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Recommend an android music player
April 14, 2014 3:37 PM   Subscribe

I've just made the switch from my old iPhone to a Nexus 5, and the only little thing bothering me is that the default music app doesn't display album or track lenths when you go to choose something to play. Should I install a new music player, and if so, which one?

I know it's a small thing but I cant understand why the default app doesnt display track/album length - when I choose a track or album I want to know whether I'll have time to finish it! As it is I can only see the length of individual tracks after I start playing them and can't get album lengths anywhere.
posted by moorooka to Technology (11 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
I really like PlayerPro, and there's a neat effects pack you can download that does useful (i.e. not gimmicky) things to the sounds.
posted by Sebmojo at 3:39 PM on April 14


I'm not sure what the default player is on your phone, but Google Play Music does do track length by default, at least on my phone.
posted by The Bellman at 4:24 PM on April 14


I really love Spotify. Everything you want whenever you want it. You have to pay a monthly fee for unlimited mobile, but it's less than $10 and so worth it. It does track length.
posted by sevensnowflakes at 4:24 PM on April 14


Check out Double Twist.
posted by lobstah at 4:31 PM on April 14


Rocket Player is good; or at least, not as terrible as everything else.
posted by scruss at 4:48 PM on April 14


My current player is Google Play Music, but if there's a setting to make it display thr track length I cant find it anywhere.
posted by moorooka at 5:49 PM on April 14


it's surprisingly hard to find this functionality it seems. This app shows album length, but only when looking at albums in "Folder View", not the "album view". It shows track length in all views.
posted by kev23f at 3:55 AM on April 15


Anybody have opinions on Rdio?
posted by canine epigram at 10:14 AM on April 15


I've just got an Android phone too. I'm trying out Poweramp. It does show track lengths, but not album lengths as far as I can see. (There are lots of options, so maybe there is a setting somewhere.)

The key feature for me is that there is a "Preamp" that lets me control volume in a way that the Goolgle player doesn't. I often need things to be much quieter than the lowest volume setting allows without that kind of feature.
posted by philipy at 11:39 AM on April 15


I use Poweramp, and while it's near perfect for me, I don't believe it can display album length.
posted by TheSecretDecoderRing at 4:00 PM on April 15


The MediaMonkey app displays both. It's currently in beta, but it works really well.
posted by Helga-woo at 1:10 AM on April 17 [1 favorite]


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