One of the best things about Android and the concepts surrounding it is that you have choice. What this means is that you can find apps that can replace stock apps on the phone that will either offer a different or better function than the stock version. bTunes fixes a lot of the complaints many have with the stock Android music app and for the small price of $1.49, I recommend it for any Android user that enjoys music on their phone.
Now, looking at the app, you may think it looks a lot like the iPod Touch/iPhone music player, and this is true. However, if you’re going to imitate a look and feel of an app, you may as well go after the industry leader.
The app features a robust music organization design in which you can sort by album, artist, song, genre, or playlist. Personally, I use DoubleTwist to make my Android playlists and bTunes supports them right out of the box. When playing the music, bTunes displays a progress bar, time left and album art. The album art that displays is pulled directly from the internet so there’s no need to go around hunting for that album cover before transferring the songs over.
Other neat features of bTunes include Voice commands, Lockscreen controls (very nice), Bluetooth controls and bookmarking. It really is the one music app you’ll ever need for your Android phone. After using bTunes for a few months now, it has become very difficult to use the default music app.
bTunes is currently available on the Android Market for $1.49.