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, plays Internet radio, supports flac, has convenient file browser with play folder option and hotkeys organizer. Supports Feedly service.

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
Preloaded Internet Radio stations[only 1]
Fetching cover arts[only from ID3tags]
Menu configuration
Lyrics from tags
Non-Unicode encoding support (displays Artist, Album in your own language for Non-Unicode encodings)

Astro Player Wiki
http://astroplayer.com/wiki/

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

Recently changed in this version

3.0.1
0. Fixed crashes after update from old version
1. Fixed crashes on android 2.2

3.0 What's new:
0. Improved performance
1. New playlist tab
2. Currently playing track visualizer
3. Selection mode in all tabs
4. Improved bookmarks / history screen
5. Smart icons for tracks without cover art
6. Bug fixes

2.7
- Updated MPG123 codec
- Ignore folder feature
- Minor bug fixes


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Comments and ratings for Astro Player
  • (66)

    by Deon Barnard on 20/06/2014

    Well done ,thank you. And free ,thanks again,now I can stop looking

  • (66)

    by Mauro SO on 20/06/2014

    Cannot see the name of the file when watching or pausing a movie. Bookmark icon located in the wrong spot; half of the time I try to press it I ended moving the position of the video.. It seems also it has a misleading description "Astro Player has advanced bookmarking functionality. It allows listening audiobooks, podcasts, music, and watch video in parallel and never lose playback position", si

  • (66)

    by jesteru omagapu on 18/06/2014

    Tnx astroooo!!!!

  • (66)

    by Jim M on 17/06/2014

    This is the best of a bad bunch of music players - was looking for something to play wma files and (unlike other apps) this found my wma files and added them to the library. That's as far as it gets. It then tells me that wma is not available for all devices. It's going to be easier to either convert my wma files to mp3 or make my own app! Needless to say this app has been uninstalled without play

  • (66)

    by Muthu Pandiyan on 16/06/2014

    Loved it

  • (66)

    by Zuned Khan on 16/06/2014

    Good

  • (66)

    by Chad Cooper on 14/06/2014

    I can say that there are many options for good players. If you want one that allows you to play your audiobooks or speeches faster than 1x speed, this is a great solution. I love that it leaves off where you last listened without having to go through a bunch of hassle. Google player and Amazon cloud player don't offer to speed up the audio, this gives many options for speed rate.