WEBFI-WordPress-9 Best Audio Player Plugins for WordPress

WordPress has built in support to handle audio files in various formats. It can automatically embed an audio file in a supported format. In this video, we will show you the 9 best audio player plugins for WordPress.

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Summary of this Tutorial:

#1 is the default audio files and playlists in WordPress.

#2 is audio album which is a plugin that displays playlists and albums using the builtin WordPress functionality.

#3 is the simple audio player which uses flash as the default and html5 as the fallback player.

#4 is the compact wp audio player. Which is fully responsive and uses html5 as the default and flash as the fallback.

#5 is html5 jquery audio player which offers customizable looking audio player for WordPress and where users can rate songs without leaving the page.

#6 is cp media player which is a beautiful audio/video player for WordPress. it comes with several skins to choose from and is fully responsive.

#7 is simple music widget which adds audio player widget to your sidebar.

#8 is soundcloud for gold which is a WordPress plugin for soundcloud which allows you to easily manage your audio files hosted on sound cloud. you can also manage your files form within the WordPress admin dashboard.

#9 is Blubrry PowerPress podcasting plugin is a powerful feature rich solution for podcasting. It works with any hosting solution, but works particularly well with Blubrry, which is a hosting solution for podcasters.

Related Links:

Audio Album

Simple Audio Player

Companct WP Audio Player

HTML5 jQuery Audio Player

CP Media Player

Simple Music Widget

SoundCloud is Gold

Blubrry PowerPress Podcasting



  • Kenneth Ortiz on January 20, 2016

    can any of those first few players be used as the default player for Blubrry Powerpress?

  • mnash3 on December 23, 2016

    Awesome!!! I could not find the original html5 plugin so I just chose the Audio Album plugin to give it a try. I have not tried it yet, but I was happy that it made your list so that means that it is a plugin that someone has heard of…. lol….

  • prodby swamp on February 21, 2018

    this guide was terrible.

  • Rafique Ahmed on February 26, 2018

    will you please guide me which audio player have download + music searchable options. please help i need it for my wordpress because there are more then 500 mp3s in one playlist and it is difficult to user find any desired music in playlist.

  • David Casalaspro on November 28, 2018

    What can I use to play our streaming online all day? we use tunein and radio box but they dont work fine on mobile from our page, they work from their apps but don't work when pressinng "play" on our site when listening in a phone… Thanks!

  • grosbouff on March 29, 2019

    Hi, do you know about this one, "WP SOUNDSYSTEM" ? It could totally enter your list :

  • Ed Mirza on August 6, 2019

    Anyway of populating an audio playlist with Youtube urls?

  • Philip Townsend on August 21, 2021

    Is there a WP audio player for FLAC files? Preferably free.

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