CyanogenMod’s Apollo Music Player available from Google Play Store

Apollo music player

Apollo is the default music player in CyanogenMod 10, a custom version of Android 4.1 which is available for dozens of phones and tablets. But now you can download and install Apollo on any device running Android 2.3 or later, whether you’re using CyanogenMod or not. Two versions are now available from the Google Play Store. Apollo is a free, ad-supported music player, while Apollo+… Read more »

Google Play Music adds gapless playback, auto-generated mixes

Google Play Music instant mix

Google has updated the Play Music app for Android, adding support for gapless playback, the ability to save your thumbs up, last add, and other playlist on your device, and more. One of my favorite changes is that Google will now automatically create mixes for you based on the songs you’ve played the most. In order to check out the instant mixes, just fire up… Read more »

Grooveshark returns to Google Play Store, now with free internet radio


Online music service Grooveshark lets you stream pretty much any song at any time… for free. That’s because, unlike competitors Spotify and Rdio, Grooveshark has a post-music-first, ask-for-permission-later approach. That’s probably why the company faces lawsuits from four major US record labels… and it’s also a large part of the reason Grooveshark’s mobile apps were booted from Apple’s App Store and the Google Play Store… Read more »

Spotify Radio brings free music streaming to Android

Spotify Radio

Music streaming service Spotify has updated its Android app, bringing free music to Android phones and tablets. The new Spotify Radio feature works a lot like Pandora, letting you create a personalized radio station based on a song, artist, genre, or playlist. Then you can stream music from similar artists for free, while further personalizing the station by voting up or down on the songs… Read more »

Winamp 1.3 for Android adds app-store, more

Winamp 1.3

The Winamp team have released Winamp 1.3 for Android. The new version can be moved to an SD card, adds support for Apple lossless codec if you upgrade to Winamp Pro, and includes bug fixes and improvements. But the biggest change in Winamp 1.3 is the addition of an in-app store. This lets Winamp sell add-ons for the media player within the app itself. Right now there… Read more »

Official VLC app for Android almost ready for prime time?

VLC Android

VLC is a popular open source video player for Linux, Mac, Windows, and other operating systems. An Android version has been in development since late 2010 — and now it looks like it may finally be ready to launch soon. The folks behind the official VLC Twitter account posted a short message today: “Android, here we come!” VLC has a reputation as a sort of Swiss Army… Read more »

Apollo now available for Android 4.0 (CyanogenMod 9 music player)


Apollo is the new default music player for CyanogenMod 9. If you download and install the latest nightly release of the custom firmware for Android phones and tablets it should include Apollo. But you can also download and install the app manually on virtually any device running Android 4.0 or later. The music player features a very clean user interface that actually seems to match… Read more »

Spotify overhauls Android app for Android 4.0

Spotify for Android

Online music service Spotify has released a preview of its new app for Android. It has a new look and feel, support for Android 4.0, and other improvements. You can download the public beta of the new Spotify from the company website. Spotify lets anyone in a supported regions stream music for free using a desktop app. But if you want to stream music to… Read more »