It's been a while since Ares stopped being the download software par excellence to become a just an old program in the memory of nostalgic users. But its name is still quite popular among developers and users, as proven by this Ares Music Player, a music player for Android smartphones and tablets that is rather different to the concept that we used to know on our PC.
Listen to your favorite songs extracted from YouTube videos.
By downloading the APK to your device you'll come across a really simple application that has nothing to do with what we recall of Ares. Its name doesn't lie, it's a music player and that's it. It doesn't allow any sort of download or file sharing using the P2P network.
In other words, it's a rather basic player that beyond the nostalgia aroused by its name, it has been beaten by other apps of the likes of Poweramp and MediaMonkey, not to mention others that cover further multimedia aspects such as KMPlayer.
How does Ares Music Player for Android work?
Its functioning is extremely simple. You only have to search for songs or artists in the Discover tab and you'll be shown a list of matching results extracted straight from YouTube. We can play all those songs by just tapping them or add them to a playlist accessible from the Playlists tab.
The videos are also played on the program's interface, but as the application is focused on audio and music, they're only shown as thumbnails in the corner of the screen.
- Easily create playlists.
- Explore the contents of your music library.
- Add songs to your list of Favorites.
- Organize your songs by album, artists, genres and most played.
- View the covers corresponding to each song or album.
And what about download music to my smartphone or tablet?
Well, it might be a better idea to try out alternatives such as TubeMate or even online legal music streaming services such as Spotify, Apple Music or Deezer. At the end of the day, these are the platforms that are slowly killing MP3 thanks to the huge catalog of songs offered and the possibility to download them to our phone to be able to listen to them offline. It might be worth it paying a monthly flat rate... however, you won't find it easy to rip songs.