So you’ve decided that you want to use your Android as your ultimate music device. Only trouble is, the default Android music player is spartan (if you want to be polite) at the least. It’s good only for dumping your music and listening to it, and does not provide any glitz and glitter as such.
In order to actually enjoy the music you crave for, you need to go that extra mile and customize your listening experience with a myriad of free or paid Android music apps. But with a market bordering on 250,000 apps, it can get really tough for you to differentiate the hot from the not. Luckily for you, we at TheDailyBuggle understand that, and decided to hook you up with the best of the best.
Here are 5 of the best Android music applications that should be on your Android device to really make those tunes a pleasure to listen to.
Android Music App #1. DoubleTwist
The first thing you’d want to do is transfer your music. Personally, I love the convenience afforded by the USB Mass Storage Mode where you can just drag and drop your files. But for sake of that eight-letter word call elegance, I’d recommend you try out DoubleTwist. At its most basic, it’s a lightweight iTunes clone for Windows (and other operating systems) and can help keep your Android library in sync with your computer’s music library. It’s also a music player on your phone, but you are not likely to use that once you’ve been through this post in its entirety. The free version comes with cable-syncing while the paid version allows you to sync over Wifi.
Android Music App #2. UberMusic
If there was any Android music app that deserved the tag of “money well spent”, this would be it. At almost $4, it doesn’t come cheap, but the fluid experience that it provides is simply amazing. Developed by the same guy who was behind LauncherPro, this Android app for music nails functionality and beauty in a clean package. You get a Windows Phone 7-esque Metro UI for your music library, and also beautiful album art when you are playing your music. If your library is tagged well enough, it’ll also pickup the biography for your artist and display it in a neat format. The fact that the entire app is skinnable and comes with widgets of all sizes doesn’t hurt its reputation. You can get UberMusic for $3.49 from the Android Market.
Android Music App #3. SoundHound
All is good when you know what music you want and where it comes from. The times when you don’t, however, is where SoundHound comes in. This nifty Android music app lets you sing or hum to it, or even record an unknown tune from a blaring speaker, and SoundHound identifies the track for you. Using your data connection on your Android and its algorithmic approaches, SoundHound compares the input waveform and matches it to known tracks in its databases. Based on possible matches, it suggests the title, artist and other options for that tune.
Android Music App #4. TubeMate
So you now know what that obscure tune is and you’d really love to get a copy of the track. Trouble is, you don’t know where to look with your spartan 3G connection. What about YouTube? TubeMate is an Android music app that helps you download that video as a video or audio file so that you can have a copy of your recently discovered track at all times. It’s free and does a fairly decent job of what it claims to do.
Android Music App #5. BluePlaylist
And finally, we have BluePlaylist. It isn’t an Android music application per se but rather, a web service we’ve reviewed before and it comes in useful for those times when you don’t have any particular music in mind. It’s basically a streaming music service that helps you pass time while on the subway. Check it out to see if you like it.
These Android apps for music that we’ve covered are just the tip of a very large iceberg lurking in the Android Market. Multimedia is big all over the internet now and friendly app developers make sure that you are not missing out on any of the action. Remember, as long as you are playing fair and not violating any music industry laws, you can enjoy your music responsibly anytime, anywhere.