Folder Player

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About this app

Already organized your music in folders? Folder Player gives you direct access to your audio library since 2010 :)
Folder Player is FREE (NO Ads, NO in-app purchases!), minimalistic but powerful alternative music player which uses folders to play music or audiobooks.
Play directories the same way you play individual audio tracks.

Longer Story:

Folder Player is a freeware which knows how to play whole directories. It can browse and play individual files, folders, or full folder trees.

Why another music player for Android?

There are many great mp3 players out there. If you're happy with them, you probably don't need another one. But chances are, you have the same problem as I had before I created this app - you tried many players, and your mp3 tag-based access to your music still too cumbersome, because your world defined - yes - by folders.

Is Folder Player a solution?

If you need advanced capabilities of a desktop player - Folder Player is probably not the right fit.
This player focuses on things that really are important: browsing and playing music on a portable device, and that's exactly what makes this app stand out.

You can learn more, or leave your feedback at

If you like the player - it is important to rate this app - here is why:
More people rate it -> more people see it -> more feedback -> more updates

(by the way, same applies to other apps you like, rate them too!)

Other features include:

- integration with Bluetooth headphones
- Android Auto
- integration with (via scrobbler)
- pauses during phone calls and navigation speech
- sequential and random play
- configurable settings
- Equalizer
- Double press headset button to skip track
- Search
- Temporary playlist "Play Next"

I would like to thank all the fans of this app, for your feedback, donations, and translations.
Updated on
Feb 27, 2024

Data safety

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No data shared with third parties
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No data collected
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Committed to follow the Play Families Policy

Ratings and reviews

16.7K reviews
September 19, 2023
I've installed this on several devices throughout the last 5 or so years. Basically flawless! Edit 9/19/23: Thanks to the developer's gracious support, we were able to narrow down the issue to an option that doesn't seem to work on my phone. Disabling that option (gapless playback) fixed the problem. No more random silence! Everything works as expected. Still the best mp3 player, hands down! Surf Wisely.
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Peter Shashkin
April 12, 2023
Considering regular version was not updated for several months, there is something unusual happening with the phone or app settings probably. In any case, pls drop me a line I want you to try the most updated version, curious how that will work on your device, thanks
A Google user
October 8, 2018
This was my primary music player for a long time. It's better than Android version of VLC. There was a glitch where the play of folders would repeat without any related settings being apparently active. I switched to another folder play and uninstalled this. I recently reinstated this as a second player when I want to listen to something else while not losing place in the other player. The previous issue currently does not occur after reinstall. So this is working well.
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Peter Shashkin
July 29, 2018
Check play mode in the top menu. It is probably set to play one continuously
A Google user
November 5, 2019
This player works well for me. Like storing music via folders, nice and organized. A MAJOR bonus to me is that it plays and media file in the folder as audio. So, I can keep music videos where they would logically go (at least logical to me) and it will play them back as if there were straight audio. The only reason that I'm giving four stars is that it sometimes hangs, but this *may* be my files.... looking into this.
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