Android has always been lacking in the multimedia department at the beginning, but with time, things have changed and everything has become much better. Nowadays, users have access to dozens of great multimedia player for all their music and videos, and almost every single file format out there can be played back with ease on an Android smartphone or tablet PC.
But good media players are pretty hard to find, and lately, we’ve seen the release of some great players that nobody seems to know about. For that reason, here is a list of the best Android media players that you can install on your phone and use for listening to music or watching any kind of video clips, including movies.
MixZing. MixZing is one of the best all-in-one media player for the Android OS. It’s got everything you might need to easily play back any video and music files you want. The developers say it’s the most advanced player for Android, and they may be right, as you do get access to dozens of features, all of which are pretty useful. You can use an integrated equalizer, search for lyrics and missing album art, create playlists, and easily search for any song by keyword.
PowerAMP. PowerAMP is a great music player for Android, and it looks simply gorgeous. The professional knobs and buttons give it a nice feel, and the features will leave even the most demanding audiophile satisfied. It supports the most popular file formats, including mp3, mp4, ogg, flac, aac and others. It also uses its own codecs, so you don’t need to worry about any incompatibilities with your phone.
Winamp. The best music player for desktop computers running Windows has finally been released as a beta for Android. This is great news for everyone who loves this desktop player, and Winamp for Android looks and works just as well as its bigger brother. The main special features of this mobile version of Winamp are the great control widget for the lock screen and the ability to sync songs and data with the desktop Winamp, which means your collection will always be synced if you add new songs on your desktop or on your phone.
3 (aka Cubed). The beta version of this player was called Cubed, but you can now find the app as “3” on the marketplace, for unknown reasons. Well, no matter what name it has, Cubed is still a great music player. Its defining feature is the 3D cube interface, which changes the features when you rotate it. It’s pretty cool, but if you don’t like it, you can always revert to a simpler control style.
Real Player. Real Player is the juggernaut of the streaming world, and they have a pretty good media player app for the iPhone. Now, Android got one, too! The medial player looks very polished and has support for most features you may need for watching movies and listening to music. If you need a great all-in-one player, this one is certainly a good choice.
As you can see, Android is certainly not lacking multimedia features and apps anymore. You can download any of the above players and you’ll be amazed at what your smartphone can do. Just go to the marketplace, search for the above titles and you’ll definitely find them.