Let’s face it, even if streaming is the best way to listen to the hottest and newest songs, we cannot be connected to the internet 24/7.
There will be dead spots, you will run out of data, or you’ll probably be at a place where Wi-Fi isn’t available. The good thing is, Google Play store has apps that will let you download and listen to music even if you’re offline, for free.
Are you one of those who downloaded, got dismayed, and uninstalled one music app too many because it has promised one thing and delivered another, has too many ads, or is too difficult to navigate? Most of us did.
That is why we have collated a list of Android offline music apps which stood out among the others. These apps are completely free (although they are ad supported) and you definitely don’t need to be a premium member to enjoy your music.
Audiomack | Download New Music
Audiomack is a great way to stream, download, and playback trending songs. It has a cool black and orange user interface which doesn’t strain the eyes.
Audiomack sorts the music by genres, top 20 lists (by country), best of 2018 etc. One of its notable features is that it lets you follow different music genres and alerts you when a song of the same genre gets uploaded.
You can access this on the Feed tab found at the bottom of your screen. Download the song as you play it so you can listen to it simultaneously.
What we love: The Top 20 list which is sorted by country is rad. The “Best List” of the year lets you discover more songs imaginable down to the underrated ones. Also, you don’t need a premium account to enjoy its versatility.
If you are an artist, you can create a free account at www.audiomnack.com/join and you can showcase your songs for free. It is a great alternative to Soundcloud. You can also use your Android wear to play offline music through this app.
What we don’t: Ads and the recent update make the app crash.
Verdict: If you don’t like seeing ads on your player, Audiomack offers a monthly subscription of $1.99 a month which eliminates them and let you stream on a higher quality. Overall, this app is great for music lovers and artists alike.
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Free Music Download – Mp3 Music Downloader
One of the most important factors in choosing an app is the ease of use. Free Music Download delivers a straight to the point navigation so you can use it the way you downloaded it for.
Once you open the app, it will redirect you to the “Popular” tab where you will be able to access the search box (top). On the bottom part of the screen will be the music player so you can navigate through your songs easily.
You can view all your downloaded songs on the “Download” tab. It is arranged by date of download and plays chronologically.
What we love: Users will not have a hard time navigating through this app because it has a simple user interface. Unlike others, it doesn’t confuse nor does it take too much effort to get to know it.
Upon downloading, you can also choose the quality of your music; standard, high audio, and super audio, an ultra-flexible feature especially if you are looking between saving space or having the best audio quality.
What we don’t: The default screen can look a bit messy. Also, it doesn’t have a playlist so you won’t be able to organize your downloads.
Verdict: Although this app doesn’t look as striking as other offline music apps, it downloads swiftly and let you play your music based on the quality that you chose.
MP3 Music Download: Free Music Downloader
If you like a simple app that does what it is supposed to do without being extra, MP3 Music Download is a great choice. It is almost similar to the Free Music Download app but with a clean list of the popular songs on the default screen.
This app lets you choose your songs by genre so whether you dig industrial music, spoken, noise-rock, or indie rock, you will find the right music that will suit your taste.
You can even share the songs with your friends via Facebook Messenger, email, or Bluetooth by pressing the three dots beside the download button.
What makes this app different is it has a ringtone maker. You can edit song by manipulating the length before saving and setting it as your ringtone.
What we love: Besides its very user-friendly interface, we absolutely love the ringtone maker. We also dig the fact that it downloads fast and almost instantly, even if you are downloading multiple songs at the same time.
What we don’t: While your songs go to the “Download” tab, the next and previous buttons won’t work. You have to play your songs via a local media player. Ads also frequently show up.
Verdict: Mp3 music Downloader is actually a great app when you want to download songs in bulk. If not for the fact that you need your local player to listen to the songs, it would have been a 5-star app. But come to think of it, using your local music player wouldn’t make any difference.
My Mixtapez music
A little something for the swaggers out there. My Mixtapez provides the newest mixes from your favorite DJs and artists. With over 10 million downloads, My Mixtapez is definitely the biggest spot for hip-hop lovers.
You can stream online, make your own playlist, favorite a music album, favorite certain music, and download mixtapes for offline use.
My Mixtapez has a modern and sophisticated interface where you can access trending and upcoming albums. You can also browse featured albums and listen to it via online streaming or download the whole album for a full listening experience.
You can change your download and streaming quality on the Settings tab or opt to upgrade to a premium subscription to remove video ads.
What we love: We definitely love the fact that you can view the artist’s album and download certain songs from there. We also like the “Favorite” feature which you can easily access on your Playlist tab. The audio quality of the songs is also great.
What we don’t: Users are required to sign-up/log-in before using this app. Also, it takes a while for it to respond and it has loads of ads. If you fancy listening to some throwback mixes, My Mixtapez collections are mostly new so it will be hard to find the classics.
Verdict: Backed by user reviews, there is no doubt that this app is a great choice for unlimited mixtape streaming and downloading. You might get a little disappointed with the ads, though, but aside from that, this app is lit.
Another good streaming and downloading platform for hip-hop music is DaMixhub. It has a large collection of throwback songs and mixes from the best DJs and artists.
It has a neat user interface where you can browse what’s trending, the new releases, or browse by artist.
You can also check your Favorites and your Playlist in a single tab (My Music). It provides fast downloading speed, so you don’t need to wait forever to save your music.
You can edit your preferences in the Settings where you can either turn your music/news notifications on or off. You can also opt to buy in-app purchases at USD 0.94 or subscribe to premium services.
What we love: Unlike My Mixtapez, you don’t necessarily need to be signed up to use this app. We also dig the large collections of throwback and new mixtapes.
What we don’t: Ads pop-up too often.
Verdict: DaMixhub is another great app if you are a big fan of urban music. With more than 1 million installs and rates 4.5-stars on Google Playstore, this app speaks for itself.
There are a lot of free streaming apps like IHeartRadio and Spotify but unfortunately, you need to be connected or be a premium subscriber for you to enjoy its full features. Android offline music apps take your music with you wherever you go, connected or not.
Do you know any other alternatives to the apps listed above? Do you have a personal favorite? Share them on the comment section below.