10 best music apps and tools to maximize your listening experience
October 12, 2020 (3 years ago)
There is already a list for music streaming and player applications but as there are other types of music applications out there in the world that are there to assist the listeners into organizing their physical collection, in finding lyrics, recognizing songs and converting playlists from a single streaming to another one. There are many ways available to interact with music so here are some applications that will spike up the music listening and streaming experience a bit and includes all the best music apps for Android users.
Price: Free / $4.99 per month
The first in the list includes Audiomack that is a music discovery tool. This app consists of a massive range of mixtapes, albums, singles and a variety of music genres that include Reggae, R&B, Afro pop, Rap, Hip Hop, Pop and more. The music can be streamed online or can also be downloaded for listening alone. The free version of this app includes only the online streaming containing advertisements but every thing can be unlocked by just spending $4.99 per month. Similar apps to this app in includes the names of SoundCloud and Reverbnation. Even though this app is a music streaming app still it mainly focuses on the indie side of music than the most common track available.
Change Playlist Image
Change Playlist Image is a simpler version application for Spotify users. This application allows the users to log in using their Spotify credentials and then they can change their playlists. The playlist name, description and image can be altered easily and then these changes are shown on the actual Spotify application. This is one of the best Spotify management app and is a great app as it is simple to use and fills in the gap that the original app contains and allows the users missing Spotify widget to use it as an best alternative.
Price: Free trial / $14.99 per year
CLZ Music simply organizes the physical media for its users. The users can index or categorize their CDs and records enabling them to keep track of everything they own that comes under the category of music. The users can also take advantage of the scan barcode feature for faster organization and can synchronize their collection between multiple devices and they can also look up material by the catalog numbers, name and more through the applications’ database. The cost seems a bit higher but since it is on a per year basis so it makes it reasonable and for vinyl records mostly the best organization app is the Discogs.
A great application for music fans is the simple home picker also known as Google Assistant as it enables the users to search for multiple things like the lyrics, YouTube videos search assistance is also provided, can play a song or a playlist too by opening up a variety of music streaming services. Though it is being put on the list for its music identifying nature as the user can ask Google Assistant to recognize a specific song and it will give you the answer by providing fast access to complete music description over the internet and it makes it a complete handy tool to find your fav songs.
Price: Free / $2.49
If users are looking for a great local music player then they should install MediaMonkey as it is not only a local music player but also performs various other things. It also has a desktop variant that is accessible through Windows and both of these work together very similar to how iTunes used to work. The users can manage their library on the computer and synchronize it with their devices as this works over a cable connection also over Wi-Fi too. If there are massive collections then the Wi-Fi sync may show some hiccups but will eventually end. So anyone wanting to experience music listening on mobile and desktop together then they can take advantage of MediaMonkey as it is the best app for this feature.
Price: Free / $3.99 per month / $35.99 per year
Musixmatch is alyrical application and is one of the few left on market that works extremely good. This app supports a huge range of music streaming services and has a floating bar that shows the lyrics to songs while you are listening to the song it self. The YouTube support, Android Wear OS support, Apple Wear OS support, Chromecast support and offline feature makes it more interesting. The most common complain that the developer gets is with the ads as this app have some very annoying ads that do not even go away if compared to other music applications but it can be resolved by paying a small fee to subscribe to the application and enjoy it without any breaks . Other than the annoying advertisements this app is one of the best lyric displaying tool.
Playlistmania is the most perfect application ever created hence making it a dark horse for the list. This app is new in the music tools industry and can do few amazing and neat things with the music. The layout of application is simple and allows the users to add new playlists from other sources and converting them and adding them to the users music player playlist. Though this app has only direct support for two music streaming services that include the Spotify and Deezer as of now though the list is expected to grow in the upcoming years. The users can easily share playlists and add their own ones to the mix. This app is very neat and does what it is made for and if it supports more streaming services then it will be a great hit!
Price: Free / $0.99 / $3.99 per month
Plex can be considered as the best option for streaming local music on your android device without having access to a streaming service. The setup of this app is a bit complicated as you have to create a server on computer then stream the content between computer to phone. All the movies, music, TV shows, audiobooks and more media content is available to stream. Chromecast is also supported by this application and a direct support for TIDAL Hi-Fi subscription for the audiophiles are also included in the app. If looking for similar stuff then Subsonic and Google Play Music are also great choices but Plex does it more easily than its competitors.
Shazam is an application that has received a great amount of popularity in the past days but it is still useful to some fans these days as well. This app is similar to Musixmatch as here you identify the song that is being played by turning on the app and letting it detect it. More features like lyrics, similar tracks to discover new songs and streaming service while the song is still being played are available in this app. This app has an offline mode and also includes Spotify and Apple Music support to detect those songs too. This application does not require any fortune and is free of cost making it more similar to Musixmatch but both of these applications do what they are made for and are best in the field.
Price: Free / $9.99 per month
YouTube Music is one of the most powerful streaming service for music lovers as it brings with it all the benefits that a streaming service can have also includes the benefits of YouTube app itself. The listeners ca enjoy local music, can simply listen to their selected music or can watch the music video as well. This application provides the common and basic streaming service functions like song discovery feature, offline downloads and more. The YouTube Music is soon replacing Google Play Music so the mixture of music, videos and local music content is the dream of every listener making it a great app.