When comparing Spotify vs GoneMAD Music Player (Trial), the Slant community recommends Spotify for most people. In the question“What are the best Android music player apps?” Spotify is ranked 2nd while GoneMAD Music Player (Trial) is ranked 13th. The most important reason people chose Spotify is:
Spotify has over 20 million songs and arguably the largest collection out of its competitors and usually has the fastest access to new music. The Spotify desktop client allows local music files to be imported with the option of syncing with a mobile device which largely mitigates the issue of missing artists.
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Pro Huge collection of music and fast access to newly released songs
Spotify has over 20 million songs and arguably the largest collection out of its competitors and usually has the fastest access to new music.
The Spotify desktop client allows local music files to be imported with the option of syncing with a mobile device which largely mitigates the issue of missing artists.
Pro Has a free version
A free, ad-supported account allows streaming from an extensive library of music.
Pro Related artists
Helps to find new authors based on your previous picks
Pro Weekly Discover playlist uses a great algorithm
A playlist generated by Spotify based on your listening habits and released every Monday. The algorithm used by this playlist is great and stands out from its competitors.
Pro Curated playlists
Public playlists on Spotify created by other people are great for finding new music.
Pro Client's functionality can be extended via third-party apps
Pro User-customizable music scanner
Rather than scanning for music automatically (and possibly including ringtones, alarms, etc. in your music library), the user can choose which file folders GoneMad Music Player checks for music and exclude folders with audio files that the user doesn't want in their library.
Pro Assortment of widget sizes
There are 2x1, 2x2, 4x1, 4x2, and 4x4 widgets.
Pro Vast assortment of options
From call handling to headset preferences there are so many options built into GoneMad that there is something for everybody.
Pro Tag editor
GoneMAD features a built in tag editor that has mass tag editing support.
Pro Support for a large assortment of file types
GoneMAD features support for aac(mp4/m4a/m4b), mp3, ogg, flac, opus, tta, ape, wv, mpc, alac, wav, wma, adts(4.0+), and 3gp(4.0+).
Pro Excellent folder browser
GMMP's folder browser can replace filenames with the artist name and the name of the song, shuffle within a folder, repeat within a folder. It also allows you to add the entire contents of a folder to a playlist with only a few taps.
Con Free account have lots of ads
If you hate commercials, you would buy Premium or go on using something else.
Con Discovery is terrible
The discovery algorithm is poor and does not learn fast enough. Not obvious how to train it.
Con Poor audio quality
There's a high range of bitrates and most of vary from average to bad.
Con No fade
There is no fade to pause or play when starting and pausing tracks.