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Author Topic: Need Android Music Player, for Old People  (Read 1403 times)

Stoic Joker

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Need Android Music Player, for Old People
« on: January 21, 2021, 02:14 PM »
I'm looking for recommendations on an Android music player that is straight forward and simple to use for old people. Something that folks either have, will, or did give to their own grandmother. So no 20 questions during launch, tiny assed buttons, or anything much more complicated than a 1970's portable radio.

Desired "Features":
One click, and music comes out. Period. No updates, offers, survey questions, feature hints, or music trivia.
Shuffle entire library option that keeps going from session to session until turned off by force.
Some sort of extremely idiot simple search for and play X option - That then keeps going until - honestly I'm flexible on this one.

Thanks In Advance,

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Re: Need Android Music Player, for Old People
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2021, 04:11 PM »
Try Musicolet.
With this app, I set it to a folder and just push play and it will pick up where you leave off. 
So, I just open it, and then push play and that's all.
It has soooo many options, though, I don't know all of them.
It doesn't have any ads.  Also, and you'll like this, you can simply touch the cover art (great big area) to play/pause.
It doesn't have popups and no surveys or questions.  You can toggle shuffle.
I never use the search.

There's another called Voice, but I can't find the link for it.
Mortplayer is quite nice, but it crashes when you change folders if you use a newer Android.

VLC is okay, but can be annoying.

I've tried all sorts of music players and audiobook players.

For audiobooks I use Pocketbook Reader - it remembers where you leave off and you can use it for both ebooks and audiobooks.

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Re: Need Android Music Player, for Old People
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2021, 10:06 PM »
Homer Player - an audiobook player for the elderly and visually impaired:
https://msimonides.g...thub.io/homerplayer/

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Re: Need Android Music Player, for Old People
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2021, 11:12 PM »
pulsar player looks like it could be a contender

Just been playing with it and it seems to tick a lot of your boxes

its tough cos everything these days is targeted at users who want all sorts of trivial functionality (not like when I was a boy...)

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Re: Need Android Music Player, for Old People
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2021, 05:40 AM »
Try Musicolet.With this app, I set it to a folder and just push play and it will pick up where you leave off.  So, I just open it, and then push play and that's all.

From description: 2. As this app doesn't have internet permission, It can't have any feature that uses internet.

(Forced Honesty…) Now... that does sound promising.. :D


pulsar player looks like it could be a contender

Just been playing with it and it seems to tick a lot of your boxes

its tough cos everything these days is targeted at users who want all sorts of trivial functionality (not like when I was a boy...)

Yepper, that's what scares me. I'll checkout Pulsar when I get a chance.


Thanks Guys!

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Re: Need Android Music Player, for Old People
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2021, 09:05 AM »
Okay: follow up report from the old and slow.

Musicolet is freaking awesome!

Small, fast, Add free, local files only, and idiot simple! Absolutely perfect!

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Re: Need Android Music Player, for Old People
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2021, 11:18 AM »
Another very nice, and EASY audiobook/mp3 player is Simple Audiobook Player
https://play.google....ls?id=mdmt.sabp.free

I put this on one of those teeny Unihertz Atom smartphones for the person to use for audiobooks and he absolutely loves it.  Those phones are full smartphones but about as big as a pager.  This Simple Audiobook Player has big buttons and is configurable.  No ads, either.  It's rather nice.  And the interface is big and clear with no glitz.

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Re: Need Android Music Player, for Old People
« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2021, 02:41 PM »
The wife says Musicolet is a win … Me stop there..  ;) :Thmbsup:

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