It’s the best third-party music interface we’ve used for Android phones, and boasts support for podcasts, Last.FM scrobbling and plenty of ID3 tags. Extra bits like these aren’t what make Songbird worth using day-to-day though, it’s the feel of the app that’s rather special. This app is swish, using tasteful, minimal animated transitions to grease-up your movements between menus.
There are ways it could improve, sure, such as letting you sync multiple music folders and boosting native format support to include audiophile favourites such as FLAC. Hopefully these will be added in due time later this year, but even without them this feels like the music equivalent to TuneUp Radio’s internet radio solution – it’s quite simply the go-to app in its field.
A pretty, efficient music player app, which anyone using their phone as a music player should test drive.
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