While music streaming services are all the rage right now, there are still some mobile users who prefer to have their actual music on their devices. And more often than not, the default music player of their smartphones leave much to be desired. One of the apps that is positioning itself to be your music player of choice is foobar2000. And after years after they promised to come to Android (it was originally a desktop audio player), it really is finally here.
If you’re looking for something that doesn’t have all the bells and whistles, but gets the job done, then you might as well try it out. It plays all the usual audio file formats like MP3, MP4, AAC, Vorbis, Opus, FLAC, WavPack, WAV, AIFF, Musepack. It also supports gapless playback so you can continually listen to your tunes the whole day if you want to. You also have Full ReplayGain support with this player, so that playback and scanning is much more convenient.
Design-wise, this app is pretty basic and the UI elements are not very up to date (meaning, not very Material Design-esque). There are themes available, but only in the black and white variety, which may be intentional if they’re really going for the basic, minimalist, no-frills look. But if it’s more important for you to have something to just play your music with, then the barebones quality of the app should be okay.
You can download foobar2000 from the Google Play Store for free. The fact that you don’t need to spend anything should be reason enough.