Basics of the Samsung Galaxy S 5’s Music Player App - dummies

Basics of the Samsung Galaxy S 5’s Music Player App

By Bill Hughes

The Music Player app on the Samsung Galaxy S 5 allows you to play music and audio files. The first step is to obtain music and audio files for your phone.

Some ways to acquire music and/or recordings for your phone are

  • Buy and download tracks from an online music store.

  • Load them on your MicroSD memory card from the digital music collection on your PC.

  • Receive them as attachments via e-mail or text message.

  • Receive them from another device connected with a Bluetooth link.

  • Record them on your phone.

How to receive music as an attachment on the Samsung Galaxy S 5

As long as you comply with your license agreement, you can e-mail or text a music file as an attachment to anyone, including yourself. Simply send yourself an e-mail from your PC with the desired music file. You then open the e-mail and text on your phone.


Your phone can play music files that come in any of the following formats: FLAC, WAV, Vorbis, MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, MID, AC3, and XMF.

All you need to do is tap Save, and the file is saved on your phone and accessible from the Music Player app. Done.

How to record sounds on your Samsung Galaxy S 5 phone

No one else might think your kids’ rendition of “Happy Birthday” is anything special, but you probably treasure it. Now you can record moments like that with an app (Voice Recorder) that comes with your phone.

In general, this is just a simple record button that creates a sound file. The sound quality might not be the best, but what you record can be just as important or entertaining as what you buy commercially. Your phone treats all audio files the same and all are playable on your Music Player.