- 1 6 Best Poweramp Alternatives That You Must Try
- 1.1 1. GoneMAD Music Player
- 1.2 2. BlackPlayer Music Player
- 1.3 3. Beatbox Music Player
- 1.4 6. InShot Music Player
- 1.5 Time to Switch?
6 Best Poweramp Alternatives That You Must Try
Poweramp has long been a favorite among audiophiles for offline music playback. And with its latest release, Poweramp v3, the app has surpassed expectations with its streamlined interface, improved graphic equalizer, and seamless gesture controls.
If you’re seeking Poweramp alternatives for your Android, here are a few local music players to try.
1. GoneMAD Music Player
Key Strength: 12-band equalizer
The GoneMAD music player is popular due to its lightweight app size of 15MB and interface based on Google’s Material Design guidelines.
The interface is straightforward. It doesn’t have fancy features like fluid visualization effects or smooth navigation gestures. You can skip songs or change tabs by swiping, but that’s where the gesture support ends. Songs and audio tracks are arranged in a list without the album cover.
GoneMAD has a 12-band equalizer and 16 presets that can be adjusted to your preferences. It follows the standard approach of first creating an empty playlist before adding songs. When initializing it for the first time, it prompts you to choose the location of the music folder, unlike Poweramp which requires manual configuration.
GoneMAD doesn’t let you import Playlists, but it allows you to modify album art, edit tags, and get lyrics through a third-party app. Additionally, you can change the player’s appearance by using the Theme Builder section. The app is free for 14 days before requiring a full version purchase.
2. BlackPlayer Music Player
Key Strength: Add lyrics manually
BlackPlayer has an all-black theme that looks great on AMOLED display devices. The interface stands out when the album arts are vivid and colorful.
Like GoneMAD, this app has a minimalistic design. It uses a tabbed layout where you can swipe to navigate between tabs. However, to skip or switch tracks, you need to tap on the buttons.
One feature I really like is the ability to manually add lyrics. Unfortunately, BlackPlayer doesn’t display lyrics automatically due to licensing issues. So, manually searching and adding lyrics seems to be a good compromise.
BlackPlayer also has a 5-band equalizer, 10 presets, and a tab for Sound Effects.
3. Beatbox Music Player
Key Strength: Fluid interface with impressive backgrounds
Beatbox Music Player is the app for you if you miss the stunning visualization of Poweramp. It comes with eye-catching backgrounds that make the app stand out. You can choose the Now Player Screen from four options, and the same is true of the theme.
Navigating this app is smooth, though it may take a couple of days to get used to.
It includes an 8-band equalizer with Bass Boost and Virtualizer controls. Additionally, there’s a Loudness enhancer option. You can customize various presets to suit your preferences.
Key Strength: Supports Flac
Poweramp is a popular music player app, but if you’re looking for an interesting alternative, you might want to consider Pulsar Music player. Like GoneMAD, Pulsar also follows Google’s Material Design guidelines. Its interface is reminiscent of BlackPlayer, with swipeable tabs at the top.
Like Poweramp, the mini player at the bottom displays the control and album art. However, it doesn’t support gestures for skipping or pausing tracks. Furthermore, it also supports Google Chromecast to stream music to your TV.
Lastly, it has player features such as a Sleep timer, Tag editor, Favorites, gapless play, and Album art customization options.
Key Strength: Contextual controls
Stellio Player is a new music player with a 12-band equalizer and 10 presets. It has a clean white background and a range of contextual controls for a better browsing experience.
Poweramp may not have the same visualizations as other apps, but it does have a sleek wave seek bar. This allows you to easily skip to any part of a song by sliding your finger on it.
A great feature is the ‘Ignore Short tracks’ option, which prevents notification tones and similar tracks from cluttering your queue.
6. InShot Music Player
Key Strength: Skin and Interface
The music player from InShot is noteworthy for its customization skins. You can choose between a gradient look or a single color on the main player.
Support for widgets, navigation gestures, mini player, and sleep timer is available. Additional contextual settings such as Pause on Detach (of earphones) and lock screen playing are also provided.
My only complaint is the top banner ads.
Time to Switch?
Choosing the ultimate music player between Poweramp and other options requires considering multiple factors. Besides a strong equalizer, the interface and lock screen widget are also important. Some players have widgets that remain on the lock screen even after the music stops playing.
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