Best music and MP3 downloader apps for Android

August 20, 2012
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Music is a universal language understood by everyone. It may have different impacts on different people, but music is one thing that can bring people together. If you love listening to music like I do, having your songs with you wherever you go is a luxury you can enjoy with your Android device. No need for separate music players when your Android device is capable of doing almost anything. You just need the right apps to do the job.

If you missed including a song or two to your device’s music library and find hooking your device to the computer quite tiring, you’ve come to the right place. With your Android device, you can still hunt down those songs using the apps listed below.

You won’t need to get up from sitting or lying down when you just can search and download songs with the use of music and MP3 downloader apps for Android. Go through our list below and maybe you’ll find an app or two that you can use every time you want to download a song right then and there.

MP3 Music Download V6

MP3 Music Download V6 is every music enthusiast’s best friend. This app has an extensive collection of songs you can download, from the Billboard Charts to the South Korean Charts. If you are a fan of both English and non-English songs, this app can cater to your needs.

This app doesn’t have a confusing UI nor does it have a lot of menus within menus. Once you open the app, options are neatly lined up for your convenience. You can opt to manually key in the song you want to download or you can browse the songs from various charts. All your downloaded files are placed in a library so you can access them easily. You can also edit the tags of your music files for better organization, making it easier for you when you search for a song.

MP3 Music Download V6 also allows you to edit a downloaded song and turn it into your own ringtone. This is one neat feature that gives you the freedom to set just a part of a song as a ringtone, not the whole song itself. You can also preview a particular song before downloading it, helping you make sure you are downloading the right one.


Easy Downloader

A perfect solution to all your file downloading problems, Easy Downloader is an app that downloads almost everything, not just audio files. As the app’s name suggests, it is indeed very easy to use as it can download every file format you need.

This app has a clean-looking UI that also organizes your downloads in separate folders to avoid clutter. The files you’ve downloaded directly go to your SD card and you have the freedom to organize them further even when the app has already categorized the files beforehand. All you need to do is key in the link to the file you want to download and the app will do the rest for you. It supports Internet protocols like HTTP and FTP and is compatible with the stock Android browser, Firefox, Dolphin Browser, and a lot more.

You can also download multiple files simultaneously, especially when you are fond of downloading batch files. This feature is handy when you need to get two or three songs right away and you don’t want to download each separately. A download progress bar and notifications are also included to keep you updated on completed download tasks.

Easy Download also comes in a pro version and is downloadable from the Google Play Store.


Music Download Elite

Have you ever experienced hearing a song and wanting to have it without accessing your computer? What if you need to have the song right then and there but there is no laptop or computer in sight? With your Android device, getting a song won’t require the use of PCs, just as long as you have your device, an Internet connection, and Music Download Elite.

Music Download Elite lets you download loads of music and MP3 files in the fastest and most convenient way. The app sports an easy-to-use interface that also lets you create your own playlists from your downloaded songs. When you search for a song, you’ll be given a lot of search results and you can choose to preview the song before actually downloading it. This app can fetch a lot of songs, even international ones.

Music Download Elite is definitely one app you should never miss, most especially if you are a music enthusiast. Download this app for free from the Google Play Store and start building up your music library with the use of your Android device.


MP3 Music Download


There are numerous music downloaders on the Google Play Store. Some of them really work, some don’t. Because of the number of apps the store has, we here at Android Authority painstakingly search for apps that are worth downloading and are worth your time. And from the bunch of music downloader apps from the store, one that works really well is MP3 Music Download.

MP3 Music Download was named very simply. It didn’t need to have a fancy name because it is dedicated to fulfilling every Android user’s music need. Aside from the obvious fact that you can search and download MP3s using this app, you can also edit any downloaded song to make it your ringtone. It has a built-in music editor which shows you the audio file’s wavelengths, similar to what you see when editing audio files using music editors like Adobe Audition.

Everything you need is packed in this app. You won’t need to download a separate app that can edit songs and set them as your ringtones. With MP3 Music Download, searching and downloading songs are easy to do and making songs your ringtones is made even easier.


Tunee Music

One amazing thing about music is that it soothes your tired soul just by listening to the notes and melody. It sometimes takes you to places only you know of and relaxes your mind from all the stress. Being an Android user surely has its perks and one of them is the chance for you to use apps that answer your littlest need, just like downloading music and MP3s.

Tunee Music is another music downloader you can use to search for music and download it to your device. The app has a semi-minimalist theme going on and is actually clean to look at. You can search for the song’s title or artist and you also get to play the whole song before downloading it. Album art is also shown when you search for songs — another way of helping you remember if you are downloading the right song.

Sharing the track you’ve downloaded is also possible with this app. Just hit Share and you can let your friends know the songs you’ve downloaded using the app. Tunee Music also makes sure that the songs it gives you are of high quality so you won’t need to worry about downloading crappy files that sound like they were recorded in a tunnel.


Simple MP3 Downloader

As people say, simplicity is beauty. It doesn’t always follow that when something looks really astonishing, its functionality is equally amazing. Simple things are easy to manipulate and can save us time, especially when its functionality is superb, just like Simple MP3 Downloader.

Simple MP3 Downloader is so simple that even a kindergartener could use it. With its tidy-looking UI, this app lets you search and download songs for not a single penny. Living up to its simplicity, the app lets you have the freedom to search for a song’s artist, title, or album — perfect for those who tend to forget who sang the song or what the title is. And, just like the other apps mentioned on this list, Simple MP3 Downloader allows you to hear the song first before you download it.

This app also puts all your downloaded songs in one place, the Library, so you can easily access them when you need to get your dose of music. Simple MP3 Downloader is absolutely free, so download it now from the Google Play Store.


Music Download

Here’s another free music downloader you can try with your Android device. Searching, downloading, and organizing audio files are possible with this app, plus the option of seeing the lyrics of a certain song.

Music Download surely does what it’s supposed to do — search and download songs. Bu, one plus factor this app has is its feature that allows you to download the lyrics of a song and have it appear on your screen while the song is playing, like a mini-karaoke. The option to download the lyrics is still a beta version, but it’s one cool feature that could keep you downloading more and more songs using this app.

Just like MP3 Music Download, the app also has a music editor where you can edit a song and set it as your ringtone. The controls are fairly easy and the app shows comprehensive details about the audio file like its bitrate, length, and sampling frequency. You can also zoom in to the wavelengths to better see where to cut the song without leaving out a beat.

A built-in player is also included in this app. You can play your downloaded songs straight from their folder and you can set the repeat and shuffle buttons, too. Music Download is one indispensable music downloader for your Android device, so don’t miss out on this one.


4shared Music

If you just want to search and download your favorite tracks and have no plans of setting them as your ringtone, 4shared Music is the app you should have. Most of us know what 4shared is and how extensive its collection of files are. Now, 4shared Music, solely a downloader for music, is available for Android users.

With 4shared Music, you don’t only get to download what you want, you also have the option to upload your own files and share them or just store your audio files to the cloud if you don’t want your audio files to eat up your device’s memory. 4shared Music gives you 15 GB of storage space when you make a web account. That’s quite a lot of space for audio files, if you ask me.

Creation of playlists is also one thing you can do with this app. You can add your favorite tracks to a playlist so that you won’t have to go through the hassle of looking for your favorite tunes because you can access them using your playlists. 4shared Music is a free app and is available at the Google Play Store for downloading. Get it today and start sharing your playlists.


MP3 Search and Download Pro

Developed by Frank Joseph, MP3 Search and Download Pro may also be a way to quench your thirst for music. This app searches and downloads MP3s from public domains through public search engines, allowing for more choices and collections of songs you can choose from.

You can provide a song’s title, artist, or album, and the app goes searching for it instantly. Search results also include the size of the MP3 file so that you’ll know if an audio file is too large or too small.

Similar to the other apps mentioned on this list, the app lets you preview a song to make sure it is the one you are looking for before you hit the download button. You wouldn’t want to download the wrong songs and inconvenience yourself, right?

The app also has a player called Vanilla Player, but you need to download it separately. If you don’t want to get that player, your downloaded files can still be played using your device’s stock player. Although this app has the “pro” word in its name, you can download this for free. MP3 Search and Download Pro is certainly a must-have for your Android device.


Google Play Music

To complete our list, we end with Google Play Music developed by no other than Google. With this app, you need to purchase the songs from the Google Play Store and keep your files online, so there’s no need to get worried if you have so little storage space on your device. But, if you do have gigabytes of free space, you can opt to keep your purchased files on your device.

One thing’s for sure, this app is something we should look forward to, given that it’s from Google. Although there are some things to tweak and improve, it still can function well enough to answer your needs. Your music purchases from the store appear automatically in this app. You won’t need to search far and wide for the files you’ve just bought, which, by the way, can get really taxing and annoying.

What’s great about this app is that you can share your songs using Google+. And, it’s not just previews of your purchased songs but full plays. Your circles can listen to what you’ve been listening to recently. Maybe you guys can hangout using Google+ Hangouts and listen to the tracks you’ve just shared. You can also save your files for offline playback, great for those times when you have intermittent Internet connection or you have no connection at all.

This app is only available in the U.S., but hopefully it will be made available for other regions soon. Of course, this app is downloadable for free so get this app now and hangout with your circles on Google+.


Wherever you may be, you can easily search and download songs you’ve always wanted to have. Gone are the days when you have to mentally remember a song’s title or artist and rush back home to access the computer just to download the song. Most often than not, you end up forgetting the song title and artist and have to search the song using parts of its lyrics instead. Get rid of the hassle with some of these best music and MP3 downloader apps for Android.

Which of these apps do you use for downloading music?  Let us know in the comments or vote in our poll below.

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