Pulsar Music Player Review

Pulsar Music Player iconRhythm Software is one of the lesser known developers on the Google Play Store, but ironically as their name suggests, they made a music player that actually seems pretty impressive in terms of not just looks, but functionality.

If you have been a long term user of Android you would’ve noticed that music players aren’t the most well designed apps out there on the Play Store, with many music players just being cheap forks of the AOSP music player (which was the exact same thing from Gingerbread up to even Lollipop). Pulsar Music Player is a music player that fixes that, by using Google’s latest and probably greatest Material design guidelines.

Pulsar Music Player, unlike Phonograph which I reviewed some time back before it was officially released, is a little different. Pulsar Music Player integrates its own equalizer (available only in the Pro version), genre and folder sorting, and theming engine (which has a fixed set of colours). It also has a simplified home screen widget, and automatic album art downloading, which it doesn’t quite do well yet.

Pros:

  • Material designed, looks great on Lollipop
  • Gapless playback
  • Integrated equalizer

Cons:

  • Equalizer is only 5 bands, instead of 10 bands (it’s personal)
  • Album art sometimes downloads wrongly (e.g. ‘All tracks’ has a Thomas the Train album art)
  • Does not fully utlize all Material design guidelines

You can get the game on the Google Play store. Alternatively, you may use evozi’s APK downloader to sideload the app.