Phan Favs: The best music app for Android [Results]


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Music has often been called the “universal language,” and it makes sense. Almost everyone on Planet Earth listens to some type of music. It’s no surprise that there are so many music apps to choose from in the Google Play Store. Whether you’re playing local media, cloud content, or using a subscription service there is something for you. Last week we asked you to tell us which music apps you love, and now we have compiled the results into a Top 5 list. Enjoy!

1. Google Play Music

Google Music

I’m starting to notice a trend. Phandroid readers love Google apps, and why wouldn’t you? Google Play Music is one of the best music apps available on any platform. It combines all of the common music functions into one app: playing local media, streaming from the cloud, purchasing music, and a subscription service. Users can upload up to 20,000 of their ow songs to the cloud and listen to them anywhere, or get access to the full Google Play library for $10 a month. It’s no surprise this app won by a landslide.

2. Poweramp


While Google Play Music does almost everything, Poweramp takes a more focused approach. This app does one thing, but it does it better than any other app out there. If you have a large library of local media to play, and you want tons of control over how it sounds, and the ability to play many file types, this is you app. Poweramp is definitely the most powerful music player in the Store.

3. Spotify


One of the first music subscription services to gain mainstream popularity is Spotify. You get access to one of the largest music libraries on the planet, and you don’t even have to pay for a full subscription. Spotify recently made listening to music on mobile free, but in order to get some of the power user features you will need a subscription. You can get one for as little as $5 a month. Spotify is a great option for the music junkie that needs all music.

4. Pandora


Pandora has been around for a long time. A really long time. Still, it is an extremely popular music service. Pandora’s claim to fame is the personalized stations it creates based on your likes and dislikes. Many people swear by their Pandora stations. After you curate a station for a while it becomes the only thing you want to listen to. It’s no wonder so many people still use this service after so many years.

5. Double Twist

Double Twist

The most beautiful app on this list might be Double Twist. This gorgeous app is a music player, podcast manager, and it can sync with iTunes. That last feature is especially useful for any Mac Android users. Double Twist can also AirPlay music and videos with an optional in-app purchase. If you’re looking for a well designed app to play music this is one of the most stunning ones you will find.


Those are your picks! Thanks for sharing your favorite apps with us. Do you agree with your fellow readers? If you think your favorite app should have been on the list make your case for it in the comments. Check out the chart below to see how the voting was spread out among the top ten apps. We’ll be back again soon with another edition of Phan Favs!

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Joe Fedewa
Ever since I flipped open my first phone I've been obsessed with the devices. I've dabbled in other platforms, but Android is where I feel most at home.

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  1. Awww no milk. Haha

    1. And a collective LOL was heard around the world. Except for Samsung Knights. They’re pissed.

  2. Google Play Music

  3. PlayerPro (with themes, of course!)

    1. PlayerPro is the shiznit.

    2. The app that not only looks dated, but looks like it was designed specifically for Samsung phones?

  4. musixmatch

  5. poweramp FTW!

  6. I voted for Misc…….

    1. Haha. There was a bunch tied at that spot.

      1. I actually use two services equally:Google Play Music & Rhapsody, locked in @ $8.00 & $5.00/mo.

        1. Same here. Rhapsody (and before that Napster) has a lot of content Google Play doesn’t and vice versa.

  7. Google Play Music and Pandora for me… everything else is futile

  8. Didn’t vote but if I had it definitely would have been for Google Play music

  9. Google Play music. The only reason is because of playlists. Before, when I changed ROMs, I had to remake my playlists. So part of my ROM set up was making playlist for about 30 minutes. And the worst part was I’d forget to add songs.
    ‎(ノಥ益ಥ)ノ ┻━┻

    1. You and me both.

  10. MILK MUSIC should have made the list.

  11. Surprised to see no iHeart in here. I do like Spotify & Pandora though although the ads for Pandora do make it annoying to glance over and check who the artist is. It always covers up half the screen.

  12. the tablet version of spotify is awesome on my phone :)

  13. Google Music is the best for me. I don’t need any enhancements since I have a external enhancement i.e a headphone amp. I also now couldn’t even imagine not having All-access, I listen to so much music because of it. I’ve been subscribed since the beginning, so I still have the $8 a month promo :)

  14. if you click the instant mix button………. you are forevermore stuck with an instant mix that you cannot ever remove……….. how do I remove those instant mixes now? i don’t want them cluttering up my collection of playlists

    1. Click delete in the playlist menu… hope that helps. I hate when I accidentally create a playlist

  15. Disappointed to not see any mention of Shuttle+ or Clementine Remote

  16. Play music is great but my only problem is that the songs dont play loud enough

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