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Poweramp is described as 'v3 is a major update focused on the new Audio engine, UI, and navigation' and is a popular Audio Player in the audio & music category. There are more than 100 alternatives to Poweramp for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Android, Mac and BSD. The best alternative is VLC Media Player, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Poweramp are foobar2000, AIMP, Strawberry and MusicBee.

Poweramp alternatives are mainly Audio Players but may also be Media Players or Internet Radio Services. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Poweramp.
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  1. VLC Media Player icon

    VLC Media Player

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Windows S
    • Android Tablet
    • BSD
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • Blackberry 10
    • Apple Watch
    • Apple TV
    • F-Droid
    • Kindle Fire
    • Haiku
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    VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols.

    ⚫︎ LightweightVLC Media Player consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableVLC Media Player is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsVLC Media Player can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ Chromecast SupportCast your content to a Chromecast connected device with VLC Media Player.
    ⚫︎ Support for 4KVLC Media Player supports watching, rendering or exporting 4K content (also know as UHD or Ultra HD).
    ⚫︎ PortableVLC Media Player can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in VLC Media Player without registration.
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    VLC Media Player vs Poweramp opinions
    This alternative is disputed. VLC Media Player is still a legitimate alternative to Poweramp, but it might have issues that some users think are important.

    More skewed towards video.

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    Mostly a video player and especiallly not as well-suited for listening to music as Poweramp is.

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  2. foobar2000 is an advanced multi-platform freeware audio player.

    ⚫︎ Customizablefoobar2000 is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Lightweightfoobar2000 consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/Extensionsfoobar2000 can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ Dark Modefoobar2000 supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    ⚫︎ Portablefoobar2000 can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    foobar2000 vs Poweramp opinions
    Most users think foobar2000 is a great alternative to Poweramp.

    audio equalizer in both players are the best of all other players.

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  3. AIMP is powerful free audio player for Windows OS that supports for local files, NAS, clouds, and podcasts. Additionally, it includes powerful tools to operate with audio files.

    ⚫︎ LightweightAIMP consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsAIMP can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ PortableAIMP can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableAIMP is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Dark ModeAIMP supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    ⚫︎ Support for VST PluginsAIMP support third-party Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plugins.
    ⚫︎ Collaborative PlaylistsMake any playlist collaborative to let your friends add, remove, and reorder videos and tracks.
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    Functionally very similar programs. I personally prefer AIMP on PC and Poweramp on my phone.

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  4. Strawberry is a music player and music collection organizer. It is a fork of Clementine released in 2018 aimed at music collectors and audiophiles. The name is inspired by the band Strawbs. It's written in C++ using the Qt framework.

    ⚫︎ LightweightStrawberry consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableStrawberry is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Lossless AudioStrawberry has lossless audio support, basically studio quality sound.
    ⚫︎ Goal Setting Strawberry can set individual or group goals to meet over a particular period.
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  5. MusicBee makes it easy to manage, find, and play music files on your computer. MusicBee also supports podcasts, web radio stations and SoundCloud integration.

    ⚫︎ CustomizableMusicBee is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsMusicBee can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ PortableMusicBee can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  6. Clementine is a cross-platform free and open source music player and library organizer. It is a port of Amarok 1.

    ⚫︎ LightweightClementine consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    Discontinued

    No stable release since 2016. Newer release candidate seems to be available on Github.

    Clementine with lyrics pane
  7. Winamp is a media player for Windows developed by Justin Frankel and Dmitry Boldyrev by their company Nullsoft, which they later sold to AOL, who sold to Radionomy in January 2014.

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  8. Audacious is an advanced audio player. It is free, lightweight, based on GTK+, runs on Linux and many other *nix platforms and is focused on audio quality and supporting a wide range of audio codecs. There is also support for several visual styles from Winamp.

    ⚫︎ LightweightAudacious consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsAudacious can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ PortableAudacious can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  9. YouTube Music allows you to easily find what you’re looking for and discover new music. Get playlists and recommendations served to you based on your context, tastes, and what’s trending around you.

    ⚫︎ Personalized RecommendationsYouTube Music can recommend content you like, whether it's something you already know or not.
    ⚫︎ DRM FreeNo Digital rights management (DRM), i.e. no copy protection.
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    DeaDBeeF

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    • KDE
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    • GNOME
    • MATE
    • Xfce

    DeaDBeeF is a lightweight graphical music player created for easy playback of music and management of playlists. It supports major audio codecs and tags, global hotkeys, gapless playback, streaming audio, command line control, and has an 18-band equalizer.

    ⚫︎ LightweightDeaDBeeF consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsDeaDBeeF can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ PortableDeaDBeeF can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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