If you feel in need of music, then you will likely reach for your Android phone, because the device is, besides a good phone, already a great MP3 player.
In addition to the music player that comes already preloaded on your Android phone, the Android Market has many apps that will enhance your listening experience.
Below you will find a list of the best music apps for your Android phone.
The TuneWiki App is one of the best media players in the Android Market. It gives you access to internet radio through Last.fm or Shoutcast, an easy to use interface to browse through your music library, search for lyrics, top 50 and you can share your taste in music or your status to social networks like Facebook, Twitter and Blip. Its two main features are lyrics synchronization and the playlist creation of top songs but there are many other features that makes TuneWiki of of the top music apps.
This list of best music apps for your Android phone would not be complete without Pandora. The Pandora app is a favourite among many Android users. Pandora lets you build your own personalized radio station. Mark your preferences as you listen, so that the Pandora app gets to know your taste in music.
You can also type the name of an artist or song and Pandora will create a 'station' that plays their music and more music like it.
Last.fm should also be mentioned. It has many of the features that Pandora has and there are a lot of users who prefer Last.fm over Pandora. Making the decision of which of these apps to use is largely a result of personal preference.
The Spotify app for Android streams music while you are connected to the internet. But you can also save songs or channels locally, so you can also listen without being connected. The music player is free to download, but there is however a catch. You need to be a Spotify Premium user on your desktop or laptop, but it's definitely worth the monthly fee, because it turns your Android phone into a digital music player with limitless capacity.
Does this sound familiar to you? You hear a song or radio or TV, but you have no idea what the name of the song is or who is singing it? Shazam is one of the 'wow'-apps for your Android phone, because it identifies which song is playing and who the artist is. Just hit record while the song is playing and Shazam analyzes it for you and will give you the music information you are looking for.
There is also a paid app called Shazam Encore, which also gives you lyrics, concert info and YouTube clips.
Ringdroid definitely needs to be in the list of best music apps for your Android phone. Ringdroid is a great music application, but it has some nice features that make Ringdroid different from other music apps in the Android Market. The user can record sounds or use songs from your phone and edit them to create a ringtone, alarm or notification for your phone, including volume effects and fade outs. Ringdroid currently supports the following audio formats: MP3, AAC, MP4, WAV, 3GPP, and AMR.
Other Android articles
Refer to my other Android articles if you are interested in:
- How to download, (un)install and update apps from the Android Market
- The Leading Twitter Apps for your Android Phone