How Do I use the Music Player on my Samsung Galaxy Note3?

Last Update date : Oct 27. 2020

How do I use the Music Player on my Samsung Galaxy Note 3? 





The Music Player lets you play music files stored on the device or optional microSD card.


Music Player supports the following music file types: AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, EVRC, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, OGG, QCELP, WAV and WMA.


Accessing Music Player


  1. Touch Apps  > Music  . Your mobile device will scan for music on the device and microSD card.

The Music Player application has two primary views: the Library view and the Now Playing view. From within the Library view you can navigate using the tabs at the top of the screen.

  • Songs: Lists all songs in alphabetical order.



  • Playlists: Shows your created and default playlists.
  • Albums: Lists all the albums in your collection.
  • Artists: Groups all songs and albums under their contributing artists.
  • Music square: Creates playlists based on your mood.
  • Folders: Shows the folders containing music on your device and memory card.
  • Nearby devices: Shows the music files on nearby devices.

Note: the Nearby devices tab will only display when additional devices are detected on the same Wi-Fi access point as your device.

You can switch from the default list view to a thumbnail view by touching Menu  > Thumbnail view. This option is not available in all views.


Playing Music

Touch a song in your library to listen to it. The song will begin playback with basic controls at the bottom. You can continue to navigate the application and the basic controls will remain at the bottom of the screen.



Touch the thumbnail of the album art at the bottom-left corner to be taken to the Now Playing view.










 Add to Playlist

 Add to Favourite





Now Playing Screen Options


Touch Menu  to display the following options:

  • Via Bluetooth: Play the audio through a Bluetooth-enabled headset.
  • Play via Group Play: Share the song over Group Play.
  • Add to playlist: Add the song to a new playlist or an existing playlist.
  • Set as: Set the song as Phone ringtone, Caller ringtone or as an Alarm tone.
  • Settings:

Music menu: This menu lets you select which categories you want to display in your Library view. Choose from Albums, Artists, Genres, Music square, Folders, Composers and Years. Choose which playlist to view: Most played, Recently played or Recently added. When the feature is selected a green check mark will appear.

SoundAlive: Select from a predefined equalizer setting or create your own custom setting.

Adapt Sound: When a compatible headset is connected you can enable this effect to enhance the sound through the earpiece.

Play speed: Increase the playback speed to up to two times faster or slow it down by half the speed.

Music auto off: Set an auto-off timeout for playing music. When activated the Music Player will turn off music playback after the selected timeout has been reached.

Lyrics: Select this option to view the song lyrics, if any are available.

Smart volume: Select this option to equalize the volume level of each track automatically.

Voice control: Use voice commands to control the Music Player. Place a check mark next to Voice control. The Voice control feature needs to be turned on before you can use it. If Voice control is off the Voice control settings menu will be displayed. Touch the slider  to turn Voice control on  and touch OK. Then touch Back  to return to the Music Player settings.

  • Details: View the details of the current song. Touch Tag to get song information, if available. Touch Edit to manually input the song information.
  • End: Stop the Music Player and exit the application. To continue playing the music in the background press the Home  key.



Create a Playlist


1.    From the Music Player application touch the Playlists tab.

2.    Touch Menu  > Create playlist.

3.    Enter a name for the playlist and touch OK.

4.    Touch Add music and select the songs to add. When selected a green check mark will appear in the checkbox.

5.    Touch Done to save the playlist.

6.    Press Back  to return to the Playlists tab.


Edit a Playlist

1.    From the Music Player application touch the Playlists tab.

2.    Touch the playlist to edit.

3.    Touch Add music  to include additional songs.

4.    Touch Menu  > Remove to delete songs from the playlist.

5.    Touch Menu  > Edit title to rename the playlist.

6.    Touch Menu  > Change order to select the order songs are played in.


Music Square

Music square creates a playlist depending on your mood. Simply touch a square on the grid and Music square will analyse the tempo of the songs in your Library to match your mood.


To play multiple songs touch and drag your finger across multiple squares. By default Music square is not displayed. Enable it by touching Menu  > Settings > Music menu and marking the Music square checkbox. Touch Done. Then touch the Music square tab.




Four tempos/moods are available: Exciting, Calm, Joyful and Passionate. You can switch the horizontal axis between New and Old by touching Menu  and selecting Change horizontal axis > Years.


Before using Music square you will need to have a minimum of 25 songs stored on the device or memory card and you will need to update the Library. To scan the Library for songs recently loaded touch Menu  > Library update.

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