The Best Background Music Apps on iOS and Android

Background Music Apps

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Ready to start your journey into video editing for creating online content? Check out these background music apps for seamless video editing.

Music elevates good online videos to great by helping set the mood and tone of the content. There are plenty of resources that offer royalty-free background music for videos. You can find several apps across iOS and Android to help you edit videos to include background music.

Here’s a peek at some of the best background music apps and video editing tools on iOS and Android.

Best Background Music Apps – iOS

Filmora Go

Filmora Go background music app

FilmoraGo has the most straightforward interface for learning to edit video and include background music. The app is available on both iOS and Android, with an easy to understand interface. Some app features include the ability to layer multiple audio tracks, add a background music track, sound effects, and essential editing tools like split, cut, and paste.

Need to record a voiceover for your newly recorded video or include your own instrumentals? FilmoraGo can handle that with its recording feature. It also includes a direct share feature for uploading the video to social media like YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram.

iMovie for iOS


Anyone with an iOS device has access to iMovie, which is one of the best video editors on the market. It offers a straightforward interface for on the go editing, but it really needs a companion Mac for advanced editing tools. Those who are new to video editing and adding background music to videos should start here, as it is free on iOS. If you have an Android device, keep reading.

Video Star

Video Star background music apps

Video Star is an app for iOS devices to create music videos with looping background music. Users can select from a library of music included in the app or use their own.


Video Sound

VideoSound is an iOS app that allows users to add background music to any video before sharing it on Instagram or Facebook. The app also allows users to create a photo collage slideshow set to music – a popular marketing strategy for social media.

Best Background Music Apps – Android


Nash background music app

Nash is an app that’s designed for businesses who want royalty-free music to play in the background. That can be physical locations or for internet streams. The app itself requires a monthly subscription, but it costs less than $5/month. Despite the subscription, Nash also includes a free library of background music for commercial use.

Nash specifically advertises itself as a background music player for live streams. If you’re a Twitch streamer looking for replacement music, check here.

Super Sound

Super Sound

Android doesn’t have as many good creative tools available, compared to iOS. That’s because there’s not really an iMovie equivalent on the platform. Super Sound comes the closest to allowing the type of advanced video editing that iMovie can accomplish.

The interface is relatively simple to learn, and users can cut, split, paste, and convert audio to several formats. Adding background music to a video is a breeze with Super Sound. It’s the best iMovie alternative for Android users.