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9 Free Music Player Apps for Windows [2019 Edition]

There are many people who spend a lot of their time to curate the music collection and always look for the best and free music player app and software available for Windows. Because these audios will help them to listen to their favorite music anytime and anywhere and it will also help them to organize their favorite music in one place as well.

If we talk about Windows 10, you will notice that there are many audio players available. However, some worked on the old school tragedy and are out of this talk. If we recall I am talking about Winamp which is long gone.

9 Free Music Player Apps for Windows [2019 Edition]

9 Free Music Player Apps for Windows [2019 Edition]

Whereas, if we take into account Microsoft’s home-baked software Windows Media Player which is replaced by the new music layer apps. But the former mp3 player for windows still exists in Windows 10 as an optional feature. Maybe the time of these music apps for PC is coming to its end, but there is a number of people who still go for these local solutions instead of Internet-based strategies. So, without wasting any time lets head toward the list of 9 Free Music Player Apps for Windows.

Note: We prepared this list for Windows 10 and for the older versions. The names are not mentioned in any order of preference you can choose the one as per you like.

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9 Best Free Music Player Software for Windows

1. Dopamine


When you are done with the installation process of dopamine you will notice that the look and feel of this software are quite appealing as compared to other free music player apps in the list. This is the alternative to Windows Media Player that appears to be a UWP app made by Microsoft setting this fact aside, it is not available in Store either.

Its interface is quite easy to navigate that is the first thing that will be liked by most of its users and the fluidity as well. All the option is placed in a proper way that will not strain the user’s eyes when to find their needed option. Some customization options are also available to improve the working of Dopamine.

It supports the various number of audio formats such as OPUS, APE, WAV, AAC, M4A, FLAC, OGG, WMA, MP4. This app might fall because of its feature set. However, there are a number of useful and interesting features that this app carries such as real-time lyrics display, automatic meta tagging, last.FM, scrobbling, and much more. There are some features that will require you to run windows 10 on your computer.

Supported Platforms: Windows

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2. MusicBee


Another popular name making to the top of the list is MusicBee, it works on windows 10 and on the later versions and is quite old as compared to others.

When you will start using this music player you will definitely appreciate the neat and clean look that is well complemented by the color combinations that it is applied. If you want to make a switch from any other music app then this is the best choice for you to go with. It will easily import your music library and iTunes. It also supports various audio formats such as TAK, APE, OGG, FLAC, M4A, WAV, WMA, AAC, MP3.

It can easily synchronize your songs with your Android and iOS devices, USB drives and other portable devices as well. It has the ability to keep an eye on the hard drive and will update the music library automatically.

With the help of various skins and plugins, you can easily customize MusicBee. It is full of amazing features such as automatic metadata import, CD ripping, DSP effects, 15-band equalizer support and much more.

It will not consume much space of your system’s hard drive. You can easily install this music player the way you install other software on your computer system. The free music player is available as a portable version and the UWP version is available in the store.

Supported Platforms: Windows

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3. Clementine


Clementine is the fork of another music player app called Amarok. It is considered as one of the best music player apps available for Windows 10.

In term of look and feel it might not be as good as MusicBee, but there are some serious library management features that it offers. It has a built-in file manager that will easily find the audio content that you will look for and various other online services such as RadioTunes, RockRadio, SoundCloud etc.

You can configure Clementine to access the music which is stored on Cloud drives such as Dropbox, Box, Google Drive, Amazon cloud drive, OneDrive, etc.

Clementine comes with all the basic and standard features and it also includes the equalizer and support for various formats. You can also use your Android device as remote control for this software.

Supported Platforms: Linux, Windows, macOS.

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4. foobar2000


From the start of foobar2000 and till now it has gathered a huge number of users. This has a quite simple and easy to use interface because of its modular design. It is completely free to use.

This software is available for Windows XP and for the later versions. It also provides a portable installation option as well. For Windows 10 and above versions, you can have this software as a UWP app. It is available for Android and iOS as well.

You will notice a very minimal interface of this software at first as compared to other music apps for PC.  Maybe it not likable for many users as this is 2019 and people don’t want to go for music that is specifically designed for Windows 98. But don’t judge a book by its cover.

With foobar2000 you can easily play a wide range of audio formats such as Speex, Opus, MP3, WMA, AAC, OGG, WAV, etc. it also supports CD ripping, meta import, accessing of compressed archives such as 7z, GZIP, and Zip, etc.

Supported Platforms: Windows, Android, iOS

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AIMP stands for Artem Izmaylov after the name of its creator who released its first version in 2006. If you are more towards the visual appearance than this is the best option for you to go with. This music player is full of amazing things other than playing songs which are saved in your system’s hard drive.

The look and feel of this music player are very good you can easily organize songs in the song library, create smart and custom playlists, manage your meta tags, change skins, and rips CDs etc.

It supports almost every type of audio format and it has a built-in audio converter, feature of an alarm clock and sleep timer as well.

Supported Platforms: Windows, Android

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6. MediaMonkey


Another music player that allows you to easily unclutter your unorganized music collection. You might first confuse at first that this music player is the redesigned WMP version but with a lot of new interesting features.

It supports various audio formats and it can also help you out to sync your audio files with other devices, audio streaming over the network, burn music to CD’s and DVDs, rip CDs, the audio format converting, automatic volume managing, etc.

It also has a dedicated jukebox which will let you play your own collection of music to prevent modifying the music library. There is a tagging tool which you can use to tag files through the standard formats.

It will arrange the music library in a logical order and the file monitor will ensure that all the things are up to date when you add, edit or delete ant file. It works fine like this but for full control, you can also go for a third-party plugin.

Primarily it is music app for Windows OS but it is also available for iOS and Android as well. It also has a pro version called MediaMonkey Gold that you can get for more features such as the party mode that will lock your interface to prevent people messing with your music collection, built-in conversation for mobile devices and TVs and mp3 encoding etc.

Supported Platforms: Windows

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7. VLC


VLC is an amazing music player app that can definitely fulfill all your music needs. It will allow you to create a playlist from your local collection of music and you can also stream music over the local network. There are a built-in equalizer and some other features related to audio management as well.

We all love VLC and the reason is pretty much clear. It can play every type of video and audio format and the app’s availability for every platform and much more.

It also supports extensions as most of these are specifically designed to optimize playback video playbacks and few to stop ads to help you the music lovers.

It is a simple and lightweight music player that works on Windows XP and older versions. If you want a single app that can handle the audio and video both then without any doubt this is an amazing choice to go for. But you only want to serve your music needs than other options on the list will do the job for you.

Supported Platforms: macOS, Windows, Linux, Chrome OS, Android, Windows Phone, Apple TV.

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8. iTunes


Everybody knows about iTunes and I think it does not need any introduction. Apart from the bridge between your computer and iOS devices, it is the best and free music player for Windows as well. This single music player can easily solve all of your music needs but there might be a chance that people step back because of the bulkiness of this music player.

It can easily play your local music as well as the music that you bought through the iTunes music store. It supports various audio formats such as AAC, Apple Lossless, AIFF, WAV, MP3. It will allow you to manage your song in a very easy way. Apart from playing songs on your computer, you can also stream songs over a local network through the feature named home sharing. Other features include compact mode, equalizer, metadata import and much more. As Apple is behind this so you will be having new features and updates regularly.

There is another music player named Windows Media Player which can also sync your music library to various portable devices and it also allows you to share your music collection over a local network.

Supported Platforms: Windows, macOS, Android

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9. Spotify


Other than the Spotify streaming service for Android or iOS. It has a desktop app well that will not only bring your huge playlist on your PC but it will also allow you to play your local content as well.

It will add Friends Activity to the right and sync your account. The desktop app includes all the features such as you can go for a private session, listen to a podcast, play songs offline and much more.

The promising thing about Spotify is that it allows you to stream music as well as play songs from your PC. It a completely free to use music player for Windows 10.

You can go for the experimental features on Spotify music app but it has a drawback that it is more focused to stream music unlike other music apps and it clearly means there is not a variety of functions when it comes to the local music collection.

Supported Platforms: Windows, Android, macOS, iOS, Chromebook, Linux

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Final Words

Each music player has something unique to offer. It all comes down to what you choose according to your requirements and liking. I hope this article helps you to find out the best music player for you.

That was the list of 9 Free Music Player Apps for Windows and If there is any name which you think needs to be included in the list. You can mention that in the comment section.

Till then enjoy a more good experience of playing music on your Window PC with the help of these amazing music player apps for Windows as we will be back soon with another interesting topic to share with you.

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