The official press release said "This sale will begin Friday at 12PM EST," but they actually meant 12 PM CST.

To say that Poweramp is a major fan favorite music player is to put it mildly; the app has over 10 million downloads, and with over 146,500 ratings, checks in at an impressive 4.5 stars (out of 5). That's probably thanks in part to an impressive feature list:

Key Features:
- plays mp3, mp4/m4a (including alac), ogg, wma*, flac, wav, ape, wv, tta, mpc, aiff (* some wma pro files may require NEON support)
- 10 band optimized graphical equalizer for all supported formats, presets, custom presets
- separate Bass and Treble adjustment
- stereo eXpansion, mono mixing, balance
- crossfade
- gapless
- replay gain
- plays songs from folders and from own library
- dynamic queue
- lyrics support, including lyrics search via musiXmatch plugin
- embed and standalone .cue files support
- support for m3u, m3u8, pls, wpl playlists
- OpenGL based cover art animation
- downloads missing album art
- 4 configurable widget types
- configurable lock screen with optional Direct Unlock
- headset support, automatic Resume on headset and/or BT connection (can be disabled in settings)
- scrobbling
- tag editor
- visual themes, including support for external/3rd party skins
- fast library scan
- high level of customization via settings

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In celebration of their success, the developers are dropping the price for 48 hours (from Friday at 12PM CST to Sunday at 12PM CST), from $4.99 to $2.49 - and they "might drop that to $1.99 if [they] get enough people excited for this sale." What are you waiting for? Make the jump and at least give the trial a go. Update: they dropped it to $1.99.

(Note: our widget pulls prices from AppBrain, which is slow to update. The Market reflects the proper price.)

Aaron Gingrich
Aaron is a geek who has always had a passion for technology. When not working or writing, he can be found spending time with his family, playing a game, or watching a movie.

  • DroidBurgundy

    Best Music Player EVER, recent updates have crippled it a tad bit, but dev is always quick to make fixes available, and is always taking input at the PowerAMP forums.

  • Hal Motley

    Would be cooler if it played .xm files!

    • Steve

      Wow, I thought I was the only one that listed to tracked music these days.

      In fact, I am listening to one right now with Winamp! Actually, its an s3m, but close enough. :-)

    • Deltaechoe

      XMP for android works albeit a bit inaccurately if the song writer did some odd things with his or her tracker (usually when a lot of phasing is present). But it's what I use on my phone when I've been writing using impulse tracker or fast tracker 2 (dos box rocks btw)

  • Seanzky

    "In celebration of their success, the developers are dropping the price for 48 hours (from Friday at 12PM EST to Sunday at 12PM EST), from $4.99 to $2.49 - and they "might drop that to $1.99 if [they] get enough people excited for this sale." What are you waiting for? Make the jump and at least give the trial a go."

    Who would buy this for $2.49 if they know that it will eventually drop to $1.99?

    BTW, great player!

    • Abhishek

      If u know the worth of Poweramp u will just go ahead and buy it for full price. Like i did. It was my first purchase couple of years back. If u getting it for 2.49$ its a steal....people will go for it...its that good.

  • Steve

    Just got it for $1.99. It said $4.99 on the main page, but when going to purchase, it showed the $1.99 price. :D

    • Aaron Gingrich

      Thanks, updated :)

  • DroidScorpio

    Thanks for the headsup. Just bought mine at $1.99. It's a bargain :D

  • Sam

    Seems like a great app but I have stopped playing music from SD card since Google music/Amazon cloud started last year.

    • duplissi

      sound quality makes all the difference in the world, and that plus the control thereof is what really sets poweramp apart.

      i have both amazon and g music but i still use poweramp.

  • John R

    Currently at $1.99 in the Market!

  • Tim R

    Wow, what a great app. After tweaking abit, music just explodes out of my Etymotic Research in ears....thanks for the heads up. Got it for 1.99 too. Awesome

  • Jim M.

    Tried the trial version for a couple minutes and was sold! I've gotten lots of free apps but this is probably only the 2nd one I've paid for. BTW, the price is currently $1.99 so grab it now.

  • http://www.cricketusers.com Keri

    I tried the trial version and I wasn't that hyped up about it. I even forgot what poweramp was. Buuuut I think I'm gonna start using more. Thanks for posting.

  • Praveen

    I was very eagerly looking for this in the market sale, but that didnt happen. I would have got it for the full price if it had good tablet support and I was waiting for an HD version.

    But at this price it is a great deal. Got it from the market and I am very happee :)

  • http://RiPPeDoFF.com Jack

    Its alrite sayin how good ur app is...u need 2 read ur feedback cause i cant access my Poweramp MP3 plyer,it cums up sayin sumat about a license ? Wen i ever i try 2 uve it it sends me 2 the andrò marketplace & supposedly if i want 2 uve it ive got 2 but it again....ive already paid £3:50p or ever how much,im not payin twice,NO CHANCE !!!

    • Tim R

      Could you put that in english please??

    • Cory

      Wanna repeat that??

  • Mikey H

    This player is great apart from the one thing I use a lot - 'shoutcast' - Poweramp has a nicer interface and is considerably more customisable that Winamp but it look like I'm going to have to keep Winamp installed to use that one feature. Got this for £1.26, which to date is the most I've paid for an app in two years of droid ownership! but I love a bargain

    keep up the good work guys :D

  • CarlosTheMayor

    This app isn't worth $1.99 - They need to lower it to $.99 then I'd consider it.

    Meh, looks like I'll just be waiting for the ICS crack.

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      $2 measly dollars is too much for Mr. CarlosTheMayor?

    • duplissi

      its pretty much the best music player on ANY portable device, and yes that includes dedicated pmps.....

      so.... yeah.

  • CarlosTheMayor

    Yes for something that plays music?

    • Sam


    • BeatBlaster

      "for something that plays music?" How old are you? Read the list of features and realize that the devs' time on this is worth way more than the measly $5 they ask for normally. Trolls will troll.

      • http://codytoombs.wordpress.com Cody Toombs

        It's not his fault, he sees $1.99 as about right for a full office suit that can also flash custom roms, track al-qaeda globally and play PS3 games at full framerate. Don't you feel silly you're spending the same money for something that plays music?

        • BeatBlaster

          You're awesome :)

  • Idle Time

    It's a beautiful music app, but it doesn't play nice with my evo 4G for some reasons, especially with my Skull Candy headsets buttons. It won't pause, move forward... Winamp Pro (which I also bought during their holidays sale) performs all that Poweramp does and plays nicely with my phone. Wish its skin is as beautiful though.

  • http://www.lettersfromdave.com daveloft

    Ever since moving my music to the cloud with Google Music I could never go back to using an app like this.

    If Google released an API or if Poweramp offered their own cloud option I would definitely give this app a go.

    • Sam

      So why not buy it now? I bought it hoping Google will release API or Power amp will use unofficial API.

    • Freak4Dell

      I haven't used this even once since Google Music let me in on the beta, but I just bought it in hopes that an API will be used at some point. Whether it's an official or unofficial API, I don't care, but if they implement that, I will start using PowerAmp again.

  • Adam

    If any of the PowerAmp guys happen to look at this: I bought the app full price and loved it for so long. One of the last few updates somehow screwed it up (for me and my Sensation) and the sound quality went from pure sex to poop :(

  • paxmos

    I want my $3 back then...Actually, if you consider the currency conversion, I paid more than $4.99.....ITS MY MONEY AND I WANT IT NOW...

  • http://www.androidpolice.com kikikoko

    Thanks for the info androidpolice, I went and buy my copy. you save me money. Yeah!!, Arriba!!, Bravo!!.

  • xnifex

    Installed the trial, played an album that needs gapless playback & it worked perfectly, purchased!

  • http://codytoombs.wordpress.com Cody Toombs

    I gotta admit, I have never used the app before, didn't even install the trial before buying the unlocker (yes, I understood how it worked before I downloaded)...Just based on all of the glowing comments I gave it a shot. I am kinda disappointed I didn't get it sooner. Poweramp blew away my expectations. So much better than I thought it would be, even after all of the love people are giving it.

  • http://riteshtripathy.wordpress.com Ritesh

    I've never needed, wanted or liked any other player ever. Features and sound, noting beats this. There are other players that look better or have "cool" little features, but as a whole, this is just the best. 15 months and counting...

    • duplissi

      exactly how i feel.

      16 months and counting.

  • rxgadget

    Well tried to get in on the sale but must have expired too soon for me yesterday :(

  • seriosbrad

    I bought it at full price on their site a while ago, gonna buy it again from the Market for convenience.

    • seriosbrad

      Nevermind, looks like the price is back at $4.93