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I discovered Phonograph this week.
Without a doubt the best music player around!
It is material design as it is supposed to be, pretty and smooth animations (even Google Play Music stutters a bit on my nexus).
It has the possibility to change album and song information and artwork.
It is still in beta but I haven't experienced any problems.
Oh, what could have been...
The closest I've seen to this concept is Phonograph Music Player.
I really like Phonograph. It is super simple, no fancy features, no ads. Just choose a song and play.
Linkme: Phonograph Music
Edit: The bot linked the wrong app because i messed up the name initially. Actual link
Phonograph formerly known as Gramophone - beautiful Material Design. Shuttle works as well but at the time it kept on crashing and gave me a bad experience. Phonograph even though Beta, it works flawlessly!
Phonograph is a beautiful music player. It even had 'colouring the notification bar' for marshmallow at least without the fading album art, which is now in Android O.
Can I just mention that my preferred music app at the moment is Phonograph. It's by far the best looking player in my opinion, works flawlessly, and although it doesn't have every feature, it has a lot and allows a large amount of customisability.
For local music, try Phonograph (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.kabouzeid.gramophone). It's my go to music player app. It's got the best looking material design, folder support, and is constantly being updated
you mean this? https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.kabouzeid.gramophone&hl=en
It's nice but it means local music storage yeah I got 128GB phone but eh I play a lot of music i dont own via spotify or would like to via Google Music it looks amazing though
Phonograph is pretty good, it is open source too, but the developer seems to be no longer working on it. However, the app is already very usable at current state.
Ooh, now it's my turn ʘ‿ʘ
Phonograph Music Player is a cool app for local music. It's not the most animated app in the world, but it is material design and has some appealing motion elements.
Retro Music Player is another good local music player that combines iOS and Material Design UI elements into a nice UX. It's still in beta, but it's worth checking out.
I even bought Poweramp but simply can't use it in all its "Gingerbread-glory".
Some praise its EQ, can't say much about it as I generally disable EQs System-wide.
Phonograph is also a very good and free alternative with constant updates.
Google play music was what I had to use for the first few weeks as my music player since it does play music from your phone. However, I've recently discovered an app called Phonograph.
I like it because it resembles the music player that came with the HTC One M8.
Look for it on your play store. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.kabouzeid.gramophone&hl=en
Love the aesthetic of Gramophone/Phonograph but missed the functionality and stability of Shuttle+, so I made a Phonograph-esque skin to run Shuttle.
The new material app drawer animations in Nova Launcher are also pretty nice.
Kustom preset download link.
Try out Phonograph trully one of the best looking and functional music player I've used.
It also has Gapless playback and the smooth interface is a delight to use.
Edit - Set it to Amoled black with Orange accents and it looks amazing!
Loving Phonograph. No ads. Free. Works really well. The interface is gorgeous. I haven't had any issues with it so far.
When I had saved all my music locally on my phone, I used to use Shuttle, which someone else suggested. I also really liked Phonograph too.
Phonograph is a nice simple music player.
If you don't mind paid, GoneMAD has tons of customization options.
If you don't use the Samsung music app then the easiest fix is to just disable the app from Settings - Apps. (also, there are way better music players on the market, such as Phonograph)
well then, Phonograph
If you want USB OTG support for external processing I highly recommend the paid version of Poweramp
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The "Google Play App" is actually Phonograph Music Player, but I like the Play Music Icon More
SMS App is Textra, not Google Messenger, but I like the Messenger Icon More
Wallpaper found on Google Images
Tried it, doesn't even come close. The screenshots look similar enough but the fluidity and animation is nowhere near.
With the iPhone you're pretty much stuck in the Apple ecosystem, but this is not a concern of yours.
Any Android phone would give you a greater amount of freedom, e.g. Install what you want, easily get music and videos from different sources without jumping through hoops etc.
What I preferred about the PXL2 (apart from its superb camera) was the increased freedom to install and uninstall what I want easily. Being a Samsung user for years, their enhancements were good but bloated, and the removal of Facebook was important to me, which couldn't be done without rooting / installing custom firmware.
The pixel allows for customisation, don't want Facebook, don't install it. Want Facebook, install it simple as that.
Android auto works superbly well, though I wish my main music app Phonograph would integrate seamlessly. Not a deal breaker by any rate.
Full disclaimer, I have bought into the Google ecosystem, even recently purchasing a Pixelbook to complement my phone.
The downside, addicted to both the Phone and book, and vastly outstripped my use of my Gaming Laptop / using other tablets for web browsing etc.
Thank You everyone for suggestions and a big thank you to /u/ClinchWork because he suggestion Phonograph Music Player and that's the one I am going with again thank you everyone! :)
Phonograph sorts the music provided that it has the needed information (album, artist, etc). If your music lacks this data you can add it automatically with AutomaTag, which automatically adds the album cover and this stuff.
I believe that Phonograph is what you're looking for.
You can specify your music folder.
You can create a playlist, then go to song list and longpress on each and every song you desire in order to add them to one playlist by tapping on an icon at the top.
It's just the standard 'large' widget that comes from "Phonograph" app
best music app - shame it's not updated frequently, i have crashes on it all the time but its so sexy
Winyl and MusicBee on PC.
Phonograph and BlackPlayer on my Android.
Both similar and Material Design
Personally, I've used phonograph for a while now, it lacks a couple of the shiny extra features but for the most part it gets the job done, plus it's free, without ads or in-app purchases.
Glad to be of help :)
Possibly one that most of you won't have heard of: Phonograph. A great looking music player, really consistent dev who always posts detailed patch notes.
There are 3rd party music player apps that let you change the cover art.
edit: This app or this app should have it.
Nexus 6P. 700 CAD. If you're using an Android, Phonograph is the best music player I've used by far. (Google Play music, unless you're subscribed, is awful, don't do it.)
> Remember this?
You should check out Phonograph which is actually doing just that.
> I wonder who's at fault, is it the tools that Google provides developers that are more rigid and unwieldy than what, say, Apple provides iOS devs, or does the latter platform just attract more skilled developers?
As someone who develops on Android, I can say that the tools aren't unwieldy, it's that OEMs fuck everything up. My apps don't look the same on Touchwiz as they do on a Nexus device running AOSP. I don't own any Samsung/Touchwiz devices, so I can't test them.
Music from F-Droid.
A fork of the popular Phonograph with all features unlocked.
I preferPhonograph, same interface and functionalities, but without trackers/ads, Google service framework independant and free
There are far better music player than this one for free, Phonograph or it's fork Vinyl for example.
: free, open source, no ads, paid upgrade for extra's, Germany made.
What I personally like about it you can select the tabs you need (songs/ albums/ artists/ genres/ playlists) and multiselect songs to play or add to playlists and it has a tag editor.
Prior to posting this thread, I was using Phonograph Music Player, which I rated a 4 out of 5.
IMO there isn't a best music player per se. There are hundreds of them on just the Play Store and many of them are pretty cool. Phonograph is open source, has been around for years and its design still is superb.
I'm guessing that your Android phone's music player is Google Play Music? I wouldn't suggest using that app as Google is planning to remove and migrate that player/service over to YouTube Music. If you simply want to play your mp3 files directly from your phone's memory or SD Card (like a traditional mp3 player), check out the link below. It's the best Android mp3 player app I've found and it is free (tested out many of them, including Poweramp which costs money - not worth it). I think you'll enjoy the simple and well thought out interface.
Phonograph Music Player
Phonograph - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.kabouzeid.gramophone
Highly under-rated. Free without theming options, however if you love the app I'd recommend supporting the devs with the in app purchase.
I'm a big fan of Phonograph, as it has a minimal and material design. Slick looking, while simple and to the point.
Phonograph. It has color options with some other customizations. It's also open source.
Hmm I know there's some sort of Bluetooth issue where the other device gets this stutter issue but it looks like you're playing music off the phone directly. Try another music app like Phonograph?https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.kabouzeid.gramophone&hl=en
My personal favourite currently is Phonograph. Some features are paid, but the basic functionality is free: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.kabouzeid.gramophone&hl=en
My second suggestion is VLC. It's a lot more feature-filled, but I'm not sure how many of those features are actually actively used: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.videolan.vlc&hl=en
There is still an EQ built into the OS, but it's proved hard to access. So far I've only been able to access it via the settings of Spotify and via Phonograph.
Nice! It looks nicer than the one I'm currently using Phonograph (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.kabouzeid.gramophone&hl=en). The hamburger menu on yours is formatted better. And it's smaller too. I'm going to check it out. Thanks.
Does your phone operate any smoother? I'm just curious if in the end they actually were pretty much the same and PDP wasn't causing any possible poor performance.
Edit: Link for anyone else https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rhmsoft.pulsar&hl=en
I can highly suggest Phonograph Music Player. Material-ish, simple & clean look, decent amount of customization and most of all free with no ads. It is also good for folder management if you dont use playlists.
I use Spotify Premium the most (both mobile and PC), but I also have AIMP on my PC for files on my hard drive (even though I know I can upload them to Spotify)
When I listened to music offline on my phone, I used Phonograph. Fantastic design and recently the dev made it open source
If you are still willing to try out music players, consider giving Phonograph a try. It's rather pretty and does the job, just like Shuttle.
Also, feel free to ask about other confusing stuff!
Many people recommend Phonograph or Shuttle. They're both very customizable.
Whoops, I'm a little late but I've got a tidbit of information for you: stopped means that the the app's window is actually closed, and all output has stopped; not just paused and/or in the background. You should get used to using mi(state) = playing or mi(state) = paused because those two are the states you're most commonly in.
mi(state) = playing
mi(state) = paused
The states Stopped, Error, and None are usually only active when the phone has just booted or there are serious issues.
The other states Forwarding, Rewinding, Skipping_Forwards, Skipping_Backwards, and Buffering, only a second or so at most.
As a result, Paused and Playing will be the "state" of your music player 90% of the time.
Another thing worth noting is that your music player might not be compatible w/ KLWP, I suggest downloading one that is compatible (such as phonograph). If KLWP updates, then we know that the fault lies with your music player.
High five, fellow OnePlus user :)
Back to the question: It's possible that the album art isn't updating correctly because of your music player. Try downloading phonograph and seeing if album art updates. If it does, I'm fairly sure that it is your music players giving KLWP grief.
In terms of the wallpaper, I was referring to "battery-saving" or "ram-clearing" apps that might have been killing KLWP's process. There aren't any settings otherwise.
Since Google Play Music became a streaming service, whenever you start searching for a song through Google Now, it'll preference the service rather than your local files.
If you install a separate music player (I recommend Phonograph for the most beautiful music experience)
Is it possible for you to uninstall or disable Google Play Music and then try the command again and see if it opens the local file in Phonograph?
I'd like to extend this request a bit. I've recently been using the Phonograph Music Player app, mostly due to its color-customisability. I was wondering if it's possible for Slide to have something similar?
I have it working with PowerAMP, Spotify, Google Play Music and Phonograph. Or at least HAD it working until ATLEAST Lollipop. I switched to Spotify/GPM a little while after that and I have been debating switching to Phonograph for a while. PowerAMP gets BARE minimum updates so what your experience wouldn't surprise me.
I know you have it working with Tasker but I am gonna leave this here anyway: Phonograph Music Player. Great looking material app.
My friend uses this and has recommended it but I have yet to try and so I can't vouch for it but here it is: BlackPlayer Music Player.
If you want a music player for songs on your phone, I recommend Phonograph. Very smooth, beautiful material design, and a simple yet functional interface.
I've heard lots of good things about Phonograph
Another good alternative is Timber
Many 3rd party music apps have it, e.g. Phonograph which I've been using for a long time. (great design, functionality and animations)
If you're looking for it for offline or music you already have on your computer, try Phonograph. I did and I'm never looking back. Amazing and simple design too.
I look at music apps like phonograph for inspiration.
You can also make the colour scheme change, based on the album art's colours with kolorette. (You'll need to request to join the community)
> You should check out Phonograph which is actually doing just that.
Well that sure got my hopes up for a second! Again, looks fine in screenshots, but nowhere near what they showed off at their keynote.
I'm having a hard time believing OEM's are what's preventing Google and third parties from making apps like the Music app concept linked above. Considering nothing even close to that has come out I'm guessing it's their tools. When I first saw it I assumed it was a concept created with the lollipop toolkit, but maybe it was done with simple animation software and wasn't android at all.
maybe you need a better music app i've never had that issue on my phone, but then again I usually stream/host from itunes.
Phonograph is probably the most beautiful music player on Google Play Store!
It really looks a lot like Phonograph https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.kabouzeid.gramophone
Best looking music player: Phonograph
Don't download the official Facebook app, it's cancer for your phone. Instead, use Swipe
I prefer Sync for Reddit
QuickPic used to be the best gallery app around, but it got bought by Cheetah Mobile (Chinese company). I suggest you try to find the old one on the internet (download the .apk file, put it in your phone and install using a file manager). I would give you a link to the app, but no one should just install on their phones whatever a stranger tell thems to.
Good looking file manager: Amaze
For Twitter, I suggest Flamingo
Welcome to Android.
I like Phonograph
Phonograph is a nice one.
Stealing /u/sc4s2cg's impeccable formatting...
Then I have quite a complex setup that works in conjunction with ClockWork Tomato which is a Pomodoro timer that I use when studying.
When a work session starts in ClockWork Tomato:
and when the work session ends, all of this is reverted back to normal and my Xiaomi band vibrates again.
ClockWork Tomato records stats so I used to have a Tasker profile that automatically exported the updated log file to my desktop via AutoInput and Join so that I could update an Excel spreadsheet with the stats. I haven't re-installed Autoinput since I reset my phone though.
Phonograph Music player comes pretty close to this:
Kind of what Phonograph does? I bet they never do, there's so many spec images of updates that never happened
This is the original Android app, the best designed music player for Android in my opinion. You should definitely try it out: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.kabouzeid.gramophone
Linky since OP didn't provide one:
stream songs on spotify, buy CDs and Cassettes, and pirate music to play on the android app phonograph
Try Phonograph. It is recommended by /r/Android as it has material design and is open source!
Phonograph for Android. Customizable, material and you can edit the info of the music. My favorite by far.
Here you go.
If you are looking for a free app try Phonograph Music Player.
Maybe it is just me, but I think it looks a lot like phonograph music player
Phonograph - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.kabouzeid.gramophone
Try phonograph. It's simple and material.
This is the closest we have.
This pretty much exists! It's called phonograph and it's beautiful!
For me this is the best one on the market, have been using it a long time now.
closest you'll get to that music player
Phonograph, shuttle, Caffeine Tile, DNS66
Phonograph music player
Phonograph, I used it for a long time and it is pretty awesome
If you want the best UI, then definitely Phonograph.
Gramophone? Now called Phonograph.
Phonograph is my player of choice. Really nice UI and constantly updated
Since I got fed up with Google Play Music trying to make me subscribe to one of their packages, I'm also looking. After some googleing, these are the options I'm currently looking into:
All have a Material-ish UI and thus look modern. If someone has tested these as well, I'd be interested in why one is better than the other.
Here's a great material design music player that does not crop album art.
Music: If you just need a music player without streaming you could try Phonograph or Retro music player. It's as easy as plugging in a USB and copying files over.
Photos: Google Photos is really hard to beat considering the free unlimited storage for photos.
Messaging: That would depend on what your friends and family are using. Can't really help you here unless you can convince them to switch. But for SMS, Android Messages is pretty solid. Textra gives a bunch of customization options, Pulse SMS allows for desktop texting.
Calendar: I highly recommend getting a Google account (same thing as Gmail account if you have that). Gmail, YouTube, Google calendars, Google keep, Google photos are all free online services that are crossplatform and work amazingly well. If not, then Today Calendar does the job pretty well
Edit: Added links
It's fluid, minimal. One of the best music app. Try it.
Phonograph! It has a very good-looking design and has all important features. You should definetly check it out!
I use Phonograph because of its beautiful UI.
Phonograph seems to take some cues from this concept. Definitely one of the best looking music players on Android.
I don't know if it can play audiobooks, but I like Phonograph.
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.kabouzeid.gramophone&hl=en I think this is it here. Looks amazing.
Music can do that. But you need to download F-Droid. Also Phonograph can do that, but it has restricted functionality in no pro version
I rely like the Phonograph Music Player no adds no other stuff and it looks great and modern (free)
"We all listen to music on our smartphones. Since I’m old-fashioned, I still have a local library and no Spotify subscription. I’ve been using the Phonograph music player for a few years but after having see its development stopped for a few months, its creator decided to put some of its best features behind a paywall. For instance, it was not longer possible to browse files to play a music.
The creation of a Pro version has raised an uproar on Reddit, which I consider justified since Phonograph being an open source project, a large amount of work is done by voluntary contributors who would not get any donations. Moreover, the owner clearly stated that his sole motivation was money.
Therefore, since the GPLv3 licence allows me to do so, I’ve forked it to Vinyl Music Player. It removes all the paywalls and enables pro features such as folder view, sleep timer and a dark theme."
take a look at Phonograph.
English link https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.kabouzeid.gramophone
The greatest: Phonograph!
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.kabouzeid.gramophone I really like it and looks good for material design. Its free, so worth a shot
this is the correct answer, cant understand the downvotes
It's not great in my opinion..you can't even make playlists. I downloaded this one instead: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.kabouzeid.gramophone
Phonograph works, it used to have issues but it seems they have been fixed a while ago.
Phonograph is a good one.
Samsung Music is also really good.
All really good apps. Also, can't go wrong with Play Music if you have a subscription.
I use Phonograph!
Link - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.kabouzeid.gramophone&hl=en
Shuttle sucks, at least use phonograph.
Not with the default music app. Try Phonograph.
Here you go. Idk if you found it yet. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.kabouzeid.gramophone
I like Phonograph for the looks:
I like Phonograph a lot. Album view looks gorgeous and it actually runs nicely, which Google Music is not capable of.
Gramophone? It renamed a while ago but I'm positive this is the one you're looking for
How about Phonograph?
Then you'll love this.
idk why, but this is now paid app :S
There are plenty of music/mp3 player apps for Android. I'm using Phonograph.
Try phonograph, it is simple and beautiful and idk if it's compatible with Android auto
My player of choice:
simple, not crammed with features that nobody needs, very nice design.
I liked phonograph
But now I've gone back to Poweramp using the paid version and with this minimal skin it's just a smooth experience for me personally
Name: Phonograph Music Player
Description: App won't launch at all
I've been using Music from F-Droid.
It's a fork of the popular Phonograph with all paid features unlocked. There's also Vinyl, another Phonograph fork.
I've tried all 3 and found Music to be the smoothest to use.
You can try these music players.
Retro Music Player
Google Play Music
I mostly use Vinyl it's an open source fork of Phonograph
I really like Vinyl its an open source fork of Phonograph you can find the app on F-Droid or in the Play Store
This entire app is infuriating. Link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.kabouzeid.gramophone
Go kill the developer.
Phonograph is great, simple, minimalist, easy to use, and customizable. It is my favorite right now
This looks like a carbon copy of Phonograph.
Phonograph is great https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.kabouzeid.gramophone
I use Phonograph. I use mp3s and works really well for me.
So what is actually different to Phonograph that this is "based" on?
Phonograph and Retro are excellent choices
My favorite has been Musicolet so far, even among the paid ones I use (GoneMAD and Poweramp). These other two are good if you're looking for better audio quality and customization.
Other simple, fast ones I've tried and seen recommended are: Phonograph Music Player, Shuttle Music Player and Samsung's own Samsung Music.
Phonograph or Vinyl Music Player
I use Phonograph
Phonograph is pretty good too. It also pauses the track on earphones unplug.
Try phonograph Link
Gonna expand upon this comment. Speed or battery boosters dont work. Android, ever since 4.4, manages resources well enough itself. All these apps do is close processes in the background that might be important or that auto launch. Meaning that they go in a constant launch-close loop and drain more battery.
What you want instead, if you're paranoid about performance, is a memory statistics app and the stock settings. Open the stats app, see what's draining battery then force stop it from the about page manually.
I'll also plug some free (and open source) lightweight apps that you could/should use instead of the stock ones.
Very small fast browser with all of the browser specs you'd expect. Much lighter than Chrome. Based on firefoxes' rendering engine, lots of customization and privacy settings.
Great open sourced music player. Lightweight, beautifully styled following material design guidelines and chalk full of features and customizations. So you can get that color of green for the play buttons juuuust right.
The to-go file manager in my opinion. Follows material design spec. Very lightweight. Has full root support. Optional network plugins to connect to FTP, SMB and the like. Lots of customization, even colors. Two tabs. Tablet UI support. Open sourced as all of the others mentioned.
For streaming I use the "modded" Spotify app
They should just take this app and put it on top of GPM.
Phonograph 4 dayz
Awsm collection of apps. May I add another great open source audio player called "Phonograph Music Player" on PlayStore https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.kabouzeid.gramophone
Phonograph is the best looking media player out here and has all the functionality you need.
try out Phonograph
Just saying, if you're into offline music, phonograph is by far the best player I've used.
Phonograph, it's material based and lightweight. Awesome music player.
I personally don't like either, but one that comes on the V20 has a similar transparency effect. I'll post screenshots in a second. Also, if you are interested in a really neat music player, I think anyone who listens to music should try out Phonograph. Beautiful and very customizable app.
Music app screenshots
You might like Phonograph
Phonograph is probably the best looking without loosing too much functionality
Try Phonohraph: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.kabouzeid.gramophone&hl=en
Peggo + Phonograph
In the meantime you could use Phonograph, it's basically the Play Music that Google showed at the I/O 2014.
~~Gramophone~~ Phonograph Music Player (Beta)
Phonograph Music Player (formerly Gramophone) also implements MD very well.
Phonograph - Google Play
I really like using Phonograph! It's been my go to for years. Have used it across generations of Moto phones, including the Z4. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.kabouzeid.gramophone
Nah nah Phonograph is the best MP3 music player and it looks sexy.
Phonograph. Looks beautiful, slick and fast, but only works with unprotected files saved to your device, doesn't offer any streaming music, so if that's what you're expecting it won't be 'the best music app' - you need to be a bit more specific with questions like this.
That's very strange. It's possible that it's a bug. I would suggest using Phonograph for the time being.
Actually, OnePlus' music player does the job as a simple Material Design-ish decent looking music player. I just use that for the music I have locally that is not available on Spotify.
Before that, I used Phonograph Music Player and can recommend it.
Poweramp is the most advanced player on Android (while also being probably the ugliest) but it comes at a price.