I'm not an expert, but I'd say that every Android phone comes with a pre-installed audio player among all the other mandatory app goodies. If it's not the standard Google Play Music, then it must be some other app that's at least capable of picking up your stored media, organize it and play it regardless of what's going on on the screen. Default Music Player is capable of all that, but not much more.
Although far from being MY default music player, DMP certainly looks the part. With no useless graphical pompoms, it is easy to navigate DMP's menu. The big tabs for Artists, Albums, Songs and Playlists are enough to find your songs, play them in however way you wish, or to add them to custom playlists.
You can switch from standard play mode (individual, album etc.) to two different modes of shuffling. By hitting your "physical" menu button, you can turn the Party Shuffle on or off. Party shuffle simply let's you listen to a continuous stream of songs while alternating between albums and artists evenly. Alternatively, you can force shuffle your audio files and play them in a true random fashion (don't worry, this will not screw up albums or playlists).
So, you'd think there's nothing wrong with Default Music Player. Well, while technically there isn't, there are a couple of inconveniences that might put some of you off. For once, ads creep up whenever you have your Internet connection on. Maybe that's not much, since you're not going to be staring at the screen while you listen to your favorite rock album anyway.
I grant you that. However, there's a second issue. There are no play controls in the notifications area...
I know! Even if you can easily see what song is playing, you will need to tap on the notification and bring up DMP to do anything about it. That's a bit too long a flow than what I already have on my default Huawey phone. へ‿(ツ)‿ㄏ
On top of that, I wouldn't imagine I'd be setting Default Music Player as... the default music player, unless something really goes wrong with my default app. I mean, why change a perfectly good application for another that is somewhat of a lesser quality... and I mean "slightly lesser quality".
- Organizes music by their file tags
- Can create playlists
- Party Shuffle and regular Shuffle
- You can delete your mp3's directly from this app
- Appears in the Notification area (although not as I would have liked it to appear)
Default Music Player is fine and well to use if your vanilla phone only comes with Google Play Music installed, or if your actual default music player is somewhat of a jerk and you can't stand its face. Other than that, it's good to know there is an alternative in case anything goes wrong with your current setup.