Astro Player

Astro Player

100,000 - 500,000 downloads

Pros
  • Lots of audio and video formats supported
  • Radio stations
  • Full-feature
  • Audio boosters & Equalizer
Cons
  • Design
  • Navigation should be more intuitive
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Expert's Review
7.5
Great

"Full control over your media files"

Reviewed by / Dec 13, 2013

Astro Player is a full-featured media player

Streaming music might be the future, but some users still prefer playing their own local media files, not depending on any network or mobile data connection. If that's your case, you've come to the right place.

Astro Player allows you to play music, video, podcasts, audiobooks and even radio stations from your mobile device. It supports lots of audio and video formats (mp3, mp4, 3gp, ogg, flac, wav, mid...) and features different tools to get a high-end music experience. Let's name some of them.

Astro Player scans your media library on first launch and organizes it automatically by media type, artists, album and genre. Navigate through Astro Player's built-in file explorer and select any media file located on your SDcard to play it.

Playlists? Of course - create as many as you want, using any media file located on your mobile device. Bookmarks are also supported to provide a quick access to your favorite tracks.

If you are concerned about sound, set it according to your whim using the equalizer and the sound controls. Adjust specific parameters for video, playlists, postcasts and other media files just exactly as you please.

You can literally get lost within the incredible variety of settings. Tweak almost everything: cover art, lyrics (MusiXMatch integration), playback speed, tag scanner, headseat response, hotkeys and actions, backup options... Actually, that last one is quite important: once you've tweaked your Astro Player to your liking, you can keep all your preferences safe on your SDcard by selecting auto-backups.

Astro Player also supports radio streaming. The amount and variety of radio stations should be improved, but it's definitely nice having the chance to take a break from your music and discover new artists for a change of pace.

The only catch of Astro Player is its design: it feels too much like a "file explorer". It should be more visual, add some transition effects and gestures for friendlier navigation.

Regardless, Astro Player is a full-featured media player with almost everything you could possibly need to play your media files locally.

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Developer's original description available here
Astro Player is a powerful media player with audiobooks and podcasts support. Astro Player has advanced bookmarking functionality. It allows listening audiobooks, podcasts, music, and watch video in parallel and never lose playback position. Astro Player introduces several unique features like adjustable speed playback, equalizer, and non-unicode tags support. Moreover, it shows lyrics, supports scrobbling, fetches missing album art, supports flac, has convenient file browser with play folder option and hotkeys organizer.

Supported formats:
Audio: mp3, ogg, flac, m4b(partial support), mp4, 3gp, mid, wma(not all devices), xmf, mxmf, rtttl,rtx, wav, m4a, amr.
Video: mp4, 3gp

Features:
Advanced bookmarks
Auto-resume

Adjustable audio speed[only 2.0x-6.0x] (only mp3)
Adjustable speed pitch control

Podcast support
Scrobbling

Sound controls
Equalizers
Equalizer presets

Advanced playlists
Playlist auto generation based on a selected folder
Search in playlists and music browser
M3U playlists support
Select a folder for playback
Playlist shortcuts

Misc.
Custom skins
Resume/pause playback when the headset is plugged/unplugged
Bluetooth headset support
Hotkeys, actions, menu, and buttons organizers
Fetching cover arts[only from ID3tags]
Non-Unicode encoding support (displays Artist, Album in your own language for Non-Unicode encodings)

Join us in Facebook and VK:
https://www.facebook.com/astroplayer
http://vk.com/astroplayerpro

Astro Player YouTube channel
http://www.youtube.com/user/astroplayerchannel

Astro Player Support Forum
http://astroplayer.com/forum/

Recently changed in this version

3.3
0. In-app purchase
1. Minor bug fixes

3.1.
0. Back button navigation in Music File Browser
1. New mechanism of continuous media files synchronization (now new media files appear in player immediately, no additional actions from user are required)
2. Wi-fi music streaming powered by Qualcomm® AllPlay™
3. Stability and bug fixes


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Comments and ratings for Astro Player
  • (66)

    by Randall Bateman on 15/08/2014

    I paid for the astro player pro. Now it's not available and the variable playback features are broke. Caveat emptor...

  • (66)

    by Jon Sherry on 14/08/2014

    Lost pro features. And not sure folder play is better than auto playlist.

  • (66)

    by Cory Martin on 13/08/2014

    Great app, but can't upgrade to the pro version (in Google play store), which has features I like.

  • (66)

    by Pasha K. on 13/08/2014

    After last update 3.1 the widget is gone

  • (66)

    by Vasiliy Zhukov on 13/08/2014

    Great

  • (66)

    by Skylar Bowen on 08/08/2014

    I have finnaly found the ONE!!! The one i have been looking for.... playback speed, equilizer, beautiful enterface, this is amazing!!!!! This is the best creation on the music market thank u very much dev.!!!

  • (66)

    by Ciaran McKearney on 08/08/2014

    Does anyone know if the free version is a trial that lasts for 30/60 days etc and then you have to buy the pro version or does the pro version just have extra features?