If you subscribe to streaming music services that allow you to pick your own music, you’ve probably ended up with a couple of streaming music players with their own interfaces and content spread across multiple services. Tomahawk Player is a centralized open-source application that combines most streaming music sources into one application.
I’d heard of Tomahawk Player before; however, you’d be hard pressed from the developer’s web site to locate an Android version. As far as I can tell there is no mention of Android or any link to get to the downloads directory, but there is an Android app that’s updated nightly and has been being updated since 2012.
The current set of services Tomahawk works with include Hatchet, Spotify, Ampache, Beats Music, Beets, Deezer, Google Play Music, Grooveshark, Jamendo, Official.fm, rdio, SoundCloud, and Subsonic. While there are some missing services, at if you have any combo of the music services listed, it could be quite useful.
If you’re interested in it, it’s available for most platforms right out of the box, but for Android you’re not going to find it in Google Play or a traditional location. You’ll need to download and install it from the Android nightlies directory, or pull their source and compile your own version of the player.
If you’re looking for a good player for your PC, Mac, Linux system, you might want to look no further as Tomahawk works on just about every platform.
It doesn’t have the bells and whistles of some media players – there is no EQ setting, no Chromecast, but I’ve got most of my music in one place and for me – that’s what counts.
I’m also not sure if they’re changing anything nightly, but it is rather neat to have that nightly build option in an application and not just in ROM development.