just brew it! wrote:
Some people live or work in places where streaming isn't always available, or isn't always reliable.
And, some people like to listen to music they already own without having to pay someone else for the ability to do so. Poweramp works really well for this.
The full version is $3.99, so technically you are
paying something... but it's a one-time cost. And $3.99 is lost in the noise.
Also there are free applications out there if you look hard enough... Poweramp just happens to be a lot more robust (in my opinion) for playing local audio on an Android device than most, so it's worth the couple of bucks to buy the full version.
The main reason I had it was that thing where Android wouldn't let the Google Music app play songs from extended storage - it had to be the built in memory. Not sure if they ever changed that (I've since migrated to the iPhone) but Poweramp was one of the few players I could find that had a good interface and could read from extended storage.
Personally, I like having my music local... especially when driving. Of course now that Apple has mucked up the iPod for my car, I've been streaming off my phone more