Using a music player app with a small file size would gives you more space for more average sizes MP3 song files on your Google Android smartphone, tablet, or device. Lightweight music players for Android usually startup, and work faster when changing songs, resuming songs, pausing songs, and opening playlist files. Your battery life also is extended by switching to a lightweight music player because light music players use less RAM, and CPU resources, so they use less battery power by saving RAM, and CPU resources.
Using a music player which use less resources is a good idea if you multi-task a lot on your Google Android device, and also listen to music in the background. Using a lighter running Music player lets your apps on your device have more free RAM, and CPU resources to more quickly run an app like a web browser, game, office suite, and system utility app while you listen to music in the background.
A light music player is a great app to use for re-purposing your old Google Android smartphone, tablet, or device into a MP3 player or stereo. If you rooted your device, you can even uninstall the music player which came with your device, and replace it with a lightweight music player which uses under 1MB of internal space, so you have more free space for songs, and other files.
I also like the simple, and clean user interfaces of most lightweight music player apps which uses folders to organize music files, and don’t have any un-needed features like social networking sharing features which I don’t need. The themes/skins for lightweight music players are usually easy to read because it does not contain flashy graphics which could make the player looks too flashy, and slowdown the music player as well if the graphic’s file size, and resolution on the skin is very high quality.
Lightweight music players also seem to crash, and freeze as much than more bigger music players in my experience because there are fewer features which can slow down lightweight music players.
Some Lightweight music players does a better job at protecting your privacy because they don’t have system permissions to access the internet, read your text messages, or use wi-fi, so your data can’t leak to the internet through a lightweight music player which can’t access the internet. A lot of light music players have no ads, and app recommendations, so light music players use no data for downloading ads, or recommending you ads. They also don’t have features like music streaming from the internet which you may not use because you are on a limited data plan which only gives you a few MBs of data per month.
Best Free Lightweight Music Player Apps for Google Android
Vanilla Music Player is a simple, light, and free music player for Google Android. The sound quality for Vanilla Music is nice, and it is clear. I like the easy to use user interface, and fast load times when starting the App, and navigating Vanilla Music user interface. Vanilla Music can play MP3, OGG, FLAC, PCM, and other music and sound file format types. It uses tags, and folders to navigate your device to find and play music on Google Android. It also has support for Google Android music playlists. There is Gapless playback for OGG and FLAC which requires Android 4.1 and above and Replay Gain support.
There are also no ads on Vanilla Music Player, and it is free, and opensource.
Vanilla Music App download size is 747K, and it works with Google Android 4.03 and up.
Download Vanilla Music at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ch.blinkenlights.android.vanilla
Clean Music Player is an extremely light music player for Google Android. It uses folders to browse your device for songs, and play them. It also has useful features like bookmarks, song search, Remember song position, playlists, sleep timer, car mode, meta sort, and more, so it is not so basic where it does not have enough features to replace your default media player. I like the black user interface with white text, and controls, and blue separator lines. Navigating to folders, searching, changing settings in Clean Music Player is very fast with no slow down problems. Clean Music Player also has no ads on its player.
Clean Music Player App download file size is a extremely small 179K in size which is smaller than the size of many medium quality picture files on a website. Clean Music Player works with Google Android 4.0.3 and up.
Download Clean Music Player at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.myskyspark.music
Folder Music Player is a music player which you use it like a File Manager app to explore folders on your storage drive on your device to play music. It can play individual music MP3 and other music file types, folders, or full folder trees on your device. It also has shuffle, song search, Bluetooth Integration, equalizer, and a simple user interface. Folder Player also runs very quickly like a file manager app which usually runs very fast even on slower devices. It also has no ads on its app.
Download Folder Music Player at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.folderplayer
JRT Studio’s Music Player for Android
Music Player for Google Android is similar to the default music player which came with Google Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Music Player works on Google Android 1.6 and up. You can view songs by Artists, Albums, Songs, Folders, and use Playlists. It also supports Album art. JRT is also the maker of the popular Rocket Music Player for Google Android.
Download Music Player for Android at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.jrtstudio.music
Music Player by Psixgame
Music Player which is made by Psixgame is a very simple light music player. It plays music by folder. It also has a sleep timer. All the navigational features like play, pause, playlist, next track, and previous track are on one screen. There are also volume controls, shuffle, loop, play time, and a volume levels graph on the screen.
I like the Yellow, and black user interface. The player also runs very quickly with no slowdown problems.
The volume controls on Music Player’s App is useful on devices without physical volume buttons on the sides of the device, and devices with broken volume buttons, and less responsive buttons where it takes more than a second for the volume levels to change.
The App file size for Music Player is a very small 119k in size. Music Player works with Google Android 2.3 and up.
Download Music Player at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gmail.psixgame.Player
Simple Music Player Free by KyuuDroid
Simple Music Player Free is a lightweight music player where you play songs which are on your device’s internal memory by selecting them with Simple Music’s Internal Memory File Manager tab on the lest, so you can play them with Simple Music Player to make a playlist of songs to play in the Current Playlist. You play them in its Current Playlist on the right tab. On the Current Playlist tab, it lists your songs you added to the playlist. There are also buttons for loop, previous track, play/pause, stop, and next track on the Current Playlists. I like the simple to use user interface, and fast user interface speed of Simple Music Free.
Simple Music Player App download size is 675k. It’s App work with Google Android 4.0 and up.
Download Simple Player Free at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.kyuudroid.simplemusicplayer.free
Omich Player is a simple music player which can filter music by artists, albums, genres. It also supports playlists, playing music from folders. You can control music playback from the lockscreen, notifications, and its widget. It also works with the system equalizer which you pre-installed. It also has customizable interface elements. It can download album art from the internet.
The sound quality is pretty good when I use Omich to play music. It also runs very fast, and has a lot of ways of finding music which is already installed on my device.
Omich Player file size for its App is 349k, and its App work with Google Android 4.0 and up.
Download Omich Player at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.omichsoft.newplayer
A light music player can make playing music on your device a lot faster without any slowdown problems. You also will have longer battery life because light music players use less RAM, and CPU resources. Most importantly, lightweight music players use less space on your device, so you can store more MP3 files on your internal storage. If you have a rooted Google Android device, you can remove the bundled music player, and replace it with a lightweight music player which use less space. Lightweight music players use less data because they don’t stream online music, and just play music on your device. A lot of them are also ad free, so they don’t use data to download ads. A lot of lightweight music players don’t have permissions to access your internet/wi-fi connection, so your privacy is better when using a lightweight music player which has strict privacy permissions where the app only can play music, and open your music files on Google Android.