10 best music streaming and local MP3 players for Android in beta

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10 best music streaming and local MP3 players for Android in beta

Nowadays, everyone is listening to music on-the-go, at home, at work, etc. As a die-hard music fan and a "betaholic," I would like to share with you my favorite music players for Android that have ongoing beta testing programs of sorts. Divided into two categories, here are the best music apps that you should try out as soon as possible.

Music streaming apps in beta

1. Spotify

Of course, the number one music streaming service, without a doubt, is Spotify. It has a huge music library and a simple to use client for Android. Premium members also enjoy unlimited skips and downloads, no ads and interruption-less music listening experience for just $9.99. Right now, there is an offer for three months of Spotify Premium for only $0.99 in the US, and €0.99 here in Europe. This great deal ends on July 1, so make sure to grab it when it's still valid.

Beware that there are often server-side releases occurring for Spotify, so despite having the latest and greatest beta updates installed on your devices, you may not always have the newest changes and features. More so, to become a registered beta tester, you first have to join the Spotify Android Beta group, and next apply for the Play Store beta from the sign-up form below.

Spotify: Listen to new music and play podcasts - Apps on Google Play
With Spotify, you can listen to music and play millions of songs and podcasts for free. Stream music and podcasts you love and find music - or your next favorite song - from all over the world. • Discover new music, albums, and podcasts• Search for your favorite song, artist, or podcast• Enjoy mu…

2. Soundcloud

Soundcloud is a source for millions, if not billions of high-quality and royalty-free tunes. The mobile app is certainly not the nicest one ever, though, it has a beautiful seekbar and a superb song recommendation system. Be sure to give it a try because it is the best source for dance music and its more modern form of EDM.

SoundCloud - Play Music, Audio & New Songs - Apps on Google Play
🌟 What’s next in music is first on SoundCloud 🌟 SoundCloud is more than a streaming service, it’s an open global community for anyone to upload any sound for immediate discovery. Be the first to hear new tracks, connect directly with fellow fans and your favorite artists in real time, and suppo…

3. Deezer

Deezer is one hell of a worthy rival to Spotify. It offers mostly the same set of functionality and access to a similarly massive music library for equal amount of money.

Deezer Music Player: Songs, Playlists & Podcasts - Apps on Google Play
Your life deserves its own soundtrack. With 56 million tracks, playlists and podcasts plus personalized recommendations just for you, Deezer is your music companion. This music player for Android will always give you the songs you love, and help you discover your next favorites. You bring the passio…

4. Amazon Music

Amazon's Music platform is a good option as it comes with built-in Alexa support, and especially those having home devices with this voice assistant would be the ones who are going to benefit the most. A monthly subscription costs the same $9.99 as with other on-demand music listening services and, if you prefer, there is an option to buy individual songs and albums as well.

The beta program has been recently reinstated after a suspension mid last year.

Amazon Music: Stream and Discover Songs & Podcasts - Apps on Google Play
We’re changing the way you find and play the music and podcasts you love. Listen with your Prime membership or get more with Amazon Music Unlimited. Amazon Music included with Prime* Ad-free listening* Offline listening* Unlimited Skips* Streaming podcasts* Hands-free Listening on your Favorit…

Local music players in beta

5. BlackPlayer EX

BlackPlayer is the best local music player for Android ever made. It boasts a beautiful user interface design and a plethora of options and features. It has two release variants - a paid version with the moniker "EX" and an ad-supported one. Apart from a small number of limitations, users of the basic version aren't losing that much. But, you can choose to the developer and stay away from those pesky ads that no one likes. 😉

BlackPlayer EX Music Player - Apps on Google Play
BlackPlayer Exclusive - Premium MP3 Music Player BlackPlayer EX removes the Ads to focus on what matters the most, music. Includes tons of extra premium features. Of course all of the excellent features of BlackPlayer Free is also included in this music player. Make your own interface with the cust…

6. Poweramp Music Player

If all you fancy is great sound quality above everything else, then there is no better option for you other than Poweramp. With its recent version 3 release, in addition to the great audio output and settings in regards to, it also looks much more stylish now.

Note that there is a 14-day trial period that begins immediately upon installing the app and after that, an in-app purchase is required to unlock the full version.

Poweramp Music Player (Trial) - Apps on Google Play
Poweramp is a powerful music player for Android. Poweramp v3 is a major update focused on the new Audio engine, UI, and navigation. • new Audio engine:• support for hi-res output (where supported by the device)• new DSP, including updated Equalizer/Tone/Stereo expand, and the new Reverb/Tempo ef…

7. Retro Music Player

Featuring an unmatched material design-inspired user interface coupled with countless personalization options, Retro takes the number three spot. Moreover, there is a Pro edition which unlocks a gazillion of more themes, animations, etc., and you can get it with a simple in-app purchase through the Play Store.

Music Player - MP3 Player - Retro - Apps on Google Play
**If you app keeps crashing after the new update, please clear app data and it will work** It will become your favorite music player ♥ 🧭Navigation never made easier Self-explanatory interface without overloaded menus. 🎨Colorful You can choose between three different main themes: Clearly whit…

8. Eon Player

One of our last contenders in this category is Eon Player. It is another well-designed application made with minimalism in mind. It is crazy simple to use but still offers enough customizability. Perhaps, with a small in-app purchase, you get access to further theming features.

Eon Music Player - Apps on Google Play
Eon Music Player is a minimal, feature packed, highly customizable and one of the cleanest Material Design Music Player. Home Screen: Option to customize home screen which by default includes following sections:Tracks, Albums, Artists, Playlists, Genre and Folder view. You have the option to re…

9. AIMP (A new addition)

AIMP has a huge community and more than 10 million installs. The app have old-school playlists and a ton of supported features. If you have a big music library on your phone it could be a nice candidate for you to test.

AIMP - Apps on Google Play
ATTENTION!1. App does not have built-in music library and uses old school playlist-based approach to music playback2. App may works incorrectly on devices based on M.I.U.I or E.M.U.I firmwares. Please, report about all bugs into our forum: http://www.aimp.ru/forum/index.php?board=141.0 or write m…

10. Musicolet Music Player (A new addition)

This music player doesn't have ads and doesn't have permission to use the internet. It is another full-featured local music player with a nice design and a bunch of widgets.

Musicolet Music Player [No ads] - Apps on Google Play
------------------------------------PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE INSTALLING1. This app plays only local audio files (mp3 etc) that you already have. This app does not support music streaming or downloading.2. As this app doesn’t have internet permission, It can’t have any feature that uses internet.-…

YouTube Music

The app was shut down by Google on October 2020 and all the apps from the list above could become a possible alternative.

YouTube Music by Google is due for a broader rollout and is one of the better streaming platforms that doesn't force you to get a subscription. Besides, it gives you access to all of the same songs that are available on YouTube. One issue with YouTube Music is that it doesn't support background playback out of the gate and a fancy subscription, i.e., YouTube Premium, is needed to get fancy perks such as the former, plus download support. What a joke!

If you have any other suggestions for great music apps that have ongoing beta testing programs, please, let us know, and thanks in advance for your feedback. Also, do follow us on social media and do not forget to visit the site for our daily insights, and more.