The Black Player app is an all in one music player for Android. It is known for its clean, black user interface, hence the name. But deep within the Black Player’s minimal design is an uncontested amount of features and options. If you are a music geek like me, then you will be in for a serious threat. Read on as I try to go through all of the features of this magnificent music player.
NB. Black Player is a free player that has a great feature set. But I use the Black Player EX paid version. It is a version that has more unlocked features and it is insanely cheap.
Black Player Review
My music player of choice on all of my iOS devices is the Pacemaker App. I love this app because of its DJ mix functionality. There is some serious music analysing wizardry going on in this app. I say this because the app at times produces some dope mixes and selects songs automatically to mix. Besides the Pacemaker App, I usually just stuck to the usual music app in iOS. The main reason for this was because I didn’t have that many songs on my iPhone or iPad.
I don’t have to explain the reasons for this. All my Apple iPhone brethren understand my pain when I say I hardly have music on my 16GB iPhone (screw you, 128GB users!). So I usually just stuck to streaming apps like Soundcloud and Mixcloud. But ever since I made the move to Android, I have the option to beef up space on my device with the use of an SD card. I currently have a 64GB card that is filled with my entire library of commercial albums.
But may favourite Pacemaker App isn’t available for Android. I even got in touch with the creators over at Pacemaker and they were so nice to inform me that there weren’t any plans to introduce the app onto the Android platform. The default player on my LG G6 was not going to cut it. I sifted through the tons of music player apps on Android and came across a Gem of an app called The Black Player.
Enter the Black Player
The Black Player is a powerful Android music player with a flat, minimalistic design. Black Player is extremely customizable due to the vast amounts of options available. You can customise the look in the Styling settings. I usually keep my accent colour on Pink with a black background. There 17 accent colour options available and you can change the background to white.
You can also choose from 13 different Now Playing themes as well as select the buttons you wish to have at the bottom. I like the Material Theme and I keep Volume, Add to Favorites, and EQ buttons at the bottom. You can go deeper into editing the button style as well as the lock screen style. I love the blurred artwork in the background during lock screen mode.
- Supports the standard local music file formats such as MP3, WAV, OGG
- Build in Equalizer, bass boost & 3D surround virtualizer or option to use external Equalizer
- Flac support (4.1+)
- Gapless playback
- View & Edit embedded lyrics
- HD Album cover management, auto and manual
- ID3 Tag editor, edit Track, Albums & Artists
- Changeable Themes, fonts and colours
- Very customizable
- Music scrobbling
- 3 widgets
- Sleep Timer
- Flat minimalistic design
- Crossfading (Limited support)
What Makes the Black Player So Good?
Everything is customizable. Even the browser. Black Player has a very deep organisational control on your music library. You can select how you wish to browse your music. It can be by artist, albums, genre, and even folder. I love the folder view, its similar to browsing through files and documents in windows explorer.
Once you find your prefered song, then you can choose to play, queue, or play next once the current song is done. This is a major feature that is missing on most Android music players. I love this because you have great control over quick playlists and over what music you wish to play next.
The deeper feature set also includes a crossfade and gapless function. Your tracks will be able to mix with each other for a few seconds ensuring continuous music. There is also control over metadata. You can edit the artist, album, album art, and other data on an mp3 file. You even have control over aspects such as autoplay when Bluetooth speakers or headphones are connected. And to auto-resume after calls.
Should You Get the Black Player App?
As a musician and DJ, a music player is a big deal for me. I have had countless devices and apps that have served me over the years. The Black Player is currently my go-to music player and has found itself to be well established in my history of music.
I totally recommend both the free player and the Black Player EX. If you are someone who loves total control over your music and the look and feel behind the delivery of that music, then the Black Player is certainly for you. I can’t even tell you to pass if you not into this stuff because it still serves a good purpose as being an audio player that can play audio files from different folders in the order you want them to play.
I hope you enjoyed my Black Player Music Player Review. Please do give me suggestions on your favourite music player for Android.