good, using it in daily basis. But it has some issues, and the one big one is if you are playing songs on it and you are getting a call I won't stop the music until you pick the call, I think call should have more priority and if get a call music should be stopped."
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    #13Amazon Music

    Amazon Music

    Amazon Music is a music streaming platform and online music store operated by Amazon.com. Streaming is free with a Prime membership, it can be operated hands-free via Alexa, and Amazon Music Unlimited gives you access to millions of songs. 

    Apps

    iOS, Android, Windows, Mac

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Debra Diaz
    Written on January 18, 2017
    "I have mixed feelings about using Amazon Music as my offline music app. Don't get me wrong, this is a worthy solution to my problem, but I think that there are other offline music apps out there that are better. Amazon Music doesn't always have the newest songs out there, but it does have the best playlists around. The app is functional and easy to use, I just feel like I could get more "bang for my buck" if I went with another offline music app."
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    #14Kauldron

    Kauldron

    Kauldron is an easy-to-use music app for creating aggressive synth sounds full of rich analog textures. Create preset after usable preset with one touch.

    Apps

    iOS

    $4.99

    Kathleen Vasquez
    Written on December 19, 2017
    "I absolutely love the music app Kauldron. However, it doesn't appear to be available for Android devices....only Apple. I am very sad. 😞😞😞"
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    #15Microsoft Groove

    Microsoft Groove
    Play ad-free music from one of the biggest catalogs on the planet. Create playlists and custom radio stations based on artists you love. It also allows you to add the music you have in clouds like one drive, the cloud service from Microsoft and listening to it via streaming.

    *NO LONGER AVAILABLE*

    Apps

    Shreyas Chavan
    Written on May 11, 2017
    "Music Groove has a wide variety of artists to choose from and it allows you to easily download music for offline use. It's interface is easier to use than others that I have seen. It also has older music that is not always included in other apps."
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    #16ZPlayer

    ZPlayer

    ZPlayer is an app for playing audio and video files as well as streaming radio. Available on Android devices, it features radio bug fixes, layout optimizations, and podcast sorting. 

    Apps

    Android

    $1.99

    Focus Foust
    Written on November 24, 2018
    "It's simple hi contrast layout and customization options make this music player my go-to. I only lament that it is not free."

Summary

Best What are the best offline music apps for Android
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1VLC Media PlayerSoftware 24 Free
2Rocket Music PlayerApps 23 Free
3MP3 PlayerApps 23 Free
4Pi Music PlayerApps 21 Free
5Samsung MusicApps 20 Free
6Music PlayerApps 20 Free
7PowerampApps 20 Paid
8PlayerPro Music PlayerApps 19 Paid
9Default Music PlayerApps 13 Free
10BlackPlayer Music PlayerApps 13 Free
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