Before we move to the introductions of the best music players for Windows 10, we know that most audio players are not support DRM-protected Apple Music format. M4P, M4A files only can be played via iTunes, iOS device, Mac and other Apple products. So is it possible to stream music to other music players?
Of course you can. Here are 5 steps to make it happen:
- Install Apple Music Converter on your PC
- Launch the program and iTunes will be launched at the same time automatically
- iTunes Library will be sync to the program > select music tracks you desired to convert
- Choose plain output format, like MP3, FLAC, AU,etc
- Start Apple music conversion
Now, we come to the highlight to help you select best audio players for windows 10.
1. Media Monkey
Probably the best media management application on Windows, Media Monkey is a full featured Music Playing and management software. The app has almost everything that an Audiophile may need on its feature set.
You can create and manage playlists, sort, and sync media files. The UI of the Player is fully skinnable, meaning you can download additional skins form Internet and use them to customize it to your will. One of the best features that Media Monkey offers is auto media management UI, with this, once set-up, the app will automatically rename and store music files in their subfolders.
Although Media Monkey handles music fantastically, Support for Video is not that good.
The free version should be enough to keep you hooked with the app, if you want more features, there is also a paid version.
Platform Availability: Windows 10, 8 and 7 (Desktop); Android (Mobile)
Pricing: Paid version costs $24.95, Free version also available
Clementine is one of the most versatile music player applications out there. Simply sign in to the cloud storage service via the application’s preferences, and Clementine will automatically add the detected media to your library/playlist. You can even use it to enjoy streaming music and Internet radio from web based services like Soundcloud, Spotify and Jamendo.
Clementine supports a diverse variety of audio formats (e.g. MP3, WAV, AAC and FLAC) and has robust playlist management functions. There’s also support for converting music into formats such as MP3 and FLAC. Clementine also includes an Android app which can be used to play music/control the application wirelessly. How cool is that?
Platform Availability: Windows, Mac OS X, Linux (Desktop); Android (Mobile, as Clementine Remote app)
Usually, People use VLC to play video files -and it shines at it, VLC Can be a great Music Player if you are a FOSS supporter and want a no-frills music player that plays any files that you throw on it.
VLC has a satisfactory media library; it is not as flexible as on Media Monkey but the player has built-in support for Podcasts and online Radio.The App will also let you play from other computers connected via a local network.
The best thing about using VLC? The apps is quick, and it can handle a large music library without breaking a sweat.
Platform Availability: Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, Unix, iOS, Android, etc.
Pricing: Completely free – no spyware, no ads and no user tracking.
MusicBee shares a lot of similarities with Media Monkey, but it does it with a slicker and easier interface. MusicBee has built-in features to manage and categories your music library and it has dozens of different color schemes and themes to choose from. You can use it to auto tag your file from the internet and retrieve lyrics and other metadata.
The app also has a theater mode that looks a bit similar to Windows Media Player’s Full Screen Mode. At the time of Writing, MusicBee is completely free to use.
Platform Availability: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 and 10 (Desktop)
If all you want is a no-nonsense way of enjoying your music, Audacious is gonna work out just fine for you. With a simple yet functional single window UI, getting started with Audacious is easy.
Audacious has a powerful search functionality, and lets you find the track you’re looking for in seconds. It supports all popular audio formats, including FLAC, WMA, AAC, WAV, and OGG. Other more general features like advanced playlist support, duplicate track removal, shuffle/crossfade, tag editor etc. are there as well.
Platform Availability: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10; Linux (Desktop)