Alternatives to the Windows 10 Music App

By Woody Leonhard

If you want to use a different app for music than the one that comes from Microsoft with Windows 10, here are a couple of suggestions.

If you like to twiddle with your music ― edit playlists, assign ratings, look at your music (or video) collection a hundred different ways ― the best player/organizer is MediaMonkey. The free version has everything almost anyone needs to organize and manage their collections.

If you like bare bones, and a huge repertoire of playable media types, take a look at VLC Media Player. It plays everything you could possibly want to play. It isn’t as snazzy as MediaMonkey, but it’s a good go-to player of choice.