Looking for a free MP3 music downloader app for Android? Based on user feedback and testing, these are the best.
Updated for 2018! Please add any updates we should consider in the comments below.
Want to download mp3 songs legally and easily to your Android smartphone? Then easily manage your collection?
There are plenty of great options, most of which are free downloads available on the Google Play Store. Many of them tap into deep catalogs of royalty-free music, with no strings or payments attached. All of these directly download music to the phone with no PC transfer required.
Here are just a few of our mp3 music download favorites. Keep in mind that this list is constantly updated, and also includes a bunch of specialty music downloader apps, including mixtape apps.
- Download MP3 Music
- Uni-que MP3 Music Player
- Advanced Download Music
- MP3 Music Download Hunter
- Wynk Music: MP3 & Hindi Songs
- My Mixtapez Music
Below is a complete summary and review of all of these mp3 music download and player apps for your review.
Also: got a music downloader app you like? Let us know in the comments and we’ll test it out.
Audiomack is a fast-rising music streaming and download app. Currently, it’s top-ranked on the Google Play Store with a 4.4 rating from more than 132,000 reviews. It also has more than 5 million installs.
Basically, Audiomack taps into the SoundCloud API and improves on a number of aspects. For starters, it easily lets you find trending tracks, and organize your collection for offline access. That last part is critical, because Audiomack doesn’t burn your data.
Audiomack also lets you follow specific artists, or tap into curated playlists. You can also listen to a long list of genres, including hip-hop, reggae, EDM or whatever.
An ad-free version is available for $2 a month. Audiomack’s ‘AudioSnap’ feature also lets users match a 15-second video or image with a track, and use it on social media.
Here’s a quick video overview on how this app works.
You can download the Audiomack app here.
2. Download MP3 Music
Developer: Outly Ltd.
This app enables easy music downloading and management and taps into the catalogs of Outly and Jamendo. Overall, Download MP3 Music offers about one million royalty-free tracks for download across a range of different genres.
Searches are also pretty simple. Users can search by track, artist, album, genre, instrument, mood, popularity, or other metric. This isn’t Spotify, but chances are that you’ll find some MP3s that you will enjoy.
A quick note: this isn’t an mp3 music download app for mainstream commercial content, like Drake, Taylor Swift, and Ed Sheeran. It’s mostly independent and underground content, most of which is obscure. That was a surprise for a lot of users, and Download MP3 Music should probably do a better job setting expectations to users. It would definitely give them more positive reviews.
Also, there’s a pretty nifty lyrics feature embedded into this app. If lyrics are part of the MP3 download, they’ll automatically play alongside the music. If there aren’t any lyrics available, nothing will appear. That goes for instrumental tracks as well.
Also, the partnership with Jamendo is designed to augment commercial licensing capability for interested parties. That makes it really useful for anyone producing a film, TV show, or commercial.
In terms of downloads, Download MP3 Music has more than 10 million installs, according to the Google Play Store. Its average rating is 3.4.
You can grab the Download MP3 Music app from the Google Play Store here.
3. Uni-que Music MP3 Player
This app is getting really solid reviews and keeps growing. Basically, this MP3 music download app features a built-in search engine that accesses millions of songs. Songs are all Creative Commons, which means they are legal to use (no one will come suing you).
If you want to license a track for commercial use, that probably requires a structured payment.
Downloaded tracks also feature lots of track information, which comes in handy. The Uni-que Music MP3 Player uses the Free Music Archive API. That means that mainstream artists like Beyonce, Coldplay and Ed Sheeran will be missing, but less popular music is easily accessed. So it really depends on what you like.
In terms of ratings, Uni-que scores a 4.0 on Google Play (out of 5). That’s fairly solid, and most of the 1-star ratings are from users unhappy with the music selection. The app currently has more than 500,000 downloads.
You can access the Uni-que Music MP3 Player here.
4. Advanced Download Manager
Advanced Download Manager is both an MP3 and MP4 downloader and organizer. It downloads MP3s at an accelerated pace, but can also throttle bandwidth on downloads if you’re multi-tasking. Additionally, this application optimizes download speeds for 2G, 3G, and 4G devices. WiFi-only downloading is another option.
Another feature enables three downloads at the same time, which comes in handy for bulk jobs. If there’s a problem with the MP3 download, Advanced Download Manager will automatically attempt to resume.
Advanced Download Manager also handles a range of other downloads, including images and files. It can also directly download to SD cards for Lollipop and Marshmallow operating systems. Once downloaded, organizing, caching, and playback of tracks is possible without consuming large amounts of data.
In terms of downloads, this MP3 music download app has more than 10 million installs, according to the Google Play Store. Its average rating is 4.5.
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5. MP3 Music Download Hunter
This is a relatively newer player in the Music Downloader space. But it’s starting to get some decent reviews. Basically, MP3 Hunter offers more than a million Creative Commons songs for download. Those are songs that authors have authorized for free consumption, while typically charging for commercial uses.
Right now, the app has a 3.3 rating on Google Play. Sounds mediocre, though that includes a lot of 5-star and 1-star ratings. Dig into the 1-star ratings, and you’ll find a lot of users looking for mainstream content like Pitbull or Beyonce. That’s not available on MP3 Music Download Hunter, which focuses on less mainstream content.
MP3 Music Download Hunter enables offline listening on your mobile device. That makes it perfect for anyone trying to avoid network overage charges.
As for mainstream content, MP3 Music Download Hunter offers a proviso to users. “To download MP3 music (listen offline) that is released commercially (e.g., popular music like Taylor Swift, The Weeknd, Drake, Justin Bieber, Pentatonix, and others), we recommend to use Google Play Music, Apple Music, Amazon Music Unlimited or Spotify. Please don’t try to find and download MP3 music like that in this app, as there is no such MP3 music here.”
You can check out MP3 Music Downloader Hunter here.
To get started, simply type in the content you want. SnapTube will search through YouTube, bringing you the content of your choice.
You can grab video or audio downloads, depending on what you want. Just make sure there aren’t copyright issues around your selections. After finding your favorite song, simply tap on it. SnapTube will then present you with conversion options, from MP4 to FLV, and more. Most importantly, however, SnapTube first pulls up different quality MP3 conversion options.
The next steps are simple. Tap on your desired conversion rate, and in moments, SnapTube will turn your favorite music video into an MP3 that’s stored on your device. You can then listen to the file whenever you’d like.
This app is not available on the Play Store. However, you can find out more information about how to obtain SnapTube on their site.
7. Wynk Music: MP3 & Hindi Songs
This is a great music download app and manager specializing in Indian music. That includes Bollywood, Bhangra, Tamil, and Punjabi, not to mention music from regional dialects. Available dialects include Bhojpuri, Rajasthani, Marathi, Bengali, Kannada, Gujarati, Telugu, and Malayalam.
The app also has a broad range of international songs from artists like Jason Derulo, the Chainsmokers, Coldplay, Rihanna, Pitbull, Shakira, and others. But if you prefer mainstream pop, EDM, and American music, this app probably isn’t for you.
The Wynk Music app enables free downloads of MP3s, and manages your collection. But the core service is paid, with a combination streaming and portable download offering. Wynk Music offers a free one-month trial, while Airtel subscribers get 6 months (or more, depending on the plan).
In total, Wynk music boasts a collection of 2.6 million tracks of largely Indian music. There’s also a great radio service, not to mention thousands of curated playlists.
Other useful features include Chromecast support, ringtone and ringback tones, and support for both English and Hindi languages. Here’s a quick video on Wynk provided by Airtel.
You can find Wynk Music here.
Updated: Spinrilla is now being sued by major recording labels for enabling illegal downloading and sharing. Sprinrilla has argued that these same labels supplied them with music for their app, so we’re expecting a serious court battle. For now, the app is still available in the Google Play Store, and we’re unsure where Google stands on this matter. Stay tuned for ongoing updates.
Mixtapes are the core focus for Spinrilla. This app taps into a massive repository of mixtapes from sites like DatPiff, and collects them into one easy-to-use interface. The app has over 5 million downloads, according to the Google Play Store.
In terms of feedback, Spinrilla has a rating of 4.3 stars (out of 5). Overall, this app makes a lot of sense if you’re into hip-hop and regularly listen to rap mixtapes. Spinrilla has no affiliation with DatPiff, LiveMixtapes, or MyMixtapez, though it pulls heavily from those mixtape hubs.
Spinrilla calls itself the ‘800-lb gorilla of free hip-hop mixtapes’. The app even allows streaming, though anyone concerned about data charges can download selected mixtapes in Wi-Fi environments. Problem solved!
The app currently enjoys a 4.3 rating.
You can find Spinrilla here.
9. My Mixtapez Music
Developer: My Mixtapes LLC
Mixtapes are clearly the focus for My Mixtapez Music. And just like Spinrilla, My Mixtapez has tons of downloads and favorable ratings. But there are some key differences. And if you’re a hip-hop head, you might want to weigh the different features provided each app.
Like Spinrilla, My Mixtapez taps a deep selection of mixtapes from major rappers, DJs, and sites. My Mixtapez also supports data-free, offline access of both streams and streaming. Additionally, My Mixtapez Music also features a lot of rap videos, and even has a radio feature.
The app also focuses on indie artists and up-and-coming rappers. In terms of ratings, My Mixtapez Music has a strong 4.6 stars (out of 5). It also has more than 10 million downloads.
You can download the Mixtapez music downloader free app here.
Developer: Rahul Verma
Using a personalized search engine, Videoder lets you search for the music and videos you want. Searching through top video sites like YouTube, Vimeo, and more, you can choose the one you want and download them straight to your Android device.
Videoder lets you choose the video quality you want. If it’s available, you can even download them in high-definition.
You can also check out what’s trending and search for your favorite songs. Or, you can download other kinds of videos, too, like funny videoclips.
Yet, to download Videoder, you’ll have to download it as an APK.
In conclusion, it’s probably worth trying out a few options out before making a final choice. Throughout, we just ask that you respect copyrighted material and pay for stuff that isn’t royalty-free. Lastly, if you have any music downloader free apps you think we should examine, please add them in the comments below!